soil and fertilizer - Knowledgebase Question

sacramento, Ca
Question by jenyjeny40
March 25, 2009
what is the best soil and fertilizer you can use for container vegie and tomato plants

Answer from NGA
March 25, 2009


Plants in containers grow best in regular potting soil. Garden soil can dry out and be hard to re-wet, and wet garden soil makes the containers extremely heavy so you can't move them around if you need to. So, use a good grade of potting soil (Miracle Gro, Scott's, Kellogg's, etc.) I've found the best way to fertilize plants in containers is to use a half strength dilution of a water soluable fertilizer (Miracle gro, Peter's, etc.) and feed every 2-3 weeks. This way the plant's roots will have a steady diet but you won't have to worry about over feeding and burning the roots of the plants. Good luck with your veggie garden!

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