Jack's Magic All Purpose Compost

Jack's Magic All Purpose Compost blends the finest 100% natural ingredients to create a pure and balanced growing medium, which produces super, natural growth and exceptional health for plants and blooms all over your house and garden.

  • Rich peat based compost
  • Great for seed sowing & potting on
  • Use in beds, borders & containers
  • Perfect medium for flowers, fruits & vegetables
  • Size 40L, 60L

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What's in Jack's Magic compost?

Jack's Magic All Purpose Compost is a specially formulated, peat-based compost enriched with organic fertiliser to feed your plants for the first 4-5 weeks of planting. Contains a seaweed extract that improves germination, improves root development and enhances flower, fruit and vegetable quality.

How do I use it?

Rework the compost between your hands, so it regains its intended structure. Then you're all set!

Sowing seeds

Image of a pair of hands sowing seeds into a seed tray.

• Fill a seed tray with compost and firm gently.

• Sow seeds to the depth and spacing mentioned on the seed packet. Many seeds have specific germination advice which should be followed.

• Water compost after sowing seeds. Covering the seed tray with polythene or glass will help to stop the compost from drying out.

• Keep trays in a warm area, away from direct sunlight until seeds germinate. Once seeds have germinated, remove the polythene/glass and keep soil moist. 

Seedlings/Pricking out

Image of a pair of hands using a dibber to prick out seedlings from a seed tray.

• Prick out seedlings once large enough to handle. Hold the seedling by the leaves to avoid damage and gently tease the roots from the compost using a dibber or pencil.

• Space seedlings to allow for vigorous growth. Water regularly until the seedlings are ready to be potted on. 

Potting 

Image of a pair of hands removing a root ball from a pot.

• Before potting, water plants well and allow to drain.

• Choose new containers that are clean, have good drainage and enough space for root growth.

• Put the plant in the new container and fill the space with new compost.

• Water well and allow to drain. 

Take cuttings

Image of a pair of hands using a knife to take a cutting from a plant.

• Fill a pot or tray with compost and firm gently.

• Prepare the cutting according to the specific needs of the plant.

• Generally, removing the bottom leaves and creating a sloping cut in the stem close to the joint will make a good cutting. • Make a hole in the compost with a dibber or pencil, place the cutting in the hole and firm the compost around it.

• Place in a warm spot away from direct sunlight.

Container and hanging baskets

Image of a pair of hands putting a plant into a hanging basket.

• Line the basket and fill with compost. Plant with trailing plants around the outside the upright plants in the middle.

• Water well.

Jack's tips

• Re-seal the bag after you've used it.

• Store in a dry, frost-free place away from weedkillers and other chemicals. 

• Not suitable for ericaceous (lime-hating) plants. 

• Wear gloves before handling. 

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