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28/04/2013 at 16:55


My first time here.

I wish to plant herbs,salads and vegetables in pots.

Which is the best seeding compost to use please ?



29/04/2013 at 18:24


Seeds can be tricky so go for a good quality John Innes seed sowing compost.

Try having a look at



01/05/2013 at 18:51

I've had several good yrs using B&Q's Verve seed & cuttings compost. This yr no exception, so far. The composition is different from previous yrs, but still my first choice.

I do then pot on/up into JI no2. J.

01/05/2013 at 19:28

Coir pellets and a suitable windowsill propogator.  Excellent germination rates and very good healthy root systems.  Less mess than compost, and no peat content so very 'green'.  I have bought some aldi seed compost this year, next year I will be using the pellets exclusively (maybe not for beans unless I can get some mega-big coir pellets!

01/05/2013 at 19:38

I used to buy seed compost but last few years have just bought multi-purpose and sieved it, results just as good, just taken care not to overwater, and than transplanted when needed. Do suppose it depends on what you are sowing, but my bog standard stuff does fine.

01/05/2013 at 19:44

Soz re-read your question, stand by what I said about germination, but I also add grit to herbs when in final pot. Salads I've found fine in multi, veg depending on what & how long in the pots I'd maybe look to John Innes. Hope all grows well.

17/08/2013 at 23:08

Thank you all.

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