It's crucial for optimal growth to have the right moisture content within the substrate, right from the start. Read this article to find out how to conduct a simple moisture level check by hand.
Compressed peat based growing media require some loosening and preparation before taking them into use.
With this article we want to make tomato propagation easier. Among other things we explain how to optimally prepare the substrate before sowing, what circumstances are required for successful germination and how to take care of the germinating seeds.
Loose substrates can be divided roughly into three different types according to fraction size or grade: coarse, medium coarse and fine. In this article we explain the difference and how to best use each type of substrate.