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) […]

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 […]