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Where can I get seed compost

mandyroberts99mandyroberts99 BedfordshirePosts: 228
I would like to have a go at growing from seed but as we can't go to a shop/garden centre, where do you recommend I but seed compost. I have multi-purpose compost, top soil and very well rotted manure (several years old, lovely stuff) but my research shows none of these are suitable for seed?


  • Butterfly66Butterfly66 BirminghamPosts: 767
    I always use multi purpose and it works fine
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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,867
    I always use multi-purpose for seeds too and have been for 50ish years
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,246
    Pete.8 said:
    I always use multi-purpose for seeds too and have been for 50ish years
    Ditto. If the seeds are small and the compost is a bit lumpy then sieve it or pick out the lumps
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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 49,110
    No need to use it at this time of year  :)
    It's more important when sowing seed in autumn, as it has a lower nutrient level, and prevents too much excessive growth at the wrong time.
    Just sieve if really lumpy, especially for covering the seed.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • mandyroberts99mandyroberts99 BedfordshirePosts: 228
    Thanks all. Very helpful as always!
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