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Post  victoria on 4/1/2013, 7:05 pm

So - This is me just talking as just the average jane - I have a place outside my front wall - and yes I do mean wall - its cinder block, 6 feet tall and painted this pistachio green courtesy of the previous owners. Anyhow I thought to pretty it up I would plant a flower garden. It was suppose to be 25 feet by 2 feet - but ended up 3 feet wide and 25 feet long instead. I laid down weed mat - and then placed the border - I thought i would just buy the cheapest potting soil they had at home depot - save my some cash and use the "good" stuff for my SFG. So I took a moment to read all the bags - did you know that all the potting soil is is pearlite and mulch or cow manure all laced with extreme fertilizers ? I was actually appalled - I guess I have been spoiled but - yuck. I did not waste my time - I spent the few extra dollars and bought the Mel's Mix. And my flowers are LOVING me !!! I guess I really do bleed SFG.
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Post  camprn on 4/1/2013, 7:12 pm

Good job Victoria! Your flower will love you with lots of fabulous blooms!

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Post  RoOsTeR on 4/1/2013, 7:23 pm

Nice! Sometimes it's just worth spending the extra coin and not having to worry about the results.

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Post  victoria on 4/1/2013, 8:02 pm


Sorry it twisted but eh you get the idea lol - and I planted morning glories along the back and placed netting using screws drilled into the wall - I am hoping for a flower wall ... flower
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Post  donnainzone5 on 4/1/2013, 8:19 pm

Kellogg's Patio Plus, if you can find it. It does contain perlite, but is organic.

Before I began using MM, I used it instead of the existing amended soil, and the difference was striking! It can be used for container or in-ground planting.

The only downside of which I am aware is the probable need to fertilize each season.
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Post  RoOsTeR on 4/1/2013, 8:25 pm

Looks great Victoria. You'll have to keep us updated on the "flower wall". Very Happy
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