How do you know if potting soil is still good?
Texas, United States
I inherited a huge white plastic pot with potting soil; it had a plant that the last owner said was a yucca, when it died I planted impatiens in it - I did add new soil on top but the impatiens never did well...out of six plants four died, and was wondering if it could be the soil? The pot is in a very shady but hot corner, I water regularly though but the plants always look like they're on the verge of wilting, and now have no flowers. If the soil's bad is there a way to save it or am I stuck replacing it? Help!
- 10 Jul, 2008