Potting mix/garden soil

susanmurchisonMay 27, 2011

Hi everyone,

My husband and I just bought our first home after having lived in apartment buildings for the last six years, so this is my first real opportunities to have lots of plants. So far I have only re-potted geraniums, and in my haste yesterday I bought garden soil instead of potting mix at home depot. I didn't realize what I had done until after I was finished re-potting the geraniums. Are these geraniums doomed for the summer? Do I really need to replant them? Any suggestions would be really helpful. thanks!

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rain1950(W. WA z8)

Not likely; geraniums can take a fair bit of abuse. They tend to be succulent so don't over-water as the 'garden' soil won't drain as well.

    Bookmark   May 27, 2011 at 3:37PM
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charleslou23

no wonder they're cheaper.... i made the same mistake when i first started container gardening too. At least you didnt use top soil like i did:)

    Bookmark   May 27, 2011 at 5:11PM
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