Dalefoot Wool Compost and Melcourt’s SylvaGrow are the top scoring grow bags according to Which? Both are peat-free.
A test of 7 grow bags for growing cucumbers by the consumer magazine Which? gave a top score of 79% to Dalefoot Wool Compost for Tomatoes. It was closely followed by a score of 78% for Dalefoot Wool Compost for Vegetables & Salads.
Both yielded an average weight of 7.9kg of cucumbers, the highest in the test, compared to 4.4kg by the lowest scoring grow bags.
Third in the table was Melcourt SylvaGrow Peat-Free Planter scoring 77%.
All 3 composts are peat-free.
In 4th position was Levington Original Gro-Bag, containing 30% peat. It scored 68%, scoring less for the average weight of the fruit grown.
Other grow bags were Bathgate Champions Blend (peat free) Extra-Large Planter (46%), Miracle-Gro Peat Free Premium Fruit & Vegetable (47%) and B&Q GoodHome Grow Bag (45%), also peat free.