Seed Starting Mix

Natural BeginningsTM

Seed-Starting Mix
Helps seeds germinate faster;

promotes stronger, healthier seedlings

Plants on the right

were grown in Natural Beginnings; those on the left

were grown in a popular commercial seed-starting mix.

Only from gardens alive!

Through extensive research and testing, Gardens Alive!

has developed a coir-based seed-starting medium that

outperforms popular peat-based mixes. Our tests show

that seeds started in this medium sprout much faster

and at a much higher germination rate than seeds started

in the leading commercial mixtures. What’s more, seedlings

grow stronger and healthier when started in Natural


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Coir, and Why is it Better?

Coir is

the short fiber that remains after the meat, shell,

and long fibers have been extracted from coconuts. Coir

promotes excellent root development (up to 50% more

root growth for many plants, according to our tests).

And because coir is porous, it allows air to circulate,

reducing the incidence of root diseases.


to peat moss, coir retains more moisture and nutrients,

is much easier to wet initially and is easier to re-wet

if it dries out. Coir lasts up to four times as long

as peat and can be reused several times for successive

sowings. In addition to coir, Natural Beginnings also

contains worm castings and mealworm guano as a source

of natural nutrients; the castings also enhance aeration

and water retention.


Your Seedlings

Use this

outstanding soil-less growing medium for all indoor

seed-starting and when repotting large, fast-growing

plants like tomatoes.


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