Potting Soil for Planters

I have big planters ( indoor and outdoors ) Should the entire planter be filled with soil ? I’ve heard that a filler can be placed half filling the planter , what would be a light filler material before we…

New Raised Garden Vegetable Planter

I’m new to gardening and have made my own 8ft long x 2 ft high x 2 ft wide garden bed. I have a chicken wire latch top to stop the animals from getting in. The bottom is open and…

Good Compost for Square Foot Vegetable Gardening

I have started a “square foot garden”, using soil comprised of 1/3 peat moss, 1/3 vermiculite and 1/3 compost. This is a well researched approach, and experts suggest mixing compost from 5 different sources to get a well-rounded product (eg,…

Back yard garden

I want to start a backyard garden for vegetables and fruits.  I would like to use all of the backyard for growing.  I grew plants last summer in pots and had a tomato plant in the garden soil.  The plant…

Condo Balcony Garden.

Hello Master Gardener. I attempted to plant a balcony garden last year and I failed. Below is the link to the planter I bought and I attached two pictures. https://www.lowes.ca/planters/leisure-season-rpb6107-raised-planter-box_g1477612.html I completely overestimated how many plants I could put in…