How to Fill Pots for Plants
Plants need soil in order to thrive, and one of the first steps to cultivating plants is filling the pot with the right kind of soil. Here are some steps to help guide you in your potting venture.
Choose the Right Soil
Different plants require different types of soil. To make sure your plants grow optimally, pick a potting soil mix that meets their specific needs. Here are some common types of soil for various plants:
- Cacti and succulents: these plants need sandy soil mix that drains quickly.
- Tropical plants: these plants need light, well-draining soil.
- Houseplants: these plants need a potting mix with plenty of nutrients.
Fill the Pot With Soil
Fill the pot up to about an inch below the top with potting soil. Squeeze a small handful of the soil between your fingers; it should feel damp. If it doesn’t, lightly mist the soil with water before planting.
Plant the Seeds
Press the seeds into the soil, being sure not to overcrowd the pot so the plants have plenty of room to grow. Make sure the seeds are at the right depth according to the instructions on the packet. Lightly press the soil around the seed to secure it.
Water the Soil
Once you’ve planted the seeds, give the soil a good watering. This will give the seeds the moisture they need to start growing. Continue to water regularly, making sure to not overwater.
By following these simple steps, your pot plants will be fuller and healthier in no time. Good luck with your potting venture!