Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
Hi from the Banana Belt of Southern Colorado Toplef10Hi from the Banana Belt of Southern Colorado 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.

Hi from the Banana Belt of Southern Colorado I22gcj10Hi from the Banana Belt of Southern Colorado 14dhcg10

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

Join the forum, it's quick and easy

Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
Hi from the Banana Belt of Southern Colorado Toplef10Hi from the Banana Belt of Southern Colorado 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.

Hi from the Banana Belt of Southern Colorado I22gcj10Hi from the Banana Belt of Southern Colorado 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
» Tomatoes and peppers with white leaves
by deriter Today at 5:22 pm

» The SFG Journey- SQUASH STINK BUGS **SECRET** HOW TO CONTROL
by has55 Today at 4:01 pm

» The SFG Journey-Squash Vine Borer, the fix
by has55 Today at 3:59 pm

» the SFG Journey-SFG wicking tub, water saver, use your imagination
by has55 Today at 3:57 pm

» Anyone ever used the bug (water) blaster
by has55 Today at 3:20 pm

» Message from Sanderson
by has55 Today at 3:17 pm

» The SFG Journey-Portable Greenhouse
by has55 Today at 3:13 pm

» Coconut coir
by OhioGardener Today at 11:01 am

» Is this enough variety for compost mix?
by plantoid Today at 10:59 am

» New Gardener in Utah
by sanderson Yesterday at 9:34 pm

» N&C Midwest—May 2021
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:45 pm

» Famous Gardening Quotes
by OhioGardener Yesterday at 9:45 am

» What's everyone planting?
by sanderson 5/16/2021, 5:30 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by OhioGardener 5/16/2021, 5:12 pm

» Compost Tumblers
by yolos 5/16/2021, 4:27 pm

» trellis & Green Beans
by sanderson 5/16/2021, 4:07 pm

» Re-starting my passion
by sanderson 5/16/2021, 3:36 pm

» Can I add Mel's Mix directly over loose soil?
by Nomin 5/13/2021, 9:10 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by sanderson 5/13/2021, 6:57 pm

» elevated raised bed over cemented area
by sanderson 5/13/2021, 6:54 pm

» Are these good for first mel's mix?
by plantoid 5/13/2021, 5:36 pm

» Galvanized Fire Ring for Rhubarb Raised Beds?
by plantoid 5/13/2021, 4:54 pm

» Good Gardening Movie
by Dunkinjean 5/12/2021, 9:17 pm

» Questions about compost for Mel's Mix
by FRED58 5/12/2021, 1:53 pm

» Bokashi
by OhioGardener 5/10/2021, 4:53 pm

» Alternative Composting for Urban Dweller-Vernmenting.
by has55 5/10/2021, 12:37 pm

» Protect yourself from skin cancer and pre-cancerous spots
by sanderson 5/8/2021, 2:02 am

» Biochar?
by sanderson 5/8/2021, 1:42 am

» Mark's first SFG
by sanderson 5/8/2021, 1:35 am

» 2021 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by sanderson 5/8/2021, 1:30 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

Hi from the Banana Belt of Southern Colorado

Go down

Hi from the Banana Belt of Southern Colorado Empty Hi from the Banana Belt of Southern Colorado

Post  Lillyz 2/23/2013, 3:11 am

Just wanted to say hello and introduce myself. I lived north of Denver for most of my life and where I had the good old fashioned square foot garden and I loved it. I moved down here to the the banana belt of southern Colorado about 10 years ago and Ive tried my hand at gardening here with a lot of frustration. I know, I know its all in the soil. and the soil I have to work with here is sand. Ive added leaves and compost but its still sandy. Ive mostly given up and decided on container gardening, mostly because I dont have as much money to shell out for soil amendments and getting older so the heat here (yep those bananas) really affects me. I start most of my plants from seed and now that the days are getting longer am dreaming about getting out there and having a beuatiful garden. I will be looking for Mr. Bartholomew's new book too.

Lilly
Lillyz
Lillyz

Female Posts : 128
Join date : 2013-02-23
Age : 64
Location : Pueblo, Colorado Zone 5B

Back to top Go down

Hi from the Banana Belt of Southern Colorado Empty Hi from the Banana Belt of Southern Colorado

Post  Dadoo 2/23/2013, 3:31 am

Read Mel's book: All New Square Foot Gardening Book if you haven't already done so. It saves a lot of time and other resources.

I would forget amending the soil. Heck, forget the soil altogether and just focus on using Mel's mix. It is the difference between years of frustration and a lot better odds of a really successful growing season.
Raised beds are easier on the back also.
Dadoo
Dadoo

Male Posts : 35
Join date : 2010-10-13
Age : 68
Location : Rolling Meadows, Illinois, USA

http://www.slugahypnosis.com

Back to top Go down

Hi from the Banana Belt of Southern Colorado Empty Re: Hi from the Banana Belt of Southern Colorado

Post  Triciasgarden 2/23/2013, 6:09 pm

I agree with Dadoo and your previous success. It sounds like you are having some difficulties and you are the one who knows what you are able to do. If you are able, maybe you can make up small batches of Mel's Mix using a small container to measure out one part of each: compost, vermiculite and peat moss. With the compost, you need five different types in your compost mix. Some people cannot get vermiculite and peat moss and they use straight compost. Good luck and let us know how you are doing!
Triciasgarden
Triciasgarden

Female Posts : 1634
Join date : 2010-06-04
Age : 66
Location : Northern Utah

Back to top Go down

Hi from the Banana Belt of Southern Colorado Empty Re: Hi from the Banana Belt of Southern Colorado

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