Germinating Mix, 9 Qts.
Germinating Mix, 9 Qts.

Germinating Mix, 9 Qts.

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Exclusive | Ask Any Gardener: Our Seed Starting Mix is the Best You Can Buy

  • Well-drained blend is the ideal planting mix for seed starting
  • Wicks moisture at the optimal rate for seedlings
  • Balanced pH, with trace minerals for healthy plant growth

Our professional Germinating Mix is a finely textured, sterile blend of sphagnum peat and vermiculite that is pH-adjusted. It also contains trace minerals to stimulate root growth. It's ideal for any type of seed starting system. 9-quart bag.

  • Contains sphagnum peat, vermiculite and trace minerals
  • 9-quart bag weighs approx. 4 pounds
  • One bag fills 4 APS-24s or APS-40s, 8 APS-12s, or 1 APS-6
  • Gardener's Supply Exclusive

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Germinating Mix, 9 Qts.
 
4.8

(based on 637 reviews)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (298)
  • Accurate instructions (211)
  • Versatile (140)
  • Healthy (128)
  • Easy to use (81)

Cons

  • Small in size (31)
  • Pricey / poor value (8)
  • NO cons (4)
  • Pricey (3)

Best Uses

  • Indoors (337)
  • Garden (212)
  • Seed starting (56)
  • Outdoors (53)
  • Patio (38)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (421), Master gardener (98), Practical (54), Getting started (43), Budget shopper (24)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (551), Business (11)

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5.0

This Mix vs Big Box Germinating Mix

By German Johnson

from Littleton, NH

About Me Avid Gardener

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Indoors

    Comments about Germinating Mix, 9 Qts.:

    Bought this while buying other things. Wanted to try somthing different. Outstanding.

    This mixture is very, very light. Root growth on cabbage seed was exceptional, tomatoes very good and peppers as good as any but peppers really don't explode until the heat comes anyway.

    I'll definately use this next year.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Worked great!

    By Rosie

    from Latrobe,Pa

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Germinating Mix, 9 Qts.:

        This mix was great! the plants the day they were transplanted never faltered, will certainly recommend this product!

         
        5.0

        Wonderful product.

        By Terry

        from Montana

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Healthy
        • Lightweight
        • No Lumps Fine And Nice
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Garden
          • Indoors
          • Seed starting

          Comments about Germinating Mix, 9 Qts.:

          I use this product for seed starting and for repotting delicate seedling. There are no lumps, large pieces.
          The product is easy to work with and the seeds can pop right through unlike some products.
          I never use anything else.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
           
          5.0

          The Best- never fails

          By Kim

          from Dixon

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Germinating Mix, 9 Qts.:

              I've tried other products but have had the best success with this

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
               
              5.0

              have used this product regularly: very s

              By Nane

              from N.Y. Finger Lakes region

              About Me Master Gardener

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Garden
                • Indoors
                • Outdoors

                Comments about Germinating Mix, 9 Qts.:

                I like to place in the rows under and over seeds.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                 
                5.0

                good stuff

                By Nanda

                from Nyack, New York

                About Me Avid Gardener

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Effective
                • Goodquality
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Indoors
                • Seedstarting

                Comments about Germinating Mix, 9 Qts.:

                every year I start all my plants from seeds. flowers and vegetables. the mix gives me a high germination percentage. the smaller bags are very easy to manage.Very good product

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                 
                5.0

                The best seed-sarting mix ever!

                By Marian-

                from Franklin, Massachusetts

                About Me Avid Gardener

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistant
                • Easy to Use
                • Light-weight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoor And Greeh-house Se
                  • Indoor And Green-house Se

                  Comments about Germinating Mix, 9 Qts.:

                  I use this mix to start about 300 vegetable, herb, and flower starts. They seeds NEVER fail to germinate and grow in this seed medium-

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                   
                  5.0

                  Always great results

                  By Surf farmer

                  from New York

                  About Me Master Gardener

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Germinating Mix, 9 Qts.:

                      Perfect mix for the APS

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                       
                      5.0

                      High percentage of success

                      By Crtafty Rob

                      from Breckenridge, MN

                      About Me Avid Gardener

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Accurate Instructions
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • Greenhouse

                      Comments about Germinating Mix, 9 Qts.:

                      Tried another Gardener's product, an "organic" starting soil that was a disaster. I did it as an experiment as I had used this product before and was happy with it. The other, "organic" product was full of twigs and I had an seedling emergence rate of about 40 %. This germinating mix is easy to use and I have a 95 % success rate with it. My use starts indoor in early February under grow lights and then late March the ytrays are moved to the greenhouse or the seedings are transplanted and moved to the greenhouse.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                       
                      5.0

                      I would purchase this product again

                      By Loulou The Gardener

                      from BROOKLYN, New York

                      About Me Avid Gardener

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Garden
                        • Indoors

                        Comments about Germinating Mix, 9 Qts.:

                        I use this product for starting my seeds indoors. The germination rate is great. The mixture is light weight and easy to use. I also use it to transplant seedlings to larger pots and containers.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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