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Adding compost to containers

Posted by AiliDeSpain 6a - Utah (My Page) on
Wed, May 22, 13 at 0:00

I don't do container gardening over all but I do have three ornamental pepper plants in ten inch pots in my rock garden. I was wondering if it would be okay to add compost on the top of the potting mix for extra nutrients. I have them planted in a regular potting mix that I got from my farm store.

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RE: Adding compost to containers

It would be fine, just mix it in a little with the top layer of soil.

RE: Adding compost to containers

Compost used as a mulch works fine as a mulch. When used as part of your potting mix is has a negative effect on the drainage. As a general rule considering you are only growing annual plants in regular potting mix, not known for good drainage, I think you will be fine. Most of the time on this forum, long term container growing is being considered. Al

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