A very simple and cost-effective way to get some free seedling mix from any store-bought potting mix.
The very next you open a potting mix bag, run it through a fine sieve, and the soil that falls through the sieve, can be used as a very nice fine grade seedling mix. You of cause use the rest as standard potting mix.
The UN-sieved potting mix can be used as usual, and it is ideal for any Bromeliads or Orchids you might like to plant in it.
Things you need:
- A bag of Potting Mix. (Any brand and any sized bag of normal potting mix.)
- A fine sieve. (You can also use a seedling tray with fine holes in the bottom of it, as your sieve if you don’t have a store-bought one on hand.)
- A pair of Gardening Gloves (It’s advisable to wear gloves when handling any form of potting and seedling mix)
This handy tip will save you a few dollars by not having to buy separate potting mix bags of seedling mix.
I highly recommend that you wear suitable gardening gloves.
NOTE: Potting mixes, mulches, compost and soils, contain many forms of bacteria, that can be harmful to your health, and in some instances, result in death.