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Lorna95Lorna95 Posts: 436

Can people tell me what they use to start there seeds off, what soil do you use do you mix anything in with it, things like that.

I'm just interested what people use, what is your success rate for growing seeds.

Input would be greatly appreciated, thank you.xx 


  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,123

    I use ordinary MPC, nothing fancy. Sometimes add grit if it's suggested on the packet, or I sow direct into the soil. It really depends on what seed your'e sowing.

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  • Lorna95Lorna95 Posts: 436

    Thank you Dave Morgan and hollie hock, I use multi purpose compost as well and mix vermiculite with it, sometimes I have a good success with seeds but other times it might be half success, wasn't sure if I was using the wrong stuff.

    Thanks for your input.xx 

  • Lorna95Lorna95 Posts: 436

    Probably Jo, but I just used what they had in the shop, This is why I wanted to find out what people used, Now I know that would be better then that's what I will get.

    Thank you.xx

  • chris 172chris 172 Posts: 403

    Hi I have used various types for experimenting and always add perlite and have had good success.

    i plant most of my veg in modular trays and have had a great return

    look on you tube under quick crop where you will see short videos on growing veg and there are some great methods especially spring onions which I have tried and tested they are great happy gardening

  • LynLyn Posts: 22,859

    This year I have been using an Irish compost, the seed germination is extremely good and the pot plants and baskets are still going strong, this will definitely be my chosen compost from now on.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,114
    The most important thing with seeds is to choose a good supplier. There are some companies which offer few seeds in the packets and their germination rate is a disgrace.
  • Lorna95Lorna95 Posts: 436

    Thanks everyone, this is a great bit of input, I will definitely be getting some vermiculite.

    Thanks for the advice chris 172 to look on you tube. 

    Thank you everyone for your advise.xx

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