Selecting Potting Soil for Growing Asparagus

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How to select potting soil for growing asparagus; get professional tips and advice from an expert on growing your own fruits and vegetables in this free gardening video. View Video Transcript

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I'm Travis Steglich with Steglich Farm Supply in Bartlett, Texas and we are talking today in this segment about the propagation of an asparagus fern from seeds. What we are going to go into right now is potting soil. There are two types of potting soil that are readily available to the home gardener, what's called a premium type which has no soil constituents. It is peat moss, humus organic matter and vermiculite. This stuff generally holds water, is a lot lighter and it comes to putting it in pot plants that you keep around the house because those pot plants will be a lot lighter, hold more water, less watering on a regular basis and are more easily moved in and out to give the right temperature or light situation for your house plant so they will usually grow a better plant. The cheaper varieties of potting soil have actual soil, have actual dirt, sand and other constituents, some more than others. This is really a fairly decent one that I sell and you can tell that it doesn't have any vermiculite in it and it does have sand and dirt along with the organic matter the humus and no peat moss is in this particular blend.