Sue C. – California

I have potted several succulent cuttings and plants in terra cotta pots using the Dr. Earth Exotic Blend for Cacti and Succulents. Within a week or so, the soil in the pots hardens, and does not let water pass through the soil. I checked the succulent plants that they have at the nursery and the soil is soft and loose. They tell me that their plants are planted in the same mix. Any suggestions?

Sue C. – California

Sounds like you got real dry soil bags. This happens, but soil is still good. If you have your pots in saucer let them sit in water and they should start to wick the water, if you don’t have them in saucers try slowly soaking your pots make sure you scratch the surface of the soil. Once the soil rehydrates that problem of the water repelling should go away.