Please advise if there is a big difference
potting mix and potting compost are the same.
Garden compost is a different thing altogether and is mainly used as a soil conditioner.
However, there are several different types of potting mix/compost.
Some are soil-less, e.g. what is known as Multi Purpose Compost. Some of these contain peat and some have coir and other materials replacing the peat.
The others are loam or soil-based potting mix/composts and are based on the John Innes formula.
so the multi compost and john innes no 3 are effectively potting mix
Althought potting mix stand alone products seem to be richer in nutrients such as miracle gro potting mix
NoviceHerbs says:so the multi compost and john innes no 3 are effectively potting mix
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Yes, you've got it.
But JI No 3 is for large plants that will stay in the containers for a year or more - like container grown fruit trees, roses etc. I use JI No 2 for other plants e.g. herbs.
I don't like using Miracle Grow - to me it's a bit like feeding plants on steroids - I prefer to use organic fertilisers, but that's just my personal preference.
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Dove I think your right , Can you suggest some fertilizers for me i have gro sure but i am sure it like miracle gro
I've posted on your fertiliser thread.
sorry dove but seemed to link up in the end
Have you ever used Worm castings , rock dust , organic seaweed liquid
I do use seaweed liquid as a foliar feed, spraying it onto shrubs.
If we had enough worm casts here I might gather some to use for small seeds, but really - you'd need so many it'd be ridiculous trying to gather them. The soil here is fine - no need for rock dust.
I hope it doesn't sound rude, but I think you really need to stop reading about it and start doing it ... learn by observation and experience ... it's the only way to learn