7. Don’t skimp on the paparazzi
Sorry, we mean the media, the potting media that is! Potting up new plants can be a messy business, but if you do it with the right gear, you’ll need to do it less frequently. Like everything in this world, you get what you pay for! All (most) bagged potting mixes available will meet the Australian Standards for a potting medium (AS 3743-2003). But remember, the Australian Standards are a benchmark, some just meet it, others dominate it!
eCo-Environments Bioganic Earth Specialist Growing Media is the cream of the crop. With speciality mixes for a variety of applications including Green Walls, podiums and containers and vegetable and ornamental potted plants, your plants will thrive!
Other top performers include Premium Potting Mix from Rocky Point, it’s loaded up with all the good stuff to get your new plants off to a great start including slow release fertilisers, wetting agents, organic compost and zeolite.
The basic potting mixes available at your supermarket and big box stores are still usable potting mixes but remember, the more you spend at the start the less you will need to spend later. Those slow release fertilisers keep your plants healthy and thriving for longer ensuring minimal fuss for at least 12-months.