Potting Soil

ideal2545(9B)February 21, 2012

Hi Everyone,

So I need to find a potting soil that my aunt can use without having to go through to much work. I don't think shipping her 511 mix would be cost effective. I was thinking of telling her that 50/50 commercial potting soil and vermiculite should be easy enough for her to make without needing to move too much and it should be well draining enough for a few of her container veggies she wants to try this year.

Does that sound okay to you guys, or could you suggest another "easy for older person to make" soil that actually does ok?

Thanks for the help everyone!

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TheMasterGardener1(5B)

Use perlite not vermiculite.

    Bookmark   February 21, 2012 at 4:13PM
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tommyr_gw

I agree, use perlite.

    Bookmark   February 22, 2012 at 6:08PM
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jodik_gw

I, too, agree... perlite.

Vermiculite has a tendency to hold way too much moisture.

It might also be a good idea to kind of sift out the dust that often comes with perlite, so you're left with pieces that will actually help instead of hinder.

    Bookmark   February 23, 2012 at 7:22AM
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meyermike_1micha(5)

I,too,agree...perlite.

Mike

    Bookmark   February 24, 2012 at 9:15AM
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