Should I top off my containers after settling?

GorkyMay 15, 2013

Planted several herbs in 12 inch containers. filled to about an inch to the top with potting mix. After I watered them they settling a couple inches.

Now there is about 2- 3 inches from the top of the container to where the potting mix begins. Should I consider topping them off with more potting mix to bring them back up? Would that be alright for the herbs?

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edweather(Zone 5a/b Central NY)

It's up to you. If there's extra mix lying around I usually do, but I never grew herbs.

    Bookmark   May 15, 2013 at 8:42PM
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Gorky

Okay thanks I do have extra mix. Is it okay to cover a bit more of the plant stem and leaves with potting mix?

    Bookmark   May 15, 2013 at 10:22PM
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Gorky

Okay thanks I do have extra mix. Is it okay to cover a bit more of the plant stem and leaves with potting mix?

    Bookmark   May 15, 2013 at 10:23PM
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bitzppa(11)

maybe try adding a bit at a time and not all at once, herbs are pretty tough for the most part.

    Bookmark   May 16, 2013 at 10:55AM
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