The Q&A Archives: Which Planting Medium Is Better?

Question: We used to purchase the small (1-1 1/4") peat moss disks that expand when put in water, to plant individual seeds, then place in the ground when plants are large enough and weather conditions correct.
Your newest newsletter recommends a planting medium, or even mixing your own.
Is there a reason not to use those disks any more?

Answer: Many gardeners use the disks and are very happy with them. If they work well for you, there is no reason to change. If on the other hand you have had some problems with certain types of seeds, or are growing something with specialized soil needs, then you might want to mix something specifically for those seeds. Otherwise, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" comes to mind here.

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