The most crucial stage of every plant is when it’s a seedling. If it gets all the nutrients it needs, it will surely grow well.
Most people don’t know that soilless seed starting mixes are a necessity to promote the seed’s growth. It’s light enough for the seeds to grow because of its fine grain.
Seed Starting Mix Recipe
The Ingredients needed include:
- Sphagnum peat moss or Coco coir
Make sure that all the ingredients are measured equally. Then, combine all the ingredients in a clean tub. Add water to mix and saturate it. Continue mixing until it’s moist but don’t add too much water or it will be soggy.
If there’s extra, you can save it up for next year or use it for your potting mix.
What is a Potting Soil Mix?
Potting soil is a combination of fertilizer like manure, humus, perlite, etc, and topsoil. Unlike seed starting mixes, potting soil mixes are coarser and don’t drain very well.
Potting Mix Recipe
- Sphagnum peat moss or Coco noir
Peat moss should have 6 parts while vermiculite and perlite have 1 part each. If you want something with more nutrients, use 4 parts of sphagnum peat moss with 2 parts of compost and 1 part each for vermiculite and perlite.