very much new to containers need some input
I am hoping to start a few containers as the weather cools a bit (well, I sure hope it cools soon-these temps in the 90's are awful!)
Need some very basic gardening 101 Newbie advice on what to use for growing medium/soil for containers-have seen the Ocean Forest mix (I think that's what it's called) from Fox Farm Fertilizers, have seen Miracle Grow & similar stuff, Jungle Growth, Some sort of FLorida Mix in a black bag at a local nursery, etc......& need some advice on what to use.
Would like to grow swiss chard, purselane, an assortment of lettuces, mustard (tendergreen), baby bok choi,small cukes, pole beans, sugar snap type peas, 7 top turnip greens, tuscan kale, maybe some beets or carrots, a few herbs, like curled parsley, lemon basil, catnip, hyssop, agastache,thyme,oregano & some tomatoes & Nardello peppers (I was wondering about 'grow bags' for these last two?)?
Any & all advice/input is greatly appreciated! The containers would be on a small red brick patio near our small screened in patio in our small yard, good amount of sun much of the day, some shade in afternoon.
Thanks a bunch!