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BACCTO Bark 1000 Professional Planting Mix

BACCTO Bark 1000 Professional Planting Mix is a scientifically formulated growing media designed for the optimum growth potential in bedding plant containers. This blend is carefully formulated for long-term plantings in smaller containers, such as flats and smaller pots, Bark 1000's physical properties allow for thorough watering, while maintaining good air porosity and moisture reserves.

Mix Characteristics Include:

  • pH-stable pre-moistened sphagnum peat, processed pine bark and perlite mixture
  • pH-adjusted by adding dolomitic lime
  • High nutrient and pH buffering
  • A balance of major and minor nutrients and wetting agent
  • Excellent air porosity and high moisture reserve balance
  • "Grower friendly" composition that's easy to handle

Recommended Applications:

  • Nursery crops
  • Bedding plants
  • Transplant production
  • Foliage crops
  • Geraniums
  • Perennials
  • Moisture sensitive crops
  • Hanging baskets
  • Interiorscapes
  • Potted plants
  • Poinsettias
  • Ground and raised beds
  • Filling planters and window boxes
  • Repotting plants
  • Chrysanthemums


  • Aged screened pine bark
  • Pre-moistened sphagnum peat
  • Coarse perlite
  • Dolomitic limestone
  • Balanced nutrient charge with trace elements
  • Wetting agent

Features and Benefits:

  • Nutrient and pH Buffering are a feature of this blend. Nutrients are less likely to leach out the bottom of the flat with the high nutrient exchange capabilities of our unique peat. Weekly liquid feeding is desirable; however, due to good nutrient buffering, this blend will require less feeding than many competing blends. Monitoring soluble salts is always recommended in any medium and should be done weekly to insure proper nutrition.
  • Freedom from Insects and Disease are important properties in growing mixes. BACCTO Bark 1000 blend is essentially free of insects and diseases. Using the latest in technology and a wealth of experience, all precautions are taken to produce a clean blend and to keep it clean.
  • Pre-Moistened Sphagnum Peat provides easy watering and transplanting. Wetting agents are added to provide rapid moistening, especially if the grower dries the medium excessively. The bark also helps make this mix easily wettable.
  • Air Porosity and Drainage are balanced in the mix. This allows thorough watering without the problem of a perched water table and waterlogged roots. Moisture is easy to manage in BACCTO Bark 1000 Mix. This formulation is designed for use in most bedding crops.
  • Water Holding is good in this blend. Sphagnum peat in combination with the added aggregates produces a blend that is neither too wet nor too dry after a thorough watering. You can water less frequently with this blend.
  • Easy Handling is one of the best characteristics of this blend. The light weight and fluffy texture make this material easy to handle. It is neither sticky nor granular, and will hold its texture throughout the life of a longer-term crop.

Product Availability:

Size Code
2 cu. ft. loose fill bags 2142
60 cu. ft. bulk bags 3542
Pre-filled flats See pre-filled section



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