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
» 2017 corn pictures
by yolos Today at 8:11 am

» Hello gardener's
by trolleydriver Today at 7:51 am

» The Best Steps for Storing Tomatillos
by trolleydriver Today at 7:48 am

» Eggplant - (Japanese) Millionaire
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 7:39 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by bigdogrock Today at 6:45 am

» Total lunar / solar eclipse
by bigdogrock Today at 6:43 am

» What I've learned this year
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 9:17 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 9:13 pm

» Any Strange and Wonderful Visitors? Photos please!
by hammock gal Yesterday at 7:43 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in August 2017? 2017
by Kelejan Yesterday at 6:20 pm

» Plumeria ?
by sanderson Yesterday at 6:07 pm

» How Many Square Feet Do You Have?
by llama momma Yesterday at 1:58 pm

» New England August 2017
by sanderson Yesterday at 12:45 pm

» Cutting back on my SFG about 75%
by sanderson Yesterday at 12:38 pm

» Baba Ghanoush
by sanderson Yesterday at 12:04 pm

» Beets; Don't be intimidated!
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 11:05 am

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by sanderson Yesterday at 10:30 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by sanderson Yesterday at 10:09 am

» Caterpillars -Armyworm?
by BeetlesPerSqFt 8/19/2017, 8:58 pm

» Oregon City Newbie
by trolleydriver 8/19/2017, 1:04 pm

» Newbie Oldbie
by sanderson 8/19/2017, 12:53 pm

» who has chickens
by llama momma 8/18/2017, 1:40 pm

» Tips for compost tumbler
by trolleydriver 8/18/2017, 12:10 pm

» Franken-mato!!!
by hammock gal 8/18/2017, 7:48 am

» Mid-Atl - Aug 2017 - Planning/Planting Fall/Winter Garden
by BeetlesPerSqFt 8/17/2017, 11:05 pm

» Amaranth
by Scorpio Rising 8/17/2017, 9:53 pm

» It's actually more like surviving.... these days...
by RoOsTeR 8/17/2017, 3:14 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals 8/17/2017, 2:40 pm

» Heat wave and shade screen
by sanderson 8/17/2017, 1:17 pm

» Sweet Potatoes
by sanderson 8/17/2017, 1:04 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

2nd Year Maintenence

View previous topic View next topic Go down

2nd Year Maintenence

Post  alanten on 3/30/2010, 9:45 am

I planted my first SFG last year. What do I need to do to my to the Mel's mix in my boxes before I begin planting this year's garden?

alanten

Posts : 1
Join date : 2010-03-30

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: 2nd Year Maintenence

Post  choksaw on 3/30/2010, 9:57 am

dont quote me on this but there really shouldnt be anything you need to do maybe churn up the mix a little bit to help loosen the soil this is my first season with SFG im sure others will chime in that have more exp.
avatar
choksaw

Male Posts : 459
Join date : 2010-03-02
Age : 42
Location : New Port Richey FL.

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: 2nd Year Maintenence

Post  boffer on 3/30/2010, 10:20 am

The only 'maintenance' required is throwing in a big handful of 5 way compost each time you replant a square. Failure to do this eventually ends up with some sad looking plants. Been there.

On a personal, but unnecessary note, I enjoy taking off the grid and fluffing up the mix in the spring.
avatar
boffer

Male Posts : 7392
Join date : 2010-02-26
Age : 64
Location : yelm, wa, usa

View user profile http://boffer.us/

Back to top Go down

Re: 2nd Year Maintenence

Post  chocolatepop on 3/30/2010, 10:47 am

I agree. When i went out it was SOO easy to "fluff" the soil, it was amazing and I had to call out the hubby cause he didn't believe me!

All I Did was added a bit more compost to top it off and a little extra vermiculite since I was lacking a little last year Smile
avatar
chocolatepop

Female Posts : 768
Join date : 2010-03-11
Age : 38
Location : Flint Area, Michigan (zone 5a-5b)

View user profile http://chocolatepopsurbangarden.wordpress.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: 2nd Year Maintenence

Post  Lavender Debs on 3/30/2010, 12:06 pm

@boffer wrote:snip .....I enjoy taking off the grid and fluffing up the mix in the spring.

Humm, there is something I wish I had thought of before we built the box. I was a little bummed that I could only afford to do one at a time, but everyday I am happier about it because there are things that might be good to know before twisting in the screws.

Deborah ....making mental adjustments for the next box
avatar
Lavender Debs

Posts : 2054
Join date : 2010-03-03
Age : 60
Location : Everett, WA USA

View user profile http://songs-of-coming-rain.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: 2nd Year Maintenence

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