How to Use & When to Apply:
Espoma Potting Mix can be used to fill containers for new plants or to repot plants that have outgrown existing containers. If a plant has stopped growing, or its roots are growing from the drainage holes, it needs to be moved to a larger container.
- Select a container larger than the plant’s current pot, preferably a pot with a drainage hole and saucer.
- Fill the bottom third of the container with Espoma Potting Mix.
- Gently remove the plant from its current container and loosen the root ball.
- Place the plant in the new container, centering it and adjusting the soil level in the new pot so the plant is at the same depth as it was in the original container. Ideally, there should be at least 1 inch between the top of the soil and the rim of the pot.
- Add additional potting mix around the sides of the plant.
- Gently pat down the mix, adding more as required, until the plant is at the right depth.
- Water plant thoroughly and allow to drain.
Pros to Using Espoma Potting Mix
- This mix is light and fluffy, which is good for root development
- Adding organic matter to soil improves the quality of the soil, which in turn nourishes the plant
- Contains mycorrhizal fungi, which help strengthen plant root systems to provide increased water and nutrient absorption
- Several different bag sizes available including 1-cu ft and 2-cu ft (usually available in-store not online)
- Good for most houseplants
- Good for container gardening
Cons to Using Espoma Potting Mix