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Summer Creek Farm is a certified organic farm with over 25 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
r
aised bed applications. Our mixes are peat free and perilite
free using other more sustainable materials for a better mix! Most of our
mixes have a ph of around 7.
These potting soils will perform for you!
Summer Creek Farm
Organic Soilless Products
Our Products-
Our mixes are made from non mined products (except for some nutrient charges). The source materials are from
the agricultural waste stream, yielding the most sustainable mixes available. A high quality product that
reduces the waste stream. Our high drainage mixes grow plants without dampening off issues and reduced
water labor.
We manufacture these potting soils with the environment and success of the grower in mind.

SCF Premium Soil Less Mix - 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 over water! Only water when drying below the surface.)  Place soil in seed trays,
dimple with finger, place in seed, cover with a small amount 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. This mix is compost and manure product free! Perfect for growing micro greens!



SCF HiDra-2 Soil Less Mix (seed starter)  -
HiDra-2 is a smoother version of our previous HiDra mix. This mix with compost and high drainage
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 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 amount 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 Multi-Mix 2 Plus- Our multimix is versitile potting soil. It can be used in many applications. It can be used
in large containers or pots. It can also be used as a raised bed mix in an outdoor raised bed mix application.
This product is 100% Organic, like all our products. Made with Compost, Forest products, Rice Hulls, Coir Fiber
and processed organic poultry manure. This is a drop and go mix, ready to grow healthy organic plants in right
out of the bag.


Tumbler Tuneup!  - 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 potting soils 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 or Multi Mixfor 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 HiDra-2 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 Hidra series 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.
Tip! - Our Mixes are around PH 7, if your water is alikline consider using
captured rain water for irrigating. Hard waters with too much lime can move the
PH of the mix too high.
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.