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Post  mamaotwo on 5/11/2014, 4:07 pm

Hello all,

Do I need to add more compost to last year's box soil I made according to Mel's mix?

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Re: Add to last year's soil?

Post  sanderson on 5/11/2014, 4:37 pm

Yes!!

Do you have a copy of All New Square Foot Gardening, 1st or 2nd edition, by Mel Bartholomew?? It is a must for Square Foot Gardening. Welcome to the Forum.
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Post  mamaotwo on 5/11/2014, 4:46 pm

have the book but can't find info about following years....
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Post  AtlantaMarie on 5/11/2014, 4:58 pm

Hi Amyanna.  Welcome!

In the 2nd Edition, page 155 at the bottom - Harvest & replant

Every time you pull a plant after harvesting, add a trowel of compost and you're ready for the next plant.

Easy-peasy...!

Have fun!
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Post  sanderson on 5/11/2014, 5:08 pm

1st Edition: pages 142 & 143, Harvest and Replant, and Next Crop. Add a trowel full of compost per square before replanting.

2nd Edition: pages 155 & 156, Harvest and Replant, and Next Crop.

Some folk add even more compost, especially if the Mix has shrunk below 6"! Check out compost topics by typing in 'Compost' or 'Top dressing' in the Search Box.
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Post  camprn on 5/11/2014, 5:20 pm

Add only compost and as much as you can fit in the box so the mix will be level wit the top. Stir it in, level the Mel mix, place the grid, plant and enjoy.   Very Happy

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Thank you!!!

Post  mamaotwo on 5/11/2014, 6:02 pm

On another note, any idea how I can change my user name....didn't know it was going to be shown on my posts...I know I can hide it but would like to change it to something less revealing...
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Post  AtlantaMarie on 5/11/2014, 8:19 pm

I'll be nice since you're new!  (But just fyi - I can be "just a bit" sarcastic & silly, lol.  Hope it won't bother you!)

That would be a Boffer or Allen question.  You might try sending Boffer a private message if he doesn't respond.  (He's GREAT with quick responses.  But since it's Mother's Day...  And he's good about keeping an eye on all the posts.)

If that's necessary, hit the P.M. tab at the top, type boffer in the "to" field and go from there.
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