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#1 of 3 Old 05-10-2011, 08:01 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi all,

 

I live in an apt. with a balcony and have started a small garden in containers. So far I have Basil, Parsley, Chives, Beef Tomatoes, Pear Tomatoes, Bell Peppers seedlings and waiting for the Eggplant seedlings. Wish I could do more but the children need some space on the balcony to play toosmile.gif

 

Do I need to start putting liquid vitamins, minerals, ect.. to make sure that the plants get the nutrients they need for themselves and for us??

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What are they planted in now?  Seed starting mix, potting soil, compost, dirt from the side of the road?  That would make a difference as to what to fertilize with.

 

If you use worms to compost with (very apartment friendly), their castings are excellent for fertilizing your baby plants.


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We bought Coast of Maine Organic Potting Soil and have the Organic Miracle Grow Composit(before I read up about it). The tomatoes, Basil and Chives have a mix of each and the rest just have the potting soil we bought.

 

The worm thing I don't know anything about doing.

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