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Westland John Innes No.1 Young Plant Compost gives young plants the best start in life. Developed specially for the needs of all young plants to help them establish.

  • Gives young plants the best start in life
  • Feeds for up to 4 weeks
  • Develops stronger roots
  • Zinc complex boosts plant health
  • No Green Waste

Sizes available

  • 10 litre
  • 35 litre
  • Product Details
  • how to use
  • tips & advice

Why Use

John Innes composts were developed over 50 years ago and are based on a traditional recipe of loam, peat and horticultural grit with added nutrients. John Innes No 1 Young Plant Compost, a loam based compost which is a naturally reduced peat mix, is specifically designed to establish young seedlings and plants.

The Benefits of Zinc complex

Zinc is a vital component of plant development. It is an essential element in the formation of cell wall structure helping retain and move nutrients and water. It also stimulates Auxin production stimulating root development and increasing photosynthetic activity by the retention of nutrients essential for photosynthesis.

Auxin Production

Auxin is an essential component of plant development. It promotes healthy root growth leading to increased root mass and depth. The roots can access nutrients and water more effectively improving growth and reducing stress. It also is transported around green material (leaves/stems) enabling the plant to follow light sources.

When to Use

Use all year round January to December

How to use

Cuttings   

  1. Cut & remove non-flowering 10cm shoot. Trim to leave top two pairs of leaves. Dip in rooting gel.
  2. Insert firmly into compost, water and place in poly bag. In warm spot away from direct sunlight.

Seedlings 

  1. Fill pot with compost. Water and allow to drain. Make hole in compost.
  2. Holding seedling gently by the leaves, transfer to the new pot.
  3. Press compost firmly around the seedling.
  4. Water the plant regularly and feed after 4 weeks. Place the pots in a warm, well ventilated location.

General Advice

  • Use in a well-ventilated place and avoid breathing dust
  • Always wear gloves when gardening and wash hands after use
  • Store in a frost-free place and away from weed killers and other garden chemicals

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What are the differences between John Innes Composts?

A. John Innes Composts are designed to be a life partner for plants. John Innes Seed Sowing Compost has a small amount of nutrients to encourage germination. John Innes No1 has a little more nutrients, perfect for transplanting seedlings. John Innes No2 is used for potting on young plants and John Innes No3, which has the most nutrients, is best used for final potting up of plants. John Innes Ericaceous is suitable for all acid loving (lime-hating) plants.

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

A. John Innes No 1 Young Plant Compost does not contain any organic elements so shouldn’t be attractive to animals

Q. Can I use this compost for my houseplants?

A. John Innes No1 Young Plant Compost is perfect for potting on seedlings and young plants. For any other job choose a Multi-Purpose compost or one that is specific to your requirements—for example Westland Houseplant Potting Mix

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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