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
» Rolling Boxes
by ralitaco Today at 10:06 pm

» Need another type of compost.
by ralitaco Today at 8:56 pm

» Ground Cherries
by countrynaturals Today at 8:42 pm

» Other Gardening Books!
by Scorpio Rising Today at 8:25 pm

» Dragon Fruit!
by Scorpio Rising Today at 8:19 pm

» N & C Midwest: March 2017 Brink of Spring
by Scorpio Rising Today at 8:05 pm

» It's Fertilizer Time; Fruit Trees Down South!
by reynajrainwater Today at 7:37 pm

» Tomato Mystery Mix
by Ginger Blue Today at 7:15 pm

» Carrot Week 2017!
by donnainzone5 Today at 5:14 pm

» California's Drought
by sanderson Today at 4:10 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by sanderson Today at 3:25 pm

» Squares under siege... by grass!
by has55 Today at 1:05 pm

» Comfrey
by has55 Today at 1:00 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by CapeCoddess Today at 12:32 pm

» Anyone in SE Idaho or near by?
by mlpii66 Today at 11:25 am

» Mary Mary quite contrary, how does your garlic grow?
by CitizenKate Today at 12:19 am

» New England March 2017
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 10:15 pm

» 2017: First full year of SFGing in ND
by mlpii66 Yesterday at 8:33 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 7:54 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in March 2017
by sanderson Yesterday at 5:00 pm

» Hello from Southern Illinois
by MrBooker Yesterday at 4:23 am

» Terrible News: Bumblebees In Trouble
by audrey.jeanne.roberts 3/23/2017, 9:41 pm

» New from OK City
by Scorpio Rising 3/23/2017, 9:34 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals 3/23/2017, 11:56 am

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by TCgardening 3/22/2017, 9:46 pm

» New to SFG!
by TCgardening 3/22/2017, 9:39 pm

» North Texas - Square Foot Garden
by Scorpio Rising 3/22/2017, 8:34 pm

» How can we save this tree?
by countrynaturals 3/22/2017, 2:30 pm

» Ontario - trying out SFG
by Kelejan 3/22/2017, 12:39 pm

» List of Forum Members with Blogs
by Cajun Cappy 3/22/2017, 12:31 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Replanting Potato Beds

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Replanting Potato Beds

Post  donnainzone5 on 4/23/2016, 2:42 pm

Well, I'm belatedly preparing to plant this season's potato beds.

Question:  What's the best way to add compost to refresh the Mel's Mix?  Empty the boxes, then add a couple of inches of compost, plant, then re-fill?  Stir in the compost?  Or what?  I have lots of leaf mold and pine needles....  As well as many different composts to blend.
avatar
donnainzone5

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 2038
Join date : 2010-03-02
Age : 69
Location : Bend, OR (Zone 5-6)

View user profile http://www.amway.com/DonnaKBecker

Back to top Go down

Re: Replanting Potato Beds

Post  CapeCoddess on 4/23/2016, 3:36 pm

When I planted three squares of potatoes this year I first added compost to the top of the squares, then shoveled out the three squares into 2 buckets at which point the compost was automatically mixed in with the Mel's mix.  I placed the potatoes into the ditch, then covered with MM from the bucket.  They all sprouted, faster than expected, and look extremely healthy. Once they are up 6 inches or so I'll cover again with the MM from the bucket, and so on. Last year, as they grew, I ran out of MM and started using pine needles and unfinished compost to cover. It worked fine and I'll do that again this year if need be.

CC
avatar
CapeCoddess

Posts : 5633
Join date : 2012-05-20
Age : 61
Location : elbow of the Cape, MA, Zone 6b/7a

View user profile

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