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.

Heating your compost for an hour at 160 degrees will kill fungus gnats and most weed seeds.
Heating your compost for an hour at 160 degrees will kill fungus gnats and most weed seeds.
Illustration by Elayne Sears