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soil type for new seedlings?

Posted by skyjumper (My Page) on
Tue, Apr 17, 12 at 10:05

first time planting bare root seedlings in pots. picea pungens and picea glauca. what type of soil should I use? potting soil? a mix of sand & pea gravel? etc...


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RE: soil type for new seedlings?

NEVER ... EVER.. use SOIL in pots..

you need a potting MEDIA ...

i favor 1/2 common peat based media [mixed with perlite, etc] .. with 50% mini bark chunks ... and NEVER with fert already contained therein ...

the key is high drainage .... and that is what the bark chunks add ... otherwise.. everyone has a recipe they favor ... and any one of them is fine ... Al's gritty mix is all over GW ...

ken

Here is a link that might be useful: go down THE page and hit the link to PINE BARK MINI NUGGETS


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RE: soil type for new seedlings?

yeah that makes sense. I've been growing a red maple from seed for 2 years now in a pot of black dirt, and when i transplanted it this spring the whole root ball was a wet soggy mess. that didn't seem right to me, and that's what initiated the question. thanks...

oh, the link above sent me to NOAA sites?


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RE: soil type for new seedlings?

i thought you needed some weather info.. lol ..

should be the right link below ...

ken

Here is a link that might be useful: go down the page.. as per above ...


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