A few days ago a new friend of mine, Sir Bob, posted the following on his blog:
"Potted up all the plants I wanted to save from Pumpend. Just used some molehill soil from the field and mixed in some old growbag and added a bit of bonemeal. I won't be asking them to do anything fancy over the winter so that will keep them alive."
As a curious new gardener this sounded like a fascinating process, or ritual. I didn't know. So, Sir Bob explained it for me.
Yesterday Red Cloverasked me about mole hill soil with regard to potting up some Geraniums for over wintering. Its something I do sometimes if its something thats not too important that I want to grow or keep. There is a mole out on the green that keeps pushing up the soil which is finely graded and seems to free from weed so why not make use of it. I know you shouldn't really use ordinary soil for potting, I don't remember why but in this instance I decided to throw away the rule book. I think ordinary soil tends to compact in to the pots so to try and keep it open I added some filling from the old growbag the Melon plant was in, I also added a hand full of bonemeal as a slow release fertilizer. So what I used was fresh molehill soil mixed roughly half and half with growbag compost and mixed in with this a small handful of bonemeal."