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“Potting mix is an incredible fertile soil, for the seeds of change to greenery”
Our flagship potting mix have been formulated after many years of research and contain large loads of nutrients and bio fertilizers. 16 organics are mixed to create the right balance of macro, micro and trace elements required for healthy growth of plants. They can easily be used for 5 years at a stretch.
For gardening, potting mix is the basic material which can be used as potting media. Good plant growth, quality and yield of vegetables can be expected only when we use a high quality nutritional potting mix.
Potting mix is a mixture of following Constituents -Coco peat, Vermi compost, Red soil, Neem powder, Bone meal, Pongamia cake, Humic granules, Lime, Bio enzyme, Seaweed extract, Panchagavya, Cow dung and Microbes
Benefits of using potting mix
- Nutrient rich media- Potting mix is highly nutritious which contains 15 different materials which provide all macro, micro and trace elements at all stages of plant growth.
- Improves yield- Potting mix helps in improving the yield of the plants as it provides the essential nutrients at all stages of plant growth.
- Long life- Potting mix lasts for more than 5 years provided if you top up the potting mix with all the nutrient ingredients (listed in constituents) at regular intervals (for every 10 days interval).
The purpose of a potting mix is to satisfy the needs for good seedling growth within the limited space of a container and to prepare it for successful transplanting into the field. The media physically supports a growing seedling and both stores and supplies nutrients, water, and air to the root system.
Potting Mix is the media which is prepared by adding different organic materials that supplies all essential nutrients for plant growth. If a person is going for Terrace Gardening, Potting Mix is the essential matter which can be used as nutritional media for healthy plant growth.
Potting Mix Constituents: Coconut Coir Fiber (Coco-peat), Vermicompost, Red Soil, Microbes, Seaweed, Panchagavya, Neem Powder etc,. All the above-listed constituents are important & basic materials to prepare good Potting Mix. They help in supplying all the essential nutrients for healthy plant growth and in turn good quality chemical free produce & can last for 3-4 years yield.
Potting Mix Ingredients:
Soil: If you are selecting land for gardening, then the soil must be well-textured. Soil must be free from soil-borne pest and diseases and free from weeds/weed seeds. The selected land should have access to water source. Neutral pH soils are best for vegetable production.
Cocopeat: Coco peat is prepared from the husk of coconut & it is one of the byproduct of coconut industry. The coir is separated from husk & processed. It helps to hold the moisture and acts as a storehouse of nutrients. It helps Potting Mix to be porous and in turn, it also helps in white root growth and root penetration.
Panchagavya: The fermentation process of cow’s five byproducts such as cow dung, cow urine, milk, curd, ghee and also includes jaggery and banana, tender coconut water and much more products. Extends plants shelf life and acts as plants growth promoter.
Humic/Bio-Granules: Humic Acid is a principal component of humic substances, which are the major organic constituents of soil (humus) peat
Microbes (Bio Fertilizers): It is compost made up of some microorganisms like Aspergillus, Trichoderma, Pseudomonas, Rhizobium, Azatobacter & Bacillus. Helps in the enrichment of Nitrogen (N) and Phosphorous (P).It also helps the plant roots to absorb the nutrients and supply it to the entire plant - leaves, stems, flower and fruits. They also help in converting unavailable form of nutrients to available form.
Vermicompost & F Y M (Farm Yard Manure): These are the manures which are rich in all essentials plant nutrients. They are well decomposed organic manures. They also improve the quality of potting mix. These manures not only supplies nutrients but also provide good aeration, develops microbial population, maintains organic carbon status of soil and improves the pH of Potting Mix. They are capable of supplying all 17 essentials nutrients which are necessary for appropriate plant growth.
Seaweed Extraction: Seaweed refers to several species of macroscopic, multicellular, marine algae. The term Seaweeds includes some types of red, brown, and green algae. Seaweed has 60 trace minerals and ready - to - use nutrients including nitrogen, potassium, phosphate and magnesium. It also contains hormones to encourage plant growth. Seaweeds helps the plants to grow strong, healthy and resist fungus and diseases.
Neam Powder: Neem powder is obtained from crushing the dried seeds and kernels of Neem tree. Even dried leaves and bark are also used to enrich the nutrient content. It is a natural manure which is rich in all essential plant nutrients and has an excellent insecticidal property because of which it is widely used as insect repellent and nematicide.
Bone Meal: Bone meal is a mixture of finely and coarsely ground animal bones and slaughter-house waste products. It is used as an organic manure for plants and as a nutritional supplement. As slow-release manure, bone meal is primarily used as a source of phosphorus and protein.
Plant meal:Plant meal is a mixture of different organics, concentrated and nutrient rich food for plants which provide all the nutrients required for a plant and acts as complete nutrient profile.
Procedure for Potting Mix Preparation: Select clean area spread cocopeat in a circular manner, level it properly so that the thickness of circle should be same at all the places. Add Panchagavya, Humic granules, Neem Powder, Bone Meal and Microbe Powder. Upon Coco Peat spread Vermicompost and Red Soil. Mix it well and your Potting Mix is ready. You can start sowing/transplanting. Fill in gunny /plastic bags and should be stored in shade.Plant meal Composition: Seaweed, Panchagavya, Bone meal, Neem powder, Bio fertilizers and Vermicompost.
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recognized My Dream Garden work in urban gardening and gave an opportunity to train the public about potting mix preparations, where we have given 550+ trainings across Karnataka state.The research continued in making gardening easy, we brought different sizes of most affordable Grow Bags to market which was light weight, easy to carry and more than 5 years of durability. Maintenance and cleaning work in garden is a big hurdle for any home gardener for which we consulted hundreds of people and gathered information. We introduced Garden stands of different sizes. Today My Dream Garden stands reduced maintenance & cleaning to a great extent resulting in motivating many people to garden. Along with Garden Stands many people were dreaming to make a Green House. By consulting many people who want greenhouse, we came with permanent structure with high quality materials for long lasting durability and Portable greenhouse models.