Fox Farm is a great product. In 5 gallon buckets I would mix in about 2 cups of their dry fertilizer and everytime you water, water with their diluted liquid product at about 1/2 the rate.Hey guys I will be growing a bunch of peppers and a few tomatoes in 5 gallon buckets and grow bags. I'm using fox farm happy frog potting soil. What's a good fertilizer to use? The fox farm products?
Fox Farm is a great product. In 5 gallon buckets I would mix in about 2 cups of their dry fertilizer and everytime you water, water with their diluted liquid product at about 1/2 the rate.
The Happy Frog fertilizer. There are different formulations for different things. I like the 6-4-5 All Purpose but there is a formulation just for containers.Chuck are you talking about their marine cusine dry fertilizer or something else? Thanks for all your help.
Why do you think your "clay dirt" is "horrible"?Sorry to say store-bought dirt is my only option thanks to my horrible clay dirt. And the Scotts Humus and Manure is not synthetic. Miracle-Gro is really pushed around here, so I haven't got a choice for a high-nutrition store-bought soil. NEVER buy Sta-Green stuff, that's for sure. It may be cheap, but it is low nutrition, and dries out something terrible. I would grow happier things if I only I had natural sandy soil.
Yes it does. Been there, done that.DON'T EVER mix sand with clay soils. Sand+clay=brick.
Thanks I'll try that.Calcium sulphate dihydrate (gypsum) is what you want to break clay.
Root vegetables are almost impossible in my hard clay soil - carrots fork, and all stay small. Needs aeration for water to penetrate. Harder to dig and till. My gardens are Getting better over time with compost and I will try gypsum too. Maybe not horrible, just takes work. I wouldn't trade it.Why do you think your "clay dirt" is "horrible"?
It holds nutrients, water and is slower to heat up; a blessing in Texas, I'd have thought.
If you had sandy soil in Texas heat, then you'd not only spend your life watering, but your growing season would be far shorter.
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