Potting Soil

Instead of buying expensive potting soil – I can’t even bring myself to buy it at Big Lots – I make my own. I start with peat moss which I do buy, but it isn’t very expensive, and it goes a long way when I mix it with my free ingredients. If I can get dry manure free all the better, but if not then I purchase it at my local nursery.

I then layer equal layers of peat moss, dry manure, and dry leaves and/or grass clippings (collected and saved throughout the year) in whatever container(s) I’m planting in. I crumble the leaves between my fingers but the grass clippings are fine as is. After filling the container to the level I want my soil, I mix it well. Then, I place my plants into my new “soil”. They love this mixture, and eventually the pot is full of rich soil that has composted from the mix I made.

This method works well on a larger scale if you’re needing to supplement the soil in a garden.

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I started this blog to share with you all the results of years of turning trash into treasures. Hopefully I'll spark some new creative thoughts and if that happens I hope that you'll share your discoveries and together we’ll build a blog that will singlehandedly reduce global warming and save the world! Okay, maybe that’s a grand goal but we should be able to at least downsize our own trash output.

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