Soil mix for seedlings

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Re: Soil mix for seedlings

Post by S.Ahmed » March 8th, 2014, 1:09 pm

Muhammad Arif Khan wrote:
Izhar wrote:
Muhammad Arif Khan wrote:I found that 70% Peat + 30% perlite gave the best result.
Sir how much peat cost you? it is Rs.7000 for 300 liter here in Karachi
I purchased one big bag of each, three years ago. I use it for expensive seeds only,it will last me for another three years,for my own local seeds I use a mix of fine river sand,leaf mold as base and on top a layer of composted leaves.
Sir,kindly post some pictures whenever you are sowing seeds next time just like Izhar did.

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Re: Soil mix for seedlings

Post by Izhar » March 8th, 2014, 2:12 pm

Got your point Sir..

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Re: Soil mix for seedlings

Post by ikhan » January 1st, 2016, 10:41 am

Thank you very much Izhar Sb. This is very informative and helpful.

Can we use the same formula for preparing soil mix for other medium to large size potting plants or this is only best for seedlings?

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Re: Soil mix for seedlings

Post by Izhar » January 1st, 2016, 4:45 pm

Eliminate the coco coir part for established plants..

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Re: Soil mix for seedlings

Post by sajawal » February 4th, 2016, 12:47 am

can any body tell me that we can use sawdust in place of coco coir

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Re: Soil mix for seedlings

Post by Izhar » February 4th, 2016, 10:49 am

Not at all... sawdust will consume all the available nitrogen inorder to decompose first... if you could compost the sawdust for 6 months then it will become a good resource...

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Re: Soil mix for seedlings

Post by sajawal » February 4th, 2016, 11:11 am

thanks

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Re: Soil mix for seedlings

Post by Khalid1 » September 18th, 2016, 11:10 pm

Excellent post Izhar sahab!
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Re: Soil mix for seedlings

Post by Khalid1 » September 19th, 2016, 7:40 pm

Izhar Sahab would you please tell me the difference between coco coir and coco peat as i mistakenly bought coco peat from old sabzi mandi. Is it ok to use coco peat instead of coco coir?
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Re: Soil mix for seedlings

Post by Izhar » September 20th, 2016, 9:23 am

Khalid1 wrote:Izhar Sahab would you please tell me the difference between coco coir and coco peat as i mistakenly bought coco peat from old sabzi mandi. Is it ok to use coco peat instead of coco coir?
Coir is the fibrous material while Peat is granular.... please post picture of what you bought...

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