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
» 2018 - First Annual Seed Exchange Week - January 20-28 (Edited)
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 12:33 pm

» Are vegetables hurt by too much light?
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 8:38 am

» Seed Starting!!
by brianj555 1/19/2018, 9:14 pm

» Spring Fever Anyone?
by sanderson 1/19/2018, 3:06 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by sanderson 1/19/2018, 2:56 pm

» Weight Watchers Turkey, Bean and Vegetable Chili
by hammock gal 1/19/2018, 8:43 am

» Sow True Seeds
by AtlantaMarie 1/19/2018, 8:00 am

» Colored Mulch
by No_Such_Reality 1/18/2018, 7:12 pm

» Taking on 4 Season Gardening
by Roseinarosecity 1/18/2018, 5:19 pm

» Fourth Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver 1/18/2018, 3:53 pm

» SUGA 2017
by SQWIB 1/18/2018, 12:57 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by sanderson 1/17/2018, 9:42 pm

» Butternut squash, turkey Italian sausage, cannelini bean soup
by yolos 1/17/2018, 9:25 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by yolos 1/17/2018, 9:12 pm

» N&C Midwest—January 2018!!!
by Scorpio Rising 1/17/2018, 7:08 pm

» Is there ever enough compost?
by has55 1/17/2018, 2:41 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by Scorpio Rising 1/16/2018, 9:10 pm

» Gophers
by countrynaturals 1/16/2018, 12:32 pm

» High heat tolerant tomatoes
by walshevak 1/16/2018, 6:03 am

» Mid-Atl - Jan 2018 - Brrrrrrrrrr! and Happy New Year
by AtlantaMarie 1/15/2018, 6:43 am

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in January 2018
by sanderson 1/15/2018, 3:53 am

» New England Jan 2018
by hammock gal 1/13/2018, 5:50 pm

» My first Attempt
by 21Actual 1/13/2018, 5:05 pm

» Air Fryer! HELP!
by sanderson 1/13/2018, 3:26 pm

» New SFG box-Humanitarian way
by sanderson 1/13/2018, 3:24 pm

» Drafts?
by trolleydriver 1/13/2018, 1:18 pm

» Hello from Northern Ontario Eh!
by BeetlesPerSqFt 1/13/2018, 1:07 pm

» January 2018 Avatar: Surprise Us
by sanderson 1/12/2018, 4:57 pm

» Review of Terms of Service
by Ginger Blue 1/12/2018, 4:02 pm

» DIY Plant Markers
by countrynaturals 1/11/2018, 7:32 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Too much wood in this to use now?

Page 2 of 2 Previous  1, 2

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Re:

Post  Lillyz on 4/9/2013, 12:52 am

@Gunny wrote:[snip] So when my spring planting season begins in Sept. I will be ready with more boxes even if I have to make them below ground level using the clay ground for a container, it is harder than stone to try and dig up but where there is a will a way will be found. Just have to work on an idea for drainage, it takes forever for water to perk its way down. May have to go deeper and use the woody stuff from the bags of compost as the initial layer.

I was thinking if you are going to do all the hard work of digging down into the ground and making beds, in container gardening, a person usually puts some gravel, rocks, pottery shards, etc on the bottom, mostly to hold the mix in and for drainage. Then maybe a layer of the woody stuff, a layer of weed cloth and then your potting mix. I saw a few videos on youtube where they made a wicking container and the guy used empty cups from Micky D's and put an old t-shirt to help with the wicking. What ever you do, dont add sand. It turns clay into cement.


Last edited by Lillyz on 4/9/2013, 1:07 am; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : forgot something)
avatar
Lillyz

Female Posts : 128
Join date : 2013-02-23
Age : 61
Location : Pueblo, Colorado Zone 5B

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Too much wood in this to use now?

Post  Coelli on 4/9/2013, 1:16 am

@Lillyz wrote:What ever you do, dont add sand. It turns clay into cement.

I still have sand in my beds from following the soil mix directions in the first SFG book. Sad It calls for sand.
avatar
Coelli

Female Posts : 300
Join date : 2012-04-30
Location : Los Angeles foothills

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Page 2 of 2 Previous  1, 2

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


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