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Post  teamhillbilly on 7/22/2011, 3:20 pm

seeing how it's hard to find??Evil or Very Mad why not a mircle grow mix or potting mix

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Post  camprn on 7/22/2011, 3:35 pm

Mel's Mix is the heart and soul of Square Foot Gardening. The mix you mention has dirt in it, MM doesn't. It's all about the compost really... read on for a clear explanation...How Strong is Your Backbone

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Post  teamhillbilly on 7/22/2011, 3:41 pm

yep I'm reading it,but potting mix doen't have soil in it.and you can find it every where

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Post  teamhillbilly on 7/22/2011, 3:44 pm

I fully understand the need for compost,I use worm casting for the most part,I feed worms with rabbit dropping soo the casting is almost rabbit droppings anyways.Very Happy

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Post  camprn on 7/22/2011, 3:47 pm

For example Miracle gro doesn't have the compost component you want if you want Mel's Mix. The miracle grow mix has more than 50% sphagnum, which is not ideal as it is really a soil conditioner, a vehicle for the chemically derived nutrients to get to the plants. I think a lot of the answers to the many questions you may have can be found within the All New Square Foot Gardening book. Your local library may have it.
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Post  teamhillbilly on 7/22/2011, 4:08 pm

I've already ordered the new book Very Happy


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