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Potting Soil

Posted by ideal2545 8b (My Page) on
Tue, Feb 21, 12 at 15:43

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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RE: Potting Soil

Use perlite not vermiculite.

RE: Potting Soil

I agree, use perlite.

RE: Potting Soil

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.

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