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Post  cmcguire on 2/20/2013, 10:43 pm

I am a kentucky boy trying to raise veggies in south texas. I have raised beds but this year they will house my smartpots. I am using lady bug and happy frog soil it seems like they will be a good match but only time will tell. I really like the smart pots but i will have to get my watering schedule down which is very difficult for me. If anyone else has experience using either lady bug or happy frog products please let me know. thanks to everyone that has replied to my other questions however for Jane in DFW what is MM? My onions have been in the ground since October will they ever become a normal onion or am i doing something wrong?
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Post  janefss2002 on 2/20/2013, 10:49 pm

Sorry CM!

MM = Mel's Mix, the Heart and Soul of Square Foot Gardening. This "soil" is better than any potting soil that you can purchase, in my opinion.

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Post  Goosegirl on 2/22/2013, 12:07 am

welcome

I had not heard of the Happy Frog, but I do know that some have used the Square Foot Gardening Blend from Lady Bug - there were some posts about it when I first started on the forum a few years ago. I believe instead of peat it uses coir in the mix with the compost and vermiculite.

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Post  camprn on 2/22/2013, 6:13 am

@janefss2002 wrote:Sorry CM!

MM = Mel's Mix, the Heart and Soul of Square Foot Gardening. This "soil" is better than any potting soil that you can purchase, in my opinion.

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Lady Bug does have a SFG mix that is like the Mel's Mix.
http://www.ladybugbrand.com/products/SqFt-Gardening-Blend.asp
Like GG said, some here have used it, but also found it lacking in enough nutrition. If your plants are being slow you can topdress with compost for a bit of a boost.

Be sure to recharge the garden mix with compost before planting this year. What a Face

CMC post a photo of you onions if you can. Very Happy

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Post  Goosegirl on 2/22/2013, 10:01 am

It looks like the Happy Frog may just have the kick of nutrients you could be missing in the Lady Bug. Did you get the Happy Frog soil or Happy Frog soil conditioner?

http://foxfarmfertilizer.com/item/happy-frog-soil-conditioner.html

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