Congratulations! You just picked up a new potted plant that caught your eye and left you with no choice but to buy it. You check the plant’s tag it came with - you know the white one stuck in the soil with a picture of the plant on it and it tells you about the plant’s care requirements - and you see it requires well-draining soil. You wonder how exactly do you accomplish that; can’t you just buy a bag of “potting” soil, add to a planter, add the plant, and done? Well, kind of, but let’s see how there’s more to it than this and how we can make our own DIY potting soil for healthy, potted plants. It’s time to talk dirty.
Whap! Clap! “I got it!” That’s what I began hearing after introducing gnats into the office after I had brought some of my plants in from outdoors. Nobody wants gnats in their faces while they are working (or in general for that matter). I had introduced a tiny nuisance that was having a big impact. But what could I do about it?