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Post  SeanM on 9/26/2016, 10:25 pm

I am entering my second "growing" season in New Zealand.  I made Mel's mix as best as I could last year with great results.  Entering a new season, what should I be doing to my boxes to ensure they are in the best condition for growing?
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Post  sanderson on 9/27/2016, 4:04 am

Add more compost up to the original height and mix in a bit. What did you end up using for your Mel's Mix last "summer"?

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Post  SeanM on 9/27/2016, 4:20 am

For my first season of square foot gardening I used vermiculite, compost, and instead of peat I used bark fines.  Peat was not so available (vermiculite here comes from Australia).
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Post  camprn on 9/27/2016, 8:13 am

SeanM wrote:I am entering my second "growing" season in New Zealand.  I made Mel's mix as best as I could last year with great results.  Entering a new season, what should I be doing to my boxes to ensure they are in the best condition for growing?
Agreed. Add as much quality compost as you can fit in the box and mix it up. Then after planting and when it settles, add more to top off.

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