Thanks. I haven’t done the worm thing, so I might have to order some castings. I can get the fish emulsion at Lowe’s. But, I have a good organic liquid fert (Medina) that I bought in Texas before we moved here that works very well.
I noticed this Burpee coir mix has some perlite in it, so I guess that helps with aeration? I just wonder what the coir/perlite ratio is. Do you add any vermiculite to this mix?
I’ve been doing a lot of reading the last couple days about what’s a better medium, coir or peat. The good thing about coir is that its pH is somewhat neutral and sterile, compared with peat, so I don’t have to worry about those nasty gnats.
I’ve used peat every year I’ve done my indoor starts and have had mixed results, especially with peppers and herbs, although tomatoes do better. Perhaps the higher pH would help with the peppers? I’m wanting to try some leafy greens and brassicas indoors this year also, so I’m a bit leery about trying a completely new medium this year. I think I got good heat pads and lights, so I’m good in that dept.
I transfer my seedlings to 10oz plastic cups when they get about 3in tall, then they go back under the lights until it’s ready outside to plant them in the garden.