Healthy soil is the key to healthy plants
The key to successful growing is soil quality. Healthy soil that is rich in organic material means healthy, disease resistant plants that require less watering and feeding.
Organic material is naturally recycled plant and animal matter that has been allowed to decompose slowly and return to the soil. In a word, COMPOST! The finest compost-based soils and mulches combine decomposed marine and plant matter teeming with the naturally occurring micro-organisms all plants need for healthy growth.
Here at Coast of Maine we are proud of the quality of our composts. We start with carefully designed and tested recipes and the very best ingredients. Just as important, we pay close attention to detail throughout the composting process. That means frequent turning, sampling and testing and a lengthy aging and curing process.
Bar Harbor Blend is a unique, compost-based potting soil designed for all your container gardening needs. Remember, healthy soil is the key to growing healthy plants.
We use all natural ingredients
Bar Harbor Blend is a rich mixture of well-aged compost, seaweed (ascophyllum nodosum), very old dark bark, peat and perlite. It was designed specifically for growing and maintaining healthy, disease resistant plants when used with regular applications of plant food. Bar Harbor Blend is carefully formulated from natural ingredients to provide an ideal balance between water retention, soil texture, drainage and aeration in a consistent growing medium.
Follow these few simple steps
How much Bar Harbor Blend Potting Soil will you need? Use the calculator in the right-hand sidebar to select the container you are using, how many and what product size you have.
Make sure your selected pot(s) have drainage holes.
If you are combining different plants, make sure they are good companions (i.e. they like similar amounts of sun or shade and moisture conditions).
- Fill your container with potting soil and tamp down lightly to reduce total volume.
- Scoop out a hole in the soil for each plant deep enough so the top of the rootball will end up about 1” below the edge of the container.
- Remove the plants from their nursery pots and place in the holes.
- Add more potting soil until it is level all around your plants.
- Tamp everything down again gently with the flat of your palms
- Water carefully to avoid disturbing the top layer of soil.
- Repeat watering several times until water drains from the bottom of the container.
Container plants need to be regularly watered and occasionally fed. For best results, water only when the soil is slightly dry to the touch. Because Bar Harbor Blend is naturally dark in color, it may be hard to tell just by sight. Feed regularly with an organic plant food.