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Microgreens Potting Mix – 1L

15 EGP

The Agricultural Seed Starting Mix is a specially formulated blend of cocopeat (coconut coir) and vermiculite, designed to provide the ideal environment for seed germination and early plant growth. This mix combines the excellent water retention and aeration properties of cocopeat with the nutrient retention and soil conditioning benefits of vermiculite.
Brands: HRZFG

Description

Information

  • Cocopeat: Derived from the husk of coconuts, cocopeat is a natural, sustainable, and renewable resource. It is known for its high water retention, aeration, and ability to support healthy root growth.
  • Vermiculite: A naturally occurring mineral that expands when heated, vermiculite improves moisture retention, aeration, and provides essential nutrients to plants.
This pack is specially designed for our DIY microgreens growing kit, it fills the box nicely and would fit for 10 to 15 grams of seeds (Brassica seeds as reference, seed count varies according to intensity needed of the mighty micros)

Specifications

  • Pack Size: 1 Liter
  • Composition: 70% Cocopeat, 30% Vermiculite
  • pH: Neutral to slightly alkaline (6.5-7.5)
  • Water Retention: High (cocopeat can retain 8-9 times its weight in water)
  • Aeration: Excellent
  • Cation Exchange Capacity (CEC): High
  • Density: Low to medium (approx. 800-1600 kg/m³)

Preferences

  • Preferred for starting seeds due to its optimal balance of moisture retention, aeration, and nutrient availability.
  • Ideal for a variety of plants, including vegetables, herbs, flowers, and ornamentals.

Benefits

  • Enhances seed germination rates and early plant growth.
  • Improves root structure and overall plant health.
  • Reduces the need for frequent watering.
  • Provides a clean and disease-free growing environment.
  • Supports sustainable agricultural practices.

Uses

  • Seed Germination: Primary use for starting seeds in trays, pots, or directly in the garden.
  • Transplanting Medium: Ideal for young plants transitioning from seed trays to larger pots or outdoor beds.
  • Hydroponics: Suitable for various hydroponic applications, including NFT, DWC & Dutch buckets.

 

*CEC: Cation exchange capacity (CEC) is a measure of the total negative charges within the soil that adsorb plant nutrient cations such as calcium (Ca2+), magnesium (Mg2+) and potassium (K+). As such, the CEC is a property of a soil that describes its capacity to supply nutrient cations to the soil solution for plant uptake.

Additional information

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 20 × 20 × 5 cm

Microgreens Growing

  • Specifically designed for growing microgreens, providing the right balance of moisture, aeration, and nutrients.
  • Suitable for a wide variety of microgreens including radish, broccoli, kale, arugula, and herbs.

Advantages

  • Water Retention: Keeps seeds and young plants consistently moist, promoting quick germination and growth.
  • Aeration: Prevents compaction, ensuring roots have ample space to grow.
  • Nutrient Retention: Holds and gradually releases nutrients to support vigorous plant growth.
  • Sterile Medium: Free from pathogens and contaminants.
  • Sustainable: Made from eco-friendly, renewable resources.

How to Use

  1. Seed Starting: Spread the seed starting mix evenly in trays or shallow containers. Sow seeds evenly over the surface and cover lightly with a thin layer of the mix. Mist with water to ensure the mix is moist but not waterlogged.
  2. Growing: Keep the mix consistently moist by misting regularly. Ensure adequate light, either natural or artificial, for optimal growth.
  3. Harvesting: Microgreens are typically ready to harvest in 7-14 days, depending on the variety. Cut the greens just above the soil line.

Benefits

  • Promotes rapid and uniform seed germination.
  • Enhances root development and overall plant health.
  • Reduces the need for frequent watering.
  • Provides a clean and disease-free growing environment.
  • Supports sustainable agricultural practices.

Uses

  • Seed Germination: Ideal for starting microgreens seeds.
  • Growing Medium: Provides the necessary environment for growing microgreens indoors or in greenhouses.
  • Hydroponics: Can be used in hydroponic systems for microgreens.

Why Use Seed Starting Mix for Microgreens (Cocopeat + Vermiculite)

  • Optimal Growing Conditions: Creates an ideal environment for microgreens to thrive.
  • Efficiency: Maximizes water and nutrient use, reducing waste and promoting healthy growth.
  • Versatility: Suitable for a wide range of microgreens varieties and growing systems.
  • Environmental Benefits: Promotes sustainable agriculture by using renewable resources and improving soil health.

Advantages

  • Water Retention: Holds ample moisture for seed germination and early growth.
  • Aeration: Prevents soil compaction, ensuring good root development.
  • Nutrient Retention: Retains and slowly releases essential nutrients to young plants.
  • Sterile Medium: Free from pathogens and contaminants.
  • Sustainable: Made from renewable resources.

How to use

  1. Seed Starting: Fill trays or pots with the seed starting mix. Sow seeds according to the recommended depth and spacing. Water gently to moisten the mix.
  2. Transplanting: Once seedlings have developed true leaves, they can be transplanted into larger containers or garden beds with similar soil composition.
  3. Hydroponic Systems: Use in NFT pots, DWC pots & Dutch buckets or other hydroponic systems for enhanced root support and nutrient availability.

Why to use

Why Use Seed Starting Mix (Cocopeat + Vermiculite)

  • Optimal Growing Conditions: Creates the perfect environment for seeds to germinate and seedlings to thrive.
  • Efficiency: Maximizes water and nutrient use, reducing waste.
  • Versatility: Suitable for a wide range of plants and growing systems.
  • Environmental Benefits: Promotes sustainable agriculture by using renewable resources and improving soil health.

Application at Farms

  • Field Crops: Improve seed germination and early growth for various crops.
  • Vegetable Gardens: Enhance the success rate of vegetable seedlings.
  • Herb Gardens: Ensure healthy and robust herb plants.

Inside Greenhouses

  • Seed Trays: Fill seed trays with the mix for optimal germination conditions.
  • Potting Mix: Combine with other soil components for a high-quality potting mix.
  • Hydroponic Systems: Use in hydroponic setups to support young plants.

Indoors Controlled Environment Agriculture

  • Vertical Farming: Ideal for vertical farming systems to maximize space and resource efficiency.
  • Indoor Gardens: Enhance soil and growing media for indoor plants.
  • Hydroponics and Aquaponics: Provide a stable, nutrient-rich medium for plant growth.

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