Beginner Soil Question
I am a new/beginner gardener. Actually when I lived in Louisiana, not a thing would grow for me. I used to wear the title "Plant Murderer". Since I have moved to Georgia it seems all of that has changed.
I have decided to start a container vegetable garden because I cannot dig in my backyard. There are about 20 huge trees and everywhere I stick my shovel, I come up with roots.
I have started a compost pile, but I know it will be months before it is ready to use.
I am on a tight budget since there is only one of us working right now. So I bought topsoil (cheap off brand) and some hummus/manure mix. I also pick up Starbuck's used grounds 3-4 times a week.
I mixed the topsoil with the manure and the coffee grounds. I also added a handful of Scott's fertilizer and mixed thoroughly. This is what I used to plant the seedlings in. So far it appears to be okay because the cucumbers, squash, tomatoes and garlic are all sprouting.
My question is, can I do this on a larger scale for when it comes time to transplant? Will this soil be sufficient for the long term? Any advice is appreciated.
Thank you for your time!
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