How to Make Your Own Potting Soil

Learn how to make your own potting soil. Combine a bit of dirt, some well aged compost and a handful of sand for good drainage to form an inexpensive and handy planting medium for your new garden seedlings or old-friend house plants.

You can pasteurize your composted material in a solar cooker made from a cardboard box, aluminum foil and plastic wrap.
You can pasteurize your composted material in a solar cooker made from a cardboard box, aluminum foil and plastic wrap.
Illustration by Elayne Sears