Seedling mix recipe

ferroplasm Zone 7bJuly 15, 2014

What are your favorite seedling mix recipes? I have 4 cubic foot bags of perlite, peat, and vermiculite at my disposal. Also have powdered dolomitic limestone available. I could get some compost if necessary as well. What ratio of these components do you find works best for seeding vegetables?

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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

I prefer a very coarse seed starting mix. If necessary, I'll often broadcast seeds on a mix like these

and topdress with a thin cover of peat or Turface fines left over from the screening process. Roots love a highly aerated, damp (not wet) mix.


    Bookmark   July 15, 2014 at 5:10PM
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ferroplasm Zone 7b

Thanks for the info, Tapla. This is for a community garden and I'd like to try to make use of what's already available. Budget is limited so I want to avoid purchasing anything else.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2014 at 8:41PM
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