Soil Mixing Guide PDF

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Want the PDF guide that we include in our soil mixing kit, but without the kit? We've got you!

This 8-page guide (not including title pages) includes information about the ingredients included in our kit as well as an overview of what to consider when creating a custom soil mix for your plant. 

Includes 6 customizable recipes, each with 3 example variations!

- Thirsty Fusspots

- Desert Dwellers

- Climbers

- All-Purpose (ish) Mix

- The Daily Waterer Mix

- The Forgetful Waterer Mix


Please note, this is not intended to be a full class on soil ingredients, soil physics, nutrient information, or any of the more technical parts of creating great soils. Our Soil Mixing Kit contains our Turbo Habitat Blend to remove the guesswork from mixing a great soil. This kit and PDF were created to give you the confidence to play with soil, and the guidance to get you off to a fabulous start.

For information on our upcoming complete Soil Mixing Course, please follow @ohhappyplants on Facebook or Instagram, join our email list (, or join the OHP Member Community ( to stay abreast of course announcements :)

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Shelly D.
Just ok

Good information but $17 is way too much for what it is.

Sonya Transier

This guide is most helpful in mixing the right soil for plants. My alocasia collection is thriving, finally!! Thank You.

Wannabe houseplant people need this!

If you know how to follow some basic soil recipes then any amendments to your plants will result in better plants. If you know how to apply information in a practical way (for your lifestyle and plant care routine) then you will be able to make your own soil - without the good stuff in the Habitat Blends, of course. If you listen to Veronica’s podcast and/or use OHP products then you can do the previous then you will get great houseplants and will probably get a ton of ideas that will help your houseplants. I finally got the courage to change soil in a favorite plant this guide to create a soil using various leftover soil amendments (+ Habit Blend) and didn’t have to spend any money on a mix. I TOTALLY agree with the other reviewer who wrote it’s worth every penny because you will get better plants now and the info will help you grow amazing future unrealized plants.

Heather Settergren
The best stuff on earth

At least it’s pretty darn close! I love the way the substrates mimic natural environments and are packed with all the good stuff! My plants (and intern myself) are oh so happy!

Michel Savoie
Un Guide parfait (A Perfect Guide)

Je suis maintenant bien outillé pour élaborer des mélanges de terreaux sur mesure; grâce aux conseils et propositions de ce guide. Merci !

(I am now well equipped to develop custom soil mixes; thanks to the advice and suggestions in this guide. THANKS !)

Soil mix guide

Nice to have and allows me to support a local nursery

Worth every penny

I got this as part of the soil mixing kit, and my heavens, I wish I had this soil guide 5 years ago. From sustainability to effectiveness, this guide has everything you need to do better. It’s way beyond the internet search soil recipes you’ll find - for $17, it’s an absolute steal!