Question: Hi, is it okay to use my backyard dirt to pot my house plants in? I’ve been to a couple of the stores recently and compost and garden soil is kind of hard to come by.
NICK: There's no doubt that there is a supply chain problem in the yard and garden industry. When it comes to soils, oh boy, people have to be very inventive and creative in what they're doing. Now it's not the end of the world if you use soil from your yard, but typically you're depleting that from your yard and it's usually a heavier kind of soil which may have different kind of insects and disease problems that you don't want to bring into the house. Whenever possible, try to get your hands on that real garden soil or potting soil (instead of using backyard dirt for house plants) because that would be best for your plants.
Learn more about soil by checking out this video!