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What is the difference between seed compost and potting compost?

Seed compost is a mixture designed for sowing seeds into. It's finer and less lumpy than standard potting compost, and is also light and well-drained. You can also use seed compost to repot seedlings and young plants. But it doesn't have enough nutrients to support larger plants.

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Herein, is multi purpose compost OK for seeds?

Multi-purpose compost Once called 'universal' compost, these mixes cater for a host of uses – including sowing large seeds, pricking out seedlings and planting-up pots, containers and hanging baskets. Don't use it to sow small seeds though: choose a seed compost (see no.

One may also ask, what is potting on compost? Potting compost is defined as a medium in which to grow plants in pots or other containers. What's more, multi-purpose compost doesn't work very well for growing seeds, as the particles can be a bit big, and it can also dry out quite quickly. A good alternative is a loam-based compost, such as the John Innes composts.

Similarly, you may ask, what is the best compost for seeds?

John Innes Composts are soil-based growing media made from a mixture of loam, sand or grit and peat with increasing amounts of plant foods added. Levington John Innes Seed Compost contains the smallest amount of nutrients as this encourages the best germination and growth of tiny roots and shoots.

Is compost and potting soil the same thing?

Compost and gardening soil are hard to distinguish from one another. Gardeners generally use potting soil when starting seedlings or growing plants inside of the home. Compost is favored in the garden to add nutrients to depleted soil. Compost and potting soil have nutrient-based differences.

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