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[Tomato Dirt #251] Potting Mix vs Potting Soil: Which Should You Use?
March 10, 2022

Tomato Dirt Newsletter
Volume 12, Number 5

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FEATURE: Potting Mix vs Potting Soil - Which Should You Use?

Potting mix vs potting soil: gardeners use the words interchangeably.

So it’s natural to think that they are one and the same.

They’re not.

Each one has a different role in growing tomatoes and other crops. And each has different ingredients, too.

A potting mix is used to start seedlings.

It contains exclusively soilless and sterile ingredients. Those can include perlite (volcanic glass), peat moss (plant fiber), and vermiculite (minerals).

A soilless medium gives new seedlings the chance for a disease-free start in life. So if you are (Keep reading ... )

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Deep-root growing kits … quick start seed kits … special potting mixes. Yep, there's a kit for that!

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More about Potting Mix and Potting Soil

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That’s it for now. More next time.

Until then, happy gardening!

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