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Soil Mixes - How do we know if it's any good?

Soil Mixes - How do we know if it's any good?

So turns out there is actually an Australian Standard which is applied to potting mixes, so knowing these certifications can help you choose the best potting mix for your plants. "What is the best soil mix to buy?"

Soil Mixes - How do we know if it's any good?

Soil mix what to look out for

The standards are indicated by a “logo” printed on the bag with a series of “ticks” on them. Each potting mix needs to pass a series of stringent tests and is of high quality.

These ticks are either red or black – the red ticks indicate that this potting mix has met the Australian Standards for a Premium Potting Mix and that it contains fertiliser.

Bags with black ticks have met the standards tests for a regular potting mix - these do not contain fertiliser and are best used for fast-growing plants, or by gardeners who like to add their own fertilisers to pots.

You can make your own potting mix but if your soil shopping just look out for the ticks. 

Our preferred choice of soil mix is with Rocky Point soils and we carry the following lines for convenience. 

Rocky Point Bonsai Cacti Succulent:

  • The ideal proportion between drainage and aeration
  • Added granular wetting agent
  • Lightweight long term growing mix
  • Used by professionals
  • Prepared and tested under strict conditions, this product is certified to Australian Standards 3743 for a Regular Grade Potting Mix

Benefits of Rocky Point Premium Potting Mix:

  • Excellent growing results from a 3 stage fertiliser addition
  • Provides nutrients to plants for over 8 months
  • Superior moisture retention properties with excellent drainage
  • Contains Coconut Fibre and Coconut Chip; a renewable, sustainable and eco-friendly product
  • Professional nursery grade potting mix
  • Prepared and tested under strict conditions, this product is certified to Australian Standards 3743 for a Premium Grade Potting Mix

Benefits of Rocky Point Orchid Mix:

  • Ideal for both Epiphytic & Terrestrial Orchids
  • Added granular wetting agent
  • Added trace elements and minerals
  • Lightweight long term growing mix
  • Used by professional orchid growers
  • Prepared and tested under strict conditions, this product is certified to Australian Standards 3743 for a Regular Grade Potting Mix

 

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