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Hi folks,

do you HAVE to use seed compost with new seeds or can you use a good MULTI compost.


Hi Nick. I've always used multi purpose and not really had  any problems that I can think of, but I expect it depends on what seeds you're sowing too. I mainly sow salad crops and sweet peas, and occasionally other hardy annuals and perennials  


I think lots of people don't use seed compost judging by the difficulty I have getting it sometimes. 

I prefer not to use MP for those seeds I'm sowing in autumn and leaving outside. It's too soggy. But for quick germinators I think it's fine.

I don't think you HAVE TO anything Nick. You have a choice. Do some experiments, see what works for you


I've found seed compost to be a bit too heavy in the past. Mind, that is probably because of me being an over eager waterer!  


I use a mix of seed/MP/grit when I have the choice.



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