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Potting soil recipe?

Posted by PunkRotten 9b (My Page) on
Fri, Mar 15, 13 at 17:14


I have the following ingredients and want to make a potting soil mix:

3 cu bale of Sphagnum peat moss
16 quarts perlite
4 sq ft miracle gro garden soil
some compost

Not interested in buying up a bunch of new ingredients. But I don't mind buying one thing or two to use up what I have now.

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RE: Potting soil recipe?

  • Posted by tapla z5b-6a mid-MI (My Page) on
    Fri, Mar 15, 13 at 18:02

Your best bet, with what you have, is a mix with at least as much perlite as peat, + some garden lime - leave the other ingredients out - use the compost in the garden & fill holes in the yard with the garden soil ..... or add it to the garden/beds.


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