Seed Starting Mix

Seed Starting Mix

Starting Seeds
What is a seed starting mix? Not all the ingredients listed here will be in ALL seed starting mixes. One may have perlite, the other vermiculite, but this is the basis of most prepared seed starting mixes. Many "top" brands have chemical fertilizers added that are not necessary and will defeat your purpose to grow organically, so be sure to read the labels! Before discussing prepared seed starting mixes, it is important to understand the process that is going on and what you will need this seed starting mix to do for your plants. Let's start by defining a few gardening terms... The first thing, when thinking about seed starting mixes, is to note that (... and especially if you are new to gardening...) "seeds" do not require fertilization until…
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