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Container help

Posted by ChicagoDeli37 none (My Page) on
Thu, Jun 13, 13 at 17:40

This year I added containers to the garden in them I have peas, strawberrys, peppers, Swiss chard, squash, carrots, tomatoes.

I used 3 different potting mixes. A dr earth brand, organicmix brand and miracle grow one I believe for the strawberries.

Anyways I know they are Going to need more water then the raised beds ESP in dead summer. But I'm curious on the best way to fertilize

The dr earth brand says you could use for several years but I'm not quite sure about the other 2, i don't want to use liquid miracle grow if its going to ruin the potting mix.

Should I use the same liquid nitrogen and liquid potassium I plan to use in my raised beds?

Here's 3 intermediate tomatoes 1 cherry
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RE: Container help

there are many threads on here regarding fertilizers. I recommend reading them, and you will understand the difference of growing in pots vs in the ground. A complete fertilizer is best.

RE: Container help

At the beginning of the season I buy a big box of that blue granular Miracle Grow (3-1-2) that you mix one cap in a 2 gallon bucket of water. I apply once a week to everything starting about ... now until harvest time. AFAIK, the 3-1-2 ratio is for foliage growth. If you're in zone 5 Chicago those strawberries won't overwinter in containers outside (at least I never had any luck with them).

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