5 Best Soils For Starting seeds.

It is hard to believe that some parts of the country are just now thawing out.  May is late for starting Spring seeds but this year the Winter just refused to end on time.  With that in mind, let's take a look at what planting media are the best for starting your seeds.

The best soil types for starting seeds can vary depending on the type of plant you are growing, but here are five soil types that are generally considered to be good for starting most types of seeds:

  1. Seed Starting Mix: This type of soil is specifically formulated for starting seeds and is made up of a blend of vermiculite, potting soil, sphagnum peat moss, and perlite. It is a light, fluffy soil that promotes good drainage and aeration, which are important for successful seed germination.
  2. Coco Coir: This soil type is made from coconut fiber and is becoming increasingly popular as an alternative to sphagnum peat moss. It has excellent water retention properties, which can help keep seeds moist as they germinate.
  3. Peat-based Potting Mix: Peat-based potting mixes are a popular choice for starting seeds because they are lightweight and provide good drainage. They are also typically pH balanced, which can be important for successful seed germination.
  4. Compost: Compost can be a good soil type for starting seeds if it is well-aged and has a fine texture. It is nutrient-rich and can provide a good source of organic matter for seedlings.
  5. Vermiculite: Vermiculite is a lightweight mineral that can be mixed with other soil types to improve drainage and aeration. It can also hold moisture, which can be beneficial for seed germination.

Regardless of what type of soil mix you decide on, we recommend soaking seeds in a 50/50 blend of Organic REV and water for an hour or so just before planting.  This has been proven to improve germination rates and times.  

It's worth noting that when starting seeds, it's important to use a sterile soil to avoid introducing any pathogens or pests that could harm your seedlings.

Leave a comment