3 parts – Simple potting medium (composted pine bark, peat moss, vermiculite and perlite)
1 part – Organic compost (mushroom compost, hen or cow manure compost, worm castings)
Make sure there are drain holes in the bottom of container. Fill container no higher than 1 ½ inches from the top. If the container sits flat on the ground or concrete, consider using “pot feet” or a “trivet” to raise the pot, allowing it to drain.
This mix is perfect for all plantings. However, the smaller the container you use, the sooner the soil will dry out. Consider using larger containers and combine plants. Annuals do well in 8” and larger pots. Vegetables do best in containers more than 24” in diameter.
While the compost provides a slow releasing of fertilizer, you still want to be sure and fertilize to the needs of your plants.