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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 8:12 am 
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I want to plant, feed, and take care of my houseplants organically. How would I prepare soil to transplant them to my containers? What is the best thing to feed them with and how often? I have pothos ivy, peace lily, majestic palm, small english ivy.


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DIRT DOCTOR’S POTTING SOIL
One part coconut fiber, one part expanded shale, one part quality compost or earthworm castings and one part wheat bran.
http://www.dirtdoctor.com/view_question.php?id=1005


The best fertilizer for houseplants is probably earthworm castings. I do not think they will need fertilizing more than twice a year, using the above recipe to make the potting soil. If you are one to neglect watering your houseplants, (like I am) and you are tempted to use lava sand, use only a level teaspoon per two cups of mixture. More lava sand than that will retain too much water for a potted plant. If you are diligent about watering, nix the lava sand. Most houseplants are over watered.

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This potting soil is rather rough in texture. Would it work for starting seeds indoors or would it be better to use a more traditional potting soil mix?


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