MGMC: Is it staining my new deck?
After in-ground gardening in Zone 5 for many years, I moved to Zone 7. Now I have only a huge deck, which we just finished staining a beautiful dark stain. Decided to try container gardening. Bought a bunch of 17" diameter pots, filled them with Miracle Grow Moisture Control potting soil, planted various flowers, tomatoes, etc. Watered them all thoroughly. Next day, where one pot drained, the new deck was stained. Tried to clean it, discovered it was caustic; it ATE the new deck stain. Next day, 2 more pots' drainage stained the deck. Ran back to Home Depot, bought a saucer for every pot, but that won't work because one big rain will overflow the saucers and ruin more deck. What's in it that would cause this ruination of my deck? Is my only option to empty each pot of the Mir.Gro and find somewhere some better potting mix that won't hurt my new deck? I love my plants, but I love my husband more and he loves his new deck even more than me right now. Advice?