Change Container Garden Soil


If you live in Zone 7 and up and grow varieties like impatiens and petunias, this may be a challenge because they tend to over winter and come back strong season after season. I’ve changed their soil a couple of ways.

I’ve ripped them out, change the soil, and planted new plants. But I’ve also carefully dug them up, changed the soil, and replanted. And it works.

The watch word is carefully. Don’t just plunge your trowel in, breaking the roots, and expect them to live. Gently insert your fingers and try to extract as much of the plant and root system as you can. You’ll definitely rip and few roots but try to get as much of a complete root ball as possible.

The one family of veggies that this warning is especially important for is…

Nightshade Veggies

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