Shamrock Seed & Potting Compost

With the right balance of nutrients and trace elements added to high quality Irish sphagnum moss peat, Shamrock Seed & Potting Compost works with nature to guarantee healthy plant growth and development. Shamrock Seed & Potting Compost also contains an increased level of wetting agent to ensure easier wetting and re-wetting of compost that has dried out.

Ideal for use:

  • Sowing Seeds
  • Transplanting Seedlings
  • Re-potting Plants

Instructions for use

Girl planting flowersSeed sowing:

Shamrock Seed & Potting Compost is specially developed to care for delicate seeds.

  • Loosely fill a clean tray or pot with compost and firm lightly. Water gently.
  • Sow seeds thinly and evenly.
  • Carefully cover with compost.
  • Place glass and newspaper or alternatively a plastic bag over the tray. Remove as soon as germination begins.
  • Place in a warm position.

Transplanting seedlings:

Shamrock Seed & Potting compost ensures healthy growth and vivid colour of developing plants.

  • Once seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant into trays filled with Shamrock Seed & Potting Compost.
  • Lift seedlings by the leaf to avoid damage to the stem.
  • Space them 5cm apart to allow room for development – water gently and regularly to prevent the compost drying out.
  • Plant out to beds and borders when ready.
  • Before planting gradually harden off plants to accustom them to outdoor temperatures.

Rooting cuttings:

  • Take cuttings making a clean sloping cut below a leaf joint and use a proprietary rooting powder to assist rooting.
  • Insert cutting into seed tray or pot filled with Shamrock Seed & Potting Compost.
  • Water gently and cover with a plastic bag to maintain a moist atmosphere and to prevent cutting from drying out.
  • Transplant when roots appear.

Repotting pot plants:

Shamrock Seed & Potting Compost’s level of wetting agent combined with its balanced range of nutrients and trace elements make it the ideal compost for potting up all your plants.

  • Obtain a new pot 1-2 sizes larger than the existing one and fill bottom of the pot with Shamrock Seed & Potting Compost. Water the plant to be re-potted.
  • Tip gently out of the pot. Place plant into the new pot at the same level as before.
  • Fill in around the roots with the compost and firm gently.
  • Water lightly after potting.
  • After a period of 4-6 weeks feed with a suitable fertiliser such as Miracle-Gro Plant Food.

Advantages of Shamrock Seed & Potting Compost:

  1. Provides plants with nutrient requirements for 4-6 weeks
  2. Ensures better root growth and development for healthier plants
  3. Special wetting agent aids in the re-wetting of the compost
  4. Ready to use straight from the bag

People who use this compost also like Bord na Móna Growise Chicken Manure which is a general purpose plant food which provides the major nutrients required for strong healthy growth.