20 February 2007

Fluff Up Your Potting Soil

After reading over and over again that potting soil is the best way to make sure our plants are happy in their potted homes, a gardening expert says it is not good enough.

Carlo Balistreiri, the executive director of The Gardens at Turtle Point in Tuxedo Park, New York, says that you need to add drainage to commercial potting soils (click to read).

Add one or more of these products until the bagged soil is fluffy: Perlite, small gravel, grit or coarse sand.

Balistreiri says, "This will allow air to the roots AND improve drainage in the pot--two critical components for the health of your plants."

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