Name: Daisy I Reno, Nv (Zone 6b) Not all who wander are lost
It matters for some plants (like orchids) but, you can compensate with your fertilizer regimen.
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Name: Will Creed NYC Prof. plant consultant & educator
Brenden - If you are a hobbyist and growing potted plants, I think you are unnecessarily concerned about the mineral content of the soil. Fertilizer is vastly overrated and overused. For most potted plants, a standard potting mix, and occasional fertilizing with a complete fertilizer is fine. Trying to fine tune beyond that is unlikely to make any difference.
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