Bobberman
Super Green Thumb
Posts: 2437
Joined: Tue Nov 16, 2010 3:31 am
Location: Latrobe Pa.

Clay added to my seed starting mix for up potting!

The problem I see the most when up potting into flats or 6 pack cubes is the soil dries out two fast. I have been mixing my potting soils with some clay weedless soil from a under the surface area where I dug the top layer off! The mix seems to hold moisture longer What do you think? Has anyone tried this?. i can post but cannot read any replies or even my post after I post. Anyone have any Ideas what is wrong with my MSN unit! I can read all PMs so if there are any questions PM me! Thanks!
I enjoy fishing ,gardening and a solar greenhouse! carpet installation repair and sales for over 45 years! I am the inventor of the Bobber With A Brain - Fishing Bobber!

User avatar
rainbowgardener
Super Green Thumb
Posts: 25303
Joined: Sun Feb 15, 2009 11:04 pm
Location: TN/GA 7b

Clay seems quite counter-intuitive, since what we usually want in any kind of container is well draining. Let us know how it works out for you.

PM webmaster about the problems you are having.
Twitter account I manage for local Sierra Club: https://twitter.com/CherokeeGroupSC Facebook page I manage for them: https://www.facebook.com/groups/65310596576/ Come and find me and lots of great information, inspiration

Rabbits2
Full Member
Posts: 13
Joined: Sun Apr 15, 2012 1:31 am
Location: Pa.

This is bobberman on a computer. I did not find the problem but it must be in my MSN web tv. So anyway I will be here on the weekends to catch up on my post. I did use the clay mix in my seedlings and it seems to be working better than the bought mixes since it does not dry out as fast. I will see how they grow now. I will check out the clay cat litter! My lettuce is ready to eat and my peas are 2 foot high both in cold frames!
Love my cats and rabbits!

User avatar
rainbowgardener
Super Green Thumb
Posts: 25303
Joined: Sun Feb 15, 2009 11:04 pm
Location: TN/GA 7b

well, I can say from experience of having left cat litter outdoors accidentally that cat litter when wet turns into a nasty, slimy solid lump.
Twitter account I manage for local Sierra Club: https://twitter.com/CherokeeGroupSC Facebook page I manage for them: https://www.facebook.com/groups/65310596576/ Come and find me and lots of great information, inspiration

Bobberman
Super Green Thumb
Posts: 2437
Joined: Tue Nov 16, 2010 3:31 am
Location: Latrobe Pa.

The clay makes a nice mix for planters since it holds moisture onger!
I enjoy fishing ,gardening and a solar greenhouse! carpet installation repair and sales for over 45 years! I am the inventor of the Bobber With A Brain - Fishing Bobber!

User avatar
rainbowgardener
Super Green Thumb
Posts: 25303
Joined: Sun Feb 15, 2009 11:04 pm
Location: TN/GA 7b

Have you actually tried it? Cat litter breaks down into a gooey mess...
Twitter account I manage for local Sierra Club: https://twitter.com/CherokeeGroupSC Facebook page I manage for them: https://www.facebook.com/groups/65310596576/ Come and find me and lots of great information, inspiration

Return to “Seed Starting Forum”