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  • Soil Mix

     Baja updated 6 months, 2 weeks ago 4 Members · 5 Posts
  • Aldereen

    Member
    November 29, 2020 at 6:10 pm

    I have planted veggies in container. It isn’t growing that well.
    I need recommendation of the best brands for organic soil and organic compost.

  • Gardenia

    Administrator
    November 29, 2020 at 6:23 pm

    What are you growing in now? And what vegetables? And the growing environment, indoors, outside, sun, shade, etc. “Soil” means little.

    Some vegetables like to grow in a medium that readily drains. Some like water retained. Don’t try to grow in compost only or load up a container with too much compost, which can harm plants.

    Compost is a good soil amendment, but you need other things for water retention, and compost is lacking in some important nutrients.

    That’s why there’s “potting soil” and “potting mix” which may have peat, composted wood, Perlite and any number of other things, including small quantities of specific nutrients and fertilizers.

    Potting mix actually has little natural soil which is actually good for container gardening of some plants, but others need some soil.

    However most hardware stores islandwide have some very good soil you can buy.

    • Aldereen

      Member
      November 29, 2020 at 6:27 pm

      Thanks for the detailed information.

  • Corey

    Member
    December 4, 2020 at 8:43 am

    It’s critical that plants are able to source the nutrients they need from your soil. I’ve had issues with soil nutrients in the past, which is why I recommend that all gardeners add an organic fertilizer every time they plant seeds and plants in their gardens.

  • Baja

    Member
    December 4, 2020 at 4:24 pm

    Im not so sure its about the brand but the most common mistake that inexperienced plant owners make is repotting unnecessarily, which is most of the time.

    It is much better to keep your veggie plants in their plastic nursery pots and place those inside more attractive planters without disturbing the roots.

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