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Soilless Potting Mix Recipe from Craft Leftovers


Soilless Potting Mix

Today we have a guest post from Kristin Roach, founder of Craft Leftovers – a web site and zine dedicated to “de-stashing” and finding creative uses for stuff around your home.

From the studio to the kitchen, I make a point to look at what is on hand first before running to the store.

I started as a way to keep myself accountable to using up my leftover craft supplies, and now four years later, it’s a place for others to find patterns, resources, and inspiration to live their lives creatively too!

Join my mission to not only de-stash, but also to find fabulous uses for all those leftovers, to live your life creatively!”

Kristin has been kind enough to supply two issues of Craft Leftovers monthly for a giveaway. The compact zine is stuffed with fantastically-clever how-tos for DIY pet treats, a sewn infinity scarf, recycled yarn dog toys, a seed-starting light stand, recycled paper seedling pots and more! For a chance to win one of two issues, leave a comment telling us something that you’ve made from everyday materials.

Here Kristin shares her recipe for easy seed starting mix using coir:

Mix up this 3 part recipe and your little seedlings will thank you with sprouts, leaves, and loads of growth throughout the year.

  • 1 Part vermiculite (water absorbing and made from mica)
  • 1 Part perlite (volcanic ash, perfect for drainage)
  • 1 Part coir (it’s minced up coconuts and a lot friendlier on marshlands than peat, if you can’t find coir in your area though, peat will do)

Adding a bit of compost to your seeds mix is a great idea. You don’t need to add it until the second set of “true leaves” form.

Craft Leftovers April issue is available now!

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4 Responses to “Soilless Potting Mix Recipe from Craft Leftovers”

  1. I love Kristin & Craft Leftovers!

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  3. Love the website, I try to reuse as much stuff as I can so it saves money and resources. I recently build a seed starting stand from materials I found in my garage cleanout!

  4. Even though peat and sphagnum are connected, peat being dead sphagnum, you might try to use sphagnum moss in your mix instead of peat, because peat is very acidic.

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