My potting mix doesn't absorb water very well.
So, I went to Lowe's to find out why and buy something else but the woman who knows all about plants wasn't there. My only "helper" was a young guy who clearly knew nothing. He said I should get garden soil. Upon reading just a bit online, I think I was mislead. I want this to put into house plant pots that will live on the deck until cold weather comes. The problem is that I put the potting mix in a pot and when I water it, the water sits on the top. I sometimes use something to punch holes into the product to make the water go down, but that shouldn't be necessary. In the past, I've bought something -- and now I don't know what it was -- that, when water was added, it slurped it up. Also, I'm going to plant tomatoes today in the yard so can I put this garden soil into that area? I assume so?