GroChar All-Purpose Compost is ideal for transplanting seedlings, container pots, hanging baskets and indoor plants.
Pricking out – transplanting and potting on
Circa 4-6 weeks after sowing, the seedlings should have produced their second set of leaves, which means that they are large enough to pot on.
Hold onto one of the lower leaves and gently lever the roots up, trying not to damage them as you lift.
Using a finger or dibber make a small hole in a pot of GroChar All-Purpose Compost (or potting compost as its also known), still holding the leaf, work the roots into the hole, gently firming the soil around the stem of the seedling. The plant should be at the same depth as when it was in the seed tray.
After potting on, don’t forget to water.
GroChar Seed Compost has a finer texture to the GroChar All-Purpose Compost which makes it ideal for propagation. It is suitable for getting all seed types and species off to the best start. Remember to sow seed sparingly to make it easier to prick out later.
Gently water the top of the compost with a spray bottle or watering can fitted with a fine rose. Doing this first avoids disturbing the seed, once you have sown them.
Cover the seed lightly with compost, as a rough rule of thumb seeds should be planted 1½ times deep as they are in size; (the larger the seed the deeper it needs to be planted).
Also as a helpful hint remember to write the seed variety and date sown on a plant tag and stick it in the side of the tray or pot, so you don’t lose track of what you have sown.