Have you ever wondered how they did it in the old days, before the times of store-bought pre-bagged potting mix? Knowing how to make your own potting soil from scratch not only saves you money, but is much more convenient and often healthier for your plants than commercial stuff.
The main ingredients in homemade potting soil are: compost, garden soil, leaf mold and/or rotted saw dust, and wood ashes. Simple, right? I’ll tell you the recommended proportions in just a minute.
First, if you don’t already have a compost pile started you’ll need to begin with that.