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Old April 8, 2019   #37
MuddyBuckets
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Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Southern USA 7b
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Default Seed Starting Media

This year (2019) I used ProMix BX exclusively, slightly dampened and on a heat mat until germination. Success rate for tomatoes, peppers, and okra ~80%, cucumbers, melons and squash was 100%. Media was sifted fine, dampened and seeds lightly covered, then misted. Once germinated they came off the heating mat and put under full spectrum LED lights about 2" above seedlings. Once the seedlings had one set of real leaves a minimal mixture of General Hydroponics "Maxi Bloom" 5-15-14 water soluble ferts was added 2X a week. So far so good. Plants are thriving after being potted up 2x with this fert schedule and are ready to go into containers or in the beds this week.
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