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bluejan

I need a lot of no 3, can I make it up myself to save money. many thanks for any replies.

Dovefromabove

You can - the term John Innes No xx is a formula - the recipes are here http://gardenofeaden.blogspot.co.uk/2011/03/how-to-make-john-innes-compost.html 

However, if you're doing this in bulk you need a good solid surface to turn it all out on and to mix it, plenty of space, a good shovel and a strong back and arms.  Depending on the amount you need it may be worth it.

Good luck 

Just had a thought - you could hire an electric cement mixer for a day to mix a big batch, as long as you had somewhere to put it all. 

bluejan

thanks had a look think I will just buy several bags, its for palms and bamboo.

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