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Name: Kat
Magnolia, Tx (Zone 8b)
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kittriana
Feb 4, 2018 1:37 AM CST
How do you know when to transfer to next size pots and how long do you continue the seed starting mixes? If you don't use the seed starting mixes, and cannot plant in ground, how do you know what type of soils to use in your bigger pots. It comes in so many forms... potting soil, raised bed soil, garden soil, etc
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Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Onewish1
Feb 4, 2018 5:26 AM CST
Garden soil is toi heavy and will stay wetter in a container .. potting soil would be best .. personally I use coconut coir . perlite .. and slow release fertilizer
Name: Kat
Magnolia, Tx (Zone 8b)
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kittriana
Feb 4, 2018 8:15 PM CST
In Houston, humidity is always heavier than NJ. We get a lot of different types of soils tween us. Chuckl, the eggshells are an experiment- tho I like them better than the seed starting pellets so far. Thanx for your answer!
kitt
Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Container Gardener Seed Starter
Dog Lover Region: New Jersey Hummingbirder Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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Onewish1
Feb 5, 2018 3:49 AM CST
If your humidity is worse .. I pity you.. can cut it some days here in summer Thumbs down
Name: Kat
Magnolia, Tx (Zone 8b)
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kittriana
Feb 6, 2018 10:58 PM CST
I drove an 18 wheeler for 35 yrs, NJ I have seen in 4' snows with no walk bans, Springtime in traffic heavier than the rain, construction and green everywhere. Florida resembles Houston somewhat, but only in Feb is our humidity as low as the 50%. I was not happy with the starter I used, but we start seeds in Dec,Jan, &Feb and it is tuff to find the proper mixes that early. I have to think ahead before I remember to stock up, so am winging it. On the other hand, we direct sow most stuff, usually. Sigh, planting again, and I think these seeds are going to be babied into another pot and medium tomorro. THANX FOR THE ANSWEER
kitt
Name: Toni Melvin
Sherwood Oregon (Zone 8a)
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Toni
Feb 11, 2018 6:14 PM CST
I absolutely LOVE Sunshine mix #4.
I heard about Sunshine mix from one of Dave and Trish's podcasts. They mentioned they start all of their seeds in it. Since I have started using it I have had much better germination and health of seedlings.
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Name: Kat
Magnolia, Tx (Zone 8b)
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kittriana
Feb 14, 2018 7:32 PM CST
I finally caught next to last bag of Jiffy starter and it was time to give the seeds more room- umm no pix too dark outside now. My weather went to fog and 100% humidity this morning, temps started at 53* and ended at 74* so, the pots went outdoors. I have Feb 16 as a seed starting day, so plan on throwing out a few more seeds to ground. I had decent germination- twice the plants I was planning on. The tomatoes I added 1/2" dirt on top of the pot, they like the warm drippy outdoors on my deck, so they are outdoors til the 40's come back. I KNOW we always have a Spring freeze near 20th March...
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