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Making Your Own Soil Mixtures

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When it’s time to start planting seeds or potting plants, you can make a run for pre-mixed soils at the Big Box Store or you can mix your own soils thatVegetables your plants will love!

Seeding Mixture:

  • 16 qts of sterilized garden soil
  • 8 qts of peat moss
  • 8 qts course builders sand or perlite
  • ½ cup superphospate
  • 1/3 cup ground limestone

Potting Mixture

  • 19 qts of sterilized garden soil
  • 8 qts of peat moss
  • 5 qts of course builders sand or perliteCompost
  • ¾ cup complete fertilizer in granular form
  • 1/3 cup ground limestone

Soil less mixture

  • 1 bu sphagnum peat moss
  • 1 bu Horticultural grade vermiculite or perlite
  • 10 tbsp of ground limestone
  • 5 tsp of superphosphate ( 20% powdered)
  • 15 tsp of 5-10-5 fertilizer

Bulb mixture:

  • 1 part sifted garden soil
  • 1 part sifted peat moss ( pulverized)
  • 1 part sifted compost

Growing your own plants and flowers are fun way to de-stress and add color to your home and yard along with putting fresh vegetables on your table. Add to the fun by mixing your own soil too. It’s a great way to let your kids and grandkids play in the dirt and spend time with you too.

Happy planting!

Joe PastorJoe Pastor


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