Hello my name is Sean and I am pretty excited to start my new garden. I decided to make my own rather than spend that much money on my first garden container.
Either way I have some questions and hopefully the experts on here can give me some advice.
What type of soil should I get? I am looking at the CocoLoco organic soil mix as I like the idea of coconut coir over peet moss, however I am not sure if the coconut coir will hold too much moisture for a vertical garden. The bag says it is good for container gardens...
I have already purchased 2 additives for my soil; Jobe's Organic Fertilizer and Azomite. Is there anything else I should add? The container holds about 8.5 cu ft of soil, however I have no compost (yet) to make my own soil. I don't really want to just buy miracle grow organic mix from Lowes, I'd like a good product.
I saw this idea of "mulching with aluminum foil". Not sure how that fits with an organic garden, however they claim it will repel some bugs and amphids. I was considering wrapping my blue barrel in foil, though it would help reflect the light on both sides of the plant as well as repel bugs. Thoughts?
Thank for any help you can provide,