Organic Potting Mix for Herbs, Vegetables & Flower Containers
Most often the commercial potting soils available to the gardener are very light and porous and the water runs through with minimum retention. It makes container gardening quite a challenge as plants too often die from either under watering, or nutrients are leached as a result of overwatering. To improve water retention while still allowing for good drainage, adding soil life and organic nutrients to the potting mix use the following recipe for organic growing success.
Talborne Organics Enriched Potting Soil Mix
1 X 30DM (30L) of Preferably Homemade or Commercial Potting Soil (Best quality from mixed sources, well decomposed, seed and disease free)
MIX into Potting Soil
250ml (1 cup) Fertilis Earthworm Castings
30ml (6x5ml teaspoons) Talborne Organics VITA Grow 2:3:2(16) Fertilizer
100ml Dolomitic Lime (Agricultural Lime)
500ml Vermiculite / Perlite
Feeding Container Plants
To maintain condition of plants in pots, feed approximately every 4 months or as required with organic VITA Veg 6:3:4(16) or Talborne Seedling Food or Talborne Vita Fruit & Flower 3:1:5 as per Directions for Use on packet.
To condition and re-generate growing medium approximately every 6 months spread 250ml per m2 of FERTILIS Earthworm Castings onto surface of growing medium.