Plants in containers need to have soil that retains water and breathes. Potting soil (soil mixtures) are available in various configurations to suit the needs of various plants. Ordinary potting soil is mostly peat-based and suitable for all applications. Still, regular watering is necessary when using these substrates, because once when plants are completely dry, it is difficult to re-moisten. Different soil types can be mixed as plants specific power requirements. Ordinary soil: Most soil types that are generally available in garden centers are based on peat with added fertilizer. These species need regular watering, but they can also become saturated in wet weather.
A peat based potting soil with moisture-retaining granules and added fertilizers, specially designed for use in window boxes and pots. Rhododendron Plot: This is a soil based on peat, which has no calcium added. It is essential for plants which don’t tolerate lime as azaleas, camellias and heather. Loamy potting soil on the base: The main ingredient is sterilized loam, with fertilizers to supplement the nutrients in the mud. The organic substances in clay in the long term will ensure better growth than peat based potting soil. The soil is much heavier than those based on peat, but it can be mixed with a lighter kind. Peat free compost: The use of peat in the potting soil is harmful to the environment in places where the peat is pushed. Environmentally soil types such as coco coir and bark, are the same applications as alternatives to peat based potting soil, although budding liquid nutrients may need them for potting grow.