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Amending soil in containers

Posted by tracydr 9b (My Page) on
Fri, Feb 11, 11 at 14:23

How do you add compost and manure to containers and raised gardens?I assume you have to take some of the old stuff out first? I have a few large rubber maid containers that need some fresh compost and manure added, I didn't add anything last year so the dirt/ compost is two years old. Not loft of room from the top. Would be a huge job to dump out completely and refill. Should I just take some off the top and add some, maybe 6-12 inches?
What about for raised beds? I'm building two and was just wondering, for maintenance, how to continue adding manure and compost to an area that only can only hold a certain volume before it overflows, unlike gardening in the ground.

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RE: Amending soil in containers

For containers, just remove enough to make it easy to mix in your compost. For raised beds, simply mix in compost into the top 6 inches when you plant. Simple.

Here is a link that might be useful: Sinfonian's garden adventure

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