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Soilless Potting Mix Recipe from Craft Leftovers

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010


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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