John Innes Potting Soil Recipe

  John Innes Potting Compost JI #1 Base 7 parts sterilized loam 3 parts peat 2 parts sand or grit Fertilizer: 4 oz / 8 gallons (3 grams / liter) Lime or chalk: 3/4 oz / 8 gallons ( 0.5 grams / liter) JI #2 Base: Same as 1 but double the Fertilizer and chalk JI #3 Base: Same as […]

Cornell Epiphytic Gowing Soil Mixture

Cornell Epiphytic Soil Mixture Recipe The Cornell Epiphytic Mix was developed for plants that require good drainage, and aeration and have the ability to withstand drying between waterings. Plants having coarse, tuberous, or rhizomatous roots are in this category.  * Fir bark comes from Douglas fir, white or red fir, or redwood, ground and screened to a definite size. Finally, ground […]

Standard Potting Mix

Standard Potting Mix 1.5 Bales of Lakeland Coarse Peat 2 Bags of Supreme Perlite 1 Bag of Turface Total: 9.75 Bushels 6.00 Bushels 1.50 Bushels 17.0 Bushels Add by weight: Dolomite GS AG; Micromax Aquagro `G’ Osmocote 18-6-12   950 gms (56 gm per bushel) 515 gms (30 gm per bushel) 515 gms (30 gm per bushel) 2390 gms(140 gm per […]

Garden Loam Potting Soil

GARDEN LOAM POTTING SOIL Pass the garden loam through a 1/4 in (0.6 cm) sieve Warm oven to 180 degrees F (82 C) for 10 minutes Place on center rack Place foil over tray and make sure the soil reaches the above temperature. Use a meat thermometer Potting soils using garden loam Potting soils should be placed through a sieve […]

Cornell Potting Soil Mixes

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 […]

John Innes Potting Compost

    JI #1 Base 7 parts sterilized loam 3 parts peat 2 parts sand or grit Fertilizer: 4 oz / 8 gallons (3 grams / liter) Lime or chalk: 3/4 oz / 8 gallons ( 0.5 grams / liter) JI #2 Base: Same as 1 but double the Fertilizer and chalk JI #3 Base: Same as 1 but triple […]

Cacti Potting Mix

Cacti Potting Mix 1 part compost 3 parts pumice or grit 1 part coarse builders sad 1 part of fine silt Articles Grow Delphiniums from Seed Container Gardening Recipes Garden Loam Potting Soil John Innes Potting Compost Orchid Potting Mix Cacti Potting Mix Seed Starting Potting mix Alpines Potting Mix Shade Potting Mix Cutting Potting mix A. Knutson Potting mixes […]

Alpine Potting Mix

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, […]

Shade Potting Mix

Shade Potting Mix George Schenk’s recipe for the ideal soil for growing plants in shade. 1 part humus (compost, peat, leaf mold, etc.) 1 part sand 2 parts loamy soil (builder’s or riverside)

Cutting Potting Mix

Cutting Potting mix 1 part peat 1 part sharp sand A. Knutson Cutting mixes Cuttings: I use composted manure mixed with sawdust to root cuttings in — it works great; don’t need rooting hormones. Cutting Potting Mix 2 5 Bushels of Perlite (horticultural grade) 4 Bushels of Peat (Coarse grade) 3 Bags of Aqua Sand (Equivalent to approx. 3 Bushels) […]