Potting Soil for Planters

I have big planters ( indoor and outdoors ) Should the entire planter be filled with soil ? I’ve heard that a filler can be placed half filling the planter , what would be a light filler material before we…

Plants in pots…. old soil.

Can you kindly tell me if I need to throw out all the soil from last year pots to start planting herbs etc this year. I was reading where one has to throw out old soil in pots. Thanks.…

Soil for Container Gardening?

I live in a condominium in downtown Toronto. The landscape company installed triple mix into 2 cubic ft. containers. We are planning on growing perennials like Japanese maple, lily, etc. And annual flowers and vegetables. I think the soil is…

Potting soil

Is there a difference between Potting Soil and Potting Mix? If so, what is that difference, and what is the best to use?…

Which pests can survive in potting soil over winter?

I was wondering which pests (leaf miner, aphids, thrips, white flies, etc.) can survive in used potting soil over winter outside in a container?  Roots and this years plant will be removed.  I’m hoping to reuse the soil next year…

Homemade planting medium for containers

What is the best product for planting in containers or do you have a DIY recipe? The products I have tried recently seem to resist water rather than absorb it, even though I start with a damp medium when initially…