Debco Seed & Cutting Mix

Debco

Debco Seed & Cutting Mix

Has been developed from years of experience in the production of potting mixes for professionals who specialise in growing seedlings. Debco Seed & Cutting Mix has been formulated to provide a light, well textured mix ideally suited for effective seed germination and the propagation of cuttings. This mix contains a balanced combination of ingredients designed and tested to give excellent moisture retention, whilst allowing adequate aeration and good drainage. Ideal for germination and propagation of most plant types.

Features

    Superior germinating mixture perfect for effective seed raising and propagation of cuttings.
  • SaturAid wetting agent
  • Controlled release fertiliser
  • Horticultural sand
  • Trace elements & growth stimulants

HOW TO USE

Debco Seed & Cutting Mix is ready to use straight from the bag with no further additives required.

FOR SEED GERMINATION

1 Fill the tray with mix to within 1cm of the top of the tray and firm gently.
2 Make a shallow furrow in the mix to a depth of about 2–3 times the size of the seed.
3 Sow seeds into furrow allowing space between seeds for easy transplanting once germinated.
4 Thinly cover the seeds with the mixture.
5 Lightly water and place tray in a warm sunny location for germination. Avoid very hot conditions and do not allow to dry out.
6 Feed with a half strength soluble fertiliser once the new plant has reached 2–3cm tall.
7 Plant out seedlings into the garden or pots when established and continue watering and feeding.

FOR PROPAGATION

1 Fill seedling tray, pots or cell tray with the mix. Water thoroughly and allow to drain.
2 Pick the healthiest part of the stem and slice diagonally just below the leaf node.
3 Cut the stems into 5–8cm long lengths, ensuring there are still 2 or 3 nodes remaining.
4 Trim the leaves off the lower two-thirds of the stem.
5 Use a rooting hormone on the base of the cut stem.
6 Make a hole in the mix with a pencil, insert at least 2–3cm of the stem into the mix and firm gently.
7 Water well and place in a sheltered location or green house. Remember to keep the propagation mix moist but do not over water.
8 Once the cuttings have established roots to about 2–3cm long, transfer into a pot using a premium quality potting mix.

Available In: 
25 L