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Seed Starting Soil Using
Sphagnum Peat Moss

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Seed Germination Mix

This slideshow covers how to make a simple seed germination potting soil using sphagnum peat moss as the base ingredient. The finish potting mix can be used for both seed starting and adding ingredients to for making potting on mixes for older vegetable seedlings as they grow their way to transplanting.


Recipe used in this slideshow

  • 1 part Sphagnum peat moss
  • 1 part Perlite or vermiculite
  • Water to moisten

Before starting, have everything you will need ready, the list below will help.

What You Will Need

  • Potting Table, bench or Work Area [image]
  • Containers for potting mix [image]
  • Measuring container
  • Garden Sieve [image]
  • Sphagnum peat moss [image]
  • Vermiculite or Perlite [image]
  • Water

Important Mixing Points

All ingredients are measured by volume not weight. When 1 part is mentioned, it can be any size measuring container that is suitable for the amount you are making. Ensure the same sized measuring container is used for all the ingredients in the recipe unless a different size or type of measure is mentioned.

To achieve a consistency in any potting mix it is best to sift all ingredients through a 1/4 inch (7mm) screen. [image] Of course it doesn’t have to be a rough looking homemade one, this smaller commercially produce sieve will do the job just as well. [image]

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Seed Starting Soil Using
Sphagnum Peat Moss

Start Over

This is your base mixture that can be used to add other ingredients as the seedling grow and are re-potted.

For the next page in this section follow this link to seed starting mix using coconut coir fiber

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If you are looking to buy a garden sieve, this Steel Compost Sieve from gardeners supply is a pretty good buy. Handy around the garden or in the potting shed for all those small sifting jobs.

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