Sta-Green potting mix alternative

kaptainkr(4a)April 23, 2011

It seems that Lowe's is not carrying the 3 cubic foot bags of Sta-Green potting mix anymore. This is the brand most recommended here regarding quality vs. cost. Are there any other alternatives besides Miracle Gro that don't cost an arm and a leg? One of our local stores carries Green Thumb potting mix. I've never heard of it and my web search hasn't been too helpful. Any help would be appreciated.

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rnewste(8b NorCal)

I've transitioned to Sunshine Mix #4 and am very happy with it.

$28.00 for a compressed 3.8 cubic foot bale here in N. California.

Pro-Mix BX is another good alternative:

Keep in mind that if you use the 3:2:1 Combo Mix for containers, the cost of the Sunshine Mix and Pro-Mix is cut in half.


    Bookmark   April 23, 2011 at 10:08PM
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Thanks for the response. I found Ferti-lome ultimate potting mix that seems really nice. $18 for three cubic feet. When I made the 3:2:1 mix it looked and felt nice and loose.

    Bookmark   April 25, 2011 at 10:39PM
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how often do you water after you put the sra moisture potting mix in your pot

    Bookmark   May 23, 2011 at 9:15PM
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how often do you water after you put the sra moisture potting mix in your pot

I'm obviously missing something here, but, what is "sra moisture potting mix?" I don't see anything in the previous posts of this thread that seem to relate to this type of potting mix. :confused:


    Bookmark   May 24, 2011 at 6:26PM
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Hi. Is Sta-Green good for planting raspberries in a container garden? This is the first time I'm doing this and I see that the container mixes are expensive. I need 9 cubic feet so the $18 for 3 cubic feet that was mentioned above would be a lot cheaper than what I've seen so far.

    Bookmark   May 27, 2011 at 7:26PM
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ron456(5 OH)

Raybo, what do you think of this Pro-Mix? Pro-Mix BRK?

It has bark along with perlite and lime in it.

Here is a link that might be useful: Pro-Mix BRK

    Bookmark   November 27, 2011 at 10:10PM
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