Food Resilience includes Soil Resilience
I began my business by questioning if I really needed to invest in commercial seed-raising mix. I bought some of the overpriced little bags and examined them closely - what was in them? Could I replicate it? I then used Dr Google to look up a few recipes. I found lots of different variations, and began experimenting.
What did I learn? There are so many ways to grow plants from seed - effectively, and spending far less money. This topic has now become one of the key skills I hope to pass on to others, as they work towards greater self-sufficiency in their gardening.
The easiest recipe I have found to date is as follows: equal parts of sifted compost, pumice sand and coconut coir.
Have a go for yourself!