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Apr 30, 2020 6:36 PM CST
florence, SC US (Zone 7a)
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.
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Apr 30, 2020 7:06 PM CST
Milpitas, CA
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.
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Apr 30, 2020 7:40 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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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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Apr 30, 2020 7:59 PM CST
florence, SC US (Zone 7a)
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.
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Apr 30, 2020 9:14 PM CST
Milpitas, CA
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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