Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
I never thougt I'd be so happy to find worm poop Toplef10I never thougt I'd be so happy to find worm poop 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.

I never thougt I'd be so happy to find worm poop I22gcj10I never thougt I'd be so happy to find worm poop 14dhcg10

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

Join the forum, it's quick and easy

Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
I never thougt I'd be so happy to find worm poop Toplef10I never thougt I'd be so happy to find worm poop 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.

I never thougt I'd be so happy to find worm poop I22gcj10I never thougt I'd be so happy to find worm poop 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
» Hello from Howe, TX Zone 8a
by wpsnts Yesterday at 10:33 am

» Hello from Murphy, TX
by wpsnts Yesterday at 10:27 am

» The SFG Journey-Johnson Su Bioreactor for composting, No turning
by has55 Yesterday at 8:16 am

» My SFG journey- using hanging clips on cucumber and tomatoes
by has55 Yesterday at 8:06 am

» Microbes...you gotta see this one !!!
by has55 Yesterday at 7:55 am

» Wasabi Radish
by sanderson Yesterday at 12:55 am

» Tomato - Snow Fairy
by sanderson Yesterday at 12:53 am

» N&C Midwest — October 2021
by nrstooge 10/18/2021, 10:23 am

» I want to start over
by Roseinarosecity 10/17/2021, 12:46 am

» CANADIAN REGION:What are you doing July to December 2021
by Kelejan 10/16/2021, 6:15 pm

» Birds of the Garden
by Kelejan 10/16/2021, 6:10 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by Scorpio Rising 10/16/2021, 12:18 pm

» Winter Travel
by OhioGardener 10/13/2021, 8:17 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by yolos 10/10/2021, 11:09 am

» Keeping bees
by Kelejan 10/9/2021, 10:50 am

» worm buying
by OhioGardener 10/8/2021, 8:57 am

» October: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas
by Yardslave 10/7/2021, 5:56 pm

» Hello from West Palm Beach, FL
by OhioGardener 10/6/2021, 6:02 pm

» OhioGardener SFG
by OhioGardener 10/5/2021, 9:31 pm

» National Kale Day
by OhioGardener 10/5/2021, 9:04 am

» Senseless Banter...
by OhioGardener 10/4/2021, 2:13 pm

» October Avatar: Fall Gardening
by sanderson 10/4/2021, 2:06 pm

» What are these fruits?
by bijan 10/4/2021, 1:53 pm

» Mulching question?
by sanderson 10/4/2021, 1:46 pm

» Wood Chips-->Pine
by sanderson 10/4/2021, 1:41 pm

» Dr Higa's Soil Classifications
by sanderson 10/4/2021, 1:35 pm

» Famous Gardening Quotes
by sanderson 10/4/2021, 1:32 pm

» has55's R & D Journey
by has55 10/3/2021, 5:02 pm

» The SFG Journey: The love ballet of cucumber
by has55 10/3/2021, 4:34 pm

» I should have barked (zucchini humor)
by OhioGardener 10/2/2021, 3:11 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

I never thougt I'd be so happy to find worm poop

+2
jamesindetroit
Windmere
6 posters

Go down

I never thougt I'd be so happy to find worm poop Empty I never thougt I'd be so happy to find worm poop

Post  Windmere 2/28/2013, 10:32 am

Am brand new to SFG. Ordered three frames from Amazon and got them yesterday.

Am in process of compiling all the Mel Mix components. Yesterday went to Lowes in my Neighborhood. Man in gardening department looked at me like I was off my rocker when I told him about Mel's Mix. Also, he couldn't tell me for sure if the chicken and cow manure were fully composted (that scares me). However, Lowes had best price for peat moss.

Thanks to the "U.S. Vermiculite Sources" spreadsheet from this forum, I found out that Pike's Nursery near my house has the 4 cu ft coarse vermiculite (29.99). But best of all, they have 1 cu ft of worm castings for 14.99!!! From all the searching I've done, that is hands down the best price I've been able to find. I'm SO excited! cheers
Windmere
Windmere

Male Posts : 1425
Join date : 2013-02-26
Age : 52
Location : Fayetteville, GA - Zone 7B - 8A

Back to top Go down

I never thougt I'd be so happy to find worm poop Empty Re: I never thougt I'd be so happy to find worm poop

Post  jamesindetroit 3/3/2013, 10:37 pm

Congratulations on your finds! The hardest part is the scavenger hunt!

Remember: Worm Castings are very moisture retentive. It is easy to overdo it, so make sure that is at least part of a 4 or 5 part mixture. Anything less might give you too much water retention in the soil mix!
jamesindetroit
jamesindetroit

Certified SFG Instructor

Male Posts : 126
Join date : 2011-04-19
Location : Michigan, Zone 6a

http://www.deliverdetroit.com

Back to top Go down

I never thougt I'd be so happy to find worm poop Empty Re: I never thougt I'd be so happy to find worm poop

Post  yolos 3/3/2013, 11:22 pm

Pikes Nursery is where I got all of my compost and vermiculite my first year (2011) of doing SFG. It was nice to get almost everything in one place. It made it easy. BUT, I have found a place to get vermiculite for 19.99 (4 cu ft). Don't know where in Atlanta you are, but I found it at Swints Feed & Seed in Jonesboro. If you ever need more vermiculite, call around to the local feed and seed store and you may find it cheaper. Of course the cost of gas to drive down to Jonesboro is not worth it for 1 bag. Last time I went down there I bought 4 bags. So I won't need any again any time soon I hope.

