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  • soil for hens and chickens

    ...like to transplant some but not sure what kind of soil to put them in? I'm also looking for and old boot like to use that to plant them in or if anyone has any ideas on what kind of unusual containerMore

  • Rooting In Water/In Soil

    ...k lol. Question 2: How should I plant cuttings in soil? I know it works but I don't seem to be… More

  • Container Problems Found, " Maybe"

    ...thout problems, too little water, too much water, soil mix was too heavy didn't drain well, fertlizer " too much, too little, how much , how often, I learned one thing containers must be watched very carefully because things happen FAST… More

  • Container Planting Potatoes

    Here is what Im doing, Zone 9 , Central Florida I don't know if its to late or the wrong time of the season to plant potatoes but I did it, yes I am confessing, and here is what I did and what Im going to do. "Wish Me Luck"… More

  • Newbie Container Gardener

    ... all...I'm new here and this is my second year of container gardening. I'm learning a lot just by observing what has happened to my plants from last year to this year but I still have lot's of questions. I'm hoping I can get some help with types of… More

  • Preparing soil for next year

    ... make a lil garden next year. 6'x6'. The patch of soil has never been used, and was under some debris till now. I picked up a shovel and loosen up the soil, mixing in the weeds (I intend on doing that tomorrow as well) I was wondering… More

  • Does Peat make soil more acidic?

    I've been reading about preparing the soil for planting blueberry bushes. The general recommendation seems to be to use 1/2 peat and 1/2 topsoil/potting soil. The suggested ph is 4.5. Is the peat itself acidic? Would I need anything else to make the soil more acidic if I were to… More

  • potting soil question

    ...e using moisture control miracle grow potting mix for basically everything I planted. I did it because I have limited physical abilities and didn't want to… More

  • hard soil?

    ...have hard soil. i looked up the soil requirements for periwinkles and wedelias. both accept all kinds of soil. will these plants grow through this rock like soil? or do i really need to fix my soil? More

  • pepper with clay based soil question

    ...have containers THAT should be known we baught topsoil at menards 3 bags i assummed it was the sandy stuff we get at farm and fleet the topsoil im familliar with that i kinda know i open one of the bags and its predominately clay based --ifnot… More

  • What is your best Soil Mix

    I have mixed several types of soil mixes for my containers, raised beds and ground planting type gardening, so given the test I'm going to try one more, though my horse poo/oak leaves and chips composted for a year under those old trees ant bad. So here is my new… More

  • Potting soil recipe for veggies

    ...l need to make quite a bit (for several 10 gallon containers and several smaller ones) I'm assuming that it's cheaper to make my own in bulk right? More

  • What fertilzer for container vegetables?

    ...I tried to grow veggies in containers with garden soil and I never fertilized. This year I am going to get a generic potting mix and fertilizer. What fertilizer to I get for container tomatoes, green beans and bell peppers? More

  • Do seeds need any help?

    ...year and was wondering do I need to fertilize the soil or add lime or bone meal first before planting the seeds in the soil? I am planting corn, carrots, collards, okra, pole beans, onion sets and seeds, cucumbers, marigolds, zinnas, baby's… More

  • "The New Soil Mix"

    ...ell enough when plant roots grew to the bottom of container ) New Mix * 1-wheel barrow load of last years mix (1 1/2 container tubs full) (60% peat, 30%… More

  • Wrong Soil? Will my plants die?

    ...!Has anyone ever used for your container a garden soil mix that is supposed to be worked into regular soil? I bought Sta-green garden soil for vegetables and flowers for my containers because regular potting soils did not specifically say "for veg." (I have NO experience with gardening at… More

  • Container Soil Sample Back " I Need Help"

    ...ium __Low __Medium __Adequate __High _x_Very High Soil pH 7.0 Buffer pH 7.9 Sulfur _x_very… More

  • Soil tip for container veggies

    ...nts and tomatoes. I used Coast of Maine gardening soil mixed with additional city compost in several of the containers and those plants have grown 4 inches in a week.… More

  • Big mistake in choosing soil for container????

    ...!Has anyone ever used for your container a garden soil mix that is supposed to be worked into regular soil? I bought Sta-green garden soil for vegetables and flowers for my containers because regular potting soils did not specifically say "for veg." (I have NO experience with gardening at… More

  • Wrong soil? Will my plants die?

    ...!Has anyone ever used for your container a garden soil mix that is supposed to be worked into regular soil? I bought Sta-green garden soil for vegetables… More

  • container stuff

    I am seriously wanting to start a container garden, one problem, I've got a massive black thumb and am quick to give up. So here's my question, What are the BEST inexpensive containers I can use, I am on a budget and I want to grow numerous things. also whats… More

  • Potting Soil

    ...never really read the back of the bags of potting soil before. After potting several of my pots I just happened to read the back of the back and it said IMPORTANT...… More

  • Soil Sample Now?

    Ok Im adding on to my garden. I took the 6' x 20' long 1 1/2 year old horse barn compost pile, a 10 cubic yard load of year old wood chips(half rotten) and that roll of moldy hay. I layered it over the area, Tilled the area both ways.… More

  • Potting Soil

    ...le garden as well. Should we use the same potting soil for both? Does anyone have any recommendations for the best brand of potting soil? More

  • What Is This Growing In My Container??

    ...hat I planted last year?? I'm guessing...It was a seed from a fruit I bought. Took several months to germinate,not sure if it was do to the wrong environment or, that is just how long it takes… More

  • Potting soil what to do with the used soil?

    ... my perennials as needed with Miracle Gro potting soil and use the same for annuals. So, I've been dumping the "used" soil in one large pile, and now I have a wheelbarrow full of dirt! :confused: haha! My question is - what should I do with all… More

  • Soil Preparation

    ...we purchased was owned by an elderly gentleman. Unfortunately the neighbours tried to help him, however the lawn and garden were pretty much left to decline for 19 years. I worked up the front garden which had become very compacted. My… More