Q&A – Do you have a soil ‘recipe’ for tomatoes or peppers in a 5-gallon bucket?

From Family Plot.

Regular potting soil will generally not work in 5-gallon buckets. University of Memphis Director of Landscape Joellen Dimond says those soils are too light and porous and the water runs through them taking the nutrients with it. She recommends using some native soil mixed with compost or manure. This will provide nutrients for the plants as well as retaining the right amount of water.

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