Seedlings are tiny and delicate and so need a light compost that they can push through as they emerge from their seed.
Anything too heavy will smother the seedlings before they’ve had chance to surface, leading to poor germination rates and unhealthy plants.
Gro-Sure Seed and Cutting Compost has a unique formulation which ensures the perfect condition for seed germination and to ensure the rapid establishment of strong, healthy seedlings and cuttings for up to 25% more germination.
The Westland John Innes range has everything you need to support your plants during their life cycle from seedling to mature plant.
Our John Innes Seed Sowing Compost is one of the best choices you can make for sowing seed and seedlings as it provides a perfectly balanced nutrient supply. It is easy to water, and re-wet, and has a high loam content that acts as a buffer for nutrients. The mix also has added vermiculite, which is a naturally occurring mineral that aids moisture retention as well as insulate seeds against temperature fluctuations and humidity changes.
As your plants start to develop and are ready to prick out, you can plant them in John Innes Young Plants Compost (No.1). This has a higher levels of nutrients to support the first flush of growth.