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What exactly do I need to purchase if a plant label reads 'humus rich soil preferred' and I intend to plant in a container?  


  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,700
    I would use a loam based soil if it's a longterm plant like shrubs. John Innes No2 mixed with one third multi-purpose compost and continue to top dress with compost. I think it's important to always incorporate grit into the mix. The soil can be very heavy and easily compacted by rain and watering.
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