Potting Soil for Indoor Plants and Container Plants

“As your houseplant becomes bigger and the roots start to dig through the gaps of the pot bound, repotting the plant into a bigger pot will get to be important. In the method of repotting, taking after a couple steps is all that is expected to finish this assignment effectively. In the first place, have a great time searching for and picking a container that will truly supplement your houseplants.”

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We indoor gardeners ask a great deal out of our potting soil.

We want it to support and nourish our plants, often for years at a time.

But the truth is, most bagged soils just aren’t designed for this. Here’s why.

Most soil mixes are peat-based mixes, often made with reed or sedge peat, and pH adjusted with lime. They are rich and loamy fresh out of the bag, and often they are enhanced with fertilizer or water-retention crystals.

If you’ve been gardening for a long time, though, I’m sure you’ve noticed that plants rarely thrive in these kinds of soils for too long. Instead, after a growing season—or maybe even two—the plant no longer grows as fast or looks as vibrant. With some poorer quality bagged soils, plants are lucky to survive a few months…

Read more: http://houseplants.about.com/od/growinghealthyhouseplants/a/PottingSoil.htm

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