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Secret Squirrel

Hi, I'm sure this question has been asked before, What level of John Innes do I go to next when I need to pot on  the seedlings, is it No1 or No2 ? Thanks

nutcutlet

At a guess No 1 but it says what they're for on thebag

I would go for JI number 2 

Elusive

john innes no.1 is for potting on seedlings

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Number 2 for me every time conditional on being vigorously growing cuttings.  If weak growing I move again into number 1 but this is rare for me preferring to delay potting on instead 

 

LeadFarmer

Could someone please explain to me how John Innes gets its name?

David K
LeadFarmer wrote (see)

Could someone please explain to me how John Innes gets its name?

The composts were developed at the John Innes Institute, named after one John Innes, a nineteenth century property and land dealer in the City of London.

LeadFarmer

Thanks, so can any company put the John Innes name to their compost, assuming the mixture is correct?

David K
LeadFarmer wrote (see)

Thanks, so can any company put the John Innes name to their compost, assuming the mixture is correct?

 

Yes, John Innes is a formula rather than a brand name i.e. you can buy Arthur Bowers, John Innes compost.

Alan4711

Hi Mark, i down loaded this from Gardening Data .com to help me understand it all its quite helpfull i find,  http://www.gardeningdata.co.uk/soil/john_innes/john_innes.php

David K

Useful site, Alan.

In a nutshell, JI Seed Compost is for sowing seeds;

JI Cutting Compost is for rooting cuttings;

JI No 1 Potting Compost is for pricking out young plants;

JI No 2 Potting Compost is for potting on;

JI No 3 Potting Compost is for established plants and shrubs; 

JI Ericaceous Compost is for plants which cannot tolerate lime.

LeadFarmer

Thanks very much. I was wondering if the Innes family were living the high life from royalties

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