Hey, guys, today’s video is one of the most requested videos. I’m often asked. How do we prepare soil for succulents at home from scratch the first thing? I’m going to add to this potting mix is Sun so remember that the Sun should be reverse and and not beeps and because the beach sand has a lot of salts, it is aligned and it is not good for plants. The reason the adding sand is that it allows good drainage and is also able to give some structure to a potting mix. The second thing we are going to add is compost. This is old compost that amusing for subtle in soil, you do not need fresh compost because they require only limited amount of nutrients, they do not require a lot of nutrients. You can also use well digested manual. The only thing is whatever source of nutrient you decide to use. It should be well decomposed the amount of compost that we’re going to add is equal to the amount of sand so they are an equal proportion. Now we have sand and compost. One is to one ratio. The third thing that I’m going to add to this mix is all right. The amount of pearlite is going to be half of what we’ve used four times and for most perlite. This right thing is something you must have observed in lot of these expensive potting. Mix that you get online. It is nothing, It’s basically a residue that comes along with volcanic eruption. It’s very similar in composition to glass. It’s not really glass, though it won’t. It doesn’t have edging so face. It would not cut it. Cut your hand. It’s just that in composition is similar to glass. The reason we’re going to add perlite to this is because polite has this unique ability of being able to absorb water, but not have very high density so over time over several months in over several years. As you keep adding water and the soil starts to get old, the potting mix starts to get old. Compactness starts happening. What is compactness is basically that the air spaces reduce and as a result, these tiny roots that succulents have they start getting clogged with water, but what perlite does is that it’s able to retain those cavities, those empty spaces, so it allows aeration in the potting mix and is also able to hold water, but it’s not very dense now. The last thing that I’m going to add to This Mix Is Coco Peat. Coco Peat is essentially dried coconut fiber, so we’re going to add water and it’s going to double up in its size. The coco Peat could be also exactly as the same amount of perlite. We don’t need a lot of coco Peat. The only thing is that most of the things that we had it in this potting mix are going to not retain water for a very long time. We want Coco Peat just so that the potting mix does not get right up. A quickly holds water for some time, but still doesn’t clog it. All right, so here. We have all the basic things that we need. For our potting mix, we have sang, which is going to help in drainage and give some structure to the potting mix. We have compost which is going to be a good source of nutrient it’s. Well decomposed compost. You do not need fresh compost. We have perlite, which is going to keep the potting mix light and provide some aeration or void compactness. And, Lastly, we have Coco Peat, which is going to keep the potting mix slightly moist. Not very moist now. We have all the four things together. We’re going to just mix them before we move on. I want to mention for some strange reason. I have observed lot of nurseries and people mixing thermocol balls instead of perlite. I would request you to not do that. Please, first of all. They don’t work in the same way. The Mccall Ball cannot maintain aeration in the potting mix because as it absorbs water, it also shrinks and it’s not of any use. The bigger problem with adding to Mccall Ball to the potting mix Is that see Thermocol is essentially plastic, and once you add those tiny balls into your soil, that means you’ve contaminated your soil and it’s going to be extremely difficult to take those balls out of the soil, so it’s just better that you don’t add chemical boys. If you don’t have Cordite, you can really skip it. It’s better than contaminating the soil forever now. I’m going to add this potting mix to these tiny pots and then plant the succulents. that’s all! I have for today’s video. If you have questions, please let me know in the comment section. If you like this video, please give it a thumbs up. And if you haven’t subscribed to the channel, please do subscribe before. I leave for today. Check out this fantastic sergeant by plying butter, It’s called hungry vacations. This channel is all about gardening, healthy lifestyle and healthy cooking. A link to the channel will be on your screen. I hope you like it. Thanks for watching .