Great tips for keeping your plants happy!
Follow a few simple steps, and your container gardens will be off to a solid start, ready to fill your growing season with non-stop, good looks. For containers at Greenstreet Gardens, we use Gardener’s Gold Organic Potting Soil. This organic mix combines 85 percent peat moss with seafood compost, composted barnyard manure, and perlite. Peat moss and perlite provide aeration or air pockets. Peat moss also holds water and nutrients, slowly releasing them to plant roots. Seafood compost and composted barnyard manure also provide nutrients.
When planting, remove plants from pots and loosen roots around the root ball. This is especially important when plants are rootbound (roots have begun to circle the bottom of the pot).
When you tuck plants into soil, set them at the same depth they were in their original container. Planting too deeply can cause stems to rot.