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Former burn pit with full sun or other area with 6-8 hours per day?

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Former burn pit with full sun or other area with 6-8 hours per day?

Post  mlw on 10/12/2013, 10:58 am

I've got a 10 ft diameter bowl of ash where anything and everything has been burnt.  It is the only available space which is in full sun.  The other candidate is shaded by a neighbors tree until about 11am to noon.  Some filtered light gets through in AM.  I'll be using 7.25 inch frames.  Where would you put them and what would you do to the existing soil?


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Post  llama momma on 10/12/2013, 11:23 am

That's good you have a space with full sun. The square foot garden method does not use existing soil.  At all.  It is fully explained in the book.  

 The other area by the tree can work too if it gets 6-8 hours of sun each day.  That amount of sunshine is considered full sun too.

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Post  sanderson on 10/12/2013, 2:56 pm

Welcome to the Forum! glad you\'re here 

Ditto on Llama Mama: you can set your boxes in either place! I would recommend putting good quality weed fabric under the boxes in the burn area. You don't know what was burned besides paper/wood products.
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Post  walshevak on 10/12/2013, 4:28 pm


Why not set up beds in both areas. A little shade is helpful in the hot Florida sun and the full sun site will increase your winter growing access.. One of the beauties of the square foot gardening method is the use of Mels Mix and not the native soil. That allows you to set up over the burn pit or other contaminated soil areas. If you haven't already, get a copy of the ALL NEW SQUAREFOOT GARDENING book, second edition. This book is the basis of the gardens on this forum and is your greatest reference source for SFG.

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Post  plantoid on 10/12/2013, 7:38 pm

Welcome to the site MLW .

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