If you are container gardening what type/brand of bagged soil is best?

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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jun 26, 2017
    Miracle grow for flowers
  • Lora Lora on Jun 26, 2017
    I like Kellogg's Patio Plus soil.
  • Suzette Suzette on Jun 26, 2017
    Hi Dena, I mixed my own with great results. Use equal parts of peat moss, potting soil, and vermiculite, perlite, or clean sand. Fill the containers to within an inch or two of the rim.

    Hope this helps!
  • Fiddledd224 Fiddledd224 on Jun 26, 2017
    I use MIracle Gro - but make sure it is potting soil, not regular soil.
  • Honeybabe Honeybabe on Jun 26, 2017
    I use multi purpose compost
  • Beth Shorts Beth Shorts on Jun 26, 2017
    I always use Miracle Gro
  • Julie Dever Julie Dever on Jun 26, 2017
    whatever you can afford, but add some chicken or cow manure. Maybe 10 parts potting mix, two parts composted manure.
  • Beth1963 Beth1963 on Jun 26, 2017
    Organic, or home grown. But home grown can take years. Do you have places to dig up some soil? Check it out if you do, and if it's loamy....use it. If it's compacted like clay it won't work well for most things, or if it's sandy it'll work only for succulents, or plants that won't be getting a lot of sun. Sandy soil is great for drainage, though, so if you have a soil that's loamy but also a bit sandy, that's good...but avoid rocks if you're growing root crops. For strictly store bought, bagged soil...I say avoid name brands like Miracle Grow if you're growing food. Go to a greenhouse/nursery and ask what they use. See if you can get it in bulk.
  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Jun 26, 2017
    Look at the different ones, they even sell soil for raised gardens now. I get whatever potting soil, but always have peat moss on hand as some look like they have more dirt with just a little amending and adding peat moss will help a lot. A lot of the soil now even has fertilizer in it already. Definitely don't get top soil as it is just black dirt with some clay and not amendments at all. The cheaper potting soils sometime produce more weeds, but they are easily taken care of as you take the soil out of the bag.
  • Michele Pappagallo Michele Pappagallo on Jun 26, 2017
    We use the regular bagged topsoil available from our local home center. It has worked really well for us.
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