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Summer Creek Farm is a certified organic farm with over 20 years of growing
experience. We have developed these products with all our real world
experience built in. Our products are always Organic, always done in a way
that takes the environment into account and always made to help you grow a
better product easier, Soilless mixes are lighter weight and hold moisture
better than regular soils. Perfect for seed starting, container growing, and
added to soils to improve organic matter. Our mixes are peat free and perilite
free using other more sustainable materials for a better mix!
Summer Creek Farm
Organic Soilless Products
Our Products-
SCF Premium Soil Less Mix - (Green tag) - The is the Mix we started the whole line with, growing thousands
of plants every spring in. 100% Organic, approved for Organic Production Systems by multiple certifiers. It is a
coir based, peat free mix with a nutrient charge that supplies the plant for the first four weeks of growing. Our
mix generates higher germination rates and requires less watering. Typically plants can be watered 1/2 as
much as in peat based soils.  (Do not overwater! Only water when drying below the surface.)  Place soil in seed
trays, dimple with finger, place in seed, cover with a small amout of mix, thoroughly water. Water again when
just below the surface appears dry. It is best if used in deep seed trays. Typically transplant seedlings to a
larger pot in 4-6 weeks.

Hi-Ca Soil Less MIx - (Red Tag) - This is a premium mix with added calcium, compost, coir, rice hulls,
composted pine bark and OMRI approved fertilizer. This mix is a higher cost mix, used for growing high value
crops such as medical herbs. Great results will more than offset it's additional cost.

SCF HiDra Soil Less Mix (seed starter) - (Yellow Tag) -
This mix with compost and higher drainange characteristics is what we grow all our seed starts on the farm
with. We grow thousands of plants every spring in. 100% Organic,approved for Organic Production Systems by
multiple certifiers. It is a coir based, peat free mix with compost and an OMRI approved nutrient charge that
supplies the plant for the first four - six weeks of growing. Our mix generates higher germination rates and
requires less watering. Typically plants can be watered 1/2 as much as in peat based soils.  Place soil in seed
trays, dimple with finger, place in seed, cover with a small amout of mix, thoroughly water. Water again when
just below the surface appears dry. It is best if used in deep seed trays. Typically transplant seedlings to a
larger pot in 4-6 weeks.

SCF PotUp Soil Less Mix - (Orange Tag) - For potting plants up from seed trays to larger pots. Additional
drainage materials, Contains Compost, Coir Based and OMRI approved fertilizer. Great for getting big plants
with strong roots in the greenhouse. A slightly less expensive mix for filling large pots.

SCF Container Mix -(Purple Tag) A balanced higher drainage mix for growing organic plants in containers. A
cost effective solution that has only organic approved materials. Contains a full nutrient charge.

SCF Raised Bed Mix - (Purple Tag) An organic mix for filling large outdoor raised beds. It can be used alone
or mixed with existing soil. Contains an organic nutrient charge needed to get plants started Compost, Coir,
Pine Bark and other materials. A cost effective material for larger areas.

SCF Multi-Mix - (Grey Tag) - Our multimix is a cross between our container mix and planting mix. It can be
used in either application with the following instructions. As a planting mix just use as the planting mix. When
used in a container add 2.5lbs of 5-3-4 fertilzer per 2 cuft bag used. A great combination is our multimix on the
bottom of the container and topped with our seed starting mix. With the proper amount of fertilizer added to the
multimix this dynamite combination grows very healthy plants!

SCF Planting Mix - (Grey Tag) - This mix is a lower cost mix containing organic compost, coir and other
organic materials. When mixed in the top soil at planting it increases organic matter, moisture retention,
and trace nutrients. This mix is perfect for improving existing gardens, new gardens or as a base when filling
large containers. Use of this mix helps perrenial transplants through transplanting shock, reduces watering
needs and soil crusting in clay soils. Mix in the top 3 inches of soil, one bag covers about 100 square feet. When
planting larger plants place a generous amount in the bottom of the hole, water completely. It can also be used
to cover a furrow after seeds are planted when crusting is an issue. Improving soil is not only about nutrients
but soil structure. This mix contains various sized materials to help with drainage and structure. It also contains
materials that will break down at different times to provide a long term soil building solution.

SCF Enhanced Compost - (Grey Tag) - Our organic compost boosted with a high nitrogen organic fertilizer.
Used as a soil amendment.

Tumbler Tuneup! - (Orange Tag) - A product to aid your compost tumbler in digesting kitchen waste. Adding
this product will turn you compost tumbler from a slimy smelly mess to functioning composter in less than a
week. Great when you have a lot of wet kitchen scraps in your tumbler.

Custom Blends - We custom blend soils for specific customer needs. Just Ask!
<- Strong roots from our premium organic
soilless mix! We grow them every year with
the same products that you can now use!
Questions? Let us know!

Just email us:
soil@summercreekfarm.com

Tell us about your experiences, ask
us questions, let us help you grow
healthy food at home!
TIP! - When filling a large growing container like an earth box, layer in your
material. Use our container mix for the lower base level, add a layer of organic
slow release fertilizer (strips about 1/8" thick 2" wide across the box) then top
with our premium or HyDra soil mix. Water well, let stabilize then plant! Don't fill
your box to the top, mixes may expand as they take on water! Don't over water,
water coming out the bottom of your container is taking nutrients with it! If you
get too wet, and get molds allow soil to dry until plants start to wilt, then water
again. Things should reset fine.
Tip! - If when you get our soil it is dry, place in a tub (with no drain holes)
and add water. Allow the mix to soak up the water. Repeat until soil is fully
hydrated with water but not dripping. Placing soil in a container with drain
holes and trying to initally hydrate will just cause water to run through mix
taking nutrients with it.
TIP! - In your garden mix in our plantng mix in the top 4 inches of soil. Mix in
till 10- 50%, depending on how good you soil condition is. Plant then water.
The mix will help your soil moderate moisture, prevent erosion and loosen for
proper root growth. Adds organic matter!
TIP! - Use our premium or Hydra mix to start your seeds 6-8 weeks before
last frost date to get a head start on the season. Starting seeds is a great
educational project for children.
TIP! - Use our Planting Mix or MultiMix while planting perrenial and shrubs.
Use 2 gallons in the bottom of the hole. Our mix adds organic matter and
nutrients. It helps preserve moisture and adds nutrients. This aids in helping
young plants establish strong roots.
Our History - Summer Creek Farm was founded in 1992,
our farmer/owner Rick Hood has been involved in organic
farming since 1984. Our potting soil was developed because
we were not satisfied with any organic products on the market.
We set about to develop a better soil, one that had better
germination, use less water and less energy to produce. Our
soils don't use peat, but coir instead a better product that is
more sustainable. Our coir is hydrated and expanded, not
ground like others that damage it's natural long fiber structure.
We even use captured rain water to do the hydration! We
don't use perlite but rice hulls, a product that uses much less
energy to produce. Our products are all organic, cleared for
use under multiple organic certifiers restrictions. We don't just
make soils, we grow in them! Our growing experience is
packed in every bag. Our promise to you is high quality
products, always organic and always tried by us on our farm
before they ever reach your garden.
Rick Hood - Certified Organic Farmer and owner
Summer
Creek Farm.

Summer Creek Farm 15209 Mud College Road, Thurmont, Md.