What's best: Multipurpose, Potting, Seed Compost?
New to gardening? Confused about which peat-free compost is best for you? Here we explain the differences between our Soil Association-approved multipurpose, potting and seed compost.
Peat-free seed compostIdeal for seeds and cuttings, this is a mixture of organic coir, vermiculite and Fertile Fibre nutrients. The coir - made from coconut husk - is great at encouraging germination and fast rooting. The small specks of white and gold vermiculite help control watering. So there's no need to worry about over-watering. If this happens, the vermiculite will soak up the excess. It will then slowly release the water as the compost dries out.
Tips on using seed compostYou can use the compost straight from the bag.
- Place it in seed tray or pot. Be ver careful not to over compact - simply tapping the container on a hard surface is enough.
- Place seeds on top.
- Cover with the same depth of compost as thickness of seed. So if seed is 1 mm thick, cover with 1 mm of compost.