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Black Reed Peat For tomato seed

Posted by gardengolfer Ga 8 (My Page) on
Mon, Oct 18, 10 at 14:46

I am told there are certain advantages to starting tomato seed in pure vermicompost. I have recently started to raise African Night Crawlers for bait in "Garden Magic" Black Michigan peat bedding. Supposedly, when the seedlings are transplanted there are beneficial organisms introduced into the garden soil from the vermicompost.
What kind of problems would you forsee using this medium to start tomato seeds?

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RE: Black Reed Peat For tomato seed

Most seed contain enough nutrients to get them through germination & production of the 1st set of true leafs therefor "fertilizer" is not neeeded untill later...
in the peat the roots will grow & expand in size BUT when you go to seporate them you will damage the roots & set the plant back.....FOR that reason I germinate my seed in crushed rock so I get good aeration, water & yet the cplants seporate easly.

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