i m geetha , just a week odd to gardening.i got confused on the soil mix ratio.i thought of starting vegetable terrace garden in polythene bags( black nursey one).i was not sure of the weght it can hold. just a try i mixed coco peat ( 2 part by volume) , red soil ( 1 part by volume), vermicompost and organic manure( commercial one) . please suggest me the good pottng mix recipe so that i can correct myself. i also want to know how much quantity of organic manure should we put. i read that commercial organic manure 1 part is equal to 10 part of home made organic manure.
Raja Gopala Rao said:
i suggest 1:1:1 of cocopeat, vermi compost and home compost. i am using red soil it is easyly avialable at my place. my plants are doing well with the above ratios. i dont think the commercial compost is more potent than home made.
The only difference with home made and commercial compost is that good commercial compost contains added fungus and bacteria such as trichoderma viride which when used in soil based potting mix help convert the available nutrients to forms that can easily be absorbed by the plants. Apart from this some of these composts also include additional trace elements.
I would suggest addition of these fungus and bacteria to home made composts. You can also add seaweed granules for trace elements. These are generally available at good agricultural stores in cities.
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