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  • Soil For Cucubits

    I have not been able to grow: cucumbers, zucchini, butternut squash or pumpkin properly. The problems have been, poor growth of leaves, failure of fruit to set/grow, catterpillas under leaves and powdery mildew. I can deal with the caterpillas and the PM but I'm sure there's something lacking in my… More

  • Oyster shell "mulch" effect on soil ph

    I live in a region that has an abundance of oyster shells, and pine straw. We've recently re-designed the garden of our new home for a more tropical look; palms, bird-of-paradise, agapanthus, heliconias, etc. In the previous home, pine straw was obviously the mulch of choice because of the many… 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

  • MUSHROOM SOIL

    ... NEED TO MULCH AFTER USING 3-4 INCHES OF MUSHROOM SOIL IN NEW BEDS...NO PLANTINGS YET...PLAN TO ADD IN THE SPRING.. iS MULCH NECESSARY OR WILL WEEDS ERUPT? wHAT ABOUT CORN GLUTEN FOR WEED PREVENTION WE WANT TO KEEP THE BEDS ORGANIC THK:( More

  • Soil too alkaline HELP

    What do you do to lower the alkalinity of your soil? My planters' alkalinity I think is too high, in the 9s and 10s while my plants requre a 6.5 to 7 alkaline. Any recommendation? Even my grapes which requires a more acidic soil is high in alkaline. More

  • wet soil help!

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  • manure or pot soil?

    is there another way to soften my soil besides manure? i'm worried about bugs and smell. does pot soil soften hard soil like manure? More

  • coconut tree soil

    ... place the coconut about 1/3 submerged into sandy soil. My question is, can anyone be a little more specific as far as the soil requirements for… More

  • Is mushroom soil good?

    I was going to get a truck load of mushroom soil to put in a new garden that is shady and very moist in the spring. Someone told me it's a waste of money to use it as the nuitrents are depleted. I will need to use regular mulch when… More

  • Soil Bait

    Found this one, soil baits Potatoes/carrots soil bait 1. Cut potatoes or carrots into chunks. 2. Remove the potato 'eyes' to prevent from growing. 3. Make the pieces big enough and put in sticks. 4. Bury "staked potatoes/carrots" at a depth of 3"-4" deep in the ground. The stick serves… More

  • Newbie needs help with clay soil!

    ...rom NJ) and have trouble working in the hard clay Soil here. I'd like to start with a small raised bed with annuals next Spring. Can I just fill the bed with something like Miracle Gro Garden Soil alone or should the… More

  • Top Soil question

    My husband just bought me two bags of top soil to start up the garden in the front yard. The question I had before I put it down was that if I had a neutral pH top soil, will it eventually become the same pH as the ground underneath it?… More

  • Soil Fertility Test "Found This"

    QUICKLY TEST YOUR soil FERTILITY COUNT EARTHWORMS It sounds crazy, but by knowing how many earthworms are in your garden soil, you can quickly estimate your soil fertility. The best time to check for earthworm activity is in the spring when the soil temperature has risen to a minimum of… 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

  • Pond Soil???

    WHO KNOW WHAT POND soil IS!:eek: :eek: Im told I need to use "pond soil" how does it differ from any other soil.? Has anyone make it How can I make it ? Im dying of curiousity:eek: :eek: :confused: THANK YOU !:D Kale:) More

  • should have read soil

    oops sorry :) More

  • Redwood Soil?

    What would be a good soil to keep my very small 1 inch Coast and Dawn and Giant Sequoias in? Would it be something like regular potting soil, vermiculite, or peat or something else? What soil should I keep them in? More

  • hard soil?

    i 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

  • 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

  • where do you get your soil?

    ...are going to be raised, where do you guys buy the soil? I… More

  • Sterile soil?

    ...instructions regarding gardening require "sterile soil". I may not be using the right word, but they usually are referring to a soil that doesn't have any germs. I'm just wondering if this is silly or if I should expect the gardening police at my… More

  • Redwood Soil?

    What would be a good soil to keep my very small 1 inch Coast and Dawn and Giant Sequoias in? Would it be something like regular potting soil, vermiculite, or peat or something else? What soil should I keep them in? Right now I have my Blue Spruce in regular… More

  • Gold soil?

    ...rayer plant and ivy, I noticed gold flecks in the soil. No kidding. The soil was a bit vermiculite, so I don't know if that had anything to do with it. Had been in that pot for quite some time.. over a year or two. Anyone know… More

  • My Soil Needs To Be More Acidic!

    Hi Everyone. What can I add to my sandy soil to make it a little bit more acidic? I tested the Ph and it is at 7.0. I am plantng Wax Myrtles and want them to be in the best soil but when I read up about them I learned… More

  • Help with my soil stain please!

    ... it inside (bad idea) and I accidentally got some soil on the floor. What is the best method to get this soil stain out of the carpet? Thank you for any suggestions. More

  • Dry soil

    Hello, I have a raised garden and I purchased soil from a company in Maryland that specializes in top soil. The soil is called LeafGro. For the last 3-4 weeks, it had been raining regularly but my soil looks like I live in the desert. One picture shows my garden… More

  • Redwood Soil?

    What would be a good soil to keep my very small 1 inch Coast and Dawn and Giant Sequoias in? Would it be something like regular potting soil, vermiculite, or peat or something else? What soil should I keep them in? Right now I have my Blue Spruce in regualr… More

  • Who Knows Soil??

    ...12'x3'x1') for vegetables. I need to fill it with soil, but unsure what to buy at my local box store. Seems like I have choices ranging from: Potting soil,… More