2. Use a combination of compost, soil, and peat for the base

March 6, 2010 at 4:16 pm Leave a comment

Most garden soils are available in the form of Triple Mix. It is usually a combination of Compost, Top Soil, and Peat. The qualities of these products add nutrient quality, texture, density, and a dark rich colour. Bagged Triple mix is usually pasteurized, which leaves the product cleaner. It is important to use screened triple mix when purchasing in bulk. Both options minimize the weed penetration over all.

Compost: the combination of many organic matters such as yard waste, leaves, vegetable waste, plant waste, and the work of bacteria, fungi, worms and other organisms. In a high heat, the organic matter decomposes with the help of nature to create a nutrient rich product for your garden.

Top Soil: The upper and outermost layer of soil on the earth. Generally the top 2 inches. This layer has the highest concentration of organic matter and microorganisms.

Peat:  Partially decomposing organic matter. Mostly moss and semiaquatic plant matter. It functions as a filter in natural water. It is valuable for storing nutrients.


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