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Newbie to containers--might need soil operation

Posted by Tenmaru OK (My Page) on
Wed, May 15, 13 at 11:17

Hi all,

i'm a newbie to gardening in general and because of space I'm doing container gardening. I have some tomatoes, peppers, and herbs. I also have a huge container that I'm hoping to get a melon or two out of--they are currently sprouting well.

In any case, I was looking around and I find something about Miracle Gro Organic soil not being used in containers. I'm almost positive I bought the Garden Soil that, as I now see, should not be used in the containers.

I had planted only last week to two weeks ago. Is there any sort of "operation" I can do, short of wasting all that money and buying new soil? Can I take out my plants, mix in half new appropriate soil, and replant?

Thank you!

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RE: Newbie to containers--might need soil operation

T...the issue with most experts here is drainage. Many (most) of the store bought mixes are organic that have small particles that clog/waterlog. You can grow in your Miracle gro and have success. However, read past posts here and do it differently in the future. I have been accumulating ingredients for my 1-1-1 and 5-1-1 mixes. There is a lot to learn and differing opinions here.

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