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potting compost Line breaks: pot|ting com|post

Definition of potting compost in English:


[mass noun]
A mixture of loam, peat, sand, and nutrients, used as a growing medium for plants in containers.
Example sentences
  • Five plants were grown in each 25 cm diameter pot, using commercial potting compost supplemented by liquid fertilizer.
  • Plant it out and it could spread very quickly, or grow it in drainpipes pushed into the soil vertically and filled with a mixture of garden soil and potting compost.
  • They were sown on vermiculite or potting compost and grown under normal cultivation conditions.

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