Levington® Seed & Cutting Compost
Levington® Seed & Cutting Compost is a fine compost that creates the optimum conditions for seed sowing – especially for small and sensitive seeds – and for rooting cuttings.
Why should you choose to use Levington® Seed & Cutting Compost?
It is specially formulated with high-phosphate content for producing optimum root growth. This makes it perfect to use for sowing seeds, starting off striking cuttings, sowing delicate seedlings and all sensitive young plants.
Is this Product Right for Me?
Due to its fine nature, it's not designed to be used as a multi purpose compost, for this you should choose a compost such as Levington® Multi Purpose Compost with added John Innes, Miracle-Gro® All Purpose Enriched Compost or Levington® Original Multi Purpose Compost.
Using Seed & Cutting Compost
How to Use When Sowing Seeds
Fill a clean seed tray with Levington® Seed & Cutting Compost, level off with your hand or ruler, firm lightly and water using a fine rose.
Sow seeds thinly and evenly. Cover the seeds when necessary with their own depth in compost, firming lightly.
For smaller seeds such as Petunia or Lobelia, there is no need to cover with the Levington® compost.
To retain water, cover the seed tray or container with a glass or polythene cover. Make sure the tray is kept out of direct sunlight.
When the seedlings are ready to be transplanted into individual pots, take care to handle them by the leaves and not the stems or roots.
How to Use with Cuttings
Take the cutting in the appropriate way, according to the type of plant.
Fill the container with Levington® Seed & Cutting Compost. Place the cutting in a hole in the compost, firm lightly, water the compost and cover to retain moisture and keep warm.
Top Tips for Using Seed & Cutting Compost
What to do When Watering
- Compost should be kept moist at all times and not allowed to dry out.
- Plants should not be left to stand in water for long periods of time, this will encourage root rot.
What to do When Growing On
After 4 to 6 weeks plants should be potted up into Levington® John Innes No1 Compost, or a specialist compost depending on the type of plant. After that time, maintain a strong helath growth, by feeding with Miracle-Gro® Plant Food regularly.
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