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Cheap Potting Soil
#187245 Feb 29th, 2008 at 07:30 PM
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My Wal-Mart has hyponex potting soil on sale for 1.96 for a 20-qt. bag.Now that's CHEAP!!! clap


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Re: Cheap Potting Soil
emdeGardener2 #187434 Mar 1st, 2008 at 01:24 PM
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Hmm.. I can't remember what I paid last year.. but I think it was cheaper than that actually.. lol

Re: Cheap Potting Soil
Pinkhorseofcourse #204587 Apr 26th, 2008 at 02:54 AM
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Know what else is cheap?

Your leaves! Collect them in a corner and they'll soon turn to soil.



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Re: Cheap Potting Soil
emdeGardener2 #348956 Oct 18th, 2011 at 08:01 PM
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A greenhouse near me dumps out their old starter mix/potting soil. They charge 20.00 for a truck load (you load). The tricky part is that it is mostly depleted. So this is how I revive.

5 gallon bucket old potting soil.
3 gallon compost
1 gallon of pine chips (free from rotten cut down pines, just scrunch it off the rotten tree)
1 gallon of crushed lava rock 3.50 50lb bag if you crush yourself (you figure it out). perlite sub.
A bucket of rabbit pellets mixed in. (rabbit poo)

Wrap in a thick leaf type trash bag and lay in the sun for a week during the summer (kills bacteria, molds, seeds etc.) If you have piece of silver colored tin you can cut that down to two days by throwing the bag on top of the tin.






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