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End of season: What to put on top of the mix

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End of season: What to put on top of the mix

Post  licellec on 9/5/2013, 1:27 am

Hello fellow square foot gardeners: Its close to the end of the season and I was wondering if it is ok to top off all the boxes with just compost/compost blend with out the peat moss and vermiculite since I won't be planting in the winter. And then as spring time comes the will top it off with the regular 1/3 peat moss 1/3 verm 1/3 compost blend.

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Re: End of season: What to put on top of the mix

Post  audrey.jeanne.roberts on 9/5/2013, 1:39 am

Once you've done your Mel's Mix the first time, you won't add vermiculite or peat moss again. Mel tells us to simply refresh with straight compost Very Happy 
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Post  camprn on 9/5/2013, 6:27 am

Typically, for my gardens, after I clear all debris and roots there is at least an inch or two of space from the level of the mix to the top of the box. I add enough homemade compost to fill the box to the top and mix the compost in then make the mix nice and level. then I will be ready for either fall or spring sowing.

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Post  mschaef on 9/6/2013, 1:04 am

You only need to add compost after the first mixing of Mel's Mix. So to answer you question: Yes, go right ahead and just add your compost. Save yourself some money by not having to get more vermiculite and peat moss. If you already have bought more than plan a new box. You can never have enough squares...lol!
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Thank you!

Post  licellec on 9/6/2013, 4:23 am

Good morning al!

Thank you all for your replies :-)

Good dday and good harvest!
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