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13/02/2014 at 19:58

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

13/02/2014 at 20:01

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

13/02/2014 at 20:27

I would go for JI number 2 

13/02/2014 at 20:54

thanks guys

13/02/2014 at 21:02

john innes no.1 is for potting on seedlings

13/02/2014 at 21:44

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 

 

13/02/2014 at 22:27

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

13/02/2014 at 22:36
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.

13/02/2014 at 23:27

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

14/02/2014 at 01:31
Yes
14/02/2014 at 09:10
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.

14/02/2014 at 09:52

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

14/02/2014 at 10:35

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.

14/02/2014 at 11:08

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

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