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Potting Soil Recipes


Home-Style Potting Soil

1 part finished compost
1 part loose garden or commercial potting soil
1 part sharp sand, perlite, or vermiculite - or a mixture of all 3

Thalassa Cruso's Potting Soil

1 part commercial potting soil or leaf mold
1 part sphagnum or peat moss
1 part perlite or sharp sand

Rich Potting Soil

1 part leaf mold
2 parts loose garden or commercial potting soil
1 part compost or rotted, sifted manure

Amended Potting Soil

4 parts loose garden or commercial potting soil
2 parts sphagnum or peat moss
2 parts leaf mold or compost
2 parts vermiculite
6 teaspoons dolomitic limestone (the limestone helps to neutralize the acids in the leaf mold and peat moss)


52 Weekend Garden Projects
1992
by Nancy Bubel
Rodale Press.
Emmaus, Pennsylvania.






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