Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

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.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» 2017 SFG Adventures in Hampstead, NC
by ralitaco Today at 9:32 am

» EWWWWW.........bugs and stuff...good or not so good?
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 9:13 am

» An excellent read for those with Diabetes
by CapeCoddess Today at 6:44 am

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in April 2017?
by Kelejan Today at 12:26 am

» Geezer's 17
by Turan Today at 12:22 am

» Has anyone tried 13 per square?
by Turan Today at 12:04 am

» Get Moving!
by StrongAsMeat Yesterday at 10:20 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by StrongAsMeat Yesterday at 10:14 pm

» Butterflies
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 4:36 pm

» Mel's Mix shows it is worth its weight in gold
by TNGeezer Yesterday at 4:06 pm

» Reading Material?
by TNGeezer Yesterday at 3:56 pm

» Hello from Chino, CA (Zone 10a)
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:00 pm

» Podding Radishes, Anyone?
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 2:48 pm

» First of the Season
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 2:37 pm

» N & C Midwest: April 2017!
by recoush Yesterday at 2:36 pm

» who has chickens
by RC3291 Yesterday at 2:00 pm

» April Avatar: Show Yourself!
by llama momma Yesterday at 1:22 pm

» Please comment on the plant layout for 2017
by greenthumbtobe Yesterday at 12:26 pm

» Healthy Meals
by RoOsTeR Yesterday at 11:21 am

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 10:24 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 10:12 am

» Mary Mary quite contrary, how does your garlic grow?
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 9:44 am

» New England April 2017
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 9:27 am

» Potato Harvest 2017
by RC3291 Yesterday at 9:03 am

» What's in the bottom of your raised bed?
by RC3291 Yesterday at 8:57 am

» Pallet Wacking
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:35 am

» Spider Mites?
by yolos 4/21/2017, 10:50 pm

» Bryan Greenbeard of Minnesota's 2017 Plans
by Greenbeard 4/21/2017, 4:10 pm

» Box Coatings
by ChasingAnnie 4/21/2017, 12:57 pm

» Spinach gone wild
by sanderson 4/21/2017, 12:36 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Portions of each type compost

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Portions of each type compost

Post  ramblinjerry on 7/29/2012, 4:07 pm

Does it matter if the portions of each type of compost are not the same? Will it make any difference if I have more Cow manure or Mushroom compost than I do of Chicken manure or vegetable compost?
avatar
ramblinjerry

Male Posts : 10
Join date : 2012-07-12
Location : Holiday, Florida

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Portions of each type compost

Post  walshevak on 7/29/2012, 6:24 pm

Probably not. Chicken is so powerful I use a lesser amount of it than some of the others. Worm castings also. The important thing is to have the 5 for a variety of levels of nutrients are in each different type. And if you happen to find a new type after making your beds, add it to the replenishment blend. I keep a bin of replenishment blend out by the garden for 2nd plantings and top dressing a long growing plant that might need a midsummer boost.

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
avatar
walshevak

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4339
Join date : 2010-10-17
Age : 74
Location : wilmington, nc zone 8

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Portions of each type compost

Post  ramblinjerry on 7/29/2012, 6:36 pm

Thanks for quick and helpful reply/tip. Everybody on this forum is great. I;m going to learn alot here.
avatar
ramblinjerry

Male Posts : 10
Join date : 2012-07-12
Location : Holiday, Florida

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Portions of each type compost

Post  plantoid on 7/29/2012, 7:11 pm

@ramblinjerry wrote:Does it matter if the portions of each type of compost are not the same? Will it make any difference if I have more Cow manure or Mushroom compost than I do of Chicken manure or vegetable compost?

Ideally equal parts by volume of five different types composts ( use a bucket for measuring it out )

Be careful with the mushroom compost for it may well contain igh levels of lime ( to get the heat up in the compost ) TOO MUCH WILL GIVE YOUR BED CHLOROSIS OF LIME which will stunt plants and turn leaves a yellowish green if it does not actually kill them .
avatar
plantoid

Male Posts : 3679
Join date : 2011-11-09
Age : 66

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Portions of each type compost

Post  ramblinjerry on 7/29/2012, 9:08 pm

Is there a way to correct the balance? Actually that has already occured with the beans that I have growing. Their leaves are pale/yellowish green and they're dying. The blackeyed peas appear to be doing fine. I've been waiting for the heat of the summer to pass before I planted anything else. Here in Central Florida we've been having really hot and humid days. Just as everyone has, so I wanted to wait until September to plant.
avatar
ramblinjerry

Male Posts : 10
Join date : 2012-07-12
Location : Holiday, Florida

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Portions of each type compost

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