I appreciate the few comments I received from mu thread on container gardening, and understand it is not the kind of issue that really applies here. But I am a little frustrated in knowing where to go to have a discussion on these issues. My local Mater Gardners seem t be perplexed by the the issue. Rodale offers no discussion of actual growing techniques as far as I can see. Grow Biointensive is interested in the idea of a discussion forum, but so far is unable to do it. Organic Gardening magazine has no discussion. Where are the discussions for these issues?
Matt Grantham wrote: I appreciate the few comments I received from my thread on container gardening, and understand it is not the kind of issue that really applies here.
I think the question of what permaculture puts in container gardens is very applicable and interesting! I've been experimenting for years and have some ideas. I will attempt to get over there to your post soon to answer your question as best I can. I'm the moderator of the "Soil" forum, so it's my responsibility to make sure you get a good answer. I haven't given one yet, but I do have dirty hands from a morning mixing various soil elements and checking on experiments
Where are the discussions for these issues?
Right here! The best soil science discussions I have found online have been on permies.com. One great thing about this site is that we don't have tp get bogged down in arguing and negativity. We are all about finding solutions to questions.
The best seeds for growing good discussions are good questions! So you've got us started, lets give your thread on soil for containers a little time and see if something good gets going.
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