Levington® John Innes No.1


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Levington® John Innes No.1

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Child and pet friendly
Child and pet friendly

Approved by the John Innes Institute, Levington John Innes No.1 is a great start for your young plants and root cuttings. It has been specially developed, with a unique combination of 14 vital minerals for maintaining plants growth and health.

30 litres
Other sizes:
10 litres
When to use

How to use

For picking out seedlings: Loosely fill the tray or pot with Levington John Innes No.1 compost and level. Use a dibber or small fork to loosen the compost beneath the seedling. Holding the seedling by a seed leaf, ease the seedling out of its compost keeping as much of the original compost sticking to the roots as possible. Make a hole in the new compost and place the roots of the seedling in the hole. Gently firm the compost around the plant, spacing out the seedlings evenly. Water gently with a fine rose to settle the compost around the roots. Keep in a warm, shaded spot protected from frost.

For potting-on rooting cuttings: Add a layer of Levington John Innes No.1 compost to the bottom of the new pots or tray cells. Position the rooted cutting into the pot and top up with fresh compost around the roots. Water gently and keep in a warm, shaded spot protected from frost.

Where to use

Ideal for all young plants and root cuttings.


  • Fills 8 standard seed trays 34cm × 21cm.
  • Fills 30 small pots 12cm (5").
  • Fills 6 medium pots 22cm (9").


Use in a well ventilated place and avoid breathing in dust.

Always wear gloves when gardening. Wash hands after use.

Store in a cool place, away from sun.

Open bag carefully and reseal after use.

Always read the label and product information before use.

Health and Safety

Always read the pack label and product instructions carefully before use. For further information relating to product safety please review the product data safety sheet link below.

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