What type of potting soil can I use for my greenhouse plants?

Soil used for containerized greenhouse plants must be free of prohibited substances, contain a mineral fraction (sand, silt or clay), an organic fraction (i.e. compost), and provide continuous nutrients to the plants.

Staked crops have more specific requirements: The total volume must consist of at least 10% compost, compost shall be included in the fertility program, containers must be at least 30 cm high, and the soil volume must be at least 70L/m2.

How Can I Get Certified:

Visit our How to Get Certified page and follow the step-by-step process to guide your path to successful organic certification.

Who PACS Certifies:

PACS certifies Canadian enterprises in the following industries: organic crop production, organic livestock production, organic greenhouse, sprouts & microgreen production, organic food & beverage production, organic cannabis production, organic and wild-harvested mushrooms, wild-harvest certification, maple and birch production, natural and agricultural health products. Follow PACS Step-by-Step Guide to Organic Certification.

Our Programs:

PACS certifies to the Canada Organic Regime (COR) for national and international export of products as well as to the Certified Organic Associations of BC (COABC) for certification within the clients province. PACS has an in-house certification program for agricultural health products as well as the Transition to Organic program. Read more about PACS Organic Certification Programs.