How to make homemade soil mix?

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Re: How to make homemade soil mix?

Post by Greenfinger » March 23rd, 2016, 1:15 pm

How to measure pH of one's potting mix. What pH is required for growing flower nursery from seeds.

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Re: How to make homemade soil mix?

Post by Izhar » March 24th, 2016, 12:14 pm

Greenfinger wrote:I live near Sea view Karachi. I need to know a few things. 1) best soil mix for potted seasonal flowers.2) best mix for flower beds.3) why should the soil be changed every year for pots. 4) frequency for changing flower bed soil
Ans 1) Two parts manure, three parts baalu mitti is best soil mix

Ans 2) A layer of manure 2-3 inch thick on soil bed and mix by hoeing 6 inch deep in soil

Ans 3) It gets compact and plants roots start rotting in it

Ans 4) No need to change it, just add a layer of manure 2-3 inch thick every 6 months

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Re: How to make homemade soil mix?

Post by Izhar » March 24th, 2016, 12:15 pm

Greenfinger wrote:How to measure pH of one's potting mix. What pH is required for growing flower nursery from seeds.
Ans 1) By using a calibrated pH meter

Ans 2) 6.5 is the ideal pH for most seasonal flowers

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Re: How to make homemade soil mix?

Post by Greenfinger » March 26th, 2016, 11:02 pm

Thanks. I would to be advised as to pH meters are available.

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Re: How to make homemade soil mix?

Post by Muhammad Arif Khan » March 28th, 2016, 12:59 pm

Izhar wrote:
Greenfinger wrote:How to measure pH of one's potting mix. What pH is required for growing flower nursery from seeds.
Ans 1) By using a calibrated pH meter

And where to find it?

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Re: How to make homemade soil mix?

Post by Izhar » March 28th, 2016, 2:41 pm

Muhammad Arif Khan wrote:
Izhar wrote:
Greenfinger wrote:How to measure pH of one's potting mix. What pH is required for growing flower nursery from seeds.
Ans 1) By using a calibrated pH meter
And where to find it?
From the shop which sells laboratory equipment... you can check OLX or Bolee.com too..

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Re: How to make homemade soil mix?

Post by Alam64 » August 1st, 2017, 10:03 am

Sand? This is not ریت that we use in construction i presume. Where can we get it from readily in islamabad apart from nurseries.

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Re: How to make homemade soil mix?

Post by Izhar » August 1st, 2017, 3:01 pm

Alam64 wrote:Sand? This is not ریت that we use in construction i presume. Where can we get it from readily in islamabad apart from nurseries.
it is the same used in construction

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Re: How to make homemade soil mix?

Post by Alam64 » August 1st, 2017, 4:42 pm

Wow didnt know that one. Thanks

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