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
» Jimmys new SFG beds in development.
by Kelejan Today at 2:16 am

» 6 or 12 inch box for growing cherry tomatoes?
by Kelejan Today at 2:00 am

» Hi From Boise, Idaho!
by Kelejan Today at 1:54 am

» CANADIAN REGION:what are you doing in April 2018?
by Kelejan Today at 1:50 am

» Ground Cherries
by sanderson Today at 12:00 am

» Fourth Year SFG in Canada
by sanderson Yesterday at 11:52 pm

» who has chickens
by sanderson Yesterday at 11:51 pm

» Trellis for Hardy Kiwi & Berries
by Turan Yesterday at 11:22 pm

» Tomato Tuesday 2018
by sanderson Yesterday at 11:06 pm

» N&C Midwest - April 2018–Snuck up on me!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:47 pm

» SUGA 2018
by SQWIB Yesterday at 2:06 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by yolos Yesterday at 12:19 pm

» Drip system
by sanderson Yesterday at 1:22 am

» New England April 2018
by sanderson Yesterday at 1:08 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by Ellen62 4/24/2018, 6:14 pm

» Bird baths with solar powered pump
by BeetlesPerSqFt 4/24/2018, 8:07 am

» Senseless Banter...
by sanderson 4/24/2018, 3:28 am

» Chickens and Composting
by countrynaturals 4/23/2018, 1:44 pm

» Salvia
by Judy McConnell 4/23/2018, 8:55 am

» Hi from Buffalo
by Nikko 4/22/2018, 4:24 pm

» Garlic Growing Lovers
by CapeCoddess 4/22/2018, 1:40 pm

» Turan in the Western Mountains
by sanderson 4/22/2018, 2:27 am

» Adding Soil to Mel's Mix
by jimmy cee 4/21/2018, 11:24 pm

» Vermiculite on the out in Ontario?
by jimmy cee 4/21/2018, 11:12 pm

» I am still in Zone 5a
by RJARPCGP 4/21/2018, 7:30 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals 4/21/2018, 3:35 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by sanderson 4/21/2018, 1:29 pm

» 2018 SFG in Brooks, GA
by sanderson 4/21/2018, 1:25 pm

» April Avatar: Spring is HERE!
by sanderson 4/20/2018, 4:18 pm

» Best drip system and timer?
by No_Such_Reality 4/20/2018, 12:59 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Garden Not Growing

Go down

Garden Not Growing

Post  syoung007 on 5/4/2013, 11:43 am

My garden is just not growing very well. Tomatoes, peppers, corn, squash, etc. The leaves are kinda yellow. No pest problems. I did have some aphids once but sprayed with pepper/garlic spray.The cucumbers have been in a month and still look like seedlings.The potatoes are growing great. I used several kinds of compost in my Mel's mix including manure, cotton bowl and worm castings. PH meter shows neutral (7). I use lake water to water plants. Wife took extra plants and put them in the ground with Miracle Grow potting soil and they are growing like mad. She wants me to water with miracle grow but I am resisting.
Any ideas? Sad
avatar
syoung007

Male Posts : 1
Join date : 2013-05-04
Location : Central Louisiana

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Garden Not Growing

Post  ArkansasSFGardener on 5/4/2013, 11:46 am

I don't think there is any shame in using a little fertilizer...
avatar
ArkansasSFGardener

Male Posts : 87
Join date : 2013-05-01
Age : 28
Location : Lonoke, Arkansas 7b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Garden Not Growing

Post  donnainzone5 on 5/4/2013, 12:02 pm

Which other composts did you use? Did any of them contain peat moss? If so, you may have too much peat moss in your mix.

Another possibility: Did you thoroughly wet down your Mel's Mix? If not, your plants may be parched for water.

I wouldn't use Miracle Gro.

Instead, you might consider top-dressing your garden with a five-way blend of compost, or use some fish emulsion or other organic fertilizer.

donnainzone5

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 2215
Join date : 2010-03-02
Age : 70
Location : Bend, OR (Zone 5-6)

View user profile http://www.amway.com/DonnaKBecker

Back to top Go down

Re: Garden Not Growing

Post  camprn on 5/4/2013, 12:20 pm

Yellow indicates a probable nitrogen deficiency. My advice: Top dress with a quality compost and water well. I usually topdress with one to two inches of compost, works like a charm. When the growing season is done the compost gets incorporated into the bed.

____________________________

43 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14167
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 55
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: Garden Not Growing

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top


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