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The dirt on soil: What makes a good potting mix

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By Master Gardener, Brunswick County Extension

Almost any article on plants ends with “and make sure you use a good potting mix.” Great advice, but what does it mean?
The main functions of a potting mix are: 1) to hold moisture and nutrients around your plants roots, acting as a reservoir for these critical elements of life in your container garden, 2) to provide enough air for growing roots to be able to breath and not rot once you plant your container and 3) to support your plant, providing anchorage for the roots.


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