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Old April 20, 2018   #1
agee12
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Default Mix for Transplanting Peppers to Containers and Grow Bags

I am getting ready to transplant my over-wintered peppers, eggplants and one pepper seedling. I have the following:

Miracle Gro Garden Soil
Gardenline (Aldi) Garden Soil
Soil Conditioner
Miracle Gro Peat Moss (Not Much)
Left Over Potting Mix From Last Year

Black Cow Compost
Mushroom Compost
Homemade Compost

Perlite
Vermiculite
Floor Dry

Osmocote Flower & Vegetable Plant Food (14-14-14)
Tomato-tone (3-4-6)
Garden-tone (3-4-4)
Jobe’s Fast Start (4-4-2)
Bone Meal (3-16-0)
Garden Lime

Alaska Fish Fertilizer (5-1-1)
Miracle-Gro Plant Food (24-8-16)
Miracle-Gro LiquaFeed (12-4-8)

I am hoping that I can use what I already have and not have to get other stuff but my primary goal is to get production before the big heat of July sets in.

Do I have the components for a good potting mix, if so what proportions?

What should be my fertilizing schedule?

I also have this same question for tomatoes but my seedlings are not ready yet.

Another question are there certain plants that do better in grow bags versus containers or vice versa?
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Old April 20, 2018   #2
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I wouldn't use any of those soils. The tomato-tone has worked great for my peppers, as has the Alaska fish fertilizer. You don't want to use soil in containers because it is too dense and won't drain well. I used miracle Gro organic potting mix and had trouble with it, the garden soil is much more dense than what I used. I switched to pro-mix which is peat based and it was a game changer. I don't think I would use any compost either. Also throw some garden lime in the mix as well at planting to help adjust the pH and provide calcium to the peppers.
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