Thursday, February 12, 2009

Seed Starting Mix

It's seed starting time, here in Tennessee. I start all of our garden vegetables, herbs and flowers from seed. Some get seeded directly in the ground, while others get their start in flats. I make my own soil less seed mix. For one thing, it's a lot cheaper. But mainly, I just prefer to do it myself. I thought I'd share my recipe with y'all:

1/2 part sphagnum peat moss or coir*
1/4 part perlite*
1/4 part vermiculite*
Mix and store dry. When you're ready to use it, put it in a container and add enough water, mixing as you go, until the mixture holds together.*
I use a quart yogurt container to scoop and measure the dry ingredients.
We have a gardening group on flickr for Etsy buyers and sellers. Everyone is welcome. Just be sure to leave any Etsy business in the mudroom.
Until next time.....


sassyglassdesigns said...

I can't believe it is seed-starting time already. Our local stores have some of their plants in already. Gardens are so great.

Jamie said...

What a timely post! I love that we can start playing in the dirt early. I'm glad you posted this - I will mix a batch up this weekend. I've saved some seeds from last years Carolina Wonders (peppers). I left them on long enough to turn red and they were delicious. Can you believe I saw ONE organic red pepper for $6.99 in the grocery store at the first of the year?! $6.99! I guess I don't get out much.

fly tie said...

thanks for sharing this. i really really *really* intend to get some food growing this spring, and this info will come in handy.


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