Bagged soil and nutrients

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    greenleafoutdoors
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    What does everyone recommend for a good bagged soil and also a good nutrient line?

    #605
    happychicken
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    I use Fafard or Pro Mix products for potting soil, seed starting etc.To the basic organic mix I add coarse vermiculite for seeds. (about 10/1). I also make my own compost which is really great to add to the mix and fabulous for enriching my raised beds. For plant nutrition, I am a big fan of Espoma products. I have used Tomato Tone for my tomatoes for years. For vegetables they have Vegetable Tone and for everything else… Plantone.

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    greenqueen
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    I steer away from bagged soil because it is so expensive. Instead I have my favorite nursery deliver a load of compost. If I don’t need that much, my husband picks it up from the nursery in huge plastic pots. It is much cheaper. Years ago, I used to be able to get free compost from the city. You had to take a truck to the site and load it but it was surely worth it.

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    GeraldMcLane
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    Yeah I agree.

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