Tried and trusted recipe for seedlings, plugs and rooted cuttings
The recipes for John Innes composts were first developed over 50 years ago and have been trusted and used by gardeners ever since. Each John Innes compost is based on a specific mix of loam, peat and grit plus a carefully balanced recipe of added plant nutrients.
John Innes No 1, is the formula developed specifically to establish seedlings, young plants and rooted cuttings which are ready for potting.
John Innes No 1 is a loam-based compost with a reduced peat mix and a nutrient content that is carefully balanced to meet the needs of young plants. The high quality peat used in the compost is from an exclusive Irish source and, when combined with the loam, creates a ‘heavy’ compost that is ideal for young plants. It provides an ideal air/water balance, retains water whilst allowing adequate drainage to prevent water-logging, and is easy to rewet.