Container help

ChicagoDeli37June 13, 2013

This year I added containers to the garden in them I have peas, strawberrys, peppers, Swiss chard, squash, carrots, tomatoes.

I used 3 different potting mixes. A dr earth brand, organicmix brand and miracle grow one I believe for the strawberries.

Anyways I know they are Going to need more water then the raised beds ESP in dead summer. But I'm curious on the best way to fertilize

The dr earth brand says you could use for several years but I'm not quite sure about the other 2, i don't want to use liquid miracle grow if its going to ruin the potting mix.

Should I use the same liquid nitrogen and liquid potassium I plan to use in my raised beds?

Here's 3 intermediate tomatoes 1 cherry

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fireduck(10a)

there are many threads on here regarding fertilizers. I recommend reading them, and you will understand the difference of growing in pots vs in the ground. A complete fertilizer is best.

    Bookmark   June 13, 2013 at 7:12PM
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mea2214(z5 Chicago)

At the beginning of the season I buy a big box of that blue granular Miracle Grow (3-1-2) that you mix one cap in a 2 gallon bucket of water. I apply once a week to everything starting about ... now until harvest time. AFAIK, the 3-1-2 ratio is for foliage growth. If you're in zone 5 Chicago those strawberries won't overwinter in containers outside (at least I never had any luck with them).

    Bookmark   June 16, 2013 at 10:19PM
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