Square Foot Gardening Forum

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.


Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» What might this be
by TNGeezer Today at 6:38 pm

» What do you think about this New product for SFG?
by RC3291 Today at 6:35 pm

» How I received free organic pest control
by TNGeezer Today at 6:33 pm

» New Old Nashville SFG
by TNGeezer Today at 6:20 pm

» Hello from SouthEast Indiana
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 6:20 pm

» Spider Mites?
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 6:15 pm

» Swiss Chard laying down
by Scorpio Rising Today at 5:36 pm

» Anyone in SE Idaho or near by?
by mlpii66 Today at 4:21 pm

» Dragon Fruit!
by AlwaysHotinFL Today at 3:50 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by sanderson Today at 3:49 pm

» Hello from South Mississippi
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 12:36 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals Today at 12:24 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in March 2017
by CapeCoddess Today at 12:11 pm

» Any Strange and Wonderful Visitors? Photos please!
by countrynaturals Today at 12:10 pm

» My Ontario SFG Garden Spring 2017
by TNGeezer Today at 12:10 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by Mellen Today at 11:13 am

» strawberries SFG
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:16 pm

» SUGA 2017
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 7:52 pm

» N & C Midwest: March 2017 Brink of Spring
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 7:25 pm

» 2017: First full year of SFGing in ND
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 4:47 pm

» who has chickens
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 4:42 pm

» Growing zucchini in containers
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:43 pm

» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania, 3rd year SFG
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:59 pm

» Spaghetti Squash ?
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:52 pm

» Growing Strawberries in Charlotte
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:24 pm

» An excellent read for those with Diabetes
by Ginger Blue Yesterday at 1:32 pm

» Hello from Richmond
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 6:25 am

» Double layer weed cloth/landscape fabric?
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 6:20 am

» Hello from Southeast Michigan!
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:09 am

» Wick Irrigation
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:17 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

When should i purchase my lumber and mels mix

View previous topic View next topic Go down

When should i purchase my lumber and mels mix

Post  kryzzy124 on 3/13/2014, 10:59 am

Hello all, just like most of you i fell in love with the SFG  method, how awesome right? Well my question is: When should i buy my lumber and Mels mix?  Should i do it this month or beginning of next month or later on in April?                                            What a whopper of a snow storm we are having in Maine right now, i couldn't open any of my   :xdoors to let my dogs out this morning!! All  of our shovels are outside Shocked  , so we had to use a broom to push the snow out of the doorway!!  Got to love/hate winter lol  Hope everyone is safe and hopefully warm too!!
avatar
kryzzy124

Female Posts : 15
Join date : 2014-01-29
Location : Maine, USA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: When should i purchase my lumber and mels mix

Post  H_TX_2 on 3/13/2014, 11:09 am

I would start purchasing right now. I don't know what type of setup you have so some of my advice may not be relevant to you.

I would buy the lumber now and try to cut it to the correct lengths. This way it is ready when you are. If possible to build them inside then you could even do that also.

I would start buying the compost, vermiculite and peat. It might take some searching to find all 5 varieties of compost or the vermiculite. I would buy things as I find them so that you are ready as soon as the weather decides to finally cooperate with all of us spring gardeners.

You will most likely need to go to more than one store to purchase everything your first year. That could take an entire day if you wait and try to do it all at once. If you buy everything then you can easily jump outside at the first opportunity to build the boxes and fill with MM.
avatar
H_TX_2

Male Posts : 288
Join date : 2011-12-08
Location : Houston, TX

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: When should i purchase my lumber and mels mix

Post  sanderson on 3/13/2014, 2:05 pm

+1 If you have room to store them, start collecting things now!
avatar
sanderson

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 13209
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 68
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Getting it done!

Post  kryzzy124 on 3/13/2014, 4:24 pm

Alright awesome thanks you guys, i am glad you say do it now, because i am worrying if they'll be enough stuff if i wait too long. I do have a place to store it and possibly build my squares too, or at least one of them anyways. I can't seem to find affordable product to make my own mix so i was going to purchase pre-made Mels mix from HD.  With shipping and handling i found it to be cheaper this way! I want to mix my own though, but i can't find any place near me that has it. I also don't know exactly where to look but i checked a couple locally nurseries and they didn't carry it. Anyone from Penobscot county Maine know where i can get it cheaper than the cost of 20 bags of pre made, i am all ears!!!   sunny
avatar
kryzzy124

Female Posts : 15
Join date : 2014-01-29
Location : Maine, USA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: When should i purchase my lumber and mels mix

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


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