potting soil

noun

US
: a mixture of dirt and other substances that people use when placing plants in pots

Examples of potting soil in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fill a 6-inch or larger container with potting soil, firming the soil to just below the rim. Sheryl Geerts, Better Homes & Gardens, 16 July 2024 Then harvest the seeds as the pods and open to sow in a container of potting soil. Tom MacCubbin, Orlando Sentinel, 15 June 2024 Insert the cut ends an inch or two deep into shallow containers filled with coarse vermiculite, perlite or a loose potting soil. Tom MacCubbin, Orlando Sentinel, 15 June 2024 Use new sterile potting soil when seeding into containers, then follow the same instructions as in-ground planting. Betty Cahill, The Denver Post, 11 June 2024 Repot and refresh potting soil for longtime potted plants. Nan Sterman, San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 June 2024 Line the form with soaked sheet moss and fill it with potting soil and fresh flowers. Sarah Martens, Better Homes & Gardens, 23 May 2024 Within two to four weeks, most of the seeds will have sprouted, at which point they can be removed from the bag and planted in regular potting soil. Joshua Siskin, Orange County Register, 25 May 2024 Fill the frame with potting soil, insert plants still in their soil from six-packs, then work in some moss. Sarah Martens, Better Homes & Gardens, 23 May 2024

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“Potting soil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/potting%20soil. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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