Garden Soil & Potting Mixes

Growing high-yielding, healthy plants is more complex than simply putting a plant in the ground in your backyard. In the world of horticulture today, even something as simple as soil has evolved to generate higher yields and healthier plants.

What is the difference between garden soil and potting soil?

Garden soil is what most people think of when they hear the term gardening. It is also known as topsoil, and is found in the ground and then mixed with other ingredients to create an ideal media. Usually combined with compost to increase microbial activity, garden soil is typically used outdoors.

Potting soil is used for plants grown in pots or containers, as the name suggests. The difference between potting and garden soil is the number of ingredients, and the chemical makeup of each. Since potted plants are not exposed to natural soil, they lack many nutrients that those grown in garden soil have access to. The potting mix accommodates for this, and makes up for what the plant would otherwise be missing out on.

At Hydrobuilder, we carry many different types of garden and potting soil, including OMRI certified organic soil! If you want to learn more about growing in soil, check out some of the related articles in our learning center! If you have any questions, give our experienced growers a call today at 888-815-9763!

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