soil mix for tomatoes
Ok, I'm in Central Florida, so our seasons and issues are a bit crazy. I've done tomatoes in the ground before, and had poor to medium luck. I'm moving them to pots to try to avoid nematodes, the pots will be on top of a mulched area. I've read about Al's mix, which sounds great for the draining issue in the rainy season, but I am concerned about the lack of nutrients in it. It sounds like you have to fertilize a lot, and I don't want to use standard fertilizers. (trying to go organic, or at least use renewable, environmentally safe products - no petroleum based stuff).
I have friends that grow in a mix of composts and potting soil. I'm thinking maybe the best of both worlds would be to use her method but add in the pine bark fines for drainage???