Until 30 years ago, most gardeners made their own potting soil by combining their best garden soil with rotted manure from the barn or buckets of leaf mold hauled home from damp stream banks, topped off with a dusting of wood ashes. Contrast and compare: North American gardeners now spend more than $500 million each year on potting mixes and specialty soils. How many of those dollars do you want to come from your wallet?
I’m just the messenger!! Maybe I’ll start the ingredients for home-made planter soil?! Meanwhile, I’m one of the “North American gardeners now spend[ing] more than $500 million each year on potting mixes and specialty soils.” How often (on this blog) have I mentioned the purchase of coconut fiber and quality organic planter soil?? ~~ I posted this message because several subscribers to the Garden Training Project asked about mixes for their Garden Tower.