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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?

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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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