Gro-Sure Seed & Cutting Compost is a unique compost that has been specifically developed to ensure perfect growing conditions. It is ideal 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
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- 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
How to Use
First put on a pair of gloves and rework the compost between your hands to reconstitute. Then you’re all set.
- 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
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.
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.
- 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.
Keep compost moist, never allow to dry out. Water using a watering can with a fine rose.
- Unsuitable for ericaceous (lime hating) plants
- Store in a dry frost free place away from weedkillers and other garden chemicals
- Reseal bag after use
- Use in a well ventilated place and avoid breathing in dust
- Always wear gloves when gardening and then wash hands after use
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Will my pets or wildlife be attracted to this product?
A. Gro-Sure Seed & Cutting Compost does not contain any ingredients that would be attractive to animals
Q. Can I use this compost for my houseplants?
A. Gro-Sure Seed & Cutting is a fine blend of peat with low nutrients, we would recommend a compost more specific to your requirements —for example our Houseplant potting mix
Q. Can I use this compost for potting on?
A. For best results we advise to transfer your seedlings into Gro-Sure All Purpose compost or a John Innes No 1 compost
For any questions or advice, please contact our technical advice line on 01480 443789 (Mon – Fri 10am – 4pm) or email firstname.lastname@example.org