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What media will you use to grow seedlings?

Posted by wordwiz (wordwiz@fuse.net) on
Sun, Jan 23, 11 at 19:06

I have three different grows to do: a commercial one where I will have between 500-1800 plants, seedlings to sell - probably 180 or less plants per variety and my personal garden.

I'm looking at several different ways:
Horticubes - For all my commercial tomato and pepper plants
128 or 200 cell nursery trays - commercial, but for Chard, Peas, Lettuce, Broccoli and Spinach
60 cell nursery trays - for sales of tomatoes, strawberries, broccoli, some peppers, basil.
36 cell trays - same as the 60 cell ones, plus cotton and other specialty plants, only charge more.
18 cell - super hot peppers, specialty plants
6" pots - only if my banana seeds germinate and grow!

Mike


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RE: What media will you use to grow seedlings?

Oh wow, I do not plan to grow on that big of a scale. I am planning on growing about 150 types maybe close to 200 I am still iffy on that though. As far as the cells, blahhhh. That is like speaking a foreign language to me. I have used what I think you might be talking about and for me they are very small and time consuming to keep up in regards of watering. I hate to water anything.

Here is my growing media I am currently using. This picture was taken Friday and 20 more containers were added to this since the picture was taken. As of friday there was 82 types in the picture or out of frame of the picture but on the porch. I will continue to add more containers till march.

On the left is a lasagna pan inside a comforter bag.

As of 1-21-11


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