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Hi all, 

just about to start my first grow (outdoor) and I've seen Yates Seed Raising Mix (http://www.yates.com.au/products/pots-and-potting-mix/special-purpose-potting-mix/yates-seed-raising-mix/) suggested by a few members here, would it require any perlite or is it OK as is?

also a mate told me to use Yates Thrive Soluble All Purpose Plant Food (http://www.yates.com.au/products/fertilising/water-soluble/thrive-soluble-all-purpose-plant-food/) once a week once the seedlings have been established but I have also read that any fertiliser in these early stages is a bad idea? thoughts?

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tried yates , came no where near the performance of searles seed raising mix http://www.searles.com.au/PottingMixes.html & myco,

roots went though it like a hot knife though butter, a very soft lite peat mix


i added no perlite just some mycoapply maxx http://www.maiaustralia.com.au/store/store.php?crn=208


searles brand sold at masters ,

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Katt have a look at searles seed raising mix absolutely nothing like those mixes you mentioned

peat based & no half tree logs in the mix 


Searles Seed Raising Mix

With fertiliser

• Certified AS 3743 for seedling mix.
• Contains high percentage of Peat Moss.
• Searles Penetraide® Re-wetting Granules.
• High germination performance.
Contains fertilisers for up to transplanting (approx. two-leaf stage).
• A light fine textured soft blend containing Peat Moss.
• Water absorbent formula.
• Excellent aeration properties for good root growth and establishment.
• Searles® quality guaranteed product.

• Available sizes: 6 Litres, 10 Litres, 12 Litres, 30 Litres & 50 Litres.


If you can be bothered do a side by side , peat pellet vs searles seed raise , you'll be surprised , very surprised 

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