Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

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
» California's Drought
by sanderson Today at 3:01 am

» Coco coir... How often to replenish?
by sanderson Today at 1:45 am

» First day of spring
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:08 pm

» SW Ohio (Cincinnati Area)
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:06 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:02 pm

» Hello from Houston
by sanderson Yesterday at 6:52 pm

» N&C Midwest—March and Spring is Here!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 6:23 pm

» SUGA 2018
by SQWIB Yesterday at 8:26 am

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in March 2018
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:33 am

» Fourth Year SFG in Canada
by sanderson 3/21/2018, 6:28 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by sanderson 3/21/2018, 2:09 pm

» Do You Get The SFG Newsletter?
by sfg4uKim 3/21/2018, 8:36 am

» Garden Tower Project
by sanderson 3/21/2018, 2:14 am

» Any suggestions on the stump grinding sawdust plus soil?
by sanderson 3/20/2018, 6:55 pm

» How much time for gardening?
by sanderson 3/20/2018, 6:42 pm

» Sanderson's Urban SFG in Fresno, California
by sanderson 3/20/2018, 4:03 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by trolleydriver 3/20/2018, 1:13 pm

» New England Mar 2018
by CapeCoddess 3/20/2018, 10:45 am

» Trellis mod
by SQWIB 3/19/2018, 8:39 am

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by Scorpio Rising 3/18/2018, 6:38 pm

» Powdery Mildew and SoCal Fall Planting
by countrynaturals 3/18/2018, 12:34 pm

» Boat Gardening
by AtlantaMarie 3/18/2018, 6:51 am

» How many green beans per square foot?
by Scorpio Rising 3/17/2018, 9:27 pm

» 2018 SFG in Brooks, GA
by yolos 3/17/2018, 8:34 pm

» Comfrey
by sanderson 3/17/2018, 8:21 pm

» Hello from Hagerstown MD
by sanderson 3/17/2018, 6:10 pm

» Horsetail weed
by Kate888 3/17/2018, 3:02 pm

» A new SFG fan from Texas
by AtlantaMarie 3/17/2018, 7:17 am

» Potatoes: Yes or No?
by AtlantaMarie 3/17/2018, 7:13 am

» Modesto, Central Valley, CA...
by AtlantaMarie 3/17/2018, 7:03 am


Search SFG Forum

Should I add vermiculite in with current soil mix?

Go down

Should I add vermiculite in with current soil mix?

Post  ohill on 5/2/2010, 7:35 pm

I am new to SFG. I have 2 beds. One with Dr.'s Q filthy rich soil with includes Sphagnum peat moss, compost, forest Humus, earth worm castings and perlite.
the other has the Dr Q's herbs and vegetable mix that includes Composted soft wood bark, peat moss, compost & coir (coconut fiber pith). It said to fertilize using these mix.

How do I get to Mel's mix from here? Should I add vermiculite in with this mix?

Thank you,


Posts : 9
Join date : 2010-05-02
Location : Las Vegas,NV

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Should I add vermiculite in with current soil mix?

Post  chocolatepop on 5/2/2010, 8:43 pm

I would just add additional different sources of compost and probably some more vermiculite. Do you have a picture of the soil?

Female Posts : 768
Join date : 2010-03-11
Age : 38
Location : Flint Area, Michigan (zone 5a-5b)

View user profile http://chocolatepopsurbangarden.wordpress.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: Should I add vermiculite in with current soil mix?

Post  Leighfluver on 5/2/2010, 8:49 pm

It doesn't sound like you need any vermiculite in the first stuff you talked about, but the last stuff could only get better if you added the vermiculite. The only thing I might do (since that stuff sounds so very rich-almost too much, actually) is to add some bagged garden soil from a garden supply store and some hummus. I know it has helped me because my initial mix was much like that from last year. There wasn't enough nutrients for the plants to eat.

It doesn't sound like there is ANY hummus in that second batch you spoke of and you need a source from 5 different types of compost/hummus.

You could mix all of your dirt together from BOTH beds(take half from each bed and put into the other) and then add two more types of compost to your beds. You should be good to go!

Female Posts : 27
Join date : 2010-03-20
Location : Kingsley, PA, Zone 5a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Should I add vermiculite in with current soil mix?

Post  Sponsored content

Sponsored content

Back to top Go down

Back to top

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