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What d I do with my soil for year 2?

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What d I do with my soil for year 2?

Post  AmyPrimm on 3/7/2012, 10:12 pm


I am ready to get my garden going for year 2. I did Mel's mix last year. What do I need to add this year to have my garden ready?
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Post  camprn on 3/7/2012, 10:26 pm

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I am ready to get my garden going for year 2. I did Mel's mix last year. What do I need to add this year to have my garden ready?
Hi Amy and to the SFG Forum. You may find a more extensive answer in a few threads from last year. Use the search feature to hunt them up. The short answer is loosen the existing Mel's mix, add a bunch of fresh compost, stir it up with a garden fork, place your grid and plant. Easy peasy! What a Face

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Post  Chopper on 3/7/2012, 10:35 pm

@camprn wrote:
@AmyPrimm wrote:
I am ready to get my garden going for year 2. I did Mel's mix last year. What do I need to add this year to have my garden ready?
Hi Amy and to the SFG Forum. You may find a more extensive answer in a few threads from last year. Use the search feature to hunt them up. The short answer is loosen the existing Mel's mix, add a bunch of fresh compost, stir it up with a garden fork, place your grid and plant. Easy peasy! What a Face

Haha! I am guessing you are right but it is about 4 steps more than I do. Add compost to the top and plant. LOL.

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Post  Windsor.Parker on 3/7/2012, 10:36 pm

Welcome to the forum Amy,
Just add a trowelful of your compost blend to each square, mix well and water it in!
But don't rely on my reply alone.
"The only thing we ever add to our soil is a little more compost."
All New Square Foot Gardening pg. 32, Mel Bartholomew
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