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How to Make Great Potting Soil at Home: The Ultimate Homemade Potting Soil Recipe

This easy-to-follow recipe for homemade potting soil will give your potted plants and hanging baskets the boost they need to have their finest growing season ever.

Even better, compared to expensive commercial brands, it can save a lot of money.

Most importantly, you’ll have the knowledge that comes from understanding exactly what’s in your soil. And more crucially, knowing what’s not!

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1. What Makes Good Potting Soil?

First of all, it needs to be light so that it can be used for containers and baskets. It must also be porous enough to let water through while yet being able to hold onto moisture.

Finally, high-quality potting soil should be rich in nutrients to sustain plant growth over time. Those that gently release and feed plants.

This “ideal mix” of soil can really be created in the comfort of one’s home. Everything is made with standard, everyday items and, most importantly, all-natural, organic components.

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To flourish throughout the season, your plants need the right nutrients, which should be present in high concentrations in your potting soil.
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