Make Your Own Seed Compost

I used to laboriously sieve my home made compost to make it really fine for sowing seeds in modules.

It took ages and I’ve discovered that it’s a complete waste of time!

Seedlings love a bit of rough to get their tiny roots into.

A “Golden Frills” mustard seedling being pricked out
The really rough stuff will be used again in a new compost heap to create much needed air pockets to speed up the process and avoid stagnation

So now I use a mushroom tray to sieve out the really large undecomposed lumps in my compost but let the other stuff through.It takes seconds rather than a few minutes.

It also improves drainage and my winter salad seedlings like the frilly mustards below, seem to love it, brandling worms and all.





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