potting soil


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web On select weekends, vendors will sell unusual and unique orchids as well as potting soil and other merchandise. San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 Feb. 2023 Then find potting soil to fill the bed within an inch of the top. Orlando Sentinel, 4 Mar. 2023 In addition to cleaning dirt and dust, the vacuum effectively sucks up larger messes like clumps of pet fur, potting soil, and cereal. Clara Mcmahon, Peoplemag, 1 Mar. 2023 Next, fill the box halfway with potting soil, and add your plants. Miranda Crowell, Better Homes & Gardens, 1 Mar. 2023 Reutlinger said the earth for each planting was supplemented with enriched potting soil to give nutrients and hold in the moisture. Caron Golden, San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 Feb. 2023

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“Potting soil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/potting%20soil. Accessed 1 Apr. 2023.

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