Last year I HACKED a bunch of ground pots into my so called
dirt. I tried to make them about 10 to 12" deep. The idea
was that they would not blow over and would have some slow
drainage (takes over a day to drain when I fill them with
water). I then mix dirt, organic fertilizer, and peat
moss back into the hole, sans the rocks. I worked.
This year I relocated the holes under the weeds and I found
that the old growth that was there last year had not developed
root more than about 3 to 4" deep, but width covered the hole.
I placed vegi scraps on the bottom of the holes, filled them
back in and added some organic fertilizer
This year I came across and six or so holes that I could
only shovel, hack, swear past about 6 to 7" deep. I hit
rocks of biblical proportion.
Question, should I give up on these holes as they are
too shallow? Or since the plant's root did not go that
deep, use them anyway?
- posted 3 years ago