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How to use Jack’s Magic

Jack’s Magic All Purpose Compost is perfect for seed sowing, potting, planting and containers. Blended with the finest natural ingredients to create a pure and balanced growing medium, which produces super natural growth and exceptional health for plants to bloom all around your home and garden.

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Where to start with Jack’s Magic:

Rework the compost between your hands, so it regains its intended texture. Then you’re all set.

Seed Sowing*:

  1. Fill a seed tray with compost. Water and allow to drain and make a hole in the compost.
  2. Sow seeds to the depth and spacing mentioned on the packet. Many seeds have specific germination needs which should be carefully followed.
  3. Water with a fine rose watering can, and prevent drying out with a clear cover.
  4. Germinate in a warm spot away from direct sunlight. Keep seedlings moist.
  5. Once seeds have germinated, remove glass / polythene and keep compost moist until seedlings are ready for pricking out.

*For fine seeds and best results we always recommend using a dedicated seed sowing compost.


Seedlings/ Pricking out:

  1. Prick out seedlings once large enough to handle.
  2. Hold seedling carefully to avoid damage and gently tease the roots from the compost, using a dibber or pencil.
  3. Space seedlings to allow for vigorous growth.
  4. Water regularly until the seeds are ready to pot-on.

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Beds & Borders

  1. Dig a hole twice the depth and diameter of the roots.
  2. Place your plant in the hole.
  3. Fill any gaps with compost.
  4. Water

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Pots & Baskets:

  1. Before potting water plants well and allow to drain.
  2. Gently tap the pot to remove and shake off loose compost.
  3. Choose new containers that are clean, have good drainage and enough space to allow strong root growth.
  4. Put plant in new container and fill space in pot with new compost, firming gently.
  5. Water well after repotting.

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Top Tips for Planting Pots & Baskets

For containers and baskets, line your basket using a coco liner, easy liner or sphagnum moss and fill with compost. Lining your containers and baskets can help with water retention as well as draining water at a consistent pace for longer lasting plant life.

Choosing the right plants will ensure you get the best out of your blooms. Plant with trailing plants around the outside and upright plants in the middle. Fill gaps, firm compost down and water well.

Jack’s Tips:

  • Feed your plants regularly for a thriving, abundant garden all season long. Boost All Purpose Liquid Plant Food is specially formulated for use with peat reduced, peat free and ericaceous composts, delivering 4x more blooms*, more fruits and vegetables!

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  • Reseal the bag after you’ve used it
  • Store in a dry frost free place away from weedkillers and other garden chemicals
  • Not suitable for ericaceous (lime hating) plants
*bedding plants versus unfed

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