What if I told you that the bagged soil you’re buying from the store is not actually SOIL?
Well, it’s the truth. Here’s how it works.
To start, we must first acknowledge there are little to no regulations on labelling soil. There are many bagged soil brands that include no listed ingredients whatsoever. No two bags of soil are the same. So, this post is more general than specific.
Natural soil, which is found, yep NATURALLY, from the ground, also varies in contents. Some soil contains lots of sand, others is more like clay. The type of soil on site depends on the environment.
Natural soil also contains minerals from rocks. More specifically, the minerals ARE what makes soil, soil. This is key, in that bagged soil usually lacks these minerals.
Bagged soil is usually a mix of peat, compost, and perlite. Bagged soil therefore lacks many essential nutrients that natural soil offers. This is why most gardens (indoor and outdoor) “require” fertilization. The bagged soil does not sustain nor offer the adequate amount of minerals and nutrients that the plants require overtime.
Okay. Short post today. But important subject, especially for gardeners!
In Soil We Trust,