Fool-Proof Soil Mix
by Jeff J.
If you're new to gardening it is easy to feel overwhelmed when you go to the nursery in search of garden soil. There are so many different brands, blends and mixes to choose from and some of the choices are terribly expensive. What to do?
Here's a fool-proof starter mix that works well in raised beds, planters and pots. Plus it's very economical.
Go to your favorite big-box store or local nursery and purchase like amounts (usually available in 40 lb bags) of their generic topsoil, composted manure and composted peat humus. Blend these three together in equal amounts as needed and use for all of your gardening soil applications.
Since the manure and peat humus are already blended into the mix, you shouldn't need to add any ferilizer during your first year of planting.
Here's to your gardening success!