making your own seed compost the munty way

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« on: October 02, 2007, 19:51 »
Ok folks, I'm mixing all my seed compost for the next few weeks sowing plan . Here are my ingredients and fertiliser for it (if you are ORGANIC " you may not want use this!)

Its basically the same as the john innes one

Here we go

I use a wheelbarrow for this,  but you use what you like and just adjust the measurements to suit youself

*2 barrows good soil( loam)
*1 of peat or coir
* A barrow of sharp builders sand
* 1lb 1/2 of fine ground hoof n horn
* 3/4 lb of lime

If you want to use a john innes base mix for  toms and such make it in 1lbs as I do .

2 hoof n horn
2 superphosphate of lime ( phosphoric acid )
1 sulphate of potash
you can then add this to composts for pots etc

the compost mixes are as follows
no 1 j innes is
7 loam
3 peat
2 sand
number 2
for toms
as above with 1lb lime thrown in

no 3 for peppers for toms in pots
same as above just double the lime
« Last Edit: August 02, 2010, 19:30 by peapod »
still alive /............

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« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2007, 09:56 »
Try also adding a little neem powder
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« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2007, 21:27 »
I have a load of leaf mould well composted,soil,10 grow bags,sharp sand,home made compost and a mixer
so whats the mix mate?
feed the soil not the plants
organicish
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« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2007, 21:30 »
use the top one mate the john innes type one

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« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2007, 21:31 »
instead of peat i use the grow bags yes?
and the leaf mould ?

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« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2007, 21:32 »
yes
mate :wink:

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« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2007, 21:34 »
:lol:
so one part grow bag and one part leaf mould = 1 part of peat :?

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« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2007, 21:38 »
got yer now  :wink:
now what about fish blood n bone instead of hoof n horn.(ive got 6 boxes of the stuff)

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« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2007, 21:38 »
u can use that mate no worries

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« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2007, 07:17 »
What does the Neem powder do, C&D?

Rob. :D
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« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2007, 07:21 »
Munty, Would you recommend these mixes for growing carrots in plastic bins? All but the shortest cultivars do dodo in my heavy clay!

Rob. :D

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« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2008, 16:10 »
sory this is so late i missed it ,, use the john innes lookelikey matey



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