Available in 4 sizes

1LB Box, 5LB Box, 25LB Bag, 50LB Bag

Use when transplanting, preparing soil mixes and for all types of container plants

Down To Earth’s 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.

0.5% Water Soluble Nitrogen
2.5% Water Insoluble Nitrogen



CALCIUM (Ca) 6.0%


SULFUR (S) 2.0%

IRON (Fe) 0.5%


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, apply ¼-½ cup per square foot 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.

Outdoor Containers:

For new plantings, add 2 tbsp per gallon of soil OR 1 cup per cubic foot and mix thoroughly. For established plants, add 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.

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