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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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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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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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