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Post  cpl100 on 7/9/2012, 6:13 pm

I have two available pots which I could plant with a vegetable. Do you recommend Mel's Mix or regular/organic potting soil? In the past, I have only put purchased potting soil in pots but live and learn..hence the question!
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Post  camprn on 7/9/2012, 6:23 pm

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Post  happycamper on 7/9/2012, 6:57 pm

I use Mel's Mix in the pots also and the plants do better with it than purchased potting soil. At least the peas, beans and amaranth really seem to like it. One thing I do that I don't know if anyone else does, is at the end of the season, I incorporate more compost blend and empty my pots into a garden bed and cover for the off season, then refill again in the spring after adding more compost (wow, a run-on sentence!). I have some very large clay pots and they must be stored empty for winter or they break.
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Post  Mikesgardn on 7/9/2012, 7:41 pm

I use mel's mix in my pots too, or at least the top 6" of the pot. I fill the bottom with something else. My plastic pots are lightweight, and so is mel's mix, so I usually place a brick or two in the bottom.
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