Down To Earth™ Starter Mix 3-3-3,our starter and transplant formula, is the perfect way to get your delicate young starts and new seedlings in the ground and ready to thrive. In addition to essential primary and secondary plant nutrients we’ve added a beneficial mix of endomycorrhizal fungi to ensure successful planting, expansive root development and vigorous early growth. Use Starter Mix throughout the growing season when transplanting, preparing seed starting soil mixes and for container grown flowers, herbs and vegetables.
TOTAL NITROGEN (N) 3.0%
0.6% Water Soluble Nitrogen
2.4% Water Insoluble Nitrogen
AVAILABLE PHOSPHATE (P2O5) 3.0%
SOLUBLE POTASH (K2O) 3.0%
CALCIUM (Ca) 6.0%
MAGNESIUM (Mg) 1.0%
SULFUR (S) 2.0%
IRON (Fe) 0.5%
ALSO CONTAINS NON PLANT FOOD INGREDIENT(S):
2.5% Humic Acids derived from Leonardite
Endomycorrhizal fungi: Glomus intraradices, G. mosseae, G. aggregatum, G. etunicatum – 1.0 prop/gm each. (1,814 prop/lb total)
Listed by the Organic Materials Review Institute for use in organic production.
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.
3 cups ≈ 1 lb; ½ cup ≈ 2.6 oz; 2 ½ tbsp ≈ 1oz
Vegetable Gardens & Flower Beds:
To prepare new gardens in smaller spaces, apply 1/4-1/2 cup per square foot and thoroughly mix into the top 3″ of soil. For larger spaces, apply 2.5-5 lbs per 100 square feet and thoroughly mix into the top 3″ of soil. For new transplants, add 1-2 tbsp. per hole, mix into soil and water in well. For seeding, apply ¼ cup per linear row foot and mix into soil.
For new plantings, add 2 tbsp. per gallon of soil and mix thoroughly or 1 cup per cubic foot or add 5-10 lbs per cubic yard. For established plants, mix 2-4 tbsp. per gallon of soil when transplanting
Trees & Shrubs:
For new plants or transplants, prepare transplant hole and mix 1-3 cups with the backfill soil. Use amended soil to fill in around the new plant and water in well.
For maximum shelf life, store between 40° and 85° F. Avoid temperatures in excess of 140° F.