Tuesday, January 27, 2009
The Soil Conditions for Your Planters
Now that we have decided that we would like to become container gardeners, what type of soil do we use. There are a lot of synthetic “soils” that are best suited for vegetable container gardening. These mixes may be composed of sawdust, wood chips, peat moss, perlite, vermiculite or almost any other type of media. Regardless of what mixture is used, however, it must be free of disease and weed seeds, hold moisture and nutrients but drain well and be lightweight. You can usually find what you are looking for already mixed at your garden center. Don’t forget to water the mix thoroughly prior to seeding or transplanting.