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Tips on making "soilless" potting soil.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Apr 1985 (v.63#4) pg. G8

Tip: Correct soil mixture will insure thorough drainage of a potted plant.
FINE GARDENING #3 Sep-Oct 1988 pg. 12

Evaluating potting soil. How to compare any mix with a set of ideal standards.
FINE GARDENING #12 Mar-Apr 1990 pg. 23
Added Info FINE GARDENING #14 Jul-Aug 1990 pg. 6

An easy, relatively odorless way to sterilize potting soil for houseplants.
FINE GARDENING #19 May-Jun 1991 pg. 10

Tip describes how to combine soil and soilless mix for large container plants.
FINE GARDENING #25 May-Jun 1992 pg. 10

Tip tells how to sterilize soil in a pressure cooker.
FINE GARDENING #47 Jan-Feb 1996 pg. 10

How to mix and match amendments for ideal potting soil.
FINE GARDENING #58 Nov-Dec 1997 pg. 68

Pillow gardening. How to raise flowers and vegetables in portable containers using a lightweight soil mixture in a plastic bag. Includes instructions for flowers, vegetables and recipes for making your own soil mixture.
FLOWER & GARDEN May 1979 (v.23#5) pg. 40

Success with your own soil. Potting soil recipes for (1) a lightweight indoor soil mix and (2) a soil mix for acid-loving plants.
FLOWER & GARDEN Dec 1994-Jan 1995 (v.38#6) pg. 10

Potting soil basics. How to judge commercial potting soils.
FLOWER & GARDEN Jun 1999 (v.43#3) pg. 18

Starting plants from seeds. Step-by-step instructions for sprouting, transplanting, making potting mix, etc.
GARDEN GATE #1 Feb-Mar 1995 pg. 14

Tip describes how to presoak sphagnum moss before using it in potting.
GARDEN GATE #20 Apr 1998 pg. 5

The inside scoop on potting soil. Creating a compost-based recipe for regeneration.
HARROWSMITH #113 Feb 1994 (v.18#5) pg. 67

How to mix your own "Super-Soil" potting mix for houseplants.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Mar-Apr 1978 (v.3#2) pg. 25

Soil mix suitable for a wide range of ornamental species in containers.
HORTICULTURE Aug-Sep 1995 (v.73#7) pg. 12

Compost-based potting soils. Environmentally sound alternatives to peat-based blends.
HORTICULTURE Mar 1996 (v.74#3) pg. 28

Tip on a two-layer soil technique for saving money on potting soil.
KITCHEN GARDEN #6 Dec 1996-Jan 1997 pg. 11

How to make potting soil.
ORGANIC GARDENING Nov 1978 (v.25#11) pg. 44

Tip: How to control damping-off disease in potting soil.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1981 (v.28#2) pg. 14

Potting mixes: Recipes for success. How to make a batch of soil that's perfect for houseplants and seedlings.
ORGANIC GARDENING Nov 1981 (v.28#11) pg. 38

A potting soil primer for seed-starting and container growing and some basic potting mix formulas.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jan 1985 (v.32#1) pg. 28

Potting soil formula for houseplants.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1985 (v.32#2) pg. 14

Tip: How to sterilize potting soil in a microwave oven.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1988 (v.35#2) pg. 103

Soil advice. An analysis of the contents of bagged soils. Includes instructions for mixing your own organic potting mix and for making a compost sifter.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1989 (v.36#2) pg. 47
Added Info ORGANIC GARDENING Jun 1989 (v.36#6) pg. 7

Seed-starting mixes and potting soils. Selecting the right medium for your needs.
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1995 (v.42#2) pg. 68

Three recipes for starting mixes (one from Cornell University, one from Rodale Institute Experimental Farm and a third from the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems).
ORGANIC GARDENING Feb 1998 (v.45#2) pg. 16

Treating potting soil with hydrogel crystals that absorb water and hold it like a sponge so it can be extracted by plant roots.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Jul-Aug 1989 (v.4#5) pg. 82

Recipe for home mixed and sterilized potting soil.
SUNSET Dec 1996 (v.197#6) pg. 47