Growing in Containers: Organic vs. Synthetic
I plant most of my ornamentals in the ground and use organic gardening methods. However, I do have a few that grow in containers on the porch due to their low-light requirements (we have *lots* of sun here). I have seen some forumers mentioning that organic fertilizers are innapropriate for use in container plantings because the growing media simply does not support enough microbe populations.
If that is true, I wouldn't mind making an exception for my containers and use slow-release synthetics, but what I'm concerned about is the micronutrient needs of the plants since most synthetic fertilizers only supply NPK. Will using synthetics necessitate the incorporation of compost when potting and the periodic addition of a compost mulch?