Potting Soiled Media

Potting mixes should support developing seedlings. Most potting mixes are soil less to avoid soil borne diseases and promote good drainage. A mix of peat moss, vermiculite or perlite, and compost or organic fertilizers can provide a suitable environment with sufficient water-holding capacity, nutrient content, and aeration for plant growth and development. However, because organic nutrients are supplied slowly over time, meeting seedling nutrient needs can be difficult.

 

Soilless Potting Mix

  • 1 part compost
  • 1 part vermiculite
  • 1 part peat moss
  • Screened with ¼-inch screen to mix together
  • Per 1 gallon mix add:
    • 0.6 oz blood meal (17.01 grams)
    • 0.4 oz clay phosphate (11.34 grams)
    • 0.4 oz greensand (11.34 grams)
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