Potting Plants Using Sand & Topsoil : Indoor Planting



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Potting plants often use sand and topsoil throughout their lifespan. Learn about potting plants using sand and topsoil with help from a gardening professional in this free video clip.

Expert: Robyn Jasko
Contact: www.growindie.com
Bio: Robyn Jasko started Grow Indie, a gardening website promoting sustainable lifestyles, homesteading, eating well, and living local.
Filmmaker: Brandon Somerton

Series Description: Indoor planting is a great way to enjoy fresh plants all year round regardless of your geographical location. Get tips on indoor planting with help from a gardening professional in this free video series.

17 comments

  1. Don’t use play sand. Doesn’t have the bigger granules such as coarse sand has. Builders sand or something not as fine as play sand. (She should specify)

  2. I'm into Bonsai and half of this is very misinformation. For starters you don't need a large pot you just need to learn how to water right and mark when you plant it into the pot so you can repot 4 months later

  3. I believe you should have specified "course sand".
    Sand comes in all grades (different particle sizes)  & in this case course is the better choice.
    Also you planted your plant somewhat low & as a result it will shrink lower as the soil compacts, it is evident the roots could use the extra depth.
    Quite important to warn folks to be careful about the mix ratios, I would not go beyond 1:5.

  4. I WAS TOLD TO USE 1:3 PLASTERING SAND AND TOP SOIL. MY COWBOY USED 1:2 IN MY ABSENCE BECAUSE THE GARDEN IS TOO LARGE. BUT I HAD NOTICED THAT MY LAVENDER AND PALM TREE NOT LOOKING TOO HAPPY THERE. PLEASE COULD YOU TELL ME THE SOLUTION OR THE REASON OF IT. HE USED TWO SACKS OF TOP SOIL TO ONE SACK OF SAND. 

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