[Newbie] Container Soil Question [Newbie]

gltrap54April 23, 2012

Did the search, no joy........ My question, Can I use Pro Mix BX (or similar) in my containers?

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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

Of course - you can use whatever you wish - no need for permission or approval.

Al

    Bookmark   April 23, 2012 at 1:40PM
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gltrap54

Wasn't actually seeking "permission" or "approval".........

    Bookmark   April 23, 2012 at 5:17PM
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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

Ok then - 'YES' (affirmative - offered neither as permission or approval).

Al

    Bookmark   April 23, 2012 at 8:26PM
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suburbangardenMD(7)

Check out the earthtainer construcion guide for some mix info for a self watering planter, or just search container mix. Most will be a soil-less mix, there are a ton of great threads on here regarding container mixes, fertilization, and also water movement/retention. The poster above "Al" has some very informative and detailed explanations. It seems like gardening is such a varied and expansive topic that searches very rarely yield a simple, direct clear answer to a question. The answers I have found have been partly from searches, partly from posting a question, and partly from reading older posts ( sometimes not directly related to my original question ). There is an enormous wealth of knowledge here, take advantage of it, I did and have learned alot.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2012 at 8:10AM
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gltrap54

Thanks suburbangardenMD for the input! While I'm new to container gardening, I've relied on GW for a host of info in other areas of gardening & landscaping. Much of my knowledge has came from the sources you've mentioned.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2012 at 10:03AM
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dickiefickle(5B Dousman,Wi.)

where is the like button for Al's posts ?

    Bookmark   April 27, 2012 at 3:34AM
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