Using Compost in Your Container Garden

Posted on May 3 2011 - 2:06am by Mike Lieberman

When you are growing in containers, you need to make sure that you amend your soil because the nutrients are being washed through the container or absorbed by the plant.

One way that you can amend the soil is by adding compost to it.

To use the compost, you’ll want to add some to the container especially around the base of the plant. Then you’ll need to water it in. This will allow the compost to make it’s way into the container and into the plants.

A sign that your plant is lacking nourishment is when the leaves begin to yellow. Ideally you don’t want it to get to that point though.

Once the plant is established in your container for a few weeks, you might want to add some compost to feed it and gauge it from there.

What are some other ways to feed and nourish your plants?