Frequently asked questions
Why is it better?
My premium multi purpose compost has been developed to produce outstanding results. Over the past few years, I’ve experimented with many different compost mixes from pure peat to no peat and most things in between! The blend that has impressed me the most is 70% peat and 30% wood fibre. This produces superior results because the plants’ roots grow better and more vigorously which, in turn, produces better growth. Also, because the roots can develop so easily, they ‘explore’ the full volume of the pot and maximise the absorption of nutrients and water. But there’s more to it than that. I’ve also enriched it with Flower Power nutrients to nurture the plants through their first few weeks of growth. There’s extra wetting agent to make watering easier , Root Booster humates for stronger roots and seaweed extract for healthier growth.
What can I use it for?
It’s ideal for planting up summer and winter patio pots, hanging baskets and window boxes. It’s also great for taking cuttings, potting on young plug plants and for sowing larger seeds.
Is there anything I shouldn’t grow in it?
If you’re sowing small seeds, I’d suggest you use a specific seed compost instead. For ericaceous plants such as azaleas and blueberries, I’d recommend using a John Innes Ericaceous compost . And if you’re planting a container with trees, roses , shrubs or anything that will be growing in the container for more than one year, I’d suggest using a John Innes compost no 3 rather than this or any other multipurpose compost. There’s more information and advice in my book, Richard Jackson’s Container Gardening.
How many pots does it fill?
70 x 1 litre pots or 35 x 2 litre containers.