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Post  bonnie0128 on 5/4/2014, 4:23 pm

I have a ton of peppers and tomatoes that I need to up-pot and don't have any MM.  And there is rain in the forecast every day this week.  Is there something else I can use?  I up-potted some zucchini in extra seed starting mix and they were doing great, then started to get very light green/yellow, so I gave them some weak magnesium in the last watering, and now they look like they are dying.  I don't want the tomatoes/peppers to follow suit (and I"m out of seed staring mix too).  Any suggestions?
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Post  llama momma on 5/4/2014, 4:40 pm

I don't know if this is the best answer but if it were me in an emergency I'd get over to the dollar store and pick up potting soil.  If it didn't contain fertilizer I would add it at maybe 1/2 strength,
cross my fingers,  and keep a close eye on things.
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Post  plantoid on 5/4/2014, 4:51 pm

The plants won't hurt being in the same pots for another a day or so .
I'd go and buy a couple of the tomato grow bags  ..most are a non soil based growth medium and can be used as a potting up medium.
 Whilst you're at the store buy some tomato liquid feed as well for the nutrient content in such bags is normally used up within six to eight weeks of growing  plants in it .
 
 Once your finished with the plants  chop them up , put the plant & pot contents in to the compost heap .
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Post  yolos on 5/4/2014, 4:56 pm

@llama momma wrote:I don't know if this is the best answer but if it were me in an emergency I'd get over to the dollar store and pick up potting soil.  If it didn't contain fertilizer I would add it at maybe 1/2 strength,
cross my fingers,  and keep a close eye on things.

Potting mix for the growing medium in pots, not potting soil (I think).  But that is what I would do if I wanted to up-pot for a few weeks and did not have any MM.  Weak liquid fertilizer as LM said if it is not in the potting mix.
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Post  llama momma on 5/4/2014, 4:59 pm

Oh wow, thanks yolos for catching that!!    Embarassed
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Post  bonnie0128 on 5/4/2014, 5:06 pm

Thanks all!  I have to do something as they are just the little peat starting pellet things and some of them had all three seeds germinate.  I'm hoping to be able to divide them but know I need to do it soon as a few are getting the first true leaf.  And they are starting to look a little off.  I think they've used up the nutrients in the peat pellet or something.
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Post  CapeCoddess on 5/4/2014, 5:13 pm

If they were my starts I'd go out to my s f g and dig out some of the MM from an empty square, add a little compost if it needed it and use that. If I didn't have any mm outside I would use straight compost. Tomatoes love it!
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Post  walshevak on 5/4/2014, 5:15 pm

I extended my peat pellet growing until the plants had a few leaves by watering with 1/2 strength leftover chamomile tea and a little fertilizer.  The tea helps with damping off.    The peat pellets have no fertilizer in them.  

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