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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-19-2015, 05:10 AM Thread Starter
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"dry" plant question

So when I come back to college, I'm bringing back some basil, lavender, rosemary, and oregano plants. Since I'm making some mineralized top soil, what's the best mixture of vermiculite, coconut coir, topsoil, blue miracle gro powder, and calcium carbonate sand that I should use? The plants are mostly to be used to ward off bugs, but I'd also like to incorporate them into some foods that I'll cook later on in the year, which is one reason I'm making my own potting mix. Should I just make a big batch of mineralized top soil? or do I make an independent mixture for my land plants?

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You can use equal parts of the vermiculite, coir, and topsoil. It should be fluffy enough for potted plants.
The blue miracle grow powder is meant to be dissolved in water for use during watering, right? I'd use it at half strength or less, at the recommended frequency.

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I like dirtless mixes for potted plants and herbs. Equal parts vermacullite, peat and compost. I use the same mix in my raised garden beds.
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