Potting Soil Recipes and Soil Reconditioning

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CORNELL MIXES

From Hobby Greenhouses in Alberta

Agdex 731-5

The Cornell
peat-Lite Mix
* is formulated for growing topical
plants. The Foliage Plant
Mix
** and the Epiphytic
Mix
** formulas are adapted specifically for
their respective plant types and are modifications
of the original peat-lite mix.

Cornell has used Osmocote 14-14-14
and Peters 14-7-7 fertilizers with the tropical
plant mixes with good results. Other fertilizers
are omitted with the exception of dolomitic limestone
and 20 per cent superphosphate which are added
to adjust the pH and to maintain adequate phosphorus
levels. A trace element mix is added to assure
a balance of minor elements. Trace element mixes
can be purchased from specialty gardening centers.

* “Cornell Tropical Plant Mixes”
by Russel C. Mott

**L.H. Bailey Hortorium, Cornell
University, Ithaca, New York

Cornell Foliage Plant Mix

The Cornell Foliage Plant Mix was
developed for those plant that need a growing
medium with high moisture-retention characteristics.
Plants having a fine root system or possessing
many fine root hairs are included in this group.

Material

Listing of potting soils and
what they are used for.

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Delphiniums from Seed

   Container
Gardening

Recipes

   Garden
Loam Potting Soil

   John Innes
Potting Compost

   Orchid
Potting Mix

   Cacti
Pottingl Mix

   Seed Starting
Potting mix

   Alpines
Potting Mix

   Shade
Potting Mix

   Cutting
Potting mix

   A. Knutson
Potting mixes

   CORNELL
MIXES

   Cornell
Peat-lite Mix

   Cornell
Foliage Plant Mix

   Cornell
Epiphytic Mix

   Standard
Potting Mix

 


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