Make Your Own Potting Soil

Many wonderful plants can and should be grown in containers.

Frankly, I resist planting containers because of the cost of bag after bag of potting mix. For the budget minded there is an alternative. It isn't free, but is a a vast improvement over the commercially available products.

Here's one recipe for a suitable mixture -

1 Part bagged Topsoil, 1 Part compost, and, •1 Part builder's sand

To improve the mix add to each 8 quarts
2 Tablespoons cottonseed meal, 2 Tablespoons soft rock phosphate, and 2 Tablespoons greensand

It's worth chasing down the ingredients. Give it a try and let me know your results.


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