Topsoil Vs Potting Soil
Soil is one of the most basic elements which are required for growing plants. Without it, no plant will grow properly. You need to have good quality soil for your plants to thrive. There are two types of soil: organic and inorganic.
Organic soils contain minerals such as iron, manganese, calcium etc., while inorganic soils do not contain any trace element or mineral except water and sand (or gravel).
Organic Soils Are Generally More Efficient To Grow Plants Because They Provide A Higher Quality Of Life For Your Plant. However, Organic Soils Can Be Expensive To Produce And Can Be Harder To Maintain Over Time.
Inorganic Soils Do Not Contain Any Trace Element Or Mineral Except Water And Sand (Or Gravel) Which Is Why They Are Often Used When Cost Is No Object.
You Should Use Organic Soil If You Have No Choice But To Grow Your Garden On Land Where There Is No Other Option.
The main difference between organic and inorganic soil is the presence of microorganisms. Microorganisms act like nutrients for plants. These microbes provide food for the plant, but they also consume other living organisms in the soil. This means that these microbes can destroy beneficial bacteria, fungi and other microorganisms present in your soil.
You can use topsoil in pots as an organic nutrient rich soil.
You Should Use Inorganic Soil If You Are Growing Your Plants In A Container; Because These Soils Usually Have The Right Fertilizers And Nutrients Your Plant Needs To Thrive.
Inorganic soil is made up of 3 components: sand, gravel and some sort of fertilizer mix. These components are layered upon each other to form a thick paste of loose material.