Recycle Potting Mixes – A Quick Tip


Potting mixes used in containers and patio pots doesn’t have to go to waste. When dismantling your pots in Autumn, save it to put in the bottom 1/3 of your big pots next spring and top it off with FRESH soilless mix or potting mix. Or transfer the soil to your garden beds to be recycled that way. It doesn’t have to go to waste! Just a tip for the day. Enjoy your fall weekend everyone, Cathy T.


Cathy Testa

The FIVE MUST DO’s for Successful Container Gardening

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Images courtesy of (top left to right: Zirconicusso, Criminalatt, and Marin.  Bottom: James Barker and Simon Howden photographers)

A new page has been added to this blog where I share with you The Five Must Do’s for successful container gardening.

In all my container gardening talks, I go over every one of them and why they are so important – but now you can read them HERE on my blog.

You will find if you do all five, your container gardens will thrive, look amazing, and make you extremely happy.

So often, people will skip one or more of the steps, and they wonder why their plants are not doing well or growing poorly.  Once they follow my 5 MUST Do’s, they never look back again because their plants will thrive and grow so well.  Doing The 5 MUST Do’s is – well, a must!

Hope you enjoy the new page, accessible from my top menu bar under CONTAINER GARDENS.

Stay tune too – more tips are on the way.

Thank you,

Cathy Testa