Adding compost to containers

AiliDeSpain(6a - Utah)May 22, 2013

I don't do container gardening over all but I do have three ornamental pepper plants in ten inch pots in my rock garden. I was wondering if it would be okay to add compost on the top of the potting mix for extra nutrients. I have them planted in a regular potting mix that I got from my farm store.
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christine1950

It would be fine, just mix it in a little with the top layer of soil.

    Bookmark   May 22, 2013 at 8:10AM
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calistoga_al ca 15 usda 9

Compost used as a mulch works fine as a mulch. When used as part of your potting mix is has a negative effect on the drainage. As a general rule considering you are only growing annual plants in regular potting mix, not known for good drainage, I think you will be fine. Most of the time on this forum, long term container growing is being considered. Al

    Bookmark   May 22, 2013 at 8:43AM
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