Step 6: Make and Populate Your Soil and Planters
Let your creativity run wild here, with a little advice:
-Your inner pots (in my case, the milk jugs) should allow water to drain out and rest on top of bricks to provide space below them. I nearly killed some lettuce because of over-watering and a lack of drainage... thanks to ~20 nail holes on the bottom of the jug, the lettuce is now recovering nicely
-Your outer planter should not leak, unless you really want water all over your house
The soil I used is the Mel's Mix described in step 1. Mix all ingredients well to a consistent soil.
Planting's basically a matter of burying the bottom half of your sprout in the dirt and hoping for the best. Be sure not to plant too densely (like I probably have); you can get recommendations on planting density via the back of your seed packets.