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Specialty Gardening: Which potting soil to use for grow boxes on a balcony?

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Crystal Lake, IL
(Zone 5a)

February 14, 2011
11:20 AM

Post #8371758

I garden in grow boxes up on a balcony and need a high quality potting soil, light weight but substantial enough to support flowers, vegetables, and herbs. I've got to fill six big boxes.

I don't want synthetic fertilizers or moisture retaining additives in the mix. (Miracle-Gro)

Does anyone have a favorite container mix that they could recommend?

Thanks everyone!
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

February 14, 2011
11:43 AM

Post #8371808

Fafard. They make many types of mixes so check their site before you buy.
Harvard, IL
(Zone 5a)

February 17, 2011
11:16 AM

Post #8377242

Fafard makes a good mix. We prefer Ferti-Lome (no connection to FertiSorb), which is made by Lambert .
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 17, 2011
5:18 PM

Post #8377938

You might also check out some of Al's (tapla's) recipes for making your own container mix in the sticky thread at the top of the forum.

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