Directions for use
Use straight from the bag for plants at all growth stages. Once in use, always keep Erin Multipurpose Compost moist but do not allow plants to stand in water
Fill seed trays or pots with Erin Multipurpose Compost, level off and firm lightly. For best results always use clean seed trays and pots. Water thoroughly using a fine rose. Sow the seeds thinly and evenly, then cover them with their own depth of compost and firm lightly. Next, cover with glass, polythene or a seed tray lid to help retain moisture. Remove once germination has begun. Place in daylight but not direct sunlight. When seedlings are ready to prick out, fill trays or pots with Erin Multipurpose Compost. Transplant seedlings by the leaves never by the stem. Once in place, water thoroughly ensuring the compost never dries out.
Take cuttings correctly from your mother plant. You may wish to consult specialist gardening books on propagation for advice. Fill the pots or containers with Erin Multipurpose Compost and level off. Using a pencil or dibber, make holes in the compost and insert the cuttings. Firm gently around the plant and water thoroughly. Cover each pot or container with a clear polythene bag to avoid loss of moisture. When roots appear, remove the cover and transplant as necessary.
Potting on & Re-potting
Partly fill the pot with Erin Multipurpose Compost. Make sure you have chosen the correct size pot to comfortably hold the plant roots. Place the plant in the centre. Fill the surrounding area with more compost, firming with your fingertips tightly around the roots ball. Water-in well but do not saturate.
Tubs, Pots & Containers
Half fill the container with Erin Multipurpose Compost, place the plants evenly inside while filling around the roots with more compost. Gently firm the compost, water-in well but do not saturate.
Partially fill the basket with Erin Multipurpose Compost. Begin by placing plants through the liner into the basket sides, taking care not to damage the roots. Add more compost and plants until the basket is full. Firm carefully and water thoroughly.
This compost is not suitable for lime-hating plants.
- Store in a cool dry area
- Open pack carefully and avoid breathing in dust
- Reseal pack after use