Saturday, March 15, 2008
Make your own potting soil
'Tis the season to be thinking about the great outdoors! For anything from a large vegetable garden to a potted pansy, start your own seeds in your own potting soil for the most savings. Use compost, half and half with regular old dirt. To pasteurize soil, put it in a covered container and heat in the oven at 250 degrees for about 10 minutes, then lower the temperature to 180 and leave it there for another 20 minutes. This will kill most diseases and weed seeds. Add about 1/4 sand (in volume) and it's ready.