How to Make Your Own Seed Starting Mix
Sure, you can buy seed starting mix in any big box store, hardware store, or nursery, but why not try making your own? You can save a good chunk of money, especially if you plan on starting lots of seeds. And, you’ll know exactly what’s in there so that you don’t have to worry about yucky chemicals (if that’s your thing.) And it’s really not that hard to do!
Seed starting mix is different from potting soil or garden soil because it has to be lighter and fluffier to allow adequate water drainage for the fledgling seedlings. Therefore, you’re going to need some vermiculite, perlite, peat moss, potting soil, and compost. Read on to learn exactly how much to use to and how to make your very own seed starting mix.