Gardening Resources
05-22-2019, 06:31 PM,
#1
Gardening Resources
Hi, can anyone point me in the direction of any blogs, books, etc. that they have found particularly useful on the plants and gardening in general in our area of Mexico. I can't speak Spanish yet so I'm looking for information in English if at all possible. Thank you!
05-23-2019, 05:57 PM,
#2
RE: Gardening Resources
Hardiness zone 9. You can use this as a guide for planting and info.
Mike

05-26-2019, 06:34 PM,
#3
RE: Gardening Resources
That is great information, thank you Mikel1!

Now I have a potting soil question. On our first visit to Vivero el Tepeyac I bought some lovely plants and pots but the bags of soil, mmmm... We don't have a car so trips back in the bus from the Home Depot in Leon with several bags of potting soil doesn't sound so great, is there anywhere closer with bags of better soil? Thanks!!
05-26-2019, 08:13 PM,
#4
RE: Gardening Resources
The produce stand in Embajadoras ( upstairs) Familia Silva, sells a passable potting soil. You can buy small, large and entire sacks of a pretty nice soil. The guys on the donkeys who sell “soil” usually peddle more of a dry leaf and twig mix.
Mike

05-27-2019, 08:33 AM,
#5
RE: Gardening Resources
We share the pain of wimpy, leaves and sticks passed off as “suelo”.
If willing, try Tepeyac again. They currently have a huge pile of dark, loamy soil. Trucked in from southern part of state. 50p for 10kg. Totally acceptable for potting or dressing.
05-27-2019, 01:52 PM, (This post was last modified: 05-27-2019, 01:53 PM by abbubble.)
#6
RE: Gardening Resources
Thank you to you both!

jesm, I will definitely try Tepeyac again. Mikel1, coincidentally I was upstairs in Embajadoras today at that very stand, I didn't notice the bags of soil but of course came home with 3 more plants!!!
05-27-2019, 07:44 PM,
#7
RE: Gardening Resources
They keep it under a table behind the stand, just ask for soil, they’ll scoop it in a bag for you.
Mike

05-27-2019, 09:11 PM,
#8
RE: Gardening Resources
I've been amending the "soil" with compost and plant trimmings. The soil in this area is not so good.
05-28-2019, 09:07 AM,
#9
RE: Gardening Resources
Same here, vermicomposting kitchen waste and paper, using a 50/50 mix of ours and Silva’s. Bought the worms on Mercado Libre.
Mike

05-28-2019, 10:08 PM,
#10
RE: Gardening Resources
Vivero el Tepeyak delivers ! They have actually allowed me to hop in the truck for the ride home with the dirt/pots and plants in the back . Gas money only fee.


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