Mel bartholomew soil mix recipe
All New Square Foot Gardening by Mel BartholomewDo you know what the best feature is in All New Square Foot Gardening? Sure, there are ten new features in this all-new, updated book. Sure, its even simpler than it was before. Of course, you dont have to worry about fertilizer or poor soil ever again because youll be growing above the ground. However, the best feature is that anyone, anywhere can enjoy a square foot garden - children, adults with limited mobility, and even complete novices can achieve spectacular results.
But, lets get back to the ten improvements. Youre going to love them:
1. New Location - Move your garden closer to your house by eliminating single-row gardening. Square foot gardens need just 20% of the space of a traditional garden.
2. New Direction - Locate your garden on top of existing soil. Forget about pH soil tests, double-digging (who enjoys that?), or those never-ending soil improvements.
3. New Soil - The new Mels Mix is the perfect growing mix. We give you the recipe, and best of all, you can even buy the different types of compost needed.
4. New Depth - You only need to prepare a SFG box to a depth of 6 inches! Its true - the majority of plants develop just fine when grown at this depth.
5. No Fertilizer - The all new SFG does not need any fertilizer - ever! If you start with the perfect soil mix, then you dont need to add fertilizer.
6. New Boxes - The new method uses bottomless boxes placed above ground. We show you how to build your own (with step-by-step photos).
7. New Aisles - The ideal gardening aisle width is about three to four feet. That makes it even easier to kneel, work, and harvest.
8. New Grids - Prominent and permanent grids added to your SFG box help you visualize your planting squares and properly space them for maximum harvest.
9. New Seed-Saving Idea - The old-fashioned way advocates planting many seeds and then thinning the extras (that means pulling them up). The new method means planting a pinch - literally two or three seeds - per planting hole.
10. Tabletop Gardens - The new boxes are so much smaller and lighter (only 6 inches of soil, remember?), you can add a plywood bottom to make them portable.
Of course, thats not all. Weve also included simple, easy-to-follow instructions using lots of photos and illustrations. Youre going to love it!
Here Is Where You Can Find Melís Mix
But we did make a few mistakes along the way. Learn from our mistakes before you tackle your garden! We use coconut coir, instead. Our 1 rule is to feed the soil. Healthy soil brings healthy gardens and plants.
It is listed on the Internet Catalog and we have been told that you can order it online and it will be shipped to your local store. It is not available in store until you order it online. So please do so, it will be worth your time. Here is the information. A complete natural and organic, ready to use soil.
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Then we are going to plant a different crop in each of the square feet. As each square is harvested, you add a trowel full of compost, and replanted with a different crop, depending on the season. Hence, we need no expensive heavy-digging tools. In my next column, I will discuss how to start planting. For more details of the whole system, go to our website, squarefootgardening. As a reminder, sales from our website support all of our educational and humanitarian projects.