Potting Mix (sometimes called potting soil) is a mix of ingredients designed to provide an artificial environment for plants and to help them grow successfully in containers and pots. Soil taken from the garden is really not suitable for pots and containers.
So what's in potting mix:
A number of ingredients are used in most recipes, some with all organic ingredients, others with chemical fertilizers and other additives. Generally potting mix is a mixture of :
- composted bark
- coconut coir
- water saving additives
- fertilizer and other ingredients depending on the manufacture and the potting mix itself.