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Aparna
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January 4, 2014 - 8:08 pm
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Off late we are reading a lot about potting mix for container gardening for various advantages it has over our regular garden soil. I have huge amount of garden soil ( red kanakpura soil) which I had purchased paying a paltry sum. While I am forced to use it for my open front yard garden , i am wondering is there anyway I can convert it into a suitable form to resemble potting mix to be used in pots.

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geekgardener
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January 4, 2014 - 10:35 pm
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The red soil as such is good for potting but there is only one issue, "Caking". It compacts so hard so quickly it becomes unmanageable soon. It is better to mix it with some cocopeat or compost to make it loose so taht it is easy to handle.

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Aparna
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Thanks GG  for the response .

I have organic compost generated from my kitchen waste , can I mix that with the red soil ? if so  in what proportion. Also should I also mix sand or compost itself will suffice ?

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Hi Aparna,

If it is home made compost, then you can generously add 50% to the red soil mix. Sand as such is not required. Continuous addition of compost will make it very fluffy and rich in nutrients.

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The quality of the soil plays a vital role in making good plant productivity. So, for that you need to identify the features of the soil to determine its ability to support your plants growth and makes better productivity.
Soil Nutrients Analysis laboratory
Soil fertilizer test

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