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Soil is one of the most important elements required to grow high yielding, flourishing plants.

A healthy planting soil mix comprising the right balance of pH, nutrients, and aeration can be the difference between gardening perfection and failure, no matter how good the garden or gardener. With this in mind, the Glowpear Urban Garden is designed to provide premium growing conditions with a minimum of effort so you can rest assured, your plants will thrive, regardless of your busy lifestyle.


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Soil essentials

Plant your vegetables, herbs and flowers in the right soil and you'll see them flourish!

The Glowpear Urban Garden is designed to be compatible with a wide range of soil preparations; however, for optimal results we recommend you use a quality base soil, preferably organic.

Selecting a quality soil can be hard work, so we have prepared the following simple checklist to help take the guesswork out of it.

 

Soil Checklist

Your Glowpear Urban Garden self watering container will love a soil mix soil that contains the following elements (for more on these visit our FAQ page): 

1.    FERTILIZER

2.      TRACE ELEMENTS

3.      PERLITE

4.      BARK FINES

 

 We also recommend using a water saving mulch on the top surface of the planting soil to stop evaporation and conserve water.

Finally, it's also a good idea to use gloves as some nasty organic compounds in plant soil can permeate the skin. Best to stay safe!


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Soil mix options

We have come up with 2 self watering container mix options that we know will get your Glowpear Urban Garden going.

 

Option 1 - No mess, no fuss

2 x 25 L bags of premium organic potting mix (ensure it contains fertilizer, and bark fines)

1 x 5 L Bag of Perlite

Mix together and fill the planter, plant soil with seeds or seedlings, then top with pea straw to lock in moisture.

Periodic watering with worm tea or organic liquid fertilizer will help to promote flowering and fruiting.

 


Option 2 - For the hardcore enthusiast

Approximately 30 L of organic matter such as composted chicken manure, dried worm castings, and composted garden waste

Approximately 20 L of bark fines (pine bark mulch)

1 x 5 L Bag of Perlite

Consider adding seaweed extract, blood & bone, and/ or organic NPK (Nitrogen, Phosphate & Potassium)

Mix together and fill the planter, plant soil with seeds or seedlings, then top with pea straw to lock in moisture.

Periodic watering with worm tea or organic liquid fertilizer will help to promote flowering and fruiting.


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The plot thickens

When you’re ready to fill your Glowpear Urban Garden with soil, remember to prepare the plot first. Place the two wicking pouches provided into the base of the planter, fill them with soil, compact, and then wet thoroughly. Once complete, cover with the root barrier provided, and you're ready to fill the growing chamber with soil.


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