Scotts organic potting mix and drainage
I notice when I water my plants that were potted with this mix the water pools on top and I have to wait for it to drain and then repeat several times. This doesn't happen with the regular Scotts mix.
Here are the ingredients in the organic mix: Formulated with 50-55% composted bark, sphagnum peat moss, pasteurized poultry litter and an organic wetting agent.
Regular Scotts potting mix: Forest products compost, Canadian sphagnum peat moss, perlite, wetting agent, fertilizer.
Yesterday I tried mixing one part pine bark fines to two parts organic potting mix and it still didn't drain well. Perhaps I should add more or add some perlite? Or sould I return the unopened bags I have left? Or is this normal and it will improve over time?