Easy As Organic Soil Blends are slightly more dry straight out of the bag than what is recommended for plant growth.  When you first fill your pot with your organic soil, it should be evenly and slowly watered to penetrate all dry pockets before planting anything.  Allow 24 hours prior to planting to allow moisture to completely hydrate soil to optimum levels. Use this same technique for re-hydrating and re-using your soil that has been left to dry out for too long.  Watch this excellent video by Jeremy Silva of Build-a-Soil that demonstrates in detail how to properly water your new soil.  He uses a yucca extract to penetrate soil that may have become a little hydrophobic in bag, however our Aloe product also contains huge levels of saponins to deliver a similar hydrating effect.