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Q.If I Am Planting Plants On An Apartment Balcony, What Kind Of Pots And What Kind Of Soil Should I Use

Zone Brownsboro, al | Terrihamm added on March 20, 2022 | Answered

Going to use fire pit for 4 pots. Going to use chair and table to place other pots

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Answered on March 21, 2022

You will use the correct soil based on the type of plant that you will be planting. This will differ based on the type of plant. Plants that prefer acidic soil will need an acidic blend. Plants that prefer things on the dry side will need cactus or orchid blends. Plants that do not tolerate large amounts of nitrogen in soil will need to be planted in a mix that is suitable, and not a synthetically fed soil.

Unfortunately, these factors depend on the types of plants that will be planted.

Generally, though, containers with a removable drain pan and plenty of drainage holes will be best. The size will depend on the plants in question.

Make sure that you are not using metals that rust, or otherwise interact with gasses and moisture. Make sure that your containers are PET or other food safe plastics.








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