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)

Orchid Potting Mix

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Why Using Alfalfa Is Great for the Garden

Here are a few tips on how to use alfalfa meal in your garden to improve the quality of your soil: 1. High Mineral Content A key benefit of alfalfa is the fact that it is a strong source of not just nitrogen, but a host of other minerals, including: * Potassium * Calcium * Phosphorus * Magnesium * Iron […]

Potting Soil Recipes and Soil Reconditioning

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 […]