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what soil or mix for earthbox?

Posted by ktmeyer 9 (My Page) on
Tue, Mar 1, 11 at 13:58

I have an earthbox that never has produced well. I have used straigt compost and I've tried potting soil. I am using Al's 5-1-1 mix for my other containers this year, would that work in the Earth Box? Or should I stick with some bagged potting mix?

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Posted by tapla z5b-6a mid-MI (My Page) on Mon, Feb 28, 11 at 17:44
Many use a slight variation of it. What will work best will depend largely on how fine the bark is, but something around a 3:2:1 ratio of bark:peat:perlite will give the extra wicking needed in a SWC.

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