New greenhouse - - soil question


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Hello from Western New York State,
I will have a greenhouse for the first time next spring and I'm wondering if there are any tips you can give me regarding what type of soil to use for the containers. In fact someone might even have advice regarding what type of containers to use. The structure is only about 6' X 15'.
Thanks for any help.
Yours truly,
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What type of plants will you be growing in your greenhouse?

For the most part, each type of plant will want the same type of soil regardless of whether it is grown inside a greenhouse or outside. As further evidence of this, think about how many plants start out in a greenhouse and are later moved outside. No consistent effort is made to give them any particular type of soil inside and another type outside. Containers in a greenhouse also vary widely depending on the plants and a growers needs and preferences.
 
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Briefly. Containers. I presume you refer here to. Seed trays. Flower pots. Planters including hanging baskets.

Soil for each. Seed trays. You can mix your own soil using for instance published data of, JI=John Innes seed compost. Easier and often so much cheaper, various composts can be purchased.

The pots. Flower pots come in many sizes, starting with thumbs upwards. Pots made from clay used to be the main ones. Plastic pots have now taken over, and for some gardeners, various kinds of glazed pots are used. Whatever you choose, avoid containers with inward facing lips. Unless an ordinary pot is to be placed inside.
Soils and composts. Using pots and planters etc. Soils & composts need to be courser and well drained. For planters, periodic feeding will be required. Hanging baskest. Usually the compost is much liter such as a coir, spagnum moss, and/or peat, if the latter is still of legal use in your area.

There is so much more to greenhouse growing. Available on EBay. Growing under glass. Published by the Royal Horticultural Society. England. It is well worth buying.
Best wishes.
 

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