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joni barr

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Choosing the Right Growing Media
« on: January 22, 2020, 10:56:15 am »
Wondering how to pick the perfect mix for your EarthBox? Using the correct potting media is crucial for your garden’s success. Not all dirt is the same! Depending upon what area you live in, you will be looking at bags of potting media with different names or references. Some garden centers and chain stores have their own mixes. The most important thing to look at is the ingredients it contains. Pay attention to the ingredients; read the label carefully and look at the percentages, or the order the ingredients have been listed.

The growing media should be sphagnum peat based (70-95%) that contains perlite or vermiculite. The growing media should be light and fluffy when dry. It should be spongy when it’s wet. It should not contain any rock, clay, sand or soil. EarthBox does not recommend using topsoil or compost.

There is an article on our blog site addressing how to Choose the Right Growing Media: https://blog.earthbox.com/how-to-choose-the-right-growing-media

This article is broken down into:

     How to Find the Right Growing Media
     Why the Right Mix Matters
     Potting Mix vs. Potting Soil

EarthBox also has a “Recommended Growing Media” list on the website: https://earthbox.com/approved-for-earthbox This list also contains information regarding Approved Dolomite and Approved Plant Food.

For the best performance from your EarthBoxes, follow the setup instructions, planting guides and fertilizer guidelines. Following the instructions will give you a great start with your EarthBox garden!