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Potting Soil Recipe for Woody Plants and Perennials

This long-lasting mixture is the perfect medium for long-term plants

Fine Gardening - Issue 125

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The Recipe
1 part peat moss
1 part composted bark
1 part compost
1 part sand
1 part perlite

If the mix clumps together and the compost you use is heavy, add more perlite to ensure good drainage. Use extra compost or bark when growing more mature plants, but don’t make it too rich for young plants—it could damage their delicate roots and stems.

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