Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
Mel Mix Alternative? - Page 2 Toplef10Mel Mix Alternative? - Page 2 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.

Mel Mix Alternative? - Page 2 I22gcj10Mel Mix Alternative? - Page 2 14dhcg10

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

Join the forum, it's quick and easy

Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
Mel Mix Alternative? - Page 2 Toplef10Mel Mix Alternative? - Page 2 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.

Mel Mix Alternative? - Page 2 I22gcj10Mel Mix Alternative? - Page 2 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
» Dr Higa's Soil Classifications
by OhioGardener Today at 1:45 pm

» Spoon Tomato
by OhioGardener Yesterday at 7:09 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by OhioGardener Yesterday at 4:51 pm

» OhioGardener SFG
by OhioGardener Yesterday at 4:47 pm

» Mulching question?
by rdhwyalane 9/25/2021, 10:21 pm

» N&C Midwest—September 2021
by OhioGardener 9/24/2021, 1:40 pm

» The SFG Journey-Johnson Su Bioreactor for composting, No turning
by sanderson 9/24/2021, 1:28 am

» Wood Chips-->Pine
by OhioGardener 9/23/2021, 5:19 pm

» Linseed Oil
by yolos 9/22/2021, 6:43 pm

» What are these fruits?
by bijan 9/22/2021, 2:50 pm

» What kind of fruit is this? Persimmon
by bijan 9/22/2021, 8:31 am

» California's Drought
by Kelejan 9/22/2021, 12:33 am

» Is this golden rod which the golden rod honey comes from?
by markqz 9/21/2021, 11:53 pm

» Message from Sanderson
by sanderson 9/21/2021, 2:43 pm

» California - What are you doing this month?
by Yardslave 9/21/2021, 2:23 pm

» Starbucks for coffee grounds!
by OhioGardener 9/21/2021, 8:55 am

» CANADIAN REGION:What are you doing July to December 2021
by Kelejan 9/21/2021, 8:05 am

» Hi from Lillington, NC
by sanderson 9/21/2021, 1:29 am

» My name is boffer, and I'm a juicer.
by sanderson 9/21/2021, 1:23 am

» Why five sources for your compost? One explanation.
by OhioGardener 9/20/2021, 10:06 am

» 2021 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by OhioGardener 9/18/2021, 8:19 pm

» Patio Tomatoes at the Kitchen Door
by OhioGardener 9/16/2021, 8:05 pm

» Help identify seeds
by OhioGardener 9/16/2021, 7:59 pm

» Mulch question
by MrBooker 9/16/2021, 6:37 am

» Fallen Apples
by Kelejan 9/16/2021, 3:48 am

» Mark's first SFG
by markqz 9/14/2021, 11:28 pm

» Organic Management of Fall Garden Pests
by OhioGardener 9/14/2021, 8:38 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by Scorpio Rising 9/12/2021, 11:54 am

» Chick N Poo Compost
by OhioGardener 9/9/2021, 4:59 pm

» What Have You Picked From Your Garden Today
by donnainzone5 9/9/2021, 12:41 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Mel Mix Alternative?

+13
tomperrin
plantoid
efirvin
AvaDGardner
Dunkinjean
donnainzone5
Grandpop
morganfam7
mageice3
RoOsTeR
sfgteachers
llama momma
MrsLisaT
17 posters

Page 2 of 2 Previous  1, 2

Go down

Mel Mix Alternative? - Page 2 Empty Mel's Mix, an alternative

Post  k2madhu 8/1/2013, 6:44 am

I wanted to check if anyone had experience and knowledge using the below mix as an alternative to Mel's Mix, the only reason I am asking is its expensive & hard to find peat moss & vermiculite in large scale in Bangalore.....

I was thinking of mixing

1. Blended Compost
2. Coco Peat
3. Charcoal

would appreciate inputs and work's or doesn't work....

Maddy
k2madhu
k2madhu

Posts : 2
Join date : 2013-08-01
Location : Bangalore, India

Back to top Go down

Mel Mix Alternative? - Page 2 Empty Re: Mel Mix Alternative?

Post  walshevak 8/1/2013, 8:23 am

@k2madhu wrote:I wanted to check if anyone had experience and knowledge using the below mix as an alternative to Mel's Mix, the only reason I am asking is its expensive & hard to find peat moss & vermiculite in large scale in Bangalore.....

I was thinking of mixing

1. Blended Compost
2. Coco Peat
3. Charcoal

would appreciate inputs and work's or doesn't work....

Maddy

What is the charcoal for? The other two ingredients sound fine. I know the recommendation for areas of the world what can't access peat moss and vermiculite is to use 100% compost with as varied an mix as possible. But since coco peat (coir) is an acceptable substitute, I would use it to help fluff up the heavy compost.

In the Philippines, I have seen a compost mix of plant matter and manures plus what they call charcoalized rice hulls. The rice hulls are heated and toasted until they are a dark brown but not turned to ash. They still maintain a crunchy feel and seem to fluff up the compost. The farmer was not planting the sfg way, but adding this mix into the planting area of the rows. They were having some good success.

I am going to be spending 6 months in PI this winter and plan to investigate this more and also build some SFG beds at my winter retreat. But I am also cheating a bit. I shipped some dishes and pots and pans and some western things I don't think I can do without to my friends to furnish my place. Vermiculite makes good packing material.Razz 

Kay

____________________________

A WEED IS A FLOWER GROWING IN THE WRONG PLACE
Elizabeth City, NC
Find more about Weather in Elizabeth City, NC
Click for weather forecast
walshevak
walshevak

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4373
Join date : 2010-10-17
Age : 78
Location : wilmington, nc zone 8

Back to top Go down

Mel Mix Alternative? - Page 2 Empty Re: Mel Mix Alternative?

Post  murarrie25 8/1/2013, 9:27 pm

Rice hulls i think are being turned into bio char have seen chicken manure litter that has been processed like that.Depending on what is planted  some rocks could be buried  in the mix where the plant roots are not located and its not a root crop  like egg plant  or cabbage .
murarrie25
murarrie25

Male Posts : 57
Join date : 2013-07-13
Location : Brisbane Queensland Australia

Back to top Go down

Mel Mix Alternative? - Page 2 Empty Re: Mel Mix Alternative?

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 2 of 2 Previous  1, 2

Back to top


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