Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
Sigh... Mel's Mix for my daughter flower garden?? Toplef10Sigh... Mel's Mix for my daughter flower garden?? 1zd3ho10

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.

Sigh... Mel's Mix for my daughter flower garden?? I22gcj10Sigh... Mel's Mix for my daughter flower garden?? 14dhcg10

[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by trolleydriver Today at 6:59 am

» TD's Health
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 9:07 pm

» Today's Harvest
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:36 pm

» Favorite seed companies
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:32 pm

» Do you compost your squash vines?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:11 pm

» Mark's first SFG
by markqz 11/13/2019, 11:50 pm

» New Member
by countrynaturals 11/13/2019, 7:41 pm

» Famous Gardening Quotes
by Scorpio Rising 11/13/2019, 7:31 pm

» Winter Gardening Feedback, Please
by Scorpio Rising 11/13/2019, 6:57 pm

» the SFG Journey-onions in Dallas, Tx area, do you cover them in the winter?
by yolos 11/13/2019, 2:20 pm

» 2018/2019 SFG in Brooks, GA
by countrynaturals 11/12/2019, 9:10 pm

» New England, November, 2019
by Scorpio Rising 11/12/2019, 6:25 pm

» American Beautyberry - Anyone grow them?
by Scorpio Rising 11/12/2019, 6:23 pm

» Update on Marie's mom
by AtlantaMarie 11/12/2019, 6:19 am

» SFG Newbie in NorCal!!
by AtlantaMarie 11/12/2019, 6:15 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by Scorpio Rising 11/11/2019, 6:10 pm

» CANADIAN REGION:What are you doing October to December 2019
by Scorpio Rising 11/11/2019, 6:09 pm

» Tulle
by markqz 11/11/2019, 4:00 pm

» My sweet, sweet, sweet taters.
by mgbeheler 11/11/2019, 1:36 pm

» Volunteer Plants
by Scorpio Rising 11/10/2019, 4:34 pm

» N&C Midwest: November/December 2019!
by Scorpio Rising 11/10/2019, 4:31 pm

» November: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas
by countrynaturals 11/9/2019, 5:37 pm

» Tips for compost tumbler
by OhioGardener 11/9/2019, 7:55 am

» Winter Travel
by sanderson 11/9/2019, 4:44 am

» New & Different
by sanderson 11/9/2019, 4:40 am

» How Important is Attractiveness to Your Garden, on a scale of one to ten
by sanderson 11/8/2019, 6:16 pm

» Fifth Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver 11/7/2019, 7:52 pm

» Winter Hobbies and Crafts
by countrynaturals 11/7/2019, 7:35 pm

» School Garden & Irrigation
by OhioGardener 11/7/2019, 4:45 pm

» The Winter Journey and greenhouse plastic
by has55 11/7/2019, 4:30 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Sigh... Mel's Mix for my daughter flower garden??

Go down

Sigh... Mel's Mix for my daughter flower garden?? Empty Sigh... Mel's Mix for my daughter flower garden??

Post  Windmere on 4/8/2013, 5:12 pm

Hello all,
I am going to set up a 42" x 42" raised bed for my daughter to have a flower garden. Here's the thing... I originally was going to use MM in her flower bed. But, after realizing just how expensive MM is when you are starting from square one (pardon the pun), I am thinking I should "invest" that MM in another vegetable bed. From where I see it, flower's just don't need a super-mix to have reasonable success.

I have a Lowe's $25.00 gift card and I found the following Sta-Green Flower and Garden Soil:

http://www.lowes.com/pd_132959-79138-POTFV2SG_0__?productId=3353740&Ntt=sta-green&pl=1¤tURL=%3FNtt%3Dsta-green&facetInfo=

I will need about four sacks (my gift card will be just about enough).

Does anyone have any thoughts about this idea?

thinking
Windmere
Windmere

Male Posts : 1425
Join date : 2013-02-26
Age : 50
Location : Fayetteville, GA - Zone 7B - 8A

Back to top Go down

Sigh... Mel's Mix for my daughter flower garden?? Empty Re: Sigh... Mel's Mix for my daughter flower garden??

Post  RoOsTeR on 4/8/2013, 5:24 pm


____________________________

Sigh... Mel's Mix for my daughter flower garden?? Logo-111
I am my gardens worst enemy.
RoOsTeR
RoOsTeR

Forum Administrator

Male Posts : 4316
Join date : 2011-10-04
Location : Colorado Front Range

Back to top Go down

Sigh... Mel's Mix for my daughter flower garden?? Empty Re: Sigh... Mel's Mix for my daughter flower garden??

Post  chjbr63 on 4/8/2013, 5:54 pm

I have never used that product but it sound pretty much the same as MG, just cheaper. Your link shows it is rated pretty high but when I went to your local Lowes is wasn't so high. There was another product listed that I have wanted to try but isn't in my store.
http://www.lowes.com/pd_129021-814-FLV2_4294707958__?productId=1129565&Ns=p_product_qty_sales_dollar|1&pl=1¤tURL=%3FNs%3Dp_product_qty_sales_dollar|1&facetInfo=
What I would suggest is buy a couple of bags of their cheap compost/manure. Then 3 bags of whichever one you choose. Put compost on the bottom and the other on top. You might even have a couple of bucks left for flowers to plant.
chjbr63
chjbr63

Male Posts : 106
Join date : 2012-03-27
Age : 56
Location : Northeast PA

Back to top Go down

Sigh... Mel's Mix for my daughter flower garden?? Empty Jungle Growth.

Post  Windmere on 4/8/2013, 6:04 pm

Hi chjbr63,

The Lowes website says my local Lowes has Jungle Growth in stock. I like your idea about putting composted manure below. Thanks for your input.
Windmere
Windmere

Male Posts : 1425
Join date : 2013-02-26
Age : 50
Location : Fayetteville, GA - Zone 7B - 8A

Back to top Go down

Sigh... Mel's Mix for my daughter flower garden?? Empty Thanks~

Post  Windmere on 4/8/2013, 6:09 pm

Hey Rooster,

You always amaze me by how "on it" you are with links and information! Thanks for the link that was exactly on point with my situation. Reading the posts in that link has given me a great deal to think about.
Windmere
Windmere

Male Posts : 1425
Join date : 2013-02-26
Age : 50
Location : Fayetteville, GA - Zone 7B - 8A

Back to top Go down

Sigh... Mel's Mix for my daughter flower garden?? Empty Re: Sigh... Mel's Mix for my daughter flower garden??

Post  RoOsTeR on 4/8/2013, 6:49 pm

It was a recent thread and seemed to fit Wink so I got lucky in finding it.
I'm pretty much sold Mel's Mix for everything. My time is limited and I don't feel like scrounging for all the scientifics of why something may not be doing so well. Mel's Mix just seems to satisfy all my planting needs and that is a money and time saver for me Sigh... Mel's Mix for my daughter flower garden?? 3170584802

____________________________

Sigh... Mel's Mix for my daughter flower garden?? Logo-111
I am my gardens worst enemy.
RoOsTeR
RoOsTeR

Forum Administrator

Male Posts : 4316
Join date : 2011-10-04
Location : Colorado Front Range

Back to top Go down

Sigh... Mel's Mix for my daughter flower garden?? Empty Re: Sigh... Mel's Mix for my daughter flower garden??

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top


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