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Post  Lillyz on 4/9/2013, 12:52 am

@Gunny wrote:[snip] So when my spring planting season begins in Sept. I will be ready with more boxes even if I have to make them below ground level using the clay ground for a container, it is harder than stone to try and dig up but where there is a will a way will be found. Just have to work on an idea for drainage, it takes forever for water to perk its way down. May have to go deeper and use the woody stuff from the bags of compost as the initial layer.

I was thinking if you are going to do all the hard work of digging down into the ground and making beds, in container gardening, a person usually puts some gravel, rocks, pottery shards, etc on the bottom, mostly to hold the mix in and for drainage. Then maybe a layer of the woody stuff, a layer of weed cloth and then your potting mix. I saw a few videos on youtube where they made a wicking container and the guy used empty cups from Micky D's and put an old t-shirt to help with the wicking. What ever you do, dont add sand. It turns clay into cement.

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Post  Coelli on 4/9/2013, 1:16 am

@Lillyz wrote:What ever you do, dont add sand. It turns clay into cement.

I still have sand in my beds from following the soil mix directions in the first SFG book. Sad It calls for sand.


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