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The Gardener's Seed & Potting Mix

The Gardener's Seed & Potting Mix
  • The traditional range for the experienced gardener
  • Fine grade blend for seed germination and potting-on
  • Develops stronger roots for healthy establishment
  • With horticultural sand for better aeration
  • Size 50L

Specially formulated with fine grade peat to ensure perfect growing conditions for seed germination as well as seedling and cutting establishment. Enriched with vermiculite, a naturally occurring substance that helps compost hold onto moisture and vital plant
nutrients. It also contains horticultural sand and seaweed extract that supports the development of stronger roots for healthy establishment of young plants.

How to use

First put on a pair of gloves and rework the compost between your hands, so it regains its intended texture. Then you’re all set.

Sowing Seeds

• Fill seed tray evenly with compost, firm gently and water.
• Sow seeds following seed pack instructions and cover tray with glass/polythene to prevent drying out.
• Place in warm spot out of direct sunlight until seeds have germinated.
• Remove glass/polythene and keep moist until seedlings are ready for pricking out.

Seedlings / Pricking out

• Prick out seedlings once they are large enough to handle.
• Hold seedling by the leaves to avoid damage and gently tease the roots from the compost, using a dibber or pencil.
• Plant seedlings well apart to allow for growth.
• Water regularly until seedlings are ready for potting-on.


Taking Cuttings

• Fill container with compost, firm gently and water.
• Make a sloping cut in stem of cutting, just below a joint, remove all bottom leaves and dip end of the cutting in hormone rooting powder.
• Make hole in the compost with a pencil or dibber.
• Place cutting into hole and firm compost gently around it.
• Cover with a polythene bag to prevent drying out and place in a warm spot out of direct sunlight, until cuttings have taken.

Potting-on Young Plants

• Allow enough space to accommodate roots.
• Remove from pot and plant in new container, firming the compost gently around the roots.
• Once fully planted, water well.

N.B When young plants are well established and strong enough, re-pot on into The Gardener’s Multi-Purpose Compost for additional nutrition.

Handy Gardening Tips

• Store in a dry frost free place away from weed killers and other garden chemicals.
• Reseal bag after use.
• Unsuitable for ericaceous (lime hating) plants.

• Use in a well ventilated place and avoid breathing in dust.
• Always wear gloves when gardening and then wash hands after use.


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