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Please Suggest Me the Right Ratio of Coco Coir, Compost and Red Soil for My Potting Mix


vikram added on June 22, 2017 | Answered

i am a beginner in gardening and just planned to grow some vegetables on my terrace in grow bags. the problem here in india is that perlite/vermiculite is too expensive therefore im worried i may not be able to include that as an ingredient in the potting mixture. would coco coir, compost and red soil in the ratio 2:1:1 do fine? because i heard some amount of red soil is necessary to hold the weight of the plant when it gets big in size. or should i fill 50% of grow bag with coco peat, 25% of compost and the rest 25% with soil. please help


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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on June 26, 2017

Potting Mix Recipe
1 part of good quality red soil/top soil
1 part of cocopeat/peat moss
1 part of compost (Vermicompost/manure)

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