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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 3:58 pm    Post subject: best compost for seeds Reply with quote

Is there much of a difference between planting seeds in a multipurpose compost or using a special one. Should it include fertiliser. one site says fertiliser is wasted on seeds. See
http://gardening.about.com/od/gardenprimer/ss/SeedStarting_2.htm

If using multipurpose instead of special mix would you need to add perliet/vermiculite etc
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

just compost with grit mixed through it or vermiculite or perilite which allows air to circulate and stops the seed rotting if it is over watered, , the seed has all it requires in itself to germinate it just needs the soil to anchor it and allow the roots to absorb moisture by osmosis.
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