[gardeners] Can I make my own potting soil?

Penny Nielsen (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Wed, 12 May 1999 09:01:58 -0300

Last fall I emptied out all of my soil from the window boxes and planters.  Most of the soil that I see at the garden centres for containers is mostly peat moss.  I am wondering if I can make up my own mixture of peat moss, some garden soil, compost and perlite/vermiculite.  I have a lot of containers to fill and would rather spend the money on plants.  I already have the peat moss and either perlite or vermiculite.

Any suggestions, along with ratios, would be really appreciated.  I want to start planting this weekend.

Penny in Halifax, N.S. 5/6a