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Is there a good purchased potting mix?

Posted by liz_h 7/8 DFW Texas (My Page) on
Sat, Mar 31, 12 at 16:18

I want to use one or two large SWC's this year. Any suggestions for a potting mix to purchase? I'm trying to keep this whole operation as simple as possible. (DH will have to do the actual work, not me) I'll use one for a tomato plant, and one for herbs.


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RE: Is there a good purchased potting mix?

  • Posted by tapla z5b-6a mid-MI (My Page) on
    Sat, Mar 31, 12 at 16:39

Fafard makes some good mixes, if you can find them. Their 'Nursery Mix' is best, after that, I'd choose the '51L Mix', then their '#3 Mix'.

I'm not sure if you want to invest the time, but by making your own (would entail some reading & legwork) you'd end up with a better product at half the price.

Al


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RE: Is there a good purchased potting mix?

  • Posted by liz_h 7/8 DFW Texas (My Page) on
    Sat, Mar 31, 12 at 16:56

Thanks Al. Making my own is not an option right now - I can handle the reading, but not the legwork. I looked for the Fafard mixes. They're only available to the trade in this area.


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RE: Is there a good purchased potting mix?

I prefer the 511 mix myself, but FWIW I saw that Home Depot was stocking Pro-Mix this year.


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RE: Is there a good purchased potting mix?

"Thanks Al. Making my own is not an option right now - I can handle the reading, but not the legwork. I looked for the Fafard mixes. They're only available to the trade in this area. "

Miracle gro potting mix is one of the best. I stand by it.


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