DIY Potting Soil

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Growing food in containers is a great option for people who do not have an outdoor garden. This is one of the best ways to maintain a supply of herbs and various vegetables. One important thing about using containers is having a suitable potting soil available. You can easily make your own at home.

A few supplies are all you need to make your own potting soil at home. The main component is compost that you may already have or can easily purchase. All you need is a wheelbarrow or a suitable bin to mix the ingredients. A five gallon bucket will also be needed for this project.

Making your own potting soil is a great DIY project for any homesteader. The amount you will need to make depends on the size of your containers and personal preference. You may find that five gallons is a good place to start based on your particular needs.

Instructions to make your own potting soil are found on here…

DIY Potting Soil

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