Gardeners often grow a variety of crops, aiming for a quick harvest by starting seedlings before planting them outdoors.

While store-bought soil is an option, many prefer crafting their own mix. But how do you do it right, and what’s the best soil for seedlings?

Preparing Soil for Seedlings: Steps and Recommendations

Begin by blending soil with compost, peat, and sand in these proportions: 1 part soil, 1 part compost, 1 part peat, and 0.5 parts sand.

Next, incorporate ash, lime, and mineral fertilizers, ensuring each plant’s specific nutrient needs are met.

Store the prepared soil in autumn in a wooden container or bag, in a dry spot with low humidity. Come planting time, you’ll have fertile soil ready from your own plot.