Potting soil vs nonPotting soil

Old 03-19-06, 06:58 PM
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Potting soil vs nonPotting soil

Is there really a difference?

Some soil states that it should not be used for potted plants. Just wondering why.
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Not all potting soils are created equal as the amount of organic material varies, so be prepared to add organic material. Peat moss or compost may need to be added along with a little builder's sand for drainage. A good soil has the ability to hold water but is also porous enough for proper drainage. Using soil from the garden may result in insects and disease. You can mix your own potting soil: one part loam, one part sand or perlite, one part peat moss, compost, or other organic matter. If growing acid loving plants like azaleas, mix two parts peat moss instead of one.

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