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60/20/20 Castings, Perilite, Vermiculite

Posted by green_pepper_thumb (My Page) on
Thu, Nov 22, 12 at 16:13

Started some tomatoes in a homemade soil mix of 60% worm castings, and roughly 50/50 mix of perilite and vermiculite to fill the soil out. Is this mix going to be "too hot" for the seedlings? I am thinking maybe I should cut soil in 50/50 with the casting based mix so that it drains a bit, as it really seems to be holding too much moisture as is. Opinions?

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RE: 60/20/20 Castings, Perilite, Vermiculite

Tomatoes will germinate in a cow patty or a compost pile. Providing anything special for tomatoes is a waste. Al

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