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Our starter and transplant formula is the perfect way to get your delicate young starts and new seedlings into the ground and ready to thrive. In addition to essential primary and secondary plant nutrients we've added a diverse mix of beneficial soil microorganisms to ensure successful planting expansive root development and vigorous growth. Use Starter Mix throughout the growing season when transplanting preparing soil mixes and for all types of container plants.
DTE Starter Mix can be mixed into surrounding soil when transplanting or blended into potting mixes. The Objective is to ensure physical contact between the roots and the inoculated fertilizer.
Vegetable Gardens and Flower Beds: Apply 5 lbs per 100 square feet and thoroughly mix into the top 3" of garden soil. For transplants, apply 1-2 tablespoons per hole, mix thoroughly into soil and water in well.
Containers and Houseplants: For new plantings, add 1/2-1 cup per cubic foot of potting soil and mix thoroughly. For established plants, apply 1-2 tablespoons per gallon of soil when transplanting.
Total Nitrogen (N)
|Available Phosphate (P2O5)||3.0%|
|Soluble Potash (K20)||3.0%|
Derived from: Alfalfa Meal, Fish Bone Meal, Bat Guano, Feather Meal, Langbeinite, Oyster Shell, Greensand, Volcanic Ash and Kelp Meal
What is "N-P or K"?:
Nitrogen (N) - Nitrogen is necessary for lush, green, leafy growth. An excess, however, will promote vegetative growth at the expense of the fruit or flowers. Nitrogen is generally applied at higher concentrations in early growth stages.
Phosphorus (P) - Phosphorus will promote big, bright bloom and enhanced fruit production. Phosphorus is essential for fruiting, flowering, strong root growth and quality seed development.
Potassium (K) - Potassium, or potash, helps produce strong sturdy plants and quality fruit. Potassium naturally increases a plants resistance to all types of stress and is vital for cell growth and carbohydrate metabolism.
Down To Earth has been supplying premium quality natural and organic fertilizers and soil amendments to gardeners, farmers and manufactures for over 30 years. Down To Earth offers a complete selection of all natural products for your home and garden. Compostable packaging printed on 100% recycled (85% post consumer) box board with vegetable-based inks.
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Returns & Replacements
You may return most unused products to us for a refund or replacement within 30 days of receipt. Items must be in new re-sellable condition with all original packaging, paperwork and accessories. For your protection, please send returns via a traceable method. We are not responsible for lost or missing returns without tracking information. Return freight and shipping is non-refundable. Products that qualified for free shipping will be credited the product price minus shipping costs. Unless otherwise requested, back orders will be refund to assure a you receive your order within an acceptable time.