I just put in a couple of new raised beds this spring and when I was looking for something to fill them, found a place selling a 50/50 topsoil & worm compost blend. I mixed some peat moss in as well. Does the soil need more than that? I thought the worm compost would provide reasonable fertility, but maybe it's not balanced?
It's been three weeks now, and things just aren't growing like I'd hoped. My husband can't seem to stop commenting that "the tomatoes are smaller than when you planted them". I don't think they really are, but I don't think they've put out a single new leaf. The basil, broccoli, peppers and one chard that I transplanted also seem to be in stasis. Beans came up nicely, and shot right up, but seem to be stuck around 3 inches tall. The only thing really doing well is spinach.
The tomatoes growing directly in the ground also started slowly, but are now about a foot tall, so weather doesn't seem to be a key factor.
What am I doing wrong??