ODLINGSSUBSTRAT FÖR KRUKVÄXTER Ur ett historiskt och hantverksmässigt perspektiv
Sammanfattning: Growing potted plants indoors and in greenhouses brings special demands on the growing media. The gardeners of the 19th century depended on ingredients for their growing medias that could be found in the nearby nature or produced in the garden itself. Today most growing medias are produced by specialist companies that rely on peat as their basic ingredient. This thesis primary focus is to explore what different ingredients were used for potted plants in greenhouses and homes of the 19th century as well as in modern growing medias. The qualities that makes a certain kind of growing media suited for a special group of plants are also one of this thesis main focuses. The used methods are interviews with modern day gardeners and experts, field visits and literature studies. The results are combined in a list of ingredients from the literature and interviews. It also contains a chapter about the different circumstances that effects the choice of growing media, such as watering, time of year and natural habitat.
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