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
» A really, really Frugal Gardener
by CapeCoddess Today at 2:22 pm

» Ground Cherries
by Ginger Blue Today at 2:19 pm

» New England February 2017
by CapeCoddess Today at 1:45 pm

» My experiences with commercial cedar raised beds
by Judy McConnell Today at 1:19 pm

» My Solar Dehydrator at Work
by newbeone Today at 9:43 am

» Spaghetti Squash Recipes
by newbeone Today at 9:20 am

» New compost bin and 4x8 cedar bed
by newbeone Today at 8:29 am

» Invasive Tree Roots - Very important topic for newbies.
by walshevak Today at 7:27 am

» N&C Midwest: February 2017
by CitizenKate Today at 12:19 am

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 11:49 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by donnainzone5 Yesterday at 8:10 pm

» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania, 3rd year SFG
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 6:54 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 4:43 pm

» So. California & Inland Valleys -March / April Planting Guide
by sanderson Yesterday at 12:47 am

» 2017 SFG Adventures in Hampstead, NC
by ralitaco Yesterday at 12:38 am

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by sanderson Yesterday at 12:31 am

» Our 2017 garden makeover
by CitizenKate Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:16 pm

» Fall means apples....
by reynajrainwater Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:43 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing February 2017?
by Scorpio Rising Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:51 pm

» California's Drought
by sanderson Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:08 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:40 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by Mellen Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:37 pm

» Root Knot Nematodes - PROGRESS!
by sanderson Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:48 pm

» Plant ID
by No_Such_Reality Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:24 pm

» Western Mount/High Plains: Seed Planting Dates zone 5b
by RoOsTeR Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:58 am

» I'll get my Texas garden right yet
by RoOsTeR Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:57 am

» Roots...information....
by MrBooker Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:19 am

» Is this wood correct for building box?
by sanderson Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:42 am

» Hello from IA Zone 5
by sanderson Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:38 am

» Feedback for my 2017 garden plan
by sanderson Tue Feb 21, 2017 2:10 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

Cover beds with compost ?

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Cover beds with compost ?

Post  jimmy cee on Mon Oct 13, 2014 1:37 pm

My beds are being cleaned up for winter storage, of my 2 compost piles I have one to empty.
Would you pile it all on top of your bed for the winter?
If yes, will it still be nutritional for the plants come next growing season ?
I need the space in 1 pit in order to transfer and mix material from the other pile .

jimmy cee

Certified SFG Instructor

Male Posts : 1891
Join date : 2013-02-16
Age : 81
Location : Indiana PA....zone 5

View user profile http://www.jcjigs.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Cover beds with compost ?

Post  Vash_the_Stampede on Mon Oct 13, 2014 1:42 pm

Hello jimmy cee,

I would think that piling compost on top would help out as each time it rains the compost tea is being deposited into the soil thus enriching it. I doubt you'd get so much rain that ALL the nutrients would get washed away as it were. I was thinking of doing this myself this winter.

thanks

Vash_the_Stampede

Male Posts : 54
Join date : 2014-03-14
Location : Pacific Northwest

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Cover beds with compost ?

Post  llama momma on Mon Oct 13, 2014 2:02 pm

Compost is precious stuff. Mel says put your garden to bed with a little extra compost so it's ready for spring planting.  Page 176 bottom of ANSFG. First printing revised edition 2006.

I save kitty litter containers and store excess compost in the garage.
You can bag it up also.

llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4688
Join date : 2010-08-20
Age : 60
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Cover beds with compost ?

Post  Marc Iverson on Mon Oct 13, 2014 4:30 pm

A common problem here in the Pacific Northwest is acidic and/or nutrition poor soils because heavy rains wash away organic matter in spring and fall.

If you have particularly wet spring or fall seasons, they could similarly strip your compost of some measure of their nutrients.

Marc Iverson

Male Posts : 3636
Join date : 2013-07-05
Age : 55
Location : SW Oregon

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Cover beds with compost ?

Post  camprn on Mon Oct 13, 2014 5:18 pm

Jimmy, I do that and it works just fine in my garden.

____________________________

41 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t1306-other-gardening-books




camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14076
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 54
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: Cover beds with compost ?

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