July 1, 2015

Potting Soil Re-used Year After Year

Tired of replacing potting soil year after year for your container gardening? What if there was a way to re-use your existing potting soil, even after a season of heavy feeders like tomatoes and annuals. John & Bob’s has a solution to do just that, while saving time, money, and energy.

I get it; some people don’t have the space for a large garden or don’t have the time and energy to make it successful. That is why container gardening is gaining in popularity! The foundation of container gardening is the quality of life in your potting soil. If your potting soil has the nutrients that plants need, you are giving annuals and vegetables the best start they could possibly have.


These Navel Oranges are continuing to grow in the same potting soil after 10 years!

It’s important to revitalize potting soil for container gardening, almost more so than out in the garden because roots have a very limited reach and the potting soil is leached of life very quickly! We often neglect to feed our plants or to replenish their potting soil, yet this is vital to their continued health. Feed those hungry annuals and vegetables with a combination of organic nutrients and beneficial microbes to increase growth, disease resistance, and overall health!


Pink Berkeley Tie Dye Tomato growing in 3 year old potting soil

Because containers are often densely planted, a concentrated, time-released boost of organic soil amendments will work wonders to help them grow. John & Bob’s helps you save time by the simple nature of the products. All you do is sprinkle Optimize, Maximize, and Nourish-Biosol (or our conveniently pre-mixed Blend) on top of existing potting soil twice a year to keep it lively and nutrient-rich. They dissolve into soil over time with regular watering. That’s it! Nancy Ricker of Naperville, Illinois used our Optimize and told us “This product is so easy to use and I feel safe using it. I do most of my gardening in pots so this product makes my gardening so effective… It works beautifully. Love the product.”


The same lemon plant 4 months after using Blend in potting soil

Using organic soil amendments in your potting soil also means buying less of it and not having to lug around heavy bags from the store to your home every year. One of the most beneficial aspects of John & Bob’s products is the ability to use the same potting soil season after season so that the soil does not need to be changed or replaced as is frequently recommended. Re-using potting soil is the future of container gardening, made available to you now through the application of our products which we can ship right to your door. Do you have questions about your potting soil or container garden? Leave them in the comments below!