yeah I like to keep around 1/4 perlite to soil . Do you start your seeds right off in the ocean forrest mix ?I use ocean forest mixed with 25% perlite or a similar mix.
Never had as strong and fast growing plants in a nutrient free mix. Have to be very careful not to overwater the young roots is all. Drainage is key.
I just had some miracle gro soil that I used. Wasn't specifically for seedlings but doesn't hold as much moisture as I thought it would which is good.
There are some soils that are hotter. But as long as you don’t add any additional nutrients to it you’ll be fine , fox farm bag soils are strong! I’m growing in an organic potting mix seedling through flower and everything seems to be fineit is , just wasn't sure if the little seedlings could handle starting off in nutrient based soil with perlite . got some pricey beans I'm gonna start , and I don't want to mess it up .
it is , just wasn't sure if the little seedlings could handle starting off in nutrient based soil with perlite . got some pricey beans I'm gonna start , and I don't want to mess it up .
What do you suggest ? They don’t grow very fast in just the jiffy media .Then start them in a light seedling mix. Its an easy decision. I tried it before. It works. And it wont hurt them.
2 to 1 perlite / vermiculite mix in 2 inch square pots in tray with 1/4 inch of water;
Tried the MG several years ago. Way too expensive. I use a standard potting mix, currently Kellogg patio plus sifted through a kids sand/beach toy.This stuff, fluffy without any time releasnutes
MG seedling soil is .03 .03 .03, its mainly sphagnum and perlite. At half a solo cup per seed i never considered the cost.I didnt know mg seed starter had fertilizer added. I wonder if it is as strong as ocean forest or the like just not organic?
Happen to know the starting ec?
I'm popping hundreds of seeds per year from tomatoes to peppers to peas to sunflowers to too many more to list here. I bought 1/2 cu ft for $8 and it lasted me a month. I stock up on potting soil when it's on sale for 5 cu ft for $10. Besides, it takes some time to sift which means more garden time for me.MG seedling soil is .03 .03 .03, its mainly sphagnum and perlite. At half a solo cup per seed i never considered the cost.