Succulents and cactus plants need fast draining soil in order to survive and grow their best. It's easy to make your own succulent potting soil, and cheaper than buying the commercial stuff. Here's my recipe and detailed instructions for DIY succulent pot
Water Pollution Activity: A Cross Curricular Inquiry Study where students can learn about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, and trying out a water pollution experiment.
How To Make Your Own DIY Seed Starting Mix (With Recipe!)
This easy homemade seed starting mix has only 3 ingredients: 8 parts coco coir (or peat moss), 1 part vermiculite, and 1 part perlite (or pumice). This is the best soil for seed germination, you control the ingredients, and it’s usually cheaper than buying commercial seed starting soil. Here’s my recipe and the full step-by-step instructions for how to make your own DIY seed starting mix.
1 part perlite and 2 parts each of topsoil, peat moss, and compost. Mix it well and remember to fertilize plants -- either with a water-soluble fertilizer twice a month or a slow-release granular fertilizer once or twice a season