I am new to starting seeds so I am wondering if anyone in the forum
has experience making their own seed starter mix, and if it has worked
out better than buying a pre-mixed substance. I thought perhaps if the
seedlings got a taste of the soil they will actually be growing in,
they might do better, so I am not necessarily trying to save money;
I'm only going to start 2 or 3 dozen plants anyway - mostly tomatoes
Thanks for the responses. Sorry I didn't make myself clearer. What I
was thinking was to blend up my own seed starter mix using perhaps 1/4
to 1/2 garden soil along with screened sphagnum moss and vermiculite
or pearlite. My pseudo-logic being that the seedlings would be better
adapted to the soil that they will be transplanted into. I'll check
out the article you mentioned.
I have thrown stuff together before and it worked. I tend to use those
fibrous holders and transfer the whole thing to the ground.
I am soaking some seeds in water right now seeing how fast that goes.
I'm still waiting for seeds to sprout in the basement, been over 4
Too cold. i didn't soak the seeds as was recommended to me.
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