Potting Soil Recipes and Soil Reconditioning


Alpine Potting Mix

9 parts coarse sand
5 parts peat
4 part pumice

Pumice is also used as the top dressing and to provide extra bottom drainage. Provide encapsulated slow-release fertilizer with minor trace elements once a year and repot yearly.

Alpine Potting Mix 2

All the plant material coming into the Botanical Garden nursery, whether it is seed, cutting or bare root material, is grown in these mixes and the nursery has a 60-70% success rate of all these plant materials.

4 Bushels of Lakeland coarse peat (to be measured)
4 Bushels of Turface -3 bags
3.3 Bushels of Aqua sand (AE3) -4 bags
2 Bushels of screened pasteurized soil (15%)

Add by weight
Dolomite 65AG;
Aqua-Gro `G'
Osmocote 18-6-12
390 gms
315 gms
340 gms
1250 gms


Listing of potting soils and what they are used for.


   Grow Delphiniums from Seed
   Container Gardening


   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 Peat-lite Mix
   Cornell Foliage Plant Mix
   Cornell Epiphytic Mix
   Standard Potting Mix



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