Is Soil Better for Plant Growth Than Potting Soil?

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Top Q&A For: Is Soil Better for Plant Growth Than Potting Soil

Can I use one-year-old potting soil to pot a plant?

Year-old potting soil can be used to pot a plant. The best way to use older potting soil is to infuse it with compost or mix it with new potting soil prior to using.

How do I plant vegetables in Miracle-Gro potting soil?

Starter PlantsStart seeds in starter pots or flats with a soil-less growing medium. Alternately, purchase starter plants from a nursery. Plants are ready to be transplanted once they are at least 4... Read More »

How do I defungi plant potting soil in a potted plant?

Getting Rid of FungusRemove any visible fungus with a small hand shovel. Shovel the remaining soil into polypropylene bags, two lb. at a time. Put the bag with the soil into the microwave, and cook... Read More »

Should I add bagged manure to my potting soil when I plant tomatoes?

Potting soil is primarily peat moss with composted bark and perlite and sometimes vermiculite and sand. It has no nutritional value, although some do contain small amounts of regular or slow relea... Read More »