Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
Fruit trees in Mels Mix Toplef10Fruit trees in Mels Mix 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.

Fruit trees in Mels Mix I22gcj10Fruit trees in Mels Mix 14dhcg10

[/td][/tr][/table]

Join the forum, it's quick and easy

Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
Fruit trees in Mels Mix Toplef10Fruit trees in Mels Mix 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.

Fruit trees in Mels Mix I22gcj10Fruit trees in Mels Mix 14dhcg10

[/td][/tr][/table]
Square Foot Gardening Forum
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» My NWA garden
by Guinevere Today at 1:00 pm

» Birds of the Garden
by Guinevere Today at 12:47 pm

» Can I sew row cover material?
by OhioGardener Today at 12:33 pm

» Dealing with Critters in Garden
by SMEDLEY BUTLER Yesterday at 10:32 pm

» What Have You Picked From Your Garden Today
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:56 pm

» N & C Midwest—May 2024
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:53 pm

» Question about replenishing squares after harvest
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:41 pm

» Frequency/amount to water
by lisawallace88 Yesterday at 8:07 am

» Help me correct my mistakes for next year please
by donnainzone5 5/27/2024, 8:04 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by OhioGardener 5/27/2024, 7:15 pm

» Anyone know about growing plumeria ?
by SMEDLEY BUTLER 5/27/2024, 1:54 pm

» What do I do with tomato plants?
by sanderson 5/27/2024, 1:47 pm

» Memorial Day
by sanderson 5/27/2024, 1:00 pm

» Manure tea overwintered outside - is it safe to use?
by SMEDLEY BUTLER 5/26/2024, 1:23 pm

» Tomatoes not having growth
by SMEDLEY BUTLER 5/25/2024, 11:28 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by Scorpio Rising 5/25/2024, 5:35 pm

» Spring Flowers
by SMEDLEY BUTLER 5/25/2024, 10:47 am

» Sacrificial Tomatoes
by SMEDLEY BUTLER 5/23/2024, 8:15 pm

» Ohio Gardener's Greenhouse
by OhioGardener 5/18/2024, 7:02 pm

» Compost not hot
by OhioGardener 5/17/2024, 8:05 am

» First timer in Central Virginia (7b) - newly built beds 2024
by flossy21 5/16/2024, 5:34 pm

» Cabbage worms
by sanderson 5/16/2024, 1:34 am

» Complicated mixed up bunny poop!
by plantoid 5/14/2024, 7:20 pm

» They don't call 'em garden BEDS for nothing.
by sanderson 5/12/2024, 2:34 am

» Greetings from Southport NC
by sanderson 5/6/2024, 4:36 am

» In the news: Biosolids in Texas.
by sanderson 5/6/2024, 4:19 am

» Rhubarb Rhubarb
by Scorpio Rising 5/5/2024, 7:57 pm

» Mark's first SFG
by markqz 5/4/2024, 12:08 am

» question about the digital tools from the sfg site.
by OhioGardener 5/2/2024, 4:50 pm

» Assistance Needed: Sugar Snap Peas Yellowing and Wilting
by Scorpio Rising 5/1/2024, 8:24 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Fruit trees in Mels Mix

4 posters

Go down

Fruit trees in Mels Mix Empty Fruit trees in Mels Mix

Post  bbzoe 2/1/2012, 9:42 pm

Hey guys,

I just ordered some fruit trees online and I planned on putting them in containers. I was wondering if I should use mels mix with them or if I should use something else?

Thanks,
Chris
bbzoe
bbzoe

Posts : 5
Join date : 2012-02-01
Location : Miami, Zone 10

Back to top Go down

Fruit trees in Mels Mix Empty Re: Fruit trees in Mels Mix

Post  Furbalsmom 2/1/2012, 11:35 pm

Fruit trees in Mels Mix 654548 bbzoe



Glad to have you join us.



Our climates are soooooo different, but I do have one Montmorencey (sp?) Cherry in a huge pot filled with Mels' Mix.



We also have another PNW gardener with fruit trees in containers filled with Mels Mix.



I really think it may depend on the fruit tree as some do have specific requirements. I have not tried citrus, as most are not hardy here.
Furbalsmom
Furbalsmom

Female Posts : 3141
Join date : 2010-06-10
Age : 77
Location : Coastal Oregon, Zone 9a, Heat Zone 2 :(

Back to top Go down

Fruit trees in Mels Mix Empty Re: Fruit trees in Mels Mix

Post  Chopper 2/2/2012, 2:15 am

There is no pretending that fruit trees will just grow in the top 6 inches of soil. That said, were it I, I would build a 4X4, dig my hole as recommended by the nursery and fill the hole and 4X4 with MM. Nothing like a good start.
avatar
Chopper

Female Posts : 2467
Join date : 2010-05-05
Age : 69
Location : Warner Springs, CA USDA Zone 8a, Sunset Zone 7 (I think)

http://thezimmermannfamilytoo.blogspot.com

Back to top Go down

Fruit trees in Mels Mix Empty Re: Fruit trees in Mels Mix

Post  Fireopal36 2/2/2012, 10:58 am

Furbalsmom wrote:Fruit trees in Mels Mix 654548 bbzoe



Glad to have you join us.



Our climates are soooooo different, but I do have one Montmorencey (sp?) Cherry in a huge pot filled with Mels' Mix.



We also have another PNW gardener with fruit trees in containers filled with Mels Mix.



I really think it may depend on the fruit tree as some do have specific requirements. I have not tried citrus, as most are not hardy here.

We have three citrus trees in containers, but we used cactus potting soil since citrus trees want very well drained water, I think MM might retain too much water for them?
Fireopal36
Fireopal36

Female Posts : 25
Join date : 2012-01-31
Location : Westminster, CA - USDA Hardiness Zone Zone 10b

Back to top Go down

Fruit trees in Mels Mix Empty Re: Fruit trees in Mels Mix

Post  bbzoe 2/2/2012, 1:23 pm

Fireopal36 wrote:

We have three citrus trees in containers, but we used cactus potting soil since citrus trees want very well drained water, I think MM might retain too much water for them?

I think its the peach trees that will die quickly if they are in too much water. Wouldn't that be because of lack of air, and isn't the vermiculite supposed to take care of that? No knowledge about that just a thought.
bbzoe
bbzoe

Posts : 5
Join date : 2012-02-01
Location : Miami, Zone 10

Back to top Go down

Fruit trees in Mels Mix Empty Re: Fruit trees in Mels Mix

Post  Furbalsmom 2/2/2012, 2:06 pm

bbzoe

The reason I potted my cherry tree in Mel's Mix is because of the great drainage. Between the peat and vermiculite, the mix is still light, moist and there is no water pooling in the pot at all.

I live on the Oregon Coast and our climate is wet, wet, wet during the winter and spring. Our rainy season runs October thru April or May with an average of 69 inches of rain annually.
Furbalsmom
Furbalsmom

Female Posts : 3141
Join date : 2010-06-10
Age : 77
Location : Coastal Oregon, Zone 9a, Heat Zone 2 :(

Back to top Go down

Fruit trees in Mels Mix Empty Re: Fruit trees in Mels Mix

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