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Consumers

There are a variety of John Innes Composts covering a wide range of consumer uses. See also "How to Use" for more information:-

GRADES AND APPLICATIONS OF JI COMPOSTS

The basic grades of John Innes Composts are:-

John Innes Seed Compost - the traditional mix for sowing almost any type of seed, with sufficient nutrient for early development. May also be used for rooting soft cuttings.

John Innes Potting Compost No.1 - for pricking out or potting-up young seedlings or rooted cuttings. This composts has a carefully balanced nutrient content to suit most young plants.

John Innes Potting Compost No.2 - for general potting of most house plants and vegetable plants into medium size pots or boxes. Contains double the amount of nutrient in JI No 1 to suit established plants.

John Innes Potting Compost No.3 - a richer mixture for final re-potting of gross feeding vegetable plants and for mature foliage plants and shrubs in interior planters or outdoor containers.

John Innes Ericaceous Compost - A specially formulated sterilised loam-based, lime-free compost with essential plant foods for most lime-hating subjects, such as Azaleas, Heathers and Rhododendrons, etc. Click here for more detailed information.

SUGGESTED GRADES TO USE FOR DIFFERENT APPLICATIONS:

PLANTS

For sowing seeds or rooting cuttings

For pricking out into boxes or small pots

For potting on into larger pots

Alpines

Seed

No.1

No.1

Beans

No.1

No.1

No.2

Bedding Plants

Seed

No.1

No.1

Begonias

Seed

No.1

No.2

Brassicas

No.1

No.1

-

Carnations

Seed

No.2

No.3

Cauliflower

Seed

No.3

-

Celery

Seed

No.1

-

Chrysanthemum

Seed or No.1

No.2

No.3

Cineraria

Seed

No.1

No.2

Courgettes

No.1

No.1

No.2

Cucumber

No.1

No.2

No.3

Cyclamen

Seed

No.1

No.2

Fuchsia

Seed or No.1

No.2

No.2

Geranium

Seed or No.1

No.2

No.2

House Plants

No.1

No.2

No.3

Ivy

No.1

No.2

No.2

Leek

Seed

No.1

-

Lettuce (Winter)

Seed

No.1

-

Lettuce (Spring)

Seed

No.2

-

Marrow

Seed

No.1

No.2

Melon

Seed

No.1

No.3

Primula

Seed

No.1

No.2

Sweetcorn

No.1

No.1

No.2

Tomato

Seed or No.1

No.1

No.3

 


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