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Good afternoon. I’m Amy Stewart with Project Wellness. And in this segment, I’m going to teach you how to make your own homemade potting mixture.
And in order to do this, it’s very simple. All you need is a large pot with no hole in the bottom or a five-gallon bucket. You’ll need some peat moss, some compost or compost and manure as in this case, and you also need some vermiculite, a trowel. And I’m going to choose to use some gloves.
So here is what we’re going to do. Glove up to keep your hands clean and then you’ll just simply take equal portions of each of the three items that I’ve made and mix them up just like this. So, we’re going to take our compost to go first. Compost is excellent for feeding the soil, providing nutrients and for feeding your plants as they grow. The next thing that we’ll take is an extra portion, about the same amount of vermiculite. And this is what it looks like. Basically, it kind of looks like ground up Styrofoam and it’s awesome for drainage and that’s exactly what your plants are going to need when you get them into your containers and we’ll do that next. As you can see, I’m not really worried about making a mess. And last, we’ll add our peat moss. I’m going to move this down just in case so that it doesn’t blow away. Peat moss is an amazing organic growth material. You’re probably wondering why I’m not using dirt, and that’s because everything that we’re putting into this pot will provide what your plants need. It would be excellent for drainage and you just cannot always get that from dirt, certainly not what’s in your backyard.
All of the items that I’m using today can generally picked out at some type of a farm and feed store and sometimes in your home and garden center. These items did come from the farm and the feed store. Alright, and now, we’re just going to mix. So you’re basically just going to create a nice even mixture where all of the white particles are kind of distributed evenly, the compost is mixed in and your peat moss is ready to nourish your plants as well. This is by far the messiest part of this entire thing.
Alright. I think it’s just about there. We may have to mix it up a little bit more from the bottom, but essentially, that’s what it’s going to look like when it’s done. And that is how you make your own potting mixture at home.