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john innes no 3

I need a lot of no 3, can I make it up myself to save money. many thanks for any replies.


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,896

    You can - the term John Innes No xx is a formula - the recipes are here 

    However, if you're doing this in bulk you need a good solid surface to turn it all out on and to mix it, plenty of space, a good shovel and a strong back and arms.  Depending on the amount you need it may be worth it.

    Good luck image

    Just had a thought - you could hire an electric cement mixer for a day to mix a big batch, as long as you had somewhere to put it all. 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • bluejanbluejan Posts: 80

    thanks had a look think I will just buy several bags, its for palms and bamboo.

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