All-Purpose Garden Mix

The perfect garden mix consists of several different ingredients to help your plant's roots breathe, absorb water and nutrition. In general, garden soil has more nutrition than all-purpose potting mix.

SOIL

This part, called soil, often consists of clay, silt, peat moss and organic matter. Should be around 50% of the content in a good all-purpose garden mix.

COMPOST/NUTRIENTS

The compost helps the soil retain water, improving aeration, controlling the soil's temperature and it might also provide nutrients, depending on what organic waste was added. Nutrients/fertilizers that dissolve slowly are preferred. This part should be about 25% of the mix.

SAND, PERLITE & VERMICULITE

Improves your soil’s drainage and aeration. This should be about 25% of the mix.