Since garden soil might contain seeds, pests or diseases, it's not a good choice for pot-grown plants. Instead use potting soil, available at garden supply stores. It's geared to meet the drainage and nutritional needs of pot-grown plants. Also available is soil geared toward specific plants--orchid potting soil, for instance.
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