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Growing Media & Soil

Growing Media & Soil

From good old fertilised potting soil through various other plant substrates such as expanded clay balls and coconut substrate to a wide range of individual additives.

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Categories Growing Media & Soil

Coco Coir
Coco Coir

Substrates based on coconut fibre are a highly effective alternative to growing on soil the way our ancestors did. There are pellets, substrate and tabs made from the shells of coconuts.

Potting Soil
Potting Soil

Potting soil, as seen in grannys garden. Still one of the best substrates for homegrowing. Easy to handle, often pre-fertilised but always the ideal base for your plants.

Rockwool
Rockwool

Here you find rockwool growing media which is very useful for propagation of cuttlings and seedlings and hydroponic plant propagation.

Growing additives
Growing additives

Pimp your substrate! Often, ready-to-grow substrates have to make compromises regarding the pre-fertilisation in order to suit many different growing situations. So, to achieve best result, you have to regulate it in some way.

Description

Growing media & soil for Urban Gardening and plant bags

Upright planting bags may be equipped with any substrate adapt for standard flower pots. All kinds of soil, soil mixtures, coconut fibre, expanded clay, perlite or other substrates for hydroponics.

Hanging flower pouches, similar to hanging baskets, feature some characteristics to be observed when choosing the right substrate.
As the hanging plant bags are planted from the side, some from above or even from below there can be a very big number of plants on a very limited space thus generating some problems:
  • Lack of water
  • Lack of nutrients
  • Rivalry between plants
Two of these problems can be managed by wise choice of substrate resp. combination of soil mixtures and substrates.

Things to keep in mind when buying potting soil for flower pouches

  1. Hanging flower pouches are usually equipped with annual or biennial plants, with herbs or vegetables. These are often plants with a high need of nutrients and fertilizers. Therefore you should invest in pre-fertilized flower soil, preferrably with long-term fertilizer delivering nutrients over 6 to 12 weeks rendering further fertilizer needless until after this period.
  2. Take a close look on the contents of your mixture. Turf for example is unnecessary except for bog gardens. Much better are coconut fibres, wood fibre, tree bark or matured compost. These components optimize the structure of the soil. A pleasant scent of forest soil attests good quality.
  3. Compost, clay or horn meal as nutrient store and provider are a good addition.
  4. Perlites are another common additive, aerating the soil structure and storing water.
As premixed soil, especially cheap mixtures, often contain undeclared components like weed seeds, pests or mold it's a good idea to mix up your own substrate.

Components for the substrate mixture:

  1. Garden compost
    Compost is the most important element as it is very rich in nutrients, boosts soil organisms and stores water. Regular compost after 6 to 12 months of maturation contains ca. 32g nitrogen (N), 14g phosphor (p), 16g potassium (K) and chalk (according to usage) per 10 litres of screened compost.
  2. Sand
    Most plants benefit from sand, starting at 30%, even more for some plants. Sand contains no nutrients but provides the necessary permeability for air and water preventing stagnant moisture and mold.
  3. Coconut fibre
    Coconut fibres are a good substitute for turf and optimize the soil structure. They also contain no nutrients but are a good water store and provide aeration by shrinking and growing in the turn of water storage and delivery.
  4. Horn meal
    Horn meal or horn shavings are a very good long-term nitrogen source. 100g shavings contain about 10 to 14g of nitrogen (N).
  5. Powdered limestone
    Limestone from volcanic origin provides minerals and trace elements, iron, magnesium, protects from mold and boosts the taste of fruits and vegetables.
  6. Perlite
    Perlites are for water storage and highly recommended.

Each plant has its own needs, therefore we can't provide exact recipes. Specific intructions for most plants are available at your retailers or on the packaging. The rest is up to your experiments and experience.