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Hi we have moved into a flat with a large communal garden there is a large pile of garden soil at the bottom (from when previous tenant dug up some bushes) can we use the soil in our vegetables and potato bags.

sotongeoff

You could but

I find a few snags with using garden soil in bags containers it is not so free draining- like a proprietary compost- and tends to set like concrete sometimes and you might set up a cosy breeding ground for some nasties

Having said that add some fertilizer and give it a go-see what happens

Dells1

I would suggest mixing it 50/50 with multi compost if its got clay add some sharp sand to assist drainage.

  thank you both.  It's has been well sieved.  Do we need to add fertiliser/feed?

sotongeoff

Chicken pellets ,growmore-something like that

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