The neverending quest for the perfect seed starter or propagation super soil used to be as daunting as seeking out the Holy Grail. The mercurial rise of innovative gardening coupled with cutting edge scientific soil research has recently produced a cornucopia of first rate soils.
One of the best on the market is Premier Pro-Mix BX (call Fifth Season Stores for availability) with Mycorise Pro. Premier is basically a peat based mix with perlite (for aeration) and vermiculite (for water and nutrient absorption). The addition of the trademarked Mycorise Pro gives infant plants the ability to grow massive roots thanks to a symbiotic relationship with the added endomycorrhizal fungus (for a full explanation of its numerous benefits, check out the our recent Mycorrhizae post).
The soil also maintains a neutral ph balance thanks to the addition of dolomitic and calcitic limestone. Premier’s soil adapts to several planting persuasions including bedding trays, pots and hanging baskets, perennials, and propagation.
Organic farmer’s take note: Premier Pro-Mix BX contains an inorganic wetting agent.