hort.net Seasonal photo, (c) 2006 Christopher P. Lindsey, All Rights Reserved: do not copy
articles | gallery of plants | blog | tech blog | plant profiles | patents | mailing lists | top stories | links | shorturl service | tom clothier's archive0
Gallery of Plants
Tech Blog
Plant Profiles
Mailing Lists
    Search ALL lists
    Search help
    Subscription info
Top Stories
sHORTurl service
Tom Clothier's Archive
 Top Stories
New Trillium species discovered

Disease could hit Britain's trees hard

Ten of the best snowdrop cultivars

Plant protein database helps identify plant gene functions

Dendroclimatologists record history through trees

Potato beetle could be thwarted through gene manipulation

Hawaii expands coffee farm quarantine

Study explains flower petal loss

RSS story archive

Re: Burying pots in the ground

  • Subject: Re: Burying pots in the ground
  • From: "Diann Thoma" <diannthoma@hotmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 25 May 2001 03:47:57 -0000

I keep hearing about "soilless potting mix" but I never see it in the 
stores. I do occassionally run into some "potting soil" that seems fake, but 
it's never labeled "soilless."  What is that stuff, and what's it called, 
and where do you get it??


>From: Andrew Lietzow <andrewl@hostahaven.com>
>Reply-To: hosta-open@mallorn.com
>To: hosta-open@mallorn.com
>Subject: Re: Burying pots in the ground
>Date: Sat, 12 May 2001 22:44:48 -0500
>Hi Gerry,
>RE:>>One of my local hosta nurserymen said
>GE likes its roots confined, and I should try potting it, then sinking the
>pot in the ground. Comments?
>Mushroom compost, horse manure, or well composted organic matter... this is
>the stuff that great Hostas are made of.  You can, however, force more 
>by constraining the plant but this provides, usually, a short term gain at 
>expense of long term advantages.  I can't imagine that a 
>root system would be of benefit to the plant for the long term health of 
>As for soilless mix for pots.  Yes.  Soil is for outdoor locations and
>soilless mixes are for pots.  Soil in pots is usually not a good thing, 
>the soil is exceptionally light, as in the composted mix just mentioned.  
>phrase "Hostas don't like wet feet" comes to mind.  Don't know is you can
>relate but the idea is that, following watering, all plants need to 
>through their root systems.
>Andrew C. Lietzow, Hacker - The ACL Group, Inc.
>..Also #1 Plantsman at http://hostahaven.com ...
>...1250-41st St Des Moines, IA 50311-2516 ......
>....515-274-0300 V/F 515-238-6558 Cell .........

Get your FREE download of MSN Explorer at http://explorer.msn.com

To sign-off this list, send email to majordomo@mallorn.com with the

 © 1995-2017 Mallorn Computing, Inc.All Rights Reserved.
Our Privacy Statement
Other Mailing lists | Author Index | Date Index | Subject Index | Thread Index