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Hi folks,

do you HAVE to use seed compost with new seeds or can you use a good MULTI compost.


  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 53,942

    Hi Nick. I've always used multi purpose and not really had  any problems that I can think of, but I expect it depends on what seeds you're sowing too. I mainly sow salad crops and sweet peas, and occasionally other hardy annuals and perennials  image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,295

    I think lots of people don't use seed compost judging by the difficulty I have getting it sometimes. 

    I prefer not to use MP for those seeds I'm sowing in autumn and leaving outside. It's too soggy. But for quick germinators I think it's fine.

    I don't think you HAVE TO anything Nick. You have a choice. Do some experiments, see what works for you

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • TootlesTootles Posts: 1,469

    I've found seed compost to be a bit too heavy in the past. Mind, that is probably because of me being an over eager waterer!  

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,295

    I use a mix of seed/MP/grit when I have the choice.

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • chickychicky Posts: 10,393

    Bump for Laura

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