I am not an "avid gardener" I plant vegetables in the spring and enjoy the propogation of different houseplants that I take cuttings from and give to friends but thats about it. But for my potted plant needs (which obviously are few) it does an amazing job! All the other brands I have worked with over the years either need process of lime treatment for PH or a thorough repeated flushing to flush excess salts or the addition of perlite just to let the roots breathe except for the hardiest of plants but this soil so well balanced it is great for anything! A couple of yard plants that I have been attempting to take cuttings from and propagate as house plants for some time unsuccesfully due to a gauntlet of issues with other soils were grown into strong young plants that now adorn my computer area thanks to I believe this soil. And it is organically fortified so if I decided to grow window herbs there is more of a buffer of available nutrients before I need to even feed and I keep it organic, or just with normal houseplants you still won't need to feed for at least a few weeks just water as normal. Bottom line this soil is amazing stuff, a little pricey but you definately get what you pay for!