Gardener adding compost to pot

Which compost is best for which job?

Confused by the types of compost available? We explain which type to use for which job.

With most gardeners using compost to sow seeds, top-dress pots and transplant seedlings, knowing which medium to use can be problematic. Then there’s the peat issue. If the compost isn’t labelled as being peat-free, it won’t be.

For most plants, and for many seeds and cuttings, a good peat-free multi-purpose compost is suitable, both from an environmental and convenience point of view.

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