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Can you re-use starter soil for seedlings?

Post  NHGardener on 3/28/2013, 2:34 pm

I have some seedlings that will be going into the garden soon, and other seeds that need to be planted. Can I use the transplanted seedlings' starter mix to start the new seedlings, or do I need to buy more starter mix?

(This is for starting seeds indoors)
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Post  camprn on 3/28/2013, 2:48 pm

Pretty much everything is recyclable. you may want to water it with some liquid plant food.
UNLESS you had losses from mold... then I would throw it in the compost pile.

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Post  NHGardener on 3/28/2013, 2:51 pm

No mold issues with the starter mix that I can tell. But I don't think I would hang onto it for next year, I'll probably use it for something this year after the seedlings are done, even if just add to the SFG.

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Post  camprn on 3/28/2013, 2:53 pm

yes, or toss it into the compost pile

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