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.


Display results as :


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Hello from central Massachusetts!
by Scorpio Rising Today at 10:39 pm

» N&C Midwest: October Happenings!
by Scorpio Rising Today at 10:30 pm

» CANADIAN REGION:What are you doing in October 2016
by sanderson Today at 9:45 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by audrey.jeanne.roberts Today at 9:43 pm

» Microbes...you gotta see this one !!!
by sanderson Today at 9:33 pm

» last chance to pre-order baker seeds-rare seed catalog
by AtlantaMarie Today at 7:36 pm

» Second Year SFG in Canada
by CapeCoddess Today at 7:09 pm

» What's eating my plants
by donnainzone5 Today at 12:30 pm

» Straw Bales with Seeds?
by donnainzone5 Today at 12:26 pm

» Bountea Compost Tea - Got it!!!
by AtlantaMarie Today at 12:25 pm

» Shallots, Prisma
by AtlantaMarie Today at 7:59 am

» Asia Region -Showcase of Gardens - Show Us Yours
by sanderson Yesterday at 10:16 pm

» Peas and cucumbers: Trellis position and plant spacing
by yolos Yesterday at 8:32 pm

» California's Drought
by Kelejan Yesterday at 7:37 pm

» Garlic
by recoush Yesterday at 5:15 pm

» Mason bees
by recoush Yesterday at 5:08 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 4:51 pm

» Indian Solar Gardening Calendar
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:50 am

» New England October, 2016
by Scorpio Rising 10/20/2016, 8:56 pm

» leggy potatoes plants were started too early in the hous
by Scorpio Rising 10/20/2016, 8:38 pm

» Thin Crust Pizza
by No_Such_Reality 10/19/2016, 11:34 pm

» Our Newest Regional Hosts!
by Scorpio Rising 10/19/2016, 8:10 pm

» November Planting in SoCal, time to keep working it and bragging rights time!
by No_Such_Reality 10/19/2016, 10:27 am

» Winter Hobbies and Crafts
by Scorpio Rising 10/18/2016, 7:48 pm

» Cucumber plant visitor
by Scorpio Rising 10/18/2016, 7:31 pm

» Hello all
by Scorpio Rising 10/18/2016, 7:16 pm

» The Most Annoying Pest In The Yard
by Scorpio Rising 10/18/2016, 6:45 pm

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by sanderson 10/18/2016, 4:32 pm

» 2016 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by yolos 10/18/2016, 11:17 am

» Tryst with my first DIY SFG in India
by rajmahendra 10/18/2016, 7:50 am


Search SFG Forum

soybeans- starting in mels mix

View previous topic View next topic Go down

soybeans- starting in mels mix

Post  dmpower on 5/2/2010, 7:15 pm

I have been having a problem starting edamame, soybeans, in Mel's Mix. When the sprouts start, the heads are too large and the mix too dense. They break off trying to get through the surface. I have tried planting them closer to the top of the soil and have the same problem. Sometimes they start to sprout and rot before reaching the surface. My last attempt, today, was to lay them on the surface and cover them with peat moss only. Out of 36 seeds I have two plants. Have you had any similar problems? Do you have any suggestions?? Any info would be greatly appreciated


Female Posts : 82
Join date : 2010-04-06
Location : 5b Bloomington Indiana

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: soybeans- starting in mels mix

Post  Mirjam on 5/3/2010, 2:56 am

you could try letting them sprout in a bowl, filled halfway with water. They suck up most of the water, so you'll have to refill now and than. After 4 days, most of them will have sprouted and made about a cm long roots, so you can plant them with the root pointing down (well, that's obvious ofcourse), but that way that can push up straight (if you put the beans/peas in the soil, it's hard to see if you've put em upside down ). My peas and sugarsnaps did great this way. Plus you gain a few days.


Female Posts : 151
Join date : 2010-03-02
Age : 46
Location : Assen - The Netherlands

View user profile http://mirjamroos.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: soybeans- starting in mels mix

Post  dmpower on 5/4/2010, 7:10 pm

Thanks, I like that idea. I will fill in my plantings with ones I start in water when I see what I have ended up with. It looks like the soy that I planted with only peat moss on top will come out nicely.
Thanks again!


Female Posts : 82
Join date : 2010-04-06
Location : 5b Bloomington Indiana

View user profile

Back to top Go down

planting update - success

Post  dmpower on 6/2/2010, 12:26 am

My edimame is up and running!! The seeds that were laid on top of Mel's Mix, with only peat moss placed on top did very well. In fact they are substantially larger now than the few plants that survived my first attempt. I'm guessing it was our very wet spring that made the mix a little too heavy for them.
All is well - thanks


Female Posts : 82
Join date : 2010-04-06
Location : 5b Bloomington Indiana

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: soybeans- starting in mels mix

Post  Sponsored content Today at 11:07 pm

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