Seedlings

How much worm compost can you add to the soil when potting up seedlings?

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Mar 09, 2012
Compost for seedlings
by: Sierra Worm Compost

Thanks for your question.

I have used my compost straight to start my seeds for the last 10 years without any problems. I have not experienced "damping off" in my hothouse (which can be a common occurrence). This is probably due to not having to water as often because the castings are hydroscopic; they hold moisture incredibly well.

Worm compost will not burn, therefore it is the perfect growing medium. However, if you need to stretch your worm compost, adding 20-40% to your potting mix will provide plenty of disease inhibitors and growth enhancers.

Additionally, adding a handful of worm compost while transplanting will aid in water retention and disease suppression for your plants.

Happy worming!




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