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.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Fall Garden?
by brianj555 Today at 4:16 pm

» Ginger
by has55 Today at 2:38 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in September 2017
by Kelejan Today at 2:29 pm

» New England September 2017
by quiltbea Today at 11:00 am

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by CapeCoddess Today at 9:42 am

» Senseless Banter...
by AtlantaMarie Today at 9:08 am

» Bug/Pest Identification....Help!
by brianj555 Today at 8:33 am

» harvesting wood chips
by Kelejan Yesterday at 9:55 pm

» Cucumber Plants on the Ground! :-(
by brianj555 Yesterday at 8:05 pm

» Tomato Tuesday 2017
by brianj555 Yesterday at 7:18 pm

» Today's Harvest
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 3:36 pm

» leeks again
by donnainzone5 Yesterday at 12:17 pm

» WANTED: Pictures of Compost Bins
by has55 Yesterday at 9:03 am

» My SFG Journey:Returning to the Original Square Foot Garden Method
by has55 Yesterday at 3:05 am

» Monarch Supporter
by CitizenKate Yesterday at 1:43 am

» N&C Midwest - September 2017
by Scorpio Rising 9/18/2017, 8:15 pm

» Any Strange and Wonderful Visitors? Photos please!
by trolleydriver 9/18/2017, 5:08 pm

» Amaranth
by trolleydriver 9/18/2017, 12:06 pm

» Birds of the Garden
by countrynaturals 9/18/2017, 11:29 am

» Tomatoes in New England
by Scorpio Rising 9/17/2017, 9:02 pm

» Ground Cherries
by Ginger Blue 9/17/2017, 5:39 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals 9/17/2017, 11:20 am

» Skinny Cucumbers?
by brianj555 9/17/2017, 11:15 am

» Trellis
by CapeCoddess 9/17/2017, 10:19 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by bigdogrock 9/17/2017, 8:43 am

» Garden Videos 2017
by brianj555 9/16/2017, 9:48 pm

» What I learned this year
by brianj555 9/16/2017, 9:19 pm

» This sounds too simple: Aspirin and tomato plants
by bigdogrock 9/16/2017, 3:02 pm

» Annie's Salsa
by kygardener 9/16/2017, 2:54 pm

» Suggestions please!! Cherry Tomatoes
by countrynaturals 9/16/2017, 1:07 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Getting my Garden Ready... Need help refreshing my memory.

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Getting my Garden Ready... Need help refreshing my memory.

Post  CohenCottage on 5/24/2010, 6:02 pm

Hi everyone,

This is my first post on the forum. We had our first SFG last year, and it was moderately successful (our location wasn't quite right). We are planning on moving our boxes tomorrow or Wednesday, and then we'll get our plants installed.

I can't remember if you are supposed to add more compost or any of the other components to Mel's Mix before you replant. We didn't plant anything over the fall or winter, so our soil has just been sitting since last Thanksgiving. My copy of the book is missing in action, so any advice would be great! Thanks!

CohenCottage

Posts : 2
Join date : 2010-05-24
Location : Athens GA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Getting my Garden Ready... Need help refreshing my memory.

Post  PB on 5/24/2010, 6:05 pm

Welcome to the forum!!
I believe it is the compost you add every year.
avatar
PB

Female Posts : 95
Join date : 2010-03-11
Age : 53
Location : North Carolina

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Getting my Garden Ready... Need help refreshing my memory.

Post  CohenCottage on 5/24/2010, 6:09 pm

Thanks! Do you know how much compost you are supposed to add to each square?

CohenCottage

Posts : 2
Join date : 2010-05-24
Location : Athens GA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Getting my Garden Ready... Need help refreshing my memory.

Post  Wyldflower on 5/24/2010, 7:08 pm

I believe the book says 'a trowel full for each square' (I'd be good with two or three trowels if need be) but if your soil has settled and won't fill the box, you might want to consider adding more Mel's Mix. Once you move your boxes and put the soil back in, you'll be better able to tell what you need, since in moving it, the soil will 'fluff up'. Here's to your new garden location!
avatar
Wyldflower

Female Posts : 530
Join date : 2010-03-21
Age : 66
Location : Colorado Springs, CO Zone 5b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Getting my Garden Ready... Need help refreshing my memory.

Post  herbarium on 5/24/2010, 7:09 pm

Add at least one trowel full of compost per square. I would just add enough to bring the mix in the box up to the level you want it. There should be no concern about too much compost.

herbarium

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 150
Join date : 2010-03-04
Age : 59
Location : Bountiful, Utah Zone 6

View user profile http://gardeninspire.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Getting my Garden Ready... Need help refreshing my memory.

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