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Post  MAT6 on 3/4/2012, 12:06 am

Hi I'm MAT6 and I'm new to SFG. I live in Plano Texas - building boxes Mon and planting on Wed.Very Happy
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Post  Chopper on 3/4/2012, 2:23 am

Very ambitious. Only word to the wise I could offer is make sure the Mel's Mix is as stated in the book. It is worth your while to do that right now - you will not regret.

And when you are done - post pictures!

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Post  Furbalsmom on 3/4/2012, 1:06 pm

MAT6

As Chopper said, make sure your Mel's Mix is by the book. Much better to do it right the first time. I hope you have finished reading Mel's ALL NEW SQUARE FOOT GARDENING book that was published in 2006. The improvements are amazing. No digging or double digging, no amending, next to no weeds, the simple life for me.

This forum is a great supplement to the book. It is a good idea to read this thread on
MELS MIX as soon as possible.

Please keep us posted on your progress, and if you have questions, please feel free to ask.
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Post  MAT6 on 3/4/2012, 3:25 pm

Furbalsmom........your name cracks me up, and Chopper - thanks for the welcome, roger that on Mel's mix. Thanks again.
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Post  donnainzone5 on 3/4/2012, 4:35 pm

Please be sure to wet down the Mel's Mix thoroughly before you plant! If I had it to do over again, I'd wet down every 1" - 2" of MM at a time.
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Post  Furbalsmom on 3/4/2012, 4:43 pm

Very good tip, Donna.

Rehydrating the peat and Mel's Mix is very important. I did water in with every two inches of MM that I put into my Table Top and it took close to 20 gallons of water for 1 - 4 ft X 4 ft X 8in Table Top. (I measured)
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Post  sfg4uKim on 3/4/2012, 4:46 pm

Hi MAT6 and welcome to the Forum.

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