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.
- 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.
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.