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Soil for vegetable container gardens?

Since the stray cats have destroyed my garden plot, I'm going to try containers on our deck. What is a good soil mix and what veggies fare well and which ones don't?

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Asked by My3RaysofSun at 8:30 AM on May. 3, 2010 in Home & Garden

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  • I use a mix of potting soil and Miracle Gro garden soil.

    Depending on the size of your containers, you can grow almost any veggie: green beans, tomatoes, peppers, onions, carrots, cucumbers (need something to climb, like your deck railing or they'll spread all over your deck), melons (same as cukes), peas, salad greens, herbs, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, cabbage, etc. You could even grow corn if you've got a stable enough container and support. Strawberries grow great in containers, also.

    Answer by michiganmom116 at 9:07 AM on May. 3, 2010

  • Because of weight, potting soil is best to use in containers. Whatever you do, don't use soil from your garden!

    Since stray cats are a problem, I would call your local animal control officer and report the issue; maybe he can set out some traps or something (that's what they do here). And a good way to discourage the cats from using your garden plot as a bathroom is to bury some plastic forks in the soil with the tines pointing up. After a few good pokes, they learn not to come back!

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:17 AM on May. 3, 2010

  • Potting mix (not potting soil)

    Answer by rkoloms at 9:39 PM on May. 3, 2010

  • Miracle grow potting soil is awesome! For cat trouble get something called Behave..spray that in the dirt and bye bye nasty stray cats.

    Answer by salexander at 12:11 PM on May. 6, 2010

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