A good soil mixture for container gardens in South Florida Zone 10
With all the rain we get at the beginning of hurricane season, in South Florida we have pay close attention to the soil we use in our container gardens. I made plenty of mistakes trying to take shortcuts and save money. In the end I had to pull all my sickly plants and start again.
I came up with a good container soil mixture that I feel works well here in zone 10a.
Mushroom compost, potting soil, vermiculite and perlite make for a really nice airy container soil that is packed with nutrients, biological mass but still drains well.
Here are the links to where you can get the ingredients you need.
Order everything for store pickup and you will save a lot of time.
From Home Depot
1 cu. ft. Organic Worm Casting Soil http://fave.co/1QiJ3cn
Gardening Potting Soil Mix http://fave.co/1OxaReO
Fish Fertilizer http://fave.co/1Ty7Yt5
Mushroom Compost http://fave.co/1QiJkw1
I got my Little Marvel Garden Pea seeds from ebay. Every sead geminated – http://fave.co/1QiKAPB
My Oak Leaf lettuce seeds also came from ebay too. http://fave.co/1OxbF3a
Both Oak leaf lettuce and Little Marvel Garden Peas can be planted in South Florida from September till March.
Come end of the growing season in 2016 I’ll have more input on how they fared in containers.
via YouTube http://youtu.be/A69Vfmy2-Yk