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john innes seed compost

Hi all

I have bought too much seed compost, if the bag remains unopened and I store it in a dry warm place, will the nutrients in it last to next year?


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,295

    I mix mine in with the MPC for use in potting on.

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,536

    funny how things turn around. 

    I'm old enough to remember the scare stories about NOT buying JI compost as it was depleting the loam beds in Surrey and we should all switch to peat based composts.

  • TopbirdTopbird Posts: 8,188

    I thought compost for sowing seed was intentionally low in nutrients anyway - so I wouldn't be too worried about that aspect of storing it. You should be ok as long as the bag is intact - it is a bit of a nightmare rehydrating compost which has completely dried out - only suitable for use as a soil improver really.

    Heaven is ... sitting in the garden with a G&T and a cat while watching the sun go down
  • Great, thanks all

  • nodlisabnodlisab Posts: 411

    Why buy seed compost? I have never used it, only use multi purpose and never had a failure.

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