Our potting mixes are ready to use right out of the bag, However, they are not formulated as a seed starter. They are more suited for transplants that are at least a few inches tall. We recommend using a dedicated organic seed starting mix if you are going to be starting from seeds. Scoop out a shallow hole of the potting mix and replace it with the seed starter mix and a little organic granular fertilizer. Plant your seeds in the seed starting mix.
As the plant grows, the root structure will grow out into the potting mix eliminating the need for transplanting. Plants tend to use up the nutrients in the soil quickly. We like to recommend mixing in a granular organic fertilizer at the time of planting to provide a slow release of nutrients, re-applying every 5-6 weeks during the growing season.
Supplement the granular fertilizer with an organic liquid fertilizer like Fish & Kelp every 2-3 weeks with your regular watering routine to provide quick-release, plant-available nutrients. If planting with a Garden Soil for in-ground planting, be sure to mix the soil 50:50 with native soil. The same method can be applied.