EarthTainer soil mix

Athenian(USDA 10B/Sunset 22)April 12, 2012


I am just getting started with container gardening. I made one EarthTainer as an experiment last fall and am using that as a spinach bed.

Now I'm getting ready to plant two more EarthTainers to grow peppers and cucumbers. Given that I'm not going to be growing tomoatoes in these boxes, do need to add Dolomite Lime to the soil mixture?


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rnewste(8b NorCal)

Have you read the EarthTainer Construction Guide?


Here is a link that might be useful: Rev 3.5 EarthTainer Construction Guide

    Bookmark   April 12, 2012 at 9:17PM
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Athenian(USDA 10B/Sunset 22)

Yes I have, I followed the plans to build all three of my containers and I just finished a trellis for the cucumbers yesterday.

I was just wondering because you do focus so much on tomatoes and explained that the agricultural lime provides calcium which is supposed to combat Blossom End Rot. I didn't use it in my spinach bed but I was wondering whether it might be needed for anything else. If not, I'll leave it out.


    Bookmark   April 12, 2012 at 10:10PM
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my swc's i use lime for peppers/chiles and cucumber. i get alittle ber on my peppers every year but it clears up.

    Bookmark   April 13, 2012 at 10:01AM
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