Pro Mix Organic Veg and Herb mix

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  1. For some reason I wanted to try out a new soil mix.

    (3) 2cf bags of ProMix Organic Veg and Herb mix
    (1) 3cf bale of Teufels compost
    (1) 2cf bag of pine bark mulch fines

    I also bought a small bag of Espoma Biotone Starter plus. Should make 75 gallons of mix for under $100. The ProMix is the variable for me - I use this same mix but w Roots Organic. I figured the BioTone would be a nice amendment for the ProMix. Now I see that it has soybean meal and sulfate of potash added. It also says it’s good for 3 months lol.

    So I’m just curious what others who use it think about it. Is it ok to plant seeds in?
    RD
     
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  2. That new promix looks good.
     
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  3. in was looking at it at wal, mart, 15 bucks a bail , i still havent started my tomato and pepper plants, all i got is a brick of coco and dont really want to go that route .
    considering the pro mix though
     
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  4. I guess I didn’t realize that it’s new. I was thinking of using 1 cup per cf of the Biotone but may drop it down to 1/2 cup.
    While I’m waiting for the compost to thaw out I guess I could start some pepper plants and a cannabis seed or two. I was actually thinking of throwing a brick of coir into the recipe. Think I’ll try a few seeds in straight ProMix.
    RD
     
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  5. Promix now adds coir to their organic blends.
     
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  6. coco works great getting them started, transplanting is a bit trickier though
    tomato plants will lean over in the coco
     
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  7. i would hold of on the bark and add perlite and earthworm castings along with the compost that combo worked good for me
     
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  8. Hey Tim
    Here’s the one I have.
    PRO-MIX Organic Vegetable & Herb Mix

    But here’s the label on the actual bag. It’s 2cf.
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    I have to say what they’ve done is pretty confusing. Different recipes depending on bag size but with the same name? Then my bag doesn’t match the description on their link. Why the heck didn’t they list soybean meal and sulfate of potash in the ingredients list?(knit-picking on that one) I think I’m going to give ProMix a call and try to figure it out.
    RD
     
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  9. I purchased a large cube of the BX last year. It has their new chemical wetting agent in it. Everything I try to grow in it suffers. I'll toss the 3+ cu. ft of that bag in the trash or give it to a neighbor. This is the wetting agent they now use in most of their products except a few organic ones. Aquagro 2000M. Here's a SDS for it.

    https://can.aquatrols.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Aquagro-2000M-US-SDS-2020.pdf
     
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  10. Good to know. I can’t even remember the last time I used any ProMix. Guess I’ll just have to see how it goes.
     
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  11. I purchased it for my annual flower starts and vegetable starts. I ended up using cycled no-till mix.
     
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  12. Just wanted to post an update. The ProMix seems to be working well as a seed starter. These are some auto plants at day 14. I have them in a makeshift tent made from foam panels. Using an old T-5 w 4 led replacement bulbs and 4 standard warm white bulbs. Temps are only between 64-68. 1/2 gallon of straight ProMix was the seed starter. The rest is the mix from the first post plus 1/4 cup of Espoma per cf.
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    I ended up throwing too many variables into the mix my photo plants are in for them to tell me much about how the ProMix performs.
    RD
     

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  13. @TimJ
    I’m seeing some variegation in the Critical Auto x Purps. Only noticed it on the runt till I looked at the pic. Kinda interesting and makes me want to read up on it again.
     
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  14. #14 TimJ, Mar 4, 2023
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    I did see a few leaves with a little myself. But, another grower I had run it did not.
    Edit: I clicked on your picture. I had the same single spot on a few leaves on the plant I grew out. I can't remember seeing more than a few leaves like that though. It didn't seem to affect its growth at all. I'll check with the other growers running it.
     
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  15. I started over 40 vega with it, so far seems good.
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    Switched to a 250 mh yesterday.
     
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  16. Yeah I’ve grown quite a few of them out and never really noticed anything different. Just thought it was kinda neat. Thanks again.
    RD
     
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  17. Nice. Is that the Veg and Herb mix?
     
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  18. Thnx, we got ,20 cabbage red n green. 10 broccoli , 10 kale. Self watering pots for basil and oregano The peas I'll redo in the gutter. I'll saute those pea .starts, actually yummy like that. I'd like to get these in the ground in April. Gonna get the maters ,cukes, swiss chard, zukes,beets, and butternut going soon.
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  19. I think RD was asking if you were using the Promix Veg and Herb mix? Or are you using one of their other mediums?
     
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  20. Lol , it's the org starter mix bale.
    I used a mix I had in a 65 gallon sip that I'm not doing anymore,I added some cow king compost to it ,even tho it had worms in it. I used that to pot up.
     
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