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Gro-Sure Seed & Cutting Compost is a unique compost that has been specifically developed to ensure perfect growing conditions 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

Sizes available

  • 10 litre
  • 20 litre
  • 30 litre
  • Product Details
  • How to use
  • Tips & Advice

Why Use

  • 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.

Seed sowing

A pair of hands over a seed tray, one hand is holding seeds, the other is sowing them into the seed tray.

  • 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

Feeding

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.

Pricking out

A pair of hands pricking out seedlings from a seed tray with a dibber.

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.

Cuttings

A pair of hands taking a cutting from a plant using a knife.

  • 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.

Watering

Keep compost moist, never allow to dry out. Water using a watering can with a fine rose.

General Advice

  • 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 other questions or advice please contact our Technical Advice line on: 01480 443789 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm) or email customerservice@westlandhorticulture.com

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