Posted by maco on 2015-03-23 01:42:44 UTC and edited at 2020-03-06 08:58:13 UTC


Today I started seeds for the backyard beds

Seed starting

The onions are started in peat pellets, and I did that two weeks ago. I had the peat pellets left over from before I learned that peat is not a renewable resource.

The rest are done using home-made seed starting mix in cow pots. At the recommendation of an employee at my local nursery who has tried it and had success, I used:

  • 2/3 coir (rehydrated and squeezed out)
  • 1/3 perlite
  • big handful of compost (I held both hands together around it)

I used Leafgro, a bagged compost made locally here in Maryland from municipally collected leaves. I was using a 4-cup measuring cup to scoop, so that tells you how much of the other stuff there was to the compost.