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Tips for growing great vegetable and herb seedlings.

Tips for growing great vegetable and herb seedlings.

Heirloom Harvest 24/12/2018 0
We grow thousands of plants from seed every year to grow out in our market garden, seed farm and for sale. Over the years we have tried many different seed raising mixes and containers to grow in. We have tried many different commercial seed raising mixes but have found our own mixes to be far superior. We used to use very complex mixes with many different ingredients but over the years have simplified and mix down to three ingredients; equal parts good quality compost and vermiculite for the body and about 2% Blood and Bone for the fertility. We use this mix for pretty much every type of seedling we grow from Amaranth to Zucchinis.  You might regularly read on other blogs to use a sterile seed raising mix to ensure disease free seedlings, I believe this is a mistake. Modern research has shown that interactions between micro-organisms in the soil and plant growth are extremely important for the vitality of the plants. By growing in a sterile medium you deny those seedlings these extrem...
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