rainbowgardener wrote:Yes, sorry, setting yourself up for failure.
Garden soil is for gardens, not for containers. For containers you need potting soil that is very light and loose and well draining.
The garden soil will compact in a container and turn into something like a brick.
If you look up the website for Miracle Gro Garden Soil for Flowers and Vegetables (and probably if you read the fine print on the bag) it says:
Where to Use
Use for in-ground gardens.
Where Not to Use
Not for use in pots or containers.
....Whoa. it does say that ... right on the front.. thats what i get for letting someone tell me what to buy at home depot, and not taking my time when i've got it in front of me. aaaand not doing any real research of my own before i buy something. ok.. .gotta get patient i guess
thanks again rainbow. im going back to the store now.
I'm new to gardening. I'm very appreciative of any responses. thank you in advance.
Sunset Zone 31
USDA Hardiness zone 8, right in the border between 8a and 8b