Inexpensive Homemade Potting Soil Recipe

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Potting soil is usually recommended for any plants that are grown in containers. The advantage of making your own potting soil at home is that it can save you a lot of money and often you end up with a better quality mixture than what is available in the stores.

You may have noticed that a lot of the posts on this blog that involve growing plants in containers, require that you use this type of soil. Why is this? Well if you were to use soil from your garden it would be too heavy and dense when used in these conditions.

Homemade Potting Soil Recipe

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Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Vermiculite
  • Peat Moss
  • Compost
  • Bucket/Container

The Peat Moss and compost helps keep your potting soil organic, light and provides additional nutrients. The difference is that Peat moss will decompose slower taking several years compared to compost which typically decomposes in about year. Vermiculite helps with retaining water.

The easiest way to mix these three ‘ingredients’ is to add a third of each to your potting soil. Use a measuring container such as a bucket for your measurements. Mix all three together. Remember to add a little water and mix again, before you add the potting soil to your containers. Natural fertilizer should be added to your container as you fill it up with your homemade potting soil.

Follow step by step, watch the video below…


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