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Mix for veggies?

Posted by kentstar 5b, NE Ohio (My Page) on
Tue, May 8, 12 at 18:41

I am planting some peppers, tomatoes, basil, and herbs in containers soon. I have peatmoss, perlite, vermiculite, pine fines,Classicote slow-release fertilizer, and "Holy Cow" compost/manure mix in bags. (My compost piles are not ready yet). What would be a good mix for veggies and herbs?


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RE: Mix for veggies?

Growing in containers is very different from growing in the ground. I've been growing peppers, tomatoes, herbs and more in containers for 20+ years. I had the best year ever last summer when I used a mix of 5 parts pine fines to 1 part peat to 1 part perlite, or 5-1-1 as it is called in the container forum. It's also important to use large containers (at least 10-15 gallons for indeterminate tomatoes and 5 gallons for peppers). Check out this very popular thread in the container forum if you want to learn more.

Here is a link that might be useful: More about 5-1-1 mix


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