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Jack’s Magic All Purpose Compost blends the finest 100% natural ingredients to create a pure and balanced growing medium, which produces super, natural growth and exceptional health for plants and blooms all over your house and garden.

  • Rich peat based compost
  • Great for seed sowing & potting on
  • Use in beds, borders & containers
  • Perfect medium for flowers, fruits & vegetables

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Sizes available

  • 50 litre
  • 60 litre
  • Product Details
  • How to use
  • Tips & advice

Why Use

Jack’s Magic All Purpose Compost is a specially formulated, peat-based compost enriched with organic fertiliser to feed your plants for the first 4-5 weeks of planting. Contains a seaweed extract that improves germination, improves root development and enhances flower, fruit and vegetable quality.

How to Use

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

Sowing seeds

Image of a pair of hands sowing seeds into a seed tray.

  • Fill a seed tray with compost and firm gently
  • Sow seeds to the depth and spacing mentioned on the seed packet. Many seeds have specific germination advice which should be followed
  • Water compost after sowing seeds. Covering the seed tray with polythene or glass will help to stop the compost from drying out
  • Keep trays in a warm area, away from direct sunlight until seeds germinate. Once seeds have germinated, remove the polythene/glass and keep soil moist

Seedlings/Pricking out

Image of a pair of hands using a dibber to prick out seedlings from a seed tray.

  • Prick out seedlings once large enough to handle. Hold the seedling by the leaves to avoid damage and gently tease the roots from the compost using a dibber or pencil
  • Space seedlings to allow for vigorous growth. Water regularly until the seedlings are ready to be potted on


Image of a pair of hands removing a root ball from a pot.

  • Before potting, water plants well and allow to drain
  • Choose new containers that are clean, have good drainage and enough space for root growth
  • Put the plant in the new container and fill the space with new compost
  • Water well and allow to drain

Take cuttings

Image of a pair of hands using a knife to take a cutting from a plant.

  • Fill a pot or tray with compost and firm gently
  • Prepare the cutting according to the specific needs of the plant
  • Generally, removing the bottom leaves and creating a sloping cut in the stem close to the joint will make a good cutting
  • Make a hole in the compost with a dibber or pencil, place the cutting in the hole and firm the compost around it
  • Place in a warm spot away from direct sunlight

Container and hanging baskets

Image of a pair of hands putting a plant into a hanging basket.

  • Line the basket and fill with compost. Plant with trailing plants around the outside the upright plants in the middle
  • Water well

Tips for Better Results

  • Re-seal the bag after you’ve used it
  • Store in a dry, frost-free place away from weedkillers and other chemicals
  • Not suitable for ericaceous (lime-hating) plants
  • Wear gloves before handling

General Advice

  • Use in a well ventilated place and avoid breathing in dust
  • Always wear gloves when gardening and wash hands after use
  • Children and pets need not be excluded from treated areas

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Will my pets or wildlife be attracted to this product?

A. Jack’s Magic does not contain any organic elements so shouldn’t be attractive to animals

Q. Can I use this compost for raised beds?

A. Jack’s Magic will make an excellent addition to your raised beds

Q. Can I use this for houseplants?

A. Yes, Jack’s Magic can be used for houseplants however you may want to use a compost specifically designed houseplants such as our Houseplant potting mix

For any questions or advice, please contact our technical advice line on: 01480 443789 (Mon – Fri 10am – 4pm) or email [email protected]

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