Carol, the composition of a potting mix varies depending on what you want to grow. Here are some recipes from the University of Florida extension service:
Thanks, Douglas!! :)
thanks i may try it
What are you potting Pam?
Years ago I mixed up sand and top soil and put it around my mailbox. It is the best planting space I have but I have never been able to repeat that success. I think it is because my helpers think a couple of bags of sand will work in too large a space so I don't put enough. I am going to completely rework an area so I will be in charge of the mix! HA!
Jeanette, Throw some compost in the mix. You can't go wrong with compost :)
Update: Today I added some vermiculite to my seed starting mix of, 3 part peat moss 1 part mushroom compost, perlite and lime. We'll see how that works.