How to Choose What to Grow
Take the guesswork out of your garden planning with this easy advice for choosing what to grow.
In fact, growing in containers is a great way to create custom growing conditions. Not only can you move them around to get more (or less) sunlight and choose to keep them indoors or outdoors, but you can also customize your soil. Use Miracle-Gro® Moisture Control® Potting Mix to help protect against over- and under-watering, or choose a potting mix specially designed for what you plan to grow, such as Miracle-Gro® Orchid Potting Mix Coarse Blend or Miracle-Gro® Cactus, Palm & Citrus Potting Mix.
No matter what you're growing, a month after planting, you'll want to begin giving your plants a boost of nutrition with Miracle-Gro® Water Soluble All Purpose Plant Food. Or, you can choose a plant food developed for the specific plants in your garden, such as Miracle-Gro® Water Soluble Tomato Plant Food. (Follow the directions on the label.)
The bottom line on choosing what to grow depends on how much elbow grease you're willing to invest to keep plants happy. You can push the envelope to see how much plants can take outside their comfort zones, or aim for sure success by creating just-right conditions.
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