One of the biggest mistakes new gardeners make is choosing the wrong potting soil. Because soil is so crucial to a plant’s growth, it’s no surprise that making a mistake here can be devastating. It doesn’t help that figuring out what type of potting soil is best can be a confusing process. With all of the commercial options available, it’s hard to know what ingredients are best or if they’re safe, or if making your own potting soil is a better option.
- Soil is so crucial to a plant’s growth. It’s hard to know what ingredients in commercial options are best or if they’re safe, or if making your own potting soil is a better option.
- The main goal of a quality potting soil is to get the right amount of nutrients and water to a plant.
- Making your own mix can mean the difference between nothing growing at all and a lush, vibrant garden full of life.
“There are plenty of low-priced potting soils on the market, but they’re low-priced for a reason: they usually don’t contain the best ingredients.”