Gro-Sure Seed & Cutting Compost

Gro-Sure Seed & Cutting Compost is a unique compost that has been specifically developed to ensure perfect growing conditions for seed germination as well as seedling and cutting establishment. The formula contains a fine grade Vermiculite, a naturally occurring substance that aids in drainage and aeration as well as plant extracts that stimulate young seeds and cuttings to produce strong, healthy seedlings and growth.

  • Improves germination by 25% for the best start
  • Super fine grade
  • Improved aeration & drainage
  • Seaweed & nutrients for healthy growth
  • When trialled with standard seed & cutting compost and standard seed
  • Size 10L, 20L, 30L

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How do I use it?

First put on a pair of gloves and rework the compost between your hands to reconstitute. Then you're all set.

Seed sowing

A pair of hands over a seed tray, one hand is holding seeds, the other is sowing them into the seed tray.

• Place compost in a tray or pot and fill to just below the rim.

• Tap down the compost with a board or level tool to give a flat even surface.

• Water the compost thoroughly and allow to drain. Sow the seeds evenly over the whole surface.

• Cover the seeds evenly with a thin layer of compost and water using a watering can with a fine rose.

• Ensure the compost is kept moist by covering the seeds with a thin layer of polythene or a sheet of glass until the seeds have germinated.

• Keep seeds out of direct sunlight.

What is in Gro-Sure Seed & Cutting Compost?

• Fine grade compost ensuring close seed contact for swift, successful seed germination. 

• Added Vermiculite which improves drainage and aeration.

• Unique blend of plant extracts to stimulate strong seed germination and cutting growth.

Feeding

Gro-Sure Seed & Cutting Compost contains sufficient nutrients for the seedlings to grow until they are ready for pricking out. This usually takes 3-4 weeks.

 

Pricking out

A pair of hands pricking out seedlings from a seed tray with a dibber.

• When the seedlings are large enough to handle, remove them from the seed tray with a dibber or pencil and place into pots or trays of Gro-Sure All Purpose Compost.

Cuttings

A pair of hands taking a cutting from a plant using a knife.

  • Take the cutting by making a sloping cut, with a sharp knife, in the stem and removing all of the bottom leaves.
  • To encourage rooting, dip the end of the cutting into a hormone rooting powder.
  • Fill pot/tray with compost and water well.
  • Making a hole in the compost with a pencil/dibber, place the cutting into the hole and gently firm the compost around it, ensuring good contact of the compost with the submerged cutting. 
  • Water thoroughly 

Do not place cuttings too close together. Place polythene or glass over the pot/tray to reduce moisture loss, ensuring the leaves do not touch. Place in a warm environment, out of direct sunlight until the cuttings have taken.

Watering

Keep compost moist, never allow to dry out. Water using a watering can with a fine rose.

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