Vermiculite holds water and fertilizer in the potting mix. It also contains calcium and magnesium, and has a near-neutral pH. Vermiculite comes in different grades. Medium grade is usually used for starting seeds. A coarse grade can be used in soil mix for older plants.
Perlite is a volcanic rock that has been heated and expanded to become a lightweight, white material. Perlite is sterile and pH-neutral. When added to a soil mix, perlite can improve air space and water drainage. It is a hard material that does not break apart easily. Perlite pieces create tiny air tunnels, that allow water and air to flow freely to the roots. Perlite will hold from 3 to 4 times its weight in water, yet will not become soggy. Perlite can be used instead of sand to reduce the soil mix weight.
Tired of topsoil that is mostly sand or mud? MOO DIRT is a completely organic manufactured topsoil that is high in organic matter, compost based, and is the best topsoil available in the marketplace.
Bumper Crop is an organic soil amendment used for preparing or building up beds prior to planting flowers and vegetables. For vegetables & Flowers, spread a 2″ to 3″ layer of Bumper Crop over the surface and work it into the soil to a depth of 6″. Bumper Crop is a blend of sphagnum peat moss, composted hen manure, composted shellfish anddark bark. It is also pH adjusted with lime as needed. This is an all-purpose organic soil builder and top dressing that is especially formulated for vegetable crops, flower gardens and roses. It helps aerate compacted soil, improves moisture retention and provides a healthy environment for soil micro-organisms.
Coast of Maine
Composted Cow Manure
Organic Composted Cow Manure to enhance the organic content of your soil. Ideal for use in garden beds, mulching around trees and shrubs, and topdressing lawns
- New spring plants arriving daily!
- Annuals and Perennials? What’s the difference?
- Easter Plants available in Mid April!
- Welcome to the new pvnpaxton.com!
- Dyed Mulch- Why We Don’t Sell It
- Hydrangeas, Tulips, and Easter Lilies
- Order your Custom Wreaths and Pick out your Christmas Tree!
- Planting Season is Here!
- Open for Season! 4/7/2014
- Best Garden Center!