Why should I use a starter mix?

The reason to use a starter mix vs a potting mix is that they are made of a finer cut of peat moss and smaller grinds of perlite and vermiculite which helps retain more moisture.  You will notice that potting mixes are quite a bit heavier and the Perlite are rather large chunks.  Starter mixes generally have a lower fertilizer charge which prevents young seedlings from burning, you don't need much to get a seedling going.  We add about a Tbsp of AZOMITE ® to our seedling m...  Read More...