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Post  enok on 1/1/2011, 4:52 pm

Will be getting my seeds soon to start indoors. Looking ahead to outdoor planting for the third year, will it be the thing to just add compost to my beds?


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Post  Furbalsmom on 1/2/2011, 12:16 am

glad you\'re here Enok.

If you are already using Mel's Mix, just add some compost. Remember to add compost anytime you empty a square to keep your garden well fed. This will also keep your volume up.

Good luck on your indoor seed starting.
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Post  miinva on 1/2/2011, 10:49 am

We've been doing SFG for two years now and I think this year we're going to mulch in the spring and then continue to add compost as mulch, because our soil level drops an awful lot and I think it's because the plants use up the compost. I'm curious to see if doing this will cut down on the end of season droopiness that we see in so many of our beds.

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Post  enok on 1/2/2011, 5:24 pm

thank you all for your reponses. What a great group.

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Post  WardinWake on 1/3/2011, 1:33 pm

@enok wrote:Will be getting my seeds soon to start indoors. Looking ahead to outdoor planting for the third year, will it be the thing to just add compost to my beds?

The vermiculite and the peat moss in Mel's Mix does not wear out. When you replant add a trowelfull of fresh compost to each square and plant away. If your SFG is less then 6 inches deep you can add as much compost as needed to bring it back to the reccomended 6 inch depth. I have had several beds that produced well when the soil depth droped below 5 inches of Mel's Mix.

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