Newbie looking to do first SIP - needs advice
After watching the videos on Globalbuckets.com, I immediately caught interest in trying this method on my patio. I'd like to do this as quickly and cheaply as possible using products from local big box retailers. I just had a few questions on which retail products are best.
Here's what I have and need:
I'm getting free 5 gal buckets from a local bakery.
Already have all the tools and pvc pipe/cover.
I have some Scott's Organic Choice lawn fertilizer on-hand (12-2-2). Would this work for tomatoes in this application?
If not, what is the best and possibly cheapest fertilizer? Home depot had some 5-2-2 tomato specific fert. on sale for $3..worth it? Do I even need fertilizer if it is already in the potting mix?
I also need potting mix and this is what I have available to me locally:
Miracle-Gro (non-moisture control), Scott's organic choice potting mix, Sta-Green all purpose potting mix and Jungle growth vegetable/flower stuff. Which works best?
Dolomite? Home depot only had the big bags of gardening lime for $5...is this okay or do I need something more specific.
Thanks for any info you can give!