Pepper Plants – Soil Improvement Recommendations

vermiculite or perlite for pepper plants soil

Q: I have pepper plants growing in a large planter on my deck. Would you recommend vermiculite or perlite as soil improvement? 

A: It depends on what problems you’re observing. If the soil you have now drains poorly, perlite is better. If it is draining too fast and doesn’t hold much water on summer afternoons then water-absorbent vermiculite is the answer.

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