If you’re wondering why do YOU need to pot the plant when the Maali (Gardener) can do it for you, click here.
So here’s how I pot my plant.
Disclaimer: There is no right or wrong way to do it. I am expounding a few methods which have worked extremely well for me.
Scenario #1: Planting in Big Pots For Flowering & Fruiting Plants
Pots of Size 6″ and above. By 6″ I mean that the height of the pot is 6″ or more.
Scenario #2: Planting in Big Pots For Non Flowering Plants
If you’re planting non-flowering plants like Palm or money plant, you can fill your pot using any soil and dry cow-dung manure/vermi-compost in a ratio of 1:1.
Scenario #3: Planting in Small Pots For Flowering Plants
If you’re potting small plants that require containers smaller than 6″ I would suggest using only organic compost to pot the plant. No Soil at all. (The plant that you purchase will have enough of soil in it. So utilize the remaining space in the pot for adding compost)
Scenario #4: Planting in Small Pots For Non Flowering Plants
Here, you can use vermi-compost and soil in the ratio 1:1 to pot the plant.
Scenario #5: Sowing Seeds in Big Pots
This scenario refers to your vegetable garden. Here you have to prepare your vegetable bed/planters/Containers in the same way as mentioned in Scenario #1. The only difference is, when you’re filling your top 25%, use vermi-compost and soil in the ratio 1:1.
Scenario #6: Sowing Seeds in small Pots
If it is a flowering plant, fill the pot with organic compost and soil in the ratio 1:1
If it is non-flowering plant, like your herbs and leafy vegetables, fill the pot/container with vermi-compost and soil in the ratio 1:1
Where to get the Compost
As far as cow-dung manure is concerned, I would suggest you source it from your local Dairy farm (Tabela). It is one of the cheapest and best manure for plants. To know more about Cow-dung manure click here.
You can prepare your Organic compost at home. Click here to know how to prepare your compost at home.
Alternatively, You might also want to check out the ready to use potting mix available! Click on the images to know more!
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