Vermiculite 10L

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Ideal for growing from seed and to help both indoor and outdoor plants.  Vermiculite helps to absorb nutrients, preventing them from being washed out as well as releases them as required to plant roots. Vermiculite is a naturally occurring, non-toxic material heated to a high temperature to produce a lightweight material with a high surface area.

  • Lightweight
  • Helps to retain moisture and nutrients
  • Provides insulation for healthy seed germination

How to Use

Seed sowing

When sowing seeds always following the directions on the seed packet.

Seeds of all sizes can be raised in just Gro-Sure Vermiculite.

Image of a pair of hands above a seed tray, one hand is used to hold seeds, the other to plant them into the soil.

Alternatively seeds can be raised in a 50:50 mix of Gro-Sure Seed & Cutting Compost and Gro-Sure Vermiculite. This is particularly beneficial for very small seeds. Sow seeds thinly and evenly, making sure they are not too deep in the compost. Cover seed trays with a thin layer of Gro-Sure Vermiculite and gently moisten. Avoid over-firming.

Pricking out

When seedlings are large enough to handle, remove from seed trays with a dibber or pencil.

Image of a pair of hands removing seedlings from a seed tray using a dibber.

Plant into Gro-Sure Seed & Cutting Compost or a mixture of this compost with 25% to 30% of Gro-Sure Vermiculite. Space seedlings well apart to allow for strong growth. Water regularly to avoid compost from drying out until seedlings are ready to be potted on.

Potting on

Use a mix of Gro-Sure All Purpose Compost with 25% to 30% Gro-Sure Vermiculite. This creates a light and very open structure enabling compost to absorb and retain moisture for easier re-wetting.

Image of a pair of hands re-potting a plant.

Before transplanting plants from pots to containers it is recommended to water the plant well and allow to drain. Remove plants from their pots and place into the container, firming compost around the plant roots. Once the container is fully planted, water well and feed as appropriate.

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