Levington® John Innes Seed Compost is a traditional mixture of loam, peat and sand. This compost uses sand in place of the grit used in the other John Innes formulations and like John Innes No.1 it is low in nutrients.
The use of sand increases drainage in the compost to aid the development of seeds and seedlings.
WHAT IS JOHN INNES COMPOST?
Developed by Mr John Innes in the 1930’s it is still a popular choice which is favoured by traditional gardeners and has a strong fan club. John Innes compost is predominantly peat based but also includes sterilised loam and has a higher proportion of heavy particles like grit and sand than other composts and as a result is much heavier.