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Posted 5d ago by @Invicta

Warning! I’ve tried to use this soil brand twice now, indoors and outdoors. It is awful with poor water retention and drainage (I know it seems impossible to do both but this it does)

Outdoors- all my plants died with the exception of basil

Indoors- increased gnats and made it hard to maintain a water schedule

I don’t mean to be so negative but I don’t want others to go through what I went through
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I use the following mix for my indoor plants (excluding succulents which I use the potting soil specifically for them):

Miracle-Gro Indoor Potting Mix, 16 qt.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07YM583YG

Miracle-Gro Perlite, 8 qt., 2-Pack https://www.amazon.com/dp/B087DVBCD1

Miracle-Gro Sphagnum Peat Moss, 8 qt., For Containers and In-Ground https://www.amazon.com/dp/B087F1QVSS
Thanks for the warning! I’m so sorry you had to suffer! :(
@PlantyPlanter no worries. I’m glad I suffered so others don’t
@Invicta thank you!
Thank you for the warning! I haven’t seen that brand around, but I will avoid it. I use G&B organics and have perlite, vermiculite, coconut coir, sand, etc. On hand to make mixes. I have the benefit of a sister with a nice greenhouse space so we pool our resources though. But we have always had great luck with the G&B.
@malobee thank you for the brand recommendation!

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