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) […]