My Favorite Affordable Seed Starting Mix Recipe

If you are planning to start a garden this year, chances are you want to plant all the things! 🤗 🌱🌶🥬🍅 Instead of buying pre-made seed starting mix, I decided to make my own because it’s more affordable, especially since I plan to make a lot.

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The recipe I used is:

4 parts peat moss

2 parts perlite

1 part vermiculite

This is perfect for starting seeds because it’s so light. If you do buy prepackaged soil, be sure to sift out any large pieces with 1/4” hardware cloth before planting seeds. Tip: Wash last years trays and cells in warm soapy water. I like using these big bins to make cleaning easy. Also, always water mix before adding seeds! Once planted, water trays from the bottom or with a mister to avoid displacing your seeds. Plastic covers will keep it nice and humid for germination. Once my seeds are planted, I place them on these silver racks with a grow light attached right above them. Check out this quick reel I made to catch each step!

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