Square Foot Gardening Forum

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Roots...information....
by ralitaco Today at 8:57 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by donnainzone5 Today at 8:48 pm

» N&C Midwest: February 2017
by CitizenKate Today at 8:24 pm

» Microbes...you gotta see this one !!!
by jimmy cee Today at 8:20 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by yolos Today at 5:41 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by bigdogrock Today at 5:38 pm

» February 2017 Avatar: Time to Wake Up!
by Scorpio Rising Today at 5:11 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by CapeCoddess Today at 4:13 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing February 2017?
by trolleydriver Today at 4:03 pm

» Carrot Week 2017!
by countrynaturals Today at 3:14 pm

» New England February 2017
by CapeCoddess Today at 3:04 pm

» NOVA The Origami Revolution
by sanderson Today at 1:11 pm

» Help - Building new raised beds
by sanderson Today at 2:42 am

» -What’s Hiding in Your Organic Fertilizer
by sanderson Today at 2:26 am

» Problems getting spinach seeds to sprout? Try this...
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 9:22 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 3:42 pm

» The raised bed of my dreams!
by yolos Yesterday at 2:12 pm

» Is this wood correct for building box?
by donnainzone5 Yesterday at 11:20 am

» Feedback for my 2017 garden plan
by Scorpio Rising 2/17/2017, 10:43 pm

» Sanderson - Virtual Roadtrip Flyover
by trolleydriver 2/17/2017, 9:52 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by audrey.jeanne.roberts 2/17/2017, 6:15 pm

» 2017 Maryland Home & Garden Show -- TIX DRAWING
by sfg4uKim 2/17/2017, 10:51 am

» broccoli stunted
by trolleydriver 2/17/2017, 8:40 am

» has55's R & D Journey;Plant Talk.
by has55 2/17/2017, 3:03 am

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by sanderson 2/17/2017, 1:48 am

» Compost source
by jimmy cee 2/16/2017, 9:28 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by sanderson 2/16/2017, 2:06 pm

» Holy snow Batman!
by sanderson 2/16/2017, 2:00 pm

» Keeping bees
by sanderson 2/16/2017, 1:57 pm

» Daikon radishes?
by countrynaturals 2/16/2017, 9:45 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

Grow bags and Mel's Mix

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Grow bags and Mel's Mix

Post  happycamper on 5/21/2012, 11:31 pm

I have purchased 4 Oregon Breather 8 gallon grow bags from the House of Green and filled them with Mel's Mix. I think I will be planting bush beans tomorrow to test them out. I like the idea of them being portable and washable, realistically they could solve a "lack of sun" issue due to trees that I have.

I was wondering if anyone has tried MM in a grow bag? If you have, could you please let me know how it turned out?

happycamper

Female Posts : 304
Join date : 2010-05-26
Location : East County Portland, OR

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Grow bags and Mel's Mix

Post  BetsyC on 5/22/2012, 1:22 am

Hi there! I wish I could say I used Mel's Mix, but I started quite a few grow bags prior to hearing about SFG. The mix I used is pretty good; compost, some vermiculite and good soil but it isn't Mel's. Next year! Wink

Having said that, my 7 tomato plants and 3 pepper plants are doing great in grow bags! I started all my other veggies in SFGs, but wanted to try the bags, too. I only transplanted them a couple of weeks ago and I am getting flower blossoms and they all look healthy. Good luck to you!

BetsyC

Female Posts : 87
Join date : 2012-05-06
Age : 61
Location : VA- 7A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Grow bags and Mel's Mix

Post  TN_GARDENER on 5/22/2012, 6:43 am

I filled one of those cheap/free/recycled grocery bags with some potting mix.

My pepper plant is doing great and the bag is also holding up, too.

TN_GARDENER

Posts : 228
Join date : 2011-06-16
Location : TN

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Grow bags and Mel's Mix

Post  hruten on 5/22/2012, 6:55 am

I have MM in containers although not the grow bags. It's the first year, but everything is growing very well. Honestly, I got some container mix from Gardener's Supply co and it is a decent MM replica. it is a mix of perlite, vermiculite, peat, dolomitic and calcitic limestone.

I'm getting ready to use MM in a couple of 40lb sunflower seed bags and a 7 gal bucket for northern red potatoes. I can't wait for a successful year!!flower

hruten

Female Posts : 159
Join date : 2012-04-13
Age : 41
Location : SW New Hampshire

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Grow bags and Mel's Mix

Post  jillintx on 5/22/2012, 9:49 am

I just planted some squash in MM in 10 gallon Root Pouches from the Greenhousemegastore.com. We've been in the 90's for several days, and so far they are staying moist (I'm watering daily). My thinking was that when the squash plant grows, it will shade the grow bag which will help to keep it cool and slow down evaporation. I hope this works because I love the flexibility of using grow bags - just plop one down wherever you have good sunlight! I also bought some 5 gallon bags for tomatoes in case I (again) exceed my garden's "carrying capacity."

jillintx

Female Posts : 82
Join date : 2012-02-06
Location : Cleburne, TX zone 8a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Grow bags and Mel's Mix

Post  walshevak on 5/22/2012, 3:20 pm

Potato sack



salad sack



These came from Gardeners Supply. My daughter gave them to me for Christmas. The potato sack is doing better than the salad sack which tends to collapse on the sides. I stuck a pot between it and the bakers rack to keep it squared up and the MM from falling out. Both tend to need extra water, but I'm used to watering my pots every day anyway.

Kay

____________________________

A WEED IS A FLOWER GROWING IN THE WRONG PLACE
Elizabeth City, NC
Find more about Weather in Elizabeth City, NC
Click for weather forecast

walshevak

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4332
Join date : 2010-10-17
Age : 74
Location : wilmington, nc zone 8

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Grow bags and Mel's Mix

Post  happycamper on 5/23/2012, 3:41 pm

Thank you all for your valuable information. I just finished planting the bags and have a feeling they will work well after reading all of your posts.

Walshevak, I am also used to watering pots daily and I have been looking at those Gardeners Supply bags for some time and I am sure that is what gave me the idea to try these. Still looking at that Tractor Scoot too!

happycamper

Female Posts : 304
Join date : 2010-05-26
Location : East County Portland, OR

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Grow bags and Mel's Mix

Post  walshevak on 5/23/2012, 4:41 pm

I've asked for that for Christmas. Razz

Kay

____________________________

A WEED IS A FLOWER GROWING IN THE WRONG PLACE
Elizabeth City, NC
Find more about Weather in Elizabeth City, NC
Click for weather forecast

walshevak

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4332
Join date : 2010-10-17
Age : 74
Location : wilmington, nc zone 8

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Grow bags and Mel's Mix

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum