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
» What are you eating from your garden today?
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 6:53 pm

» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 6:34 pm

» To all my SFG pals and more.
by Scorpio Rising Today at 6:34 pm

» Spring Fever Anyone?
by Scorpio Rising Today at 6:27 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Today at 5:29 pm

» Green Juicing: Growing & Recipes Ideas
by CapeCoddess Today at 1:36 pm

» Help - Building new raised beds
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 12:27 pm

» Seed starting station..
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 8:54 am

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by sanderson Today at 5:40 am

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing January 2017
by Kelejan Today at 2:26 am

» Escarole in SFG
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 12:55 am

» N & C Midwest: January 2017!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 10:36 pm

» Cauliflower
by sanderson Yesterday at 7:37 pm

» Sad News from Jimmy Cee
by ralitaco Yesterday at 7:27 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by sanderson Yesterday at 5:30 pm

» Grow Light Question
by camprn Yesterday at 4:30 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by donnainzone5 Yesterday at 4:24 pm

» New England January 2017
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 2:20 pm

» My Shreveport Garden 2017
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 1:15 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 12:15 pm

» Forum Poll: Social Media
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 12:07 pm

» 2017 Burpee seeds are already on display at HD
by yolos Yesterday at 12:49 am

» EMT Clips
by sanderson 1/21/2017, 6:51 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by sanderson 1/21/2017, 4:24 pm

» Baker Creek's Seed Bank Store in Petaluma, CA
by sanderson 1/21/2017, 4:18 pm

» Making Smoothies
by sanderson 1/21/2017, 12:45 am

» Holy snow Batman!
by AtlantaMarie 1/20/2017, 8:18 pm

» Food Dehydrators
by sanderson 1/20/2017, 1:21 pm

» Green Ice Leaf Lettuce
by MrBooker 1/20/2017, 4:46 am

» Gardening Australia
by Scorpio Rising 1/19/2017, 10:05 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

what should I add the second year?

View previous topic View next topic Go down

what should I add the second year?

Post  lavender on 5/22/2011, 8:44 am

Hi everyone,
We have tried Mel's method last year, it worked great, I even used this mix in my greenhouse which gave us tons of english cucumbers and tomatoes, my question is now that it's the second year do I need to add compost to the my existing mix from last year and how much? Thanks...

lavender

Posts : 1
Join date : 2011-05-22
Location : north new brunswick canada

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: what should I add the second year?

Post  Furbalsmom on 5/22/2011, 11:57 am

Lavender

It's great to have another forum member from Canada. You have a wonderful Regional Host who happens to be away for a few days.

It is always nice to have members with a year or more of SFG experience join our group. We would love to hear about your greenhouse experience too.

As far as adding to your MM, every time you harvest a square, you should add at least a trowel full of blended compost to that square to replenish what has been used by the prior planting.

When starting a new growing season, it never hurts to add more blended compost, as that is the sole source of nutrition for your plants. Sorry I don't have a specific amount of blended compost to use, but an inch or two spread over the top of the box, then mixed in would be good.

Again, Welcome and please keep us updated on your progress. We also I love you pictures and would enjoy looking at yours.

Furbalsmom

Female Posts : 3141
Join date : 2010-06-10
Age : 69
Location : Coastal Oregon, Zone 9a, Heat Zone 2 :(

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: what should I add the second year?

Post  Kelejan on 5/22/2011, 12:55 pm

Lavendar from another Canadian. I am in British Columbia, a long long way away from you.

Great site, and helpful and friendly people. I have learned lots in my second year of SFG.

Kelejan

Kelejan

Female Posts : 4620
Join date : 2011-04-24
Age : 81
Location : Castlegar, British Columbia

View user profile http://www.castlegarinkspot.ca

Back to top Go down

Re: what should I add the second year?

Post  Sponsored content Today at 8:06 pm


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