What Soil Do You Recommend for Avocado Seedlings?
By: Jessie Keith
“What type of Black Gold soil is recommended for potting avocado seedlings?” Question from Rusty of San Diego, California
Answer: Excellent drainage is one of the most important attributes of soil for avocado growing. They cannot endure wet soil for any period of time without being subjected to root rot. This means planting them in very well-draining pots as well as planting them in a porous mix that drains well while holding enough moisture for good growth.
Robust avocado seedlings grow quickly, so there is no need for a fine, seed-starting mix. Avocados also prefer soil with a near-neutral to slightly acid pH of 6 and 6.5. Based on these needs, I would recommend growing your avocado seedlings in Black Gold Natural & Organic Potting Mix. It is OMRI Listed for organic gardening, fast draining and fertile, and it maintains the correct pH for your avocados. Follow up with a good fertilizer formulated for avocados and you should be set.
Black Gold Horticulturist
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