Selecting Potting Soil for Growing Mexican Honeysuckle

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

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Travis Steglich

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We're doing some potting of Mexican honeysuckle. It's native to Texas easy to grow from root cuttings and things like that. But you got to have soil so we're going to talk about potting soils in general, there's a couple of different kinds that I have. I have one that is called a premium grade which has no soil in it, it has no actual dirt it has peat moss and it has organic matter, composted plants. This is not the finest grade but it's what I use and I call it a premium grade. There is a cheaper variety which has a lot of dirt in it, it has a quite a bit of organic matter and stuff like that but it works pretty well. The main difference between the two of them is that the high organic or the no soil is a lot lighter when you start talking about pot plants and stuff like that, that you're going to move around or plants that are in flats that you may be selling or something like that. In house plants they get moved into areas that get the right sunlight or get the right temperature more quickly moved in if there is a frost coming and more likely they would be moved into a sunny window if they needed. The potting soil with dirt in it gets heavy and therefore it might not be as easy to move it around therefore the plants may not get the best of care.