Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
Pretty sure I messed up my mix... Toplef10Pretty sure I messed up my 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.

Pretty sure I messed up my mix... I22gcj10Pretty sure I messed up my 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
» What new seeds are you saving this year?
by plantoid Yesterday at 4:59 pm

» Prior planning prevents poor plantings performance
by plantoid Yesterday at 4:43 pm

» Elevated beds
by plantoid Yesterday at 4:36 pm

» Planting Asparagus seedlings.
by Cherbear 9/23/2020, 3:31 pm

» beneficial nematodes
by OhioGardener 9/23/2020, 12:43 pm

» Seed Exchange: Looking for Greek Sweet Red Squash
by OhioGardener 9/23/2020, 12:35 pm

» The SFG journey-Shade cloth removal
by has55 9/23/2020, 12:16 pm

» Hello from your Mid-South Host
by BarbaraG 9/22/2020, 10:17 am

» Hello!
by AtlantaMarie 9/22/2020, 7:35 am

» Tomato Pie
by Scorpio Rising 9/21/2020, 9:02 pm

» N&C Midwest: September 2020 !
by Scorpio Rising 9/21/2020, 8:58 pm

» Lettuce & Greens always bitter
by plantoid 9/20/2020, 3:59 pm

» Squirrels again
by RJARPCGP 9/20/2020, 12:12 pm

» New England, September, 2020
by RJARPCGP 9/19/2020, 11:30 pm

» Tomato Tuesday - 2020
by OhioGardener 9/19/2020, 8:43 am

» Late season Planting?
by Scorpio Rising 9/18/2020, 11:35 am

» Quick Fall Crops
by Scorpio Rising 9/18/2020, 11:31 am

» South West Gal returns to SQF
by AtlantaMarie 9/15/2020, 7:20 am

» Any Strange and Wonderful Visitors? Photos please!
by Scorpio Rising 9/13/2020, 12:36 pm

» Fire Season
by TCgardening 9/13/2020, 9:35 am

» Eddie Willers 1st rookie mistake, what to do?
by TCgardening 9/13/2020, 9:26 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by Scorpio Rising 9/11/2020, 10:25 am

» Fall Pollinators
by OhioGardener 9/10/2020, 4:19 pm

» New to SFG in Michigan 6a
by OhioGardener 9/10/2020, 3:32 pm

» OhioGardener SFG
by OhioGardener 9/10/2020, 3:26 pm

» How much compost do I need?
by sanderson 9/10/2020, 2:32 am

» Old New Guy
by TCgardening 9/8/2020, 2:45 pm

» Greetings from Central Florida
by TCgardening 9/8/2020, 2:43 pm

» TD - A Journey Through Prostate Cancer
by Scorpio Rising 9/7/2020, 2:50 pm

» Ediblegardengirl's post about square foot gardening
by Scorpio Rising 9/4/2020, 9:22 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

Pretty sure I messed up my mix...

Go down

Pretty sure I messed up my mix... Empty Pretty sure I messed up my mix...

Post  val on 4/20/2012, 2:16 pm

Hi, my name is Val and I live in Richmond, Va. This is my second year doing sfg, and i have and have read the book (since you always ask) Smile but I guess I don't retain info like I used to. I found this forum after I made my bed last year. So, I don't think we "fluffed" the peat,(now i'm thinking i started with a bag that was 3 cubic feet, which makes me think we put in 6 cubic feet) we didn't measure all the ingredients in a five gallon bucket to make sure there was the same amount of each, and I couldn't find a big bag of vermiculite, so I'm kinda thinking we didn't put enough of that into it. And I think we only had 3 or 4 kinds of compost. This year to get the bed ready we added more compost.
Last year stuff would grow, but not well, the mix is moist to the bottom, so I don't think water is the problem. This year even with the added compost, seeds started in the garden will sprout and then turn yellow and won't grow past and inch. I got some plants for home depot, and put them in the garden and they haven't grown either.

What should I do. Should I start all over, or is there a way to fix it? Help!
Thanks :/
val
val

Posts : 1
Join date : 2012-04-17
Age : 37
Location : Richmond, Virginia

Back to top Go down

Pretty sure I messed up my mix... Empty Re: Pretty sure I messed up my mix...

Post  llama momma on 4/20/2012, 3:02 pm

Hopefully you keep a good sense of humor till this can be figured out. The surest fix in order to use the box right now is to begin again and do it correctly from the start. If you leave everything the way it is and try to guess what it needs, or want us to guess, would be a gamble. Having said that, personally, my choice would be to start over. Second choice is to gamble - add more varieties of compost, add more vermiculite, and cross your fingers. I'd also look at Mel's mix in the book page 62 and 63, All New Square Foot Gardening, because there are excellent close up pictures of the vermiculite in the mix and you could aim to have yours look like it. Good Luck and I hope others chime in with more ideas!
llama momma
llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4908
Join date : 2010-08-20
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

Back to top Go down

Pretty sure I messed up my mix... Empty Re: Pretty sure I messed up my mix...

Post  littlesapphire on 4/20/2012, 3:10 pm

Quite honestly, I don't think having too little vermiculite or peat moss would be a problem. After all, Mel says in his book that he tells poor people in other countries to use straight compost Smile Now that said, it sounds like your plants aren't getting enough food. I would say try a liquid fertilizer. I had to my first year and did it my second year just to be safe, and I'm going to do it again this year because I know it works and my plants enjoy it.
littlesapphire
littlesapphire

Female Posts : 826
Join date : 2010-04-08
Age : 36
Location : Jamestown, NY (Zone 5a)

http://www.sanorigardens.org

Back to top Go down

Pretty sure I messed up my mix... Empty Re: Pretty sure I messed up my 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