Over the years we have developed our own
custom formula for a potting media.
We offer this soilless mix for sale. We
particularly recommend it for container planting. It is one of
the reasons our annual containers do so well.
All of our nursery plants are potted in this
mix. The only change is that plants that prefer drier
conditions and sharper drainage are planted in the same media,
but it has been amended with additional perlite.
Our soilless potting mix contains the
following: peat moss, perlite, bark, sand, Osmocote (a nine
month slow release fertilizer), super phosphate, ground
limestone (a pH buffer) and a wetting agent. Superphosphate is
an ingredient in our soil mix and we also add more in the
planting hole whenever we plant in the garden. We used this in
our early years as vegetable gardeners. It is present in the
soil naturally, but not in optimal amounts.
Superphosphate plays an important role in plant reproduction
(fruit or seed development), root development and bloom
production. We see a marked difference in our gardens
with the use of sujperphosphate.
Another product that we strongly recommend is
SUPERthrive®. All plants in our nursery
were watered with SUPERthrive® when
planted. It is a mixture of essential vitamins that jump
start young plants and gives a boost to mature plants -
especially if under any stress. SUPERthrive®
speeds the development of a strong root system and helps
reduce transplant shock.
We find the above three products extremely
important in growing plants that adapt well to their new
environment, grow strong and healthy and make a beautiful
addition to any garden or container.
Another tool that we find useful in monitoring
our containers is a moisture meter. It takes the guesswork out
of determining the moisture needs of plants. Optimal
moisture levels is critical, Too much water is as
harmful as not enough.