Use of tulle and drainage material in container

Hello, 1st question: Is it a good idea to use tulle to cover my greens (kale, swiss chard, basil) in containers to prevent pests, ie. whitefly, slugs, etc. from infesting the leaves. I was thinking of using clips around edge…

Fertilizer for growing veggies in containers

What kind of fertilizer should be used for veggies growing in container? How often should they be applied? Some fertilizers contain 4-6-4, some has 20-20-20.  Is 20-20-20 stronger than 4-6-4? Should we use half the strength of fertilizers when applying…

Fertilizing Container Vegetables

I’m experimenting with growing vegetables in containers this year – tomatoes, sweet peppers, lemon cucumbers, scarlet runner beans. I made my own potting soil using peat moss, perlite, and a little pit of compost along with some slow release fertilizers…