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Peat moss, when it makes up one-third to two-thirds of the soil, is a good choice for potted plants. Peat moss holds several times its weight in water, and it supplies water to the plant on an as-needed basis. It helps t... More »

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Peat moss is a group of non-vascular plants in the scientific genus Sphagnum. Like other mosses, peat moss is made up of very short stems with tiny leaves attached. Peat mosses form peat after they have partially decayed... More »

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Peat moss is an excellent organic conditioner for soil and when used in proportion to the type of earth being treated can enhance plant growth. One of the ways this is accomplished is by helping to retain water that supp... More »

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Peat moss is an excellent organic conditioner for soil and when used in proportion to the type of earth being treated can enhance plant growth. One of the ways this is accomplished is by helping to retain water that supp... More »

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One simple homemade potting soil recipe consists of equal parts peat moss, perlite, compost and garden soil. Optional additives include one handful each of garden lime, soybean meal, rock phosphate and kelp meal. These a... More »

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Aloe vera plants do best when potted in cactus potting soil mix or a mix of regular potting soil and perlite or building sand. They need plenty of drainage and cannot tolerate standing in water. They should be placed in ... More »

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According to the National Gardening Association, jasmine can be grown in a large container using regular potting soil. You should keep in mind that over-watering or allowing the container to become too dry will cause the... More »

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