Organic Gardening

Organic Indoor Potting Soil

Anonymous added on May 14, 2011 | Answered

I live at 9000 feet in the Colorado mountains and am trying to find a truly organic potting soil for indoor plants, as well as for outdoor vegetable garden. Your site says that any good gardening center will carry organic soil, but I read the ingredients on the organic soil in my area and only a small portion was organic. For example,  they had chicken poop dehydrated or pasteurized that did not say it was from organically fed and reared chickens. Another source came from Whole Foods compost, but Whole Foods has a large percentage of conventionally-grown food. I would like a truly organic product where ALL ingredients are organic. (I had good topsoil from centuries of mountain runoff but it seems to have been trucked off our land after we built a new house,  so I am starting from scratch now. ) Can you help with this?

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Answered on May 15, 2011

First, try looking for something that has been ORMI certified. These products have been thoroughly reviewed and accepted as purely organic. They also have a website you may want to check out for current product listings. I think it's

Another alternative is to make your own. There are several articles on our site on making compost, which is about as organic as you can get, especially since you know exactly what is in it.

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