Professional Grower’s Mix

Bag of Planting Mix Lightweight or pre-moistened. BACCTO® commercial grower mixes are where growing begins. Give your plants a solid headstart with BACCTO® commercial grower mixes, in your choice of pre-moistened Professional Planting Mixes or our lightweight Professional Grower's Mix. Either way, rest assured you're providing your plants the ultimate in growing environment.

All BACCTO professional peat products feature precise formulations, carefully screened and blended to ensure a high level of consistency, bag-to-bag. Both BACCTO lightweight and pre-moistened mixes feature our unique sphagnum peat, harvested from our own Michigan bog. And all combine our signature pH stability with a healthy balance between air porosity and water holding capacity. This provides the reliably consistent, quality growing environment you're looking for. And it's why BACCTO is where growing begins for the professional grower.

Mix Characteristics Include:

Bag of Planting Mix

  • pH-stable vacuumed sphagnum peat and perlite mixture
  • pH-adjusted by adding dolomitic lime
  • High nutrient and pH buffering
  • A balance of major and minor nutrients and wetting agents
  • The most air porosity of all BACCTO peat/perlite blends with good moisture reserve balance
  • “Grower friendly” composition in many packaging options

Recommended Applications:

  • An all purpose blend


  • Vacuumed sphagnum peat moss
  • Coarse perlite
  • Dolomitic limestone
  • Balanced blend of major and minor elements
  • Wetting agent

Features and Benefits:

Bag of Planting Mix

  • Nutrient and pH Buffering is optimized in this blend. Nutrients are less likely to leach out the bottom of the container with the high nutrient exchange capabilities. Weekly liquid feeding is desirable; however, due to the excellent nutrient buffering, this blend will require less feeding than most. Monitoring soluble salts is always recommended in any medium.
  • Vacuumed Sphagnum Peat from our bogs provides easy watering and transplanting. Wetting agents are added to provide rapid remoistening, especially if the medium gets excessively dry.
  • Air Porosity and Drainage are balanced in the mix. This allows for thorough watering without the problem of a perched water table and waterlogged roots. Moisture is easy to manage in BACCTO High Porosity Professional Planting Mix. Thisformulation is designed for use in most crops.
  • Water Holding is good in this blend. Michigan sphagnum peat in combination with the added aggregates produces a blend that is neither too wet nor too dry after a thorough watering.
  • Low Cost. Due to the location of our facilities and the ability to produce and obtain aggregates and additives in volume, we can supply the best possible planting blend at this low cost. Quality will not be sacrificed. Be sure to compare the cost per container and couple that with the degree of performance.
  • Light Weight is an advantage of peat-lite blends when shipping the finished crop. It allows for easy handling of the pots and containers in the greenhouse.
  • Easy Handling is one of the best characteristics of this blend. The light weight and fluffy texture make this material easy to handle and desirable to plant into. It is neither sticky nor granular, and will hold its texture throughout the life of the crop.
  • Low Run Off of fertilizers and pesticides is a feature of this mix. It has a high Cation Exchange Capacity (C.E.C.) that holds the nutrients in the root-zone plant use. Less nutrient leaching occurs and less fertilizer could be needed by the crops.