How to maintain container soil
So, I just wound up my first grow (outdoors) and Iím wondering whatís the best way to maintain the soil I have in those 12 grow bags?
I jumped back into growing after a 25+ year sabbatical late last summer. When I did, I followed my method from the late 80ís/early 90ís of mixing some more premium potting soil like FFOF, Happy Frog and Promix with some perlite, more Canadian peat moss, various composts and a variety of amendments like EWC, bone meal, blood meal, lime, rock phosphate, guanos, etc. Then I started reading up online and started learning about all the things that have been discovered and publicized since 1992, when all I had was Rosenthalís original book and some tattered copies of high times! Lol! Well, I did alright for a first grow (autos only) and Iíve worked to grow some microbial life in that soul and Iíd like to keep it alive and try to improve it for next spring. So, Iím wondering what to do with it?
Should I plant something like green manure in them and keep them watered all winter or maybe I should buy some large totes and combine them into 3-4 totes? Should I add additional amendments (for the next grow, starting April 1) and let it all stew until next season or wait until it gets closer? Sure would appreciate any advice I can get.
FWIW- We will only get 2-3 weeks of freezing temps during our winter, if that much. We have a pretty mind ďwinterĒ and donít get snow.