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Question about replenishing squares after harvest

5/28/2024, 1:51 pm by SMEDLEY BUTLER

I'm beginning to think that the compost component of MM is all that you use to replenish the squares. For years, I have used straight MM to replenish the squares. I keep a 55 gallon drum of MM and use that whenever I harvest anything. My weakness with the MM is finding the 5 different kinds of compost. Most of the time I only have 3 or 4 different kinds. I'm still living in the past when it comes …

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creating grids

4/18/2012, 5:54 pm by jevans

Is 1x2 cedar an ok choice in grid. I want to have weed fabric as a cover with slits for plants. I was then thinking of having 1/4" drip line placed on top. Any thoughts?

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vermiculite vs. perlite

5/30/2024, 1:27 pm by Guinevere

What is the functional difference between perlite and vermiculite?  I'm actually a little hazy on what the vermiculite does in MM.  I thought it was supposed to help with drainage, but I also have the idea that vermiculite absorbs water, so how could it do both? Does perlite help with drainage or water retention?

I'm trying to figure out a variation of MM that I can use for general gardening …

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Help me correct my mistakes for next year please

8/21/2022, 2:07 pm by stevenfstein

This was my 2nd year and it was a disaster. Probably didn't do the right thing end of last year or this Spring but too late now. To compound the problem a groundhog took up residence in a burrow in the garden. Here is a synopsis of what went right/wrong. Bush beans from seed - great crop, tons of beans - groundhog loved the flowers so I took out all the plants. Tomatoes, several different …

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Complicated mixed up bunny poop!

5/5/2024, 6:47 pm by jemm

Hi! I was just given several bags filled with rabbit manure which I was so excited about!


But when I got them, I found that there is a LOT of hay and sawdust mixed in with it. (The bunny owner assured me that several gardeners have used this mix and no seeds have sprouted from the hay.)


I know rabbit manure is considered a cold manure, that it doesn't need to compost further to go into the …

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Asparagus

5/6/2018, 1:21 pm by Debbie Newell

Has anyone done SQG with asparagus?

Comments: 44

Butter Beans????

4/13/2024, 4:13 pm by Lindesu

When I was a child, my grandmother would buy some garden fresh beans (Jackson, Mississippi) from a lady who lived nearby. They were similar to lima beans, a large bean, but the best things I had ever eaten!  Most searches say that butter beans and lima beans are one and the same. However, the flavor was so much better. Was this just because they were fresh Lima beans, as opposed to dried limas? …

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Anyone Using Agribon Row Cover To Extend The Growing Season?

10/13/2011, 12:04 pm by MoneyMan94


Living on Long Island (NY) we will be getting our first frost shortly. I have broccoli, cabbage, spinach, and lettuce in my garden right now. I have done some research on using Agribon (30) to cover the garden and lengthen my season. This is my first time attempting any fall vegetables.



I am wondering if anyone has used this in the past and if there are any words of wisdom you can impart …


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Testing Compost for Persistent Herbicide

4/5/2024, 4:08 pm by OhioGardener

Last fall a neighbor dropped off a truckload of cow manure from his calf growing operation.  I had asked him if he was aware of any herbicides being included in the food for the cows, and he said everything was organic.  So, I let the pile of manure sit over the winter to partially compost. It composted down to about 1/2 the original size of the pile over the winter.

Last week I got a shovel …

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