Page 1 of 1

Mixing seed mix with peat moss.

Posted: Fri May 06, 2016 3:07 pm
by Belangerm5
Can i mix seed starting mix with peat moss to increase the amount/volume. Im already finished bag #2 of my promix seed starting. I really don't want to have to buy so many bags each year. If i can do this, what would the ratio be?

I have read that straight peat is a bad idea.

I have a short growing season. So i need to fill trays that are large enough to keep the seedling in for several weeks with out risking the seedling choking itselft out.

Thanks!!

Re: Mixing seed mix with peat moss.

Posted: Fri May 06, 2016 3:13 pm
by Lindsaylew82
I fill my cups 2/3 full with cheap potting mix and the top 1/3 with seed starting mix. It's worked out perfectly so far!

Re: Mixing seed mix with peat moss.

Posted: Sat May 07, 2016 2:03 am
by Allyn
I mix mine about 50/50 with peat moss. It seems to work okay for me.

Re: Mixing seed mix with peat moss.

Posted: Sat May 07, 2016 2:19 am
by rainbowgardener
Peat moss is very moisture holding. I don't use seed starting mix at all, just regular potting mix. If I wanted to increase the volume, I would prefer to use something that helps drainage, like perlite, rice hulls, coarse sand, crushed rock, etc.