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Re: Making Potting Soil

You should never use soil in pots. It can simply rot. Compost is a
different matter. Hardwood compost, pine fines, pine mulch or sphagnum are
the best main ingredients. I have used all of these items alone for hosta
without any problem.

Yes, I know several will tell that they have used it without any problem
but why take the chance unless you don't value the plants.

At 09:04 AM 04/10/2000 EDT, you wrote:
>In a message dated 4/9/00 10:03:22 PM Central Daylight Time, 
>acahanes@frontiernet.net writes:
><< what do I mix together to
> make my own potting soil for plants that will be going into pots >>
>For growing on T.C. plants I use Stronglite universial mix 
>(bark,peat,perilite and a wetting agent), available from J.R. Johnson in 
>Mpls. For more established plants I mix good garden soil , peat and perilite 
>in about a 40/50/10 ratio.  I also add a time release fert. like Nutricote.
>Dave Drum
>Wayzata Mn
>Zone 4
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Butch Ragland So. Indiana zone 5

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