[Market-farming] soil mix for speedling flats

John Ehrlich johnkaty at shaw.ca
Fri Jan 13 22:12:43 EST 2012


Thanks for those, but I am looking for something a little more specific to the styrofoam trays

J


On 2012-01-13, at 6:45 PM, Cary Peterson wrote:

> We have had very good results springboarding from Coleman's recipe and using coir fiber instead of peat moss. We did mixtures with differing amounts of coir, garden compost, leaf mould, vermicastings, sand and perlite, and used this home-made potting soil with soil blocks for starts. Had great results consistently. Found the mixture recipe to be very forgiving of variation.
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> Cary Peterson
> Good Cheer Food Bank Garden Coordinator
> http://goodcheergarden.wordpress.com/
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> On Fri, Jan 13, 2012 at 6:19 PM, MAsteveINE <MAsteveINE at 207me.com> wrote:
> Coleman, Four Seasaons Harvest, says: if you want to make a natural potting soil
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> free of any additives that may be included in the commercial peat lite mix, you can
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>  make it as followes:
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> 3 buckets peat moss
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> 2 cups organic fertilizer blend
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> 1 bucket perlite
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> 3 buckets compost
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> Mix all together thoroughly.
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> Screen over 1/4 inch screen.
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