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The old saying: "You only get what you pay for," could have been written with seed sowing mixes in mind.
Always use good quality peat-based seed sowing composts, rather than potting mixes, when sowing seeds. The potting mixes have a higher level of base fertilisers and are designed for growing plants and not seed sowing.
It is always a temptation to use "bargain" potting mix compost, when sowing seeds. The results will be dissapointing as the higher level of fertilizer will scorch the roots of delicate germinating seeds.