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florence, SC US (Zone 7a)
Apr 30, 2020 6:36 PM CST
I read in Bonnie's website that container plants need more more fluffy soil, I bought some soil for a raised bed (would have some left after I used it for the reason I bought it)
if I add something better draining would that help? Its soil from miracle gro for vegetables. I plan to put this in a a large pot for a bell pepper. I was thinking about adding some native soil but it is very heavy and compacts easily.
Milpitas, CA
Apr 30, 2020 7:06 PM CST
Miracle gro soil for vegetables is more than good enough. And fluffy enough.

For bell pepper seeds, I hear it is hard to get them to grow as thick and juicy as store bought ones. I have a feeling this has to do with trace (essential) elements for plants.

Just be careful for fungus gnats...

If you want something better than miracle gro there are a lot of options. This is not to say that miracle gro is not good.

Maybe someone can recommend something.
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Garden Sages Plant Identifier
Apr 30, 2020 7:40 PM CST
Ummm, I recommend Miracle Gro.

Bell Peppers are very difficult to grow - their needs are very exacting. I would recommend a sweet non-bell, much easier and tastes just as good.
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florence, SC US (Zone 7a)
Apr 30, 2020 7:59 PM CST
Thank you for the fast response.
I stated the plant wrong it's for a baby jalapeno plant.
Soul reaver as for seeds goes I have had no luck so far with seeds. So right now I am doing transplants. But I just started this 2 years ago so I hope I figure that out. I started a garden journal to remember what brands, and the different breeds ( or whatever they are called) of plants that are my fave.
Milpitas, CA
Apr 30, 2020 9:14 PM CST
That's good. If you want advice for seeds or have another question... just ask!

Me or someone will try our best to help you out!

Good luck!

And I use miracle gro for veggies too!

Hope I didn't word it too confusing, and make it sound like I don't like miracle gro.

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