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SylvaGrow Organic Compost 50L

SylvaGrow Organic Compost 50L

Ref: 79482

MPN: 7200

8.48 (Inc VAT)

{Description}SylvaGrow® Organic Growing Medium is a unique blend of fine bark (a bi-product of sustainably managed British forests), green compost (a carefully-sourced, certified ingredient) and coir (from a single, known source) and is
• based on a formula used by professional organic growers throughout the UK
• contains balanced organic fertilizers and seaweed meal for excellent vigour and disease resistance
• performs best when routine liquid feeding is applied from around 3 – 4 weeks
• Soil Association approved
• suitable for a wide range of uses around the garden
• contains no peat

{How to Use:}
Seed Sowing:
• Fill a seed tray evenly with SylvaGrow®Organic, tapping gently to settle
• Lightly water with a fine rose
• Sow the seeds carefully, according to the packet instructions, cover with
more SylvaGrow® Organic to the depth directed
• Cover the seed tray with glass or polythene and put in a warm place out
of direct sunlight
• Remove the cover when the seeds have germinated and ensure the
SylvaGrow® Organic is kept evenly moist at all times
• Prick out as soon as the seedlings are large enough to handle
NB For very small seeds such as Begonia or Impatiens, sieve the
SylvaGrow® Organic before use to remove the larger particles, which
can otherwise impede seedling development.
Pricking Out
• When the seedlings are large enough to handle, gently tease them out of
the growing medium using a dibber or pencil, taking care to handle only
by the leaves.
• Fill a suitable pot with fresh SylvaGrow® Organic, use a dibber to make a
hole and place the seedling in it, tapping the pot to settle the mix around
the roots
• Water gently but thoroughly
• After around 3 weeks, regularly apply an organic liquid feed, following
the manufacturer’s instructions.
Potting on, containers, tubs, troughs, hanging baskets and house
• First, ensure that the plant to be potted on has been well-watered. If it is
dry, immerse the roots in a bucket of water for half an hour
• Fill the pot, tub or other container with SylvaGrow® Organic
• Make a hole large enough to accommodate the item to be potted and
insert it, taking care that the growing medium is at about the same height
on the stem as previously
• Gently firm the SylvaGrow® Organic around the plant, water thoroughly
• Ensure that the SylvaGrow® Organic is kept moist but not over-wet, at
all times. Hanging baskets have a particularly high water requirement
and may need watering every day in dry conditions
Grow Bag
SylvaGrow® Organic can be used in its original packaging as a very
successful grow bag. Simply lay the bag flat on its side, cut drainage slits
in the base along both sides of the bag and use for tomatoes, strawberries,
herbs, lettuces, aubergines, peppers, chillies etc. Apply liquid feed
according to the manufacturer’s instructions after 3 weeks.
• Ensure the mother plant is well-watered before taking cuttings
• Fill a deep seed tray or pot with SylvaGrow® Organic and make a
suitable hole with a dibber or pencil
• Prepare the stem or root cuttings according to type, ensuring that they
are not allowed to dry out between cutting and inserting.
• Insert the cutting and gently firm the medium around it
• Stem cuttings need to be in a moist environment out of direct sunlight
until they have rooted so either place in a cold frame, a covered
propagator or cover with polythene, using supports to prevent the
polythene from touching the cuttings. Root cuttings can be placed in a
cold frame or sheltered spot out of direct sunlight and can benefit from a
thin layer of grit on thegrowing medium surface
• Once the cuttings are well-rooted they can be potted on according to the
instructions above
Raised Beds
SylvaGrow® Organic can be used as part of a raised bed medium for vegetable
and strawberry growing. Simply mix 1 part SylvaGrow® Organic
thoroughly with 3 to 4 parts loam or garden soil to gain a valuable addition
of organic matter and nutrients. Remember to supplementary feed as
instructed above in ‘Potting On’ as vegetables are heavy feeders and will
respond well.
Planting Out
SylvaGrow® Organic can be used as a planting medium for roses, shrubs,
trees, herbaceous perennials and bedding plants in order to add valuable
organic matter and nutrients. Simply blend at 1 part to 4 parts of the backfill
soil. Always ensure that the plant is watered to capacity before planting
out and if necessary, immerse the roots in a bucket of water for half an
hour prior to planting. Ensure that the planting pit is well-integrated with
the wider soil with no smeared sides or other impediments to root exploration
beyond the planting hole.
Lime-hating, ericaceous plants
SylvaGrow® Organic is not suitable for raising lime-hating, ericaceous
plants in containers. For these we recommend SylvaGrow® Ericaceous
Other Advice:
• Use in a ventilated place and avoid breathing in dust
• Always wear gloves when gardening and wash hands after use
• Close bag after use to avoid drying out and to prevent contamination
• White mould: under certain conditions a white mould may appear on the
surface of some of the particles in SylvaGrow® Organic. This is entirely
normal and not harmful to humans, plants or pets.
Use by:
SylvaGrow® Organic is best used within the season of purchase. Longer
storage can cause a nutrient imbalance.

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