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 Post subject: 6" not enough for SFG?????
PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 6:10 pm 
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While doing more Fall composting today, I noticed several items in the pile that were hanging basket plants. Hanging baskets are about 6” deep and the roots of these plants grew straight down until they hit the bottom of the container. They then started growing around the container and became very root bound. It made me think that a 6” depth for SFG would not be adequate. My boxes are 8” and 10” deep and setting on very good garden soil, so it would not affect me very much. If your boxes are 6” deep and setting on clay, sand or pavement and you have had poor results, you may want to consider increasing the depth. It is hard to imagine that hanging basket plants would have a larger root mass than Pepper, Eggplant, Cabbage family plants let alone tomato or root crops.

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