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Formula for Soil mixture-containers for figs

Posted by socalliegal 10 (My Page) on
Sat, May 8, 10 at 12:05

Hi Folks,
I know you good people have posted about this topic in depth. But even though I consider myself a gardener I guess I am still a begginer. I read two long post about soil for containers, and was a bit bewildered. Could someone lay out in laymans terms the best mix.

There was mention of Turface, perlite, vermiculite, composte, mulch, bark...etc...

Please please a simple laymans mix I can get from garden shop or Home Depot type.

Thanks so much!


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RE: Formula for Soil mixture-containers for figs

  • Posted by tapla z5b-6a MI (My Page) on
    Sat, May 8, 10 at 13:42

Sometimes we can't get everything we want/need in a soil by relying on someone else to produce it. E.g., you can ask at the pet store for a dog that will fit in your lap but that you can use to pull your sled in the Iditarod, but it's likely you'll need to make some compromises somewhere.

To keep it simple, if you don't want to learn how to make your own soils or why it's a good idea ..... Fafard's makes two mixes that are fairly well-suited to trees in containers. Those mixes are their Nursery mix and their 51L mix. Both are based on pine bark as the primary fraction and much better suited to trees in containers than the peat-based mixes more commonly used because they are easy to find.

If you're bewildered about soils you have my attention, and it's likely I would be able to clear up any confusion, so if you have questions and wish to ask them, or need anything in particular explained ......

Al


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