Organic Herb & Seedling Compost, 20L
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Frequently asked questions
Our organic seedling compost does not contain enough nutrients for the next stage of your plants’ growth. After sowing or propagation, we recommend using one of our other organic composts which are specifically designed to meet the nutrient demands of flowers, vegetables and other types of plants.
With a pH from 6.0 to 7.5, our herb soil can be used for a variety of herbs - from lavender and thyme to rosemary and sage. Our Organic Herb & Seedling Compost can be used for pots, window boxes and garden beds. However, there are some herbs that require extra nutrients. These include basil, chives, mint and parsley. We recommend adding some fertiliser when planting these herbs or mixing in some more nutrient-rich compost such as our Plantura All Purpose Compost or the Organic Tomato & Vegetable Compost.
Our Plantura Organic Herb & Seedling Compost is perfect for seedlings and planting cuttings, as well as for aromatic herbs because it contains only a small amount of fertiliser. While your seedlings and cuttings do not need to be fed in the beginning, your herbs should be fertilised after 4 to 6 weeks. We recommend feeding your herbs with our animal-free Plantura All Purpose Plant Food which provides the plants with all essential nutrients over a period of 3 months.
Our Plantura Organic Herb & Seedling Compost has a pH of 6.0 to 7.5 and is therefore perfect for all herbs as well as for sowing, propagation, pricking out and transplanting seedlings.
Our compost for herbs is entirely peat-free. For that reason, you have to water your plants a little bit more frequently than you would with regular composts but with less water. When the top layer of soil feels dry, it is time to water your plants again.
Mould is relatively common with organic potting composts. This type of mould is not harmful to your health, though. Mould is also not a sign of bad quality. Mould spores are everywhere in the air and can affect organic growing substrates in humid and warm conditions. Temperature fluctuations during transportation and storage (leading to the formation of condensation in the bag) can result in the germination of these spores. If you spot mould on your soil, store it in a drier and well ventilated place for a while to stop it from spreading further. Remove mould on the soil of potted plants (2 to 3cm) and dispose of it in your garden waste bin or compost heap.
Fungus gnats (sciarid flies) like to lay their eggs in peat-free potting composts with a high content of organic matter. A fungus gnat infestation is therefore not a sign of poor quality. Peat-free organic soils like our Plantura Organic Herb & Seedling Compost are more sustainable than conventional soils containing peat. During our production as well as in later storing, we can rule out a fungus gnat infestation because of our strict quality controls and the production process itself.
In your home or during transportation, however, fungus gnats can infest composts. If you notice an infestation, we recommend watering your plants less and applying a thin layer of sand to the surface of the soil.
Our seedling compost is entirely free of peat. In production, we can therefore save up to 60% CO2 compared to conventional soils with peat.
- Sarah R.Verified BuyerI recommend this productRated 5 out of 5 starsDecember 2, 2022So far GREAT
I have only used this for potting up baby off shoots from my parent plants. It feels great and I think the babies are loving it.
- ZoeVerified ReviewerI recommend this productRated 5 out of 5 starsJuly 29, 2022Happy with it
After 7 days of sowing I can see the first leaves 👍
- CarolVerified ReviewerI recommend this productRated 5 out of 5 starsJune 7, 2022Lovely compost - so far so good for the plants, too
I wanted to plant some herbs with my grandson. We made a pizza with them, though it turned out he would have liked the plants either way. Anyway I got this because I didn't want to worry about what kinds of leftover chemicals or whatnot might be found in some kinds of compost I've had in the past. It was great fun and the plants seem pleased as well.