Wednesday, January 26, 2011

My soil less potting and seed starting mix recipe - Plants love it!

Here is how I made my own soil less mix recipe. It's very easy to make and it seems that seeds love to germinate in this mix. It is said you should avoid starting seeds, (or certain seeds anyway), in native dirt/soil because of bacteria etc that can kill the seed - damping off it's called.

You only need a few things to get started:

1.) (4) 5 gallon buckets with lids

2.) Bag of vermiculite

3.) Bag of perlite

4.) Bag of sphagnum moss

5.) 1/2 to 2 pounds worm castings (optional)

Pour each ingredient into it's own 5 gallon bucket.
Use a measuring cup to take equal  parts of each product and pour into the last bucket. (If you choose to add the worm castings do not need a bucketand shoud be stored somewhere else.) This is your completed soil-less mix for starting seeds or using as house plant medium. You can even use this as hydroponic medium if you has a netting to hold it together.

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