Joined: Sat Jun 07, 2003 6:57 pm Posts: 24 Location: Huntington Texas
I am trying to pot peppers and possibly tomatoes for seasonal growth and would like to over-winter them in a greenhouse. What is the best potting mixture? I have 2-5 gallon pots and wonder if these plants would need to be repotted at any time. Any input would be greatly appreciated!!
Joined: Mon Mar 10, 2003 8:15 am Posts: 964 Location: Odenville,Alabama
Use at least 50% mature compost, and any potting mix of your choice.
I usually feed my peppers and tomatoes a high phosphorus feed from corn meal and aerated compost tea recipes, loaded also with seaweed and molasses.
_________________ The entire Kingdom of God can be totally explained as an Organic Garden (Mark 4:26)
Joined: Sat Mar 08, 2003 8:39 pm Posts: 532 Location: Lavon,Texas
The Good Captain is correct. I made my own potting soil with top soil and compost. I bought 2-40 lbs bags of top soil from Lowes and mixed about 50% of the top soil with 50% compost. The compost was not quite finished. I dumped the first bag of top soil into the wheelbarrow and the first box of compost on top. I mixed the two ingredients by hand until they were mixed real well. The compost looked like finished compost. I have used this mixture to repot seedlings, that I started in my seed starting trays. So far the seedlings are doing real well. In fact they are growing so fast that they may get to be 1 - 2 feet tall before it is time to plant them in the garden. If you follow the Captains and my receipes, your plants should do real well. BTW, the top soil was only $1.10 for each 40lbs bag and the compost was free from my compost bins.
Converting one person at a time to Organics, the only way to go!! [ ME ]
Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest
You cannot post new topics in this forum You cannot reply to topics in this forum You cannot edit your posts in this forum You cannot delete your posts in this forum You cannot post attachments in this forum