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Selecting soil for your containers
Selecting soil for your containersIt is recommended that you use commercially prepared potting soil in garden containers. Potting soil is always sterilized as opposed to your garden soil. Soil from your garden contains bacteria, noxious seeds, and possibly other harmful organisms that may infect your newly potted plants.

Potting soil contains rich organic material such as peat and various composted barks. It also contains vermiculite, which helps the soil drain, yet keeps it moist. Potting soil is relatively inexpensive considering all the benefits your plants will derive from it.

All potting soil should be thoroughly moistened prior to filling your containers. It is best to soak the soil overnight before planting tender seedlings, as they need moisture to prevent them from becoming stressed following transplanting. Adding a reliable brand of granular fertilizer when planting will give your seedlings a great start.

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