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Soil preparation for planting.

I am going to write about soil preparation whether it is indoors or outdoors. soil preparation for home garden

For indoor herb garden it is very simple: All you need to do is to get a potting soil (it is better to use organic potting soil) and put it in to the pot (not to the top. It is better to leave about 1 inch of space).
Use small pots if you want to plant home garden seeds. They don’t need big pots. And that’s all for growing herbs indoors.

When it comes to outdoor soil preparation, what you need to do once you have your location ready:

1) Make sure that it is completely clean.
2) Then you have to loosen your soil using shovel and then follow it with the rake. It will help you to release roots from other plants that were in the soil. Try to remove them completely.
3) Sprinkle it a little bit with potting soil from the market and mix it up using rake.
4) Select the area where you want to plant your home garden seeds and dig small holes.
The soil will be dry and it’s ok for it to be like that as you have to control the water drainage for most of the herbs.
Add a little bit of potting soil in the holes.
That’s all! Easy isn’t it? :)


Read also:
How to grow plants from seeds
How to grow your own herbs indoors
How to plant home garden seeds
A Few Words About Container Gardening
Growing tomatoes in pots

Help the world! Use paper pot maker!
Have a look on my home garden seeds for sale!

(c) Home Garden Seeds

A Few Words About Potting Soil

Organic Potting SoilWe all have to plant organic garden seeds in to potting soil. What is it? Potting soil is a mixture used to grow plants, herbs and vegetables in a contained garden environment. The first recorded use of the term is from an 1861 issue of the American Agriculturist.

The most common ingredients used in potting soil are composted bark and/or other plant materials, peat moss, sand, and perlite (for drainage). Some potting soil mixtures contain particles of vermicompost, while other contain vermiculite for water conservation. Most commercially available brands of potting soil have their pH fine-tuned with ground limestone, and some contain small amounts of fertilizer and slow-release nutrients.

So basically the potting soil is a combination of elements and despite its name, little or no soil is used in potting soil because it is considered too heavy for growing house plants.

Can it be organic? I know only two companies who sell organic potting soil –  “Organic Mechanics Soil Company” and “Scotts Organic” . Their peat-free potting soil is sold in retail garden centers, supermarkets, botanic gardens, and farmers markets.
Their products are 100% organic.

Why they sell peat-free soil?

Well, because harvesting peat destroys unique ecosystems for both flora and fauna, and is particularly damaging to insect and migratory songbird populations. They use coconut coil instead. This renewable resource is comprised of a 40% to 50% lignin fiber or more and 20% to 30% cellulose fiber.

What about benefits?

Apart from helping songbirds population to survive and minimizing pollution you’ll grow bigger and healthier plants than your neighbour.
Living soil contain higher levels of nutrients, and many taste better than their conventional counterparts.
So be green and use organic soil! :) It is helpful for nature, helpful for yourself and helpful for plants!

You can buy Scott’s Organic Potting Soil on Amazon for very low price at the moment. 20LB costs just $2.26.

Pots Organic Potting Soil

Scotts Organic Potting Soil
Click here to order on Amazon for $2.26


Read also:
How to Plant Home Garden Seeds

How to grow plants from seeds

Organic weed killer or 4 tips for organic weed removal
How to prepare garden soil
Growing tomatoes in pots
Help the world! Use paper pot maker!
Have a look on my home garden seeds for sale!

(c) Home Garden Seeds

I wish I could be read better in Spanish, but I found a great site that will be of help with my veggies. Most tutoring net companies just sell netting and have no real expertise in agriculture. Hortomallas has a great library available to farmers as tutora means tutor as referred to a plant. I ran into this site by mere chance as I was trying to find the ideal product to tutor my backyard vegetables, and did not know that using netting reduces viruses and fungi. I will try now to go 100% organic!