1 quart finely sifted topsoil
2 quarts finely sifted compost or high-quality leaf mold
1 quart coarse builder's sand, perlite or vermiculite or pre-moistened peat or sphagnum moss
1/2 cup dehydrated cow manure or 1/4 cup dehydrated poultry manure
Put 1 inch of loose gravel at the bottom of the container for better drainage. Apply Manure Tea according to needs of the particular plant.