The Gardener's Multi-Purpose Compost

The Gardener's Multi-Purpose Compost
  • The traditional range for the experienced gardener
  • Balanced blend of peat and loam for best planting conditions
  • Enriched with seaweed and nutrients
  • Perfect for plants, vegetables, trees and shrubs
  • Size 50L

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Produced from a balanced blend of peat and loam, this multi-purpose compost offers the best planting conditions making it ideal for use all around the garden. It provides a natural source of organic nutrients, minerals and seaweed that will feed your plants for up to 8 weeks.

How to use

First put on a pair of gloves and rework the compost between your hands, so it regains its intended texture. Then you’re all set.

Pots, Containers & Hanging Baskets

• Choose container with adequate drainage holes. Place layer of grit in container and fill with compost. For hanging baskets, line basket with moss or liner and fill with compost.
• Plant with trailing plants around the edge and upright plants in the middle.
• Water well.

Beds & Borders

• Dig a hole twice the size of root ball diameter and add a layer of compost.
• Place plant in hole and back fill with compost.
• Firm compost around plant and water well.

Potting

• Water plant well and allow to drain.
• Allow enough space to accommodate roots.
• Remove from pot and plant in new container, firming the compost gently around the roots.
• Once fully planted, water well.

 

Sowing Seeds

• Fill seed tray evenly with compost, firm gently and water.
• Sow seeds following seed pack instructions and cover tray with glass/polythene to prevent drying out.
• Place in warm spot out of direct sunlight until seeds have germinated.
• Remove glass/polythene and keep moist until seedlings are ready for pricking out.

This compost is specially rich in fertiliser and may not be suitable for some seeds and young plants which prefer lower fertiliser levels, so we recommend The Gardener’s Seed & Potting-on Mix for best results with these.

Seedlings / Pricking out

• Prick out seedlings once they are large enough to handle.
• Hold seedling by the leaves to avoid damage and gently tease the roots from the compost, using a dibber or pencil.
• Plant seedlings well apart to allow for growth.
• Water regularly until seedlings are ready for potting-on.

Taking Cuttings

• Fill a container with compost, firm gently and water.
• Make sloping cut in stem of cutting, just below a joint, remove all bottom leaves and dip end of the cutting in hormone rooting powder.
• Make hole in the compost with pencil or dibber.
• Place cutting into hole and firm compost gently around it.
• Cover with a polythene bag to prevent drying out and place in a warm spot out of direct sunlight, until cuttingshave taken.

Handy Gardening Tips

• Store in a dry frost free place away from weed killers and other garden chemicals.
• Reseal bag after use.
• Unsuitable for ericaceous (lime hating) plants.

• Use in a well ventilated place and avoid breathing in dust.
• Always wear gloves when gardening and then wash hands after use.

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