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Post  waynegossman 3/6/2010, 6:20 pm

I have done well with old square foot gardening, but I started the new method since a move and have been disappointed by the results. I just did some cheap testing and it shows a high ph and some low nutrients. Any thoughts? I use store bought compost, but I get quality, 4-5 different types and mix them.
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Post  SirTravers 3/6/2010, 10:50 pm

Exactly how high is the PH? I'm trying to figure out what might be going wrong as all the ingredients in mel's mix should create a neutral to slightly acidic PH situation.
Maybe if you elaborate on what brands of composted materials, peat, and vermiculite you are using we could help narrow down the issue faster.
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Post  Kabaju42 3/7/2010, 1:38 pm

How far did you move? I'm just venturing a some guesses here, but I wonder if a new location would affect you. Perhaps you moved to a place with more alkaline soil, and that's getting into your boxes. Or I wonder if the compost you have has a different pH due to the location, or what it's made from.
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