Good luck on your SFG.
yolos
yolos

Female Posts : 4066
Join date : 2011-11-20
Age : 71
Location : Brooks, Ga Zone 7B/8A

Back to top Go down

I never thougt I'd be so happy to find worm poop Empty Thanks so much Yolos!!!

Post  Windmere 3/4/2013, 4:27 pm

Yolos: When I read your post today, I was thrilled. I immediately called Swint's Feed and Seed in Jonesboro. They actually had the 4 cu. ft. bags for 18.99. Wow! I called Pikes Nursery, and they said they would take the higher priced vermiculite with no problem. I immediately went to Swint's and bought the lower priced vermiculite. THANK YOU SO MUCH! thanks

By the way, I live in Fayetteville, GA. I just wrote Atlanta because it it's the closest major city. I'm going to change that.
Windmere
Windmere

Male Posts : 1425
Join date : 2013-02-26
Age : 52
Location : Fayetteville, GA - Zone 7B - 8A

Back to top Go down

I never thougt I'd be so happy to find worm poop Empty Thanks jamesindetroit!

Post  Windmere 3/4/2013, 4:30 pm

Hi jamesindetroit. Thanks so much for your advice about the worm castings. I am, in fact, using it as part of a five compost combination.

Organic Mushroom Compost
Organic Vegetable and Fruit Compost
Organic Cow Manure Compost
Organic Chicken Manure Compost
Worm Castings
I never thougt I'd be so happy to find worm poop 3085260134
Windmere
Windmere

Male Posts : 1425
Join date : 2013-02-26
Age : 52
Location : Fayetteville, GA - Zone 7B - 8A

Back to top Go down

I never thougt I'd be so happy to find worm poop Empty Re: I never thougt I'd be so happy to find worm poop

Post  plantoid 3/4/2013, 4:41 pm

@Windmere wrote:Hi jamesindetroit. Thanks so much for your advice about the worm castings. I am, in fact, using it as part of a five compost combination.

Organic Mushroom Compost
Organic Vegetable and Fruit Compost
Organic Cow Manure Compost
Organic Chicken Manure Compost
Worm Castings
I never thougt I'd be so happy to find worm poop 3085260134

Have you read the labelled contents of your bagged stuff ? If not check to see if you have duplicate materials and things like wood pulp/sawdust in them ..

Something clicked in my bald Laughing head that applies here in the South Wales UK

The use of the word organic in the product name usually implies it is for organic growing , it could actually be only three different basic ingredients

The top three could virtually be indentical products just named differently .
plantoid
plantoid

Male Posts : 4068
Join date : 2011-11-09
Age : 70
Location : At the west end of M4 in the UK

Back to top Go down

I never thougt I'd be so happy to find worm poop Empty Wow... thanks plantoid.

Post  Windmere 3/4/2013, 5:02 pm

I'm really glad I read your post. All of my composted materials are pure.... except the mushroom compost. It has grass clippings and wood pulp in it. I got it from Lowes and I simply assumed it would be pure (I should have been wary about the cheap price).

I found that a nearby nursery has 100% pure mushroom compost at 5.99 a square foot. I think I will get that and take back the other to Lowes.

Thanks for bringing all this to my attention. I would have thrown off my whole formula. thanks
Windmere
Windmere

Male Posts : 1425
Join date : 2013-02-26
Age : 52
Location : Fayetteville, GA - Zone 7B - 8A

Back to top Go down

I never thougt I'd be so happy to find worm poop Empty Re: I never thougt I'd be so happy to find worm poop

Post  TN_GARDENER 3/4/2013, 6:15 pm

You can find all sorts of things at hydroponic stores.

There's one in College Park, GA called Atlantis Hydroponics. I bet they have all sorts of compost, castings, vermiculite, perlite, coir, kelp, humus, planting mix, guano, etc.
avatar
TN_GARDENER

Posts : 228
Join date : 2011-06-16
Location : TN

Back to top Go down

I never thougt I'd be so happy to find worm poop Empty Worm's Way

Post  Hardcoir 3/4/2013, 6:28 pm

If you have a Worm's Way, they have a special on worm castings this week. I think it is $11.50 for a bag (cannot remember the size, but it is normally $16.50).

It isn't hard to start your own worm bin. It can be done inside. One day, I am going to start one.
Hardcoir
Hardcoir

Posts : 92
Join date : 2013-02-03
Location : Nashville, TN

Back to top Go down

I never thougt I'd be so happy to find worm poop Empty Re: I never thougt I'd be so happy to find worm poop

Post  yolos 3/4/2013, 7:20 pm

Windmere - I lived in Fayetteville for 32 years. About 5 years ago I moved a few miles further south to Brooks. Glad to see another SFG on the southside of Atlanta. Other active SFGers around here is Pepper in Columbus and Bnoles northwest of Atlanta.
yolos
yolos

Female Posts : 4066
Join date : 2011-11-20
Age : 71
Location : Brooks, Ga Zone 7B/8A

Back to top Go down

I never thougt I'd be so happy to find worm poop Empty Glad I have some SFG neighbors!!

Post  Windmere 3/4/2013, 8:07 pm

Yolos, it's nice to have some folks from south of Atlanta for me too. What a coincidence that you lived in Fayetteville for so long. We moved here from Los Angeles about seven years ago. It was quite a culture shock. Also, going from pretty decent soil in S. Cal. to red clay in GA, was not too hot either.

We've adjusted though, and we like it here.
Windmere
Windmere

Male Posts : 1425
Join date : 2013-02-26
Age : 52
Location : Fayetteville, GA - Zone 7B - 8A

Back to top Go down

I never thougt I'd be so happy to find worm poop Empty Re: I never thougt I'd be so happy to find worm poop

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