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
» Big Bug ?
by sanderson Today at 3:12 am

» Pepper argument who's right
by sanderson Today at 3:10 am

» What to Grow through Very Hot Summers
by sanderson Today at 3:03 am

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by sanderson Today at 2:58 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by sanderson Today at 1:08 am

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by sanderson Today at 1:07 am

» 2017 corn pictures
by sanderson Today at 12:58 am

» Cinnamon, Fungus, and Gnats
by sanderson Today at 12:03 am

» New squash in a hurry
by RC3291 Yesterday at 11:09 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by yolos Yesterday at 11:02 pm

» 2017: First full year of SFGing in ND
by Robbomb116 Yesterday at 10:30 pm

» Trellis
by donnainzone5 Yesterday at 10:01 pm

» Question About Strawberries
by donnainzone5 Yesterday at 9:59 pm

» Buzz Pollinators
by yolos Yesterday at 9:29 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in JUNE 2017
by Fiz Yesterday at 9:14 pm

» N & C Midwest--It is JUNE!!!! Garden Time!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:48 pm

» Poppy seeds - Hungarian Blue Breadseed
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:09 pm

» A really, really Frugal Gardener
by Fiz Yesterday at 8:06 pm

» New England June 2017
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:01 pm

» AtlantaMarie's Garden
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 7:15 pm

» Tomato - Snow Fairy
by quiltbea Yesterday at 6:11 pm

» Fall Planting
by newbeone Yesterday at 5:26 pm

» Jaffa's garden - year one
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:14 pm

» Texas Dream garden 2017
by sanderson Yesterday at 1:29 pm

» Should I cover plants while away
by sanderson Yesterday at 1:17 pm

» Netting as Barrier
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 11:38 am

» Zucchini Tower
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 8:23 am

» Cover grape fruit to save from birds
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 8:20 am

» Wonderful laid back Fathers day
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:22 am

» Escarole in SFG
by BeetlesPerSqFt 6/21/2017, 10:46 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Too Many Nutritous Items?

Page 2 of 2 Previous  1, 2

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Re: Too Many Nutritous Items?

Post  llama momma on 12/23/2011, 10:51 am

TTT ---

Pg 96 ANSFG

coffee grounds: should be no more than 10% of compost.
avatar
llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4791
Join date : 2010-08-20
Age : 60
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Too Many Nutritous Items?

Post  plantoid on 12/23/2011, 11:18 am

@Too Tall Tomatoes wrote:I was hoping someone would tell me that. LOL...thanks

Have a look at what the ideal nutrients are needed for your tomatoes and seek out stuff that gives those requirements when compostrd it won't be a true balanced compost as it would be slightly higher in the required elements.
I think Phosphorous is high on the agenda foor stem growth but do look it up my old brain is not what it used to be.

Getting taller plants is easier if you gradually remove lower leaves adjacent to new formed fruits and only allow a few fruits every so often along the stem that way most of the plants goodness goes into the stem & top end leaf production .
avatar
plantoid

Male Posts : 3696
Join date : 2011-11-09
Age : 66

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Too Many Nutritous Items?

Post  Too Tall Tomatoes on 12/24/2011, 7:08 am

@llama momma wrote:TTT ---

Pg 96 ANSFG

coffee grounds: should be no more than 10% of compost.

Dumb question......

is that by weight or volume?
avatar
Too Tall Tomatoes

Male Posts : 1069
Join date : 2011-10-24
Age : 46
Location : Pennsylvania, Zone 6A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Too Many Nutritous Items?

Post  llama momma on 12/24/2011, 7:15 am

smart question, my dumb answer is I dunno. Mel puts it under a caution list of Limited Amounts, "each item should be under 10 percent of total." Imho that would mean eyeball the compost and go for it. thinking
avatar
llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4791
Join date : 2010-08-20
Age : 60
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Too Many Nutritous Items?

Post  Goosegirl on 12/24/2011, 7:29 am

I agree with Llama Momma - I think it would be volume, as it is unlikely that most composters would take the time to weigh each item before adding to composter! Weight would also change by water content - wet or dry coffee grounds, totally different weight but same volume!

GG
avatar
Goosegirl

Female Posts : 3411
Join date : 2011-02-16
Age : 52
Location : Zone 4A - NE SD

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Too Many Nutritous Items?

Post  Too Tall Tomatoes on 12/24/2011, 8:11 am

I guess volume would make sense.

Whether it was by weight or volume, I think I'm safe regardless. My compost pile is really big and it weighs a heck of a lot. Very Happy
avatar
Too Tall Tomatoes

Male Posts : 1069
Join date : 2011-10-24
Age : 46
Location : Pennsylvania, Zone 6A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Too Many Nutritous Items?

Post  southern gardener on 12/30/2011, 12:27 am

Haven't heard from TooTall lately? Anyone know if he's alright? :?:
avatar
southern gardener

Posts : 1887
Join date : 2011-06-21
Age : 36
Location : california, zone 10a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Too Many Nutritous Items?

Post  RoOsTeR on 12/30/2011, 12:39 am

Sg, I don't know? I had kinda wondered why he had been scarce recently myself.
It is still the holidays so he may be busy.

Great avatar by the way!

____________________________


I am my gardens worst enemy.
avatar
RoOsTeR

Forum Administrator

Male Posts : 4242
Join date : 2011-10-04
Location : Colorado Front Range

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Too Many Nutritous Items?

Post  miinva on 12/30/2011, 1:36 am

There's some great information online about Florida Weave tomato supports and pruning tomatoes. We got a great harvest using those two things combined, and it would have been even better if I'd kept pruning once it got hot outside. Smile We also had a bad year for disease last year (I suspect it was a grafted tomato plant that I ordered that infected things, based on where it started) but I'm hoping to get a harvest this year.

Sadly I think my source for heirloom tomato seedlings is drying up, but I'm going to beg and plead and see if he'll start some for me even if he doesn't sell them this year. *fingers crossed*

miinva

Female Posts : 778
Join date : 2010-04-29
Age : 48
Location : Central Virginia, 7A as far as I can tell

View user profile http://www.ungardener.blogspot.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Too Many Nutritous Items?

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 2 of 2 Previous  1, 2

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum