things won't grow?? - Knowledgebase Question

salem, In
Question by dliebert
March 25, 2010
we made some window boxes along the side of our house. the dirt was very good & rich,other things did great in it. everything we plant in there dies after a short time. Hope you can help!


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Answer from NGA
March 25, 2010

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Might be time to empty those flower boxes and refresh the soil. Over time it can become compacted and not drain well, or become a haven for pests. I'd remove all the soil and replace it with fresh potting soil. You won't be introducing insect pests with potting soil and it will drain quickly so the roots of your plants will not become waterlogged or overly dry. Good luck with your next round of plants!

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