It looked like it had been alive once upon a time ! But was mostly brownish with just a few green bits amongst it. I was being generous when I said "half-dead" in the title !
I have marked my diary to go back there from time to time to catch a new batch.
Anyway, why am I telling you this you might wonder ?
Well on the way home I got to thinking, would the dead stuff be a substitute for perlite in the compost mix with peat?
It should keep it nice and open, any dying/decay products would simulate a peat bog anyway so should not be a problem; would avoid using perlite which I am going off after reading some threads here and on other websites that it might be a health hazard.
So what do you think ? Have I missed a downside ?
Should I go back and get a bag ? £4.99 wouldnt break the bank and some of it might grow again !
Edited by MalcolmP, 26 June 2012 - 13:51 PM.