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Apr 24, 2018 7:37 PM CST
SOUTH DAKOTA (Zone 4b)
So, at my local store they have potting soil, and huge bags of seed-growing soil. I'm not looking to spend much money, and I really only need a couple cups of it, for some Morning Glory seeds I was going to plant in a pot. Can you use potting soil for planting seeds? Again, I'm looking for the cheapest solution, next to getting dirt from my yard.
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Apr 24, 2018 7:55 PM CST
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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I have had no problem using Potting soil, I do sterilize it first.
http://tipnut.com/sterilize-so...
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Apr 24, 2018 10:21 PM CST
SOUTH DAKOTA (Zone 4b)
Thank you, thank you, thank you, NJBob!
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Apr 25, 2018 5:07 AM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
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I use Miracle Grow potting soils all the time. You can store it dry for months. It is already sterilized and from a place like Home Depot or Lowe's, they have different sizes.
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Apr 25, 2018 5:28 AM CST
Name: Christine
NY zone 5a
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I use MG potting soil mixed with perlite, I do a 50/50 mix
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Apr 25, 2018 5:33 AM CST
SOUTH DAKOTA (Zone 4b)
Thanks!
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Apr 25, 2018 5:46 PM CST
Name: Will Creed
NYC
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Plain peat moss with perlite mixed throughout is completely sterile and relatively inexpensive. Bagged potting mixes often have quality control issues with contaminants.
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