How to make your own soil mixture
This article aims to equip you to make your own mix of succulent and cactus soil.
First, a good mixture does not retain excess water.
It is important to know that too much water will kill your beautiful succulents.
The mixture :
1 volume of garden soil (without large stones)
1 volume of potting soil
1 volume of coarse sand washed
Reduce charcoal to powder and add 1 half volume
Add 1 half volume of recovered and sun-dried coffee grounds
MIX and pot.
Well, sincerely, as I told you in my article on "How to maintain your succulents" I buy my soil already ready-made, but it would be interesting if I try this great economic and ecological recipe one day.
In short, the essential elements of a good cactus substrate are a significant amount of minerals and a minimum of organic or water-retaining material.
You can therefore use sand or small gravel. As I said earlier, the container is also of great importance. Preferably with a hole below, otherwise we must reduce the watering of our succulents.
Finally, I advise you to buy a ready-made potting soil if you are not comfortable and see what it is made of and adjust if you want to make one.
Thanks for reading and here are some links if you want to take your reading further.
Myriam - The mimipots