The Magic of High-Quality Soil
Why is your potting soil better than what is at the store? Are there special nutrients in it or special soil blends for specific plants?
Plants need more than just water to grow, we all know this. Beautiful flower beds and abundant vegetable gardens only happen when the dirt they are planted in is rich in nutrients and full of worms and other insects that aerate the soil and help deliver oxygen to the roots of the plants.
When growing plants in containers, you need to use high quality potting soil that comes preloaded with all the nutrients your plants need, along with the right combination of materials to ensure a well draining medium that doesn't rot your roots!
How to Choose Your Potting Soil
We have carefully selected the perfect potting soils for our handmade clay pots for plants.
For indoor plant pots, use Organic Mechanics Premium Blend Potting Soil. This all-purpose blend is super moisture-retentive and chock-full of compost and worm castings to feed your plants well. Best for small containers and window boxes, or any plant that needs moist soil.
Organic Mechanics Cactus and Succulent Mix is designed to give superior drainage, yet holds enough moisture to keep your cacti and succulents happy. It also works for bonsai trees, jade plants, or any plant that needs exceptional drainage.
If you are keeping your pots outdoors, use Organic Mechanics Container Blend Potting Soil. This is designed to be a really well draining soil, so when it rains for a week, your plants won’t drown!
We recommend this soil for large outdoor planters, such as our Sparrow Garden Pots.
Do you overwater your houseplants? If you do, you might want to choose the super well draining Container Blend Potting Soil for your indoor plant pots.
Do you live in a really hot or dry climate? If you do, you might want to choose the super moisture-retentive Premium Blend Potting Soil. You should also choose this soil if you are using very small pots outside, such as our Tulip Garden Pot.