Garden month: Different soils and growing media

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Garden month: Different soils and growing media

New or pro to gardening? Here are some options on the different garden media to grow your plants.​


  1. Seed Raising Mix​ - Best for seed, rooting and cuttings
    1. Used for seedling trays with drainage holes.​​
    2. Slightly overfill receptacles with soil-less seed raising medium​​
    3. Level top of receptacle and lightly pat to firm down​
    4. Water thoroughly and allow draining​​​
    5. For seed, sow seed evenly and thinly​
  2. Potting Mix – best for transplanting and re-potting
    1. Used for pots with drainage holes
    2. Water thoroughly and allow draining
    3. Gently transfer seedling or mature plants
    4. Lightly pat medium around the plant to firm down
  3. Peatmoss – ideal for seed sowing, sprouting, rooting and for all pot base cultures
    1. Used for seedling trays with drainage holes
    2. Reduces wastage of fertilizer
    3. For uniform growth of seedlings
  4. Soilless Cactus Medium (approximately 2L)​​
    1. Used for cactus and succulents
    2. For repotting cactus/cacti
    3. Promotes better airflow for easy root growth
    4. Pebbly, sandy and porous features provide excellent drainage
  5. Coco Chunks 3" (approximately 4L) & Coco Cubes 1" (approximately 4L)​​
    1. Used as support for the roots of tropical plants like orchids because they drain well and allow ample air circulation
    2. Helps prevent unwanted grass or weeds
    3. Absorbs and holds water to increase moisture retention
  6. Coco Moss Fiber (approximately 4L)
    • Coco moss for indoor seedlings prevents damping off which is a serious fungal disease
  7. Coco Peat Fine Loose (approximately 4L)​​
    • Used as a soil amendment, potting mix and in hydroponic production.​​
  8. Loam Soil (approximately 8kg)​​
    1. Used for ornamental plants, vegetables, herbs and fruits​​
    2. ​​Improves soil moisture retention to reduce frequent watering
    3. ​​Good infiltration of air and water
    4. Improves nutrients and attracts beneficial soil microbes​​
  9. Perlite Horticultural Grade (approximately 500g)​​​​
    1. Used in soil mixes (including soilless mediums) to improve aeration and modify the soil substructure, keeping it loose, well-draining and defying compaction.​​
    2. Perlite is also popular in orchid, cactus, and succulent planting mixes that like to be on the drier side and in hydroponic setups as a standalone growing medium.​​
  10. Pumice Stone (approximately 2L)​​
    • Used to improve drainage in any kind of soil and prevents soil from becoming waterlogged even in heavy rains or excessive irrigation.​​​​
  11. Sphagnum Dry Moss (approximately 25g)​​​​
    1. Used for mulching indoor potted plants.​​​​
    2. Used for dish garden-scaping.​​
    3. Used as growing medium for orchids and lining of hanging wire baskets.
    4. For arts and crafts.​​
    5. As a seed starter, it helps keep them warm and moist enough, but not too moist, as they prepare to germinate.​​