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Multi Purpose Compost MPC

Peat Free, Organic, Recycled Compost developed for a wide range of gardening activities, including seed sowing, potting and planting up containers.

 


 

Vital Earth Products

Multi Purpose Compost MPC

Peat Free, Organic, Recycled Compost


multi purpose compost

 

  • For planting bedding, herbaceous, fruit, shrubs and vegetables
  • Added natural food and nutrients feeds plants for up to 6 weeks
  • Retains and absorbs moisture

 

Vital Earth Multi Purpose Compost has been developed for a wide range of gardening activities, including seed sowing, potting and planting up containers.


The formulation is 100% natural and sustainable and includes Vitalizer: an entirely natural, long-lasting growth booster, growing strong healthy plants with minimal feeding.

 

 

How to Use Vital Earth MPC Organic Compost MPC Sowing Seeds

  • Fill trays or pots with Vital Earth Multi Purpose Organic Compost MPC, level off and firm lightly
  • Water thoroughly, using a fine rose on the watering can
  • Sow seeds evenly and thinly as per seed packet instructions
  • Label / date tray / pot
  • Most seeds benefit from:
    - thin covering of compost using fine sieve (but none for tiny seeds eg Petunia, Begonia)
    - darkness
    - warmth: usually 20-30oC
    - moisture: use plastic bag/cover or propagator
    But there are exceptions (eg lettuce prefers cooler conditions plus light), so check instructions
  • At germination, remove bag/cover, keep moist and well lit


Pricking Out Seedlings

  • Fill trays or pots with Vital Earth Multi Purpose Organic Compost MPC, level off and firm lightly
  • First (seed) leaves should be fully grown (true leaves will be appearing)
  • Carefully tease seedlings apart with a dibber (eg a pencil)
  • Dib a hole in the Multi Purpose Compost MPC and gently holding a seedling by a seed leaf, introduce it into the hole to just below its seed leaves; firm in
  • Water thoroughly, using a fine rose on the watering can

 

Striking Cuttings

  • Fill trays or pots with Vital Earth Multi Purpose Organic Compost MPC, level off and firm lightly
  • Prepare cuttings from healthy non-flowering shoots: make a clean cut just below a leaf joint and strip off leaves from approximately 2 cm of the stem
  • Stick cuttings into compost up to 1cm below lowest leaf. Firm in
  • Water thoroughly, using a fine rose
  • Enclose in a plastic bag to maintain humidity and keep in a warm, slightly shaded environment
  • When rooted, remove plastic bag and shading. After a week or two, pot up

 

Hanging Baskets and Other Containers

  • Line hanging basket
  • Fill basket/container with Vital Earth Multi Purpose Organic Compost MPC and plant up, leaving approximately 1cm (½") for watering, and firming gently to eliminate air spaces
  • Water thoroughly and do not allow your basket or container to dry out
  • When well-established and flowering heavily, apply Vital Earth Organic Plant Food to the compost surface and water in

 

Potting

  • Choose a pot large enough to accommodate the root ball and partly fill with Vital Earth Multi Purpose Compost (MPC)
  • Water the plant thoroughly, then remove it from its pot
  • Place the root-ball in the new pot and fill around the sides, leaving approx. 1cm (½") for watering, and firming gently to eliminate air spaces
  • Water thoroughly

 

Planting Trees, Roses, Shrubs etc.

  • Soak the root ball in a bucket of water until air bubbles no longer appear. Dig a hole approximately twice the width of the root ball
  • Mix Vital Earth Multi Purpose Organic Compost MPC and soil 50:50, place the plant centrally in the hole, refill, carefully firm in and water well
  • During dry conditions, place a 2cm layer of Vital Earth Multi Purpose Organic Compost (MPC) in the bottom of the hole and water layer well before planting

 

Watering

To tell when watering is needed, poke the compost surface with a finger. If the surface is soft, watering is not needed. If it is firm, watering is needed soon. As Vital Earth Multi Purpose Organic Compost MPC dries out, natural organic substances (humates) bind the root-ball, making it feel firm. This is a natural harmless effect: in fact, it helps to protect the root-ball during potting on and planting out.

 

Feeding

We’ve taken care of that for at least six weeks. After that:
Young plants - apply a dilute liquid feed.
Container plants – apply Vital Earth Plant Food and water in.

 

Suggested Quantities for Vital Earth Multi Purpose Compost MPC

 

 

60 Litres

25 Litres

10 Litres

Seed Tray

20

8

3

Half Tray

42

17

7

8cm/3” Pots

240

100

40

10cm/4” Pots

120

50

20

12cm/5” Pots

50

21

8

15cm/6” Pots

26

11

4

25cm/10” Pots

7

3

1

30cm/12” Pots

6

2

1

30cm/12” Baskets

11

4

2

36cm/14” Baskets

6

2

2

 

Gardening Advice

  • Ideally, use within a year of purchase
  • As with all gardening activities, please wash your hands after use and/or wear gloves
  • Re-seal bag when not in use
  • Store in a dry, frost free place, away from weed-killers and other chemicals
  • To avoid danger of suffocation, please keep this bag away from babies and children

 

Environmental Benefits

Peat Free, Organic, Recycled and Sustainable. All ingredients are British sourced, natural with no added chemicals.

 

PLEASE NOTE:

This product is not suitable for ericaceous plants such as Rhododendrons, Azaleas, Camellias, Heathers and most Acers. Use Vital Earth Ericaceous Organic Compost

 

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