Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
Am I The Only One Still Using The Old Method? Toplef10Am I The Only One Still Using The Old Method? 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.

Am I The Only One Still Using The Old Method? I22gcj10Am I The Only One Still Using The Old Method? 14dhcg10

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

Join the forum, it's quick and easy

Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
Am I The Only One Still Using The Old Method? Toplef10Am I The Only One Still Using The Old Method? 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.

Am I The Only One Still Using The Old Method? I22gcj10Am I The Only One Still Using The Old Method? 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 are you eating from your garden today?
by yolos Yesterday at 6:18 pm

» Garden Tools
by yolos Yesterday at 6:16 pm

» Aero Garden for starting seeds?
by sanderson Yesterday at 5:26 pm

» worms and compost tumbler
by sanderson Yesterday at 1:47 am

» Starbucks for coffee grounds!
by sanderson 1/30/2023, 1:37 am

» N&C Midwest: January & February 2023
by OhioGardener 1/29/2023, 7:33 pm

» Placing Box on Cement
by OhioGardener 1/29/2023, 2:57 pm

» How I compost using a Tumbler
by Soose 1/29/2023, 2:45 pm

» Garlic Chives in SFG?
by OhioGardener 1/29/2023, 8:56 am

» Soaking Seeds for Better Germination
by Soose 1/29/2023, 5:26 am

» Microgreens Gardening
by sanderson 1/28/2023, 11:42 pm

» How do I source Mels Mix for 190 cu ft????
by sanderson 1/28/2023, 11:35 pm

» Johnson Su composting Bioreactor instructions for home, not the farm.
by has55 1/28/2023, 10:57 am

» homemade vermicomposting/Worm Casting Compost Sifters
by has55 1/28/2023, 10:45 am

» Famous Gardening Quotes
by OhioGardener 1/28/2023, 8:29 am

» The SFG Journey-Johnson Su Bioreactor for composting, No turning
by has55 1/28/2023, 12:09 am

» seed starting Mel's way
by plantoid 1/27/2023, 7:09 am

» Home Made Compost
by plantoid 1/27/2023, 6:18 am

» Kiwi's SFG Adventure
by KiwiSFGnewbie 1/27/2023, 2:46 am

» Back In The Saddle I Suppose
by Scorpio Rising 1/26/2023, 8:03 pm

» New but Old
by lovey 1/25/2023, 1:49 am

» Dani's Brand New SFG For 2023
by danieggert 1/24/2023, 6:24 pm

» Seed Exchange - January 2023
by sanderson 1/24/2023, 4:43 am

» Chicken Poop compost
by OhioGardener 1/22/2023, 5:28 pm

» Holy snow Batman!
by OhioGardener 1/22/2023, 10:27 am

» IRRIG8R NEW TO SFG
by Irrig8The916 1/21/2023, 10:51 pm

» Mel's mix for flower planters
by sanderson 1/21/2023, 7:05 pm

» Can I Use This Compost As One Of My Five Different Ones?
by sanderson 1/21/2023, 6:53 pm

» Clamps /clips for covering frames
by Soose 1/21/2023, 6:43 pm

» What DON'T I want in my 5 different composts
by sanderson 1/21/2023, 4:34 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

Am I The Only One Still Using The Old Method?

4 posters

Go down

Am I The Only One Still Using The Old Method? Empty Am I The Only One Still Using The Old Method?

Post  countrynaturals 4/20/2016, 11:42 pm

Is anyone else still using the old SFG method besides me?  thinking
countrynaturals
countrynaturals

Female Posts : 5706
Join date : 2016-04-12
Location : Redding, CA

http://countrynaturals.com

Back to top Go down

Am I The Only One Still Using The Old Method? Empty Re: Am I The Only One Still Using The Old Method?

Post  sanderson 4/21/2016, 3:18 am

There are a few (Turan is one) that have some older beds, that do work, and they just keep them up by adding new compost. It seems that if they have expanded their garden, they use the new method, especially if dealing with clay or rocks. The New method eliminates digging the dirt down 6", then adding and mixing in 6" of Mel's Mix. The new way just goes straight to the MM.

Do you have a question about the old method?

____________________________

Find more about Weather in Fresno, CA
Click for weather forecast
sanderson
sanderson

Forum Administrator

Female Posts : 20771
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 74
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

https://connect.xfinity.com/appsuite/#!!&app=io.ox/mail&

Back to top Go down

Am I The Only One Still Using The Old Method? Empty Re: Am I The Only One Still Using The Old Method?

Post  johnp 4/21/2016, 8:24 am

I have one 4x8 (first raised bed before ANSFG) that I tried to dig out and finally just put in MM the best I could. It is probably half and half. It was primarily strawberries and rhubarb but slowly the strawberries died. Replace with raspberries and dug out the rhubarb and the bed is overwhelming.
johnp
johnp

Male Posts : 644
Join date : 2013-01-05
Age : 77
Location : high desert, Penrose CO

Back to top Go down

Am I The Only One Still Using The Old Method? Empty Re: Am I The Only One Still Using The Old Method?

Post  BeetlesPerSqFt 4/21/2016, 9:05 am

I have both books, and I'm using both old and new methods. I added more raised beds for this growing season. But I also increased the area of my old-style dug and amended sections (admittedly to varying degrees depending on the intended planting,) even though I have rocks, and somewhat clay heavy soil. I seem to have gotten past the very rocky section. (The section about which my husband later said something like "Oh, yeah- I saw the google birdseye view of that - I think that was a gravel driveway before they put the house in.")

I did add 2" high wood frames with grids to most of my old sections this year so I could see my squares. The old book talks spacing, but I couldn't find anything specified about grid lines. I found the yarn grids on my boxes useful enough last year that I wanted them on my old-style section, too.
BeetlesPerSqFt
BeetlesPerSqFt

Female Posts : 1439
Join date : 2016-04-11
Location : Port Matilda, PA Zone 5b/6a LF:5/11-FF:10/10

Back to top Go down

Am I The Only One Still Using The Old Method? Empty Re: Am I The Only One Still Using The Old Method?

Post  countrynaturals 4/21/2016, 10:46 am

sanderson wrote:There are a few (Turan is one) that have some older beds, that do work, and they just keep them up by adding new compost.  It seems that if they have expanded their garden, they use the new method, especially if dealing with clay or rocks.  The New method eliminates digging the dirt down 6", then adding and mixing in 6" of Mel's Mix.  The new way just goes straight to the MM.

Do you have a question about the old method?  
I guess my question would be "Does it matter?" We had already bought all the lumber and dirt for this project before I found this forum, so we went ahead and did it the old way. Are there any other differences I should be aware of?
countrynaturals
countrynaturals

Female Posts : 5706
Join date : 2016-04-12
Location : Redding, CA

http://countrynaturals.com

Back to top Go down

Am I The Only One Still Using The Old Method? Empty Re: Am I The Only One Still Using The Old Method?

Post  sanderson 4/21/2016, 2:01 pm

Suz,  Remember, it's your garden Very Happy  The only thing you may run into is that the roots of the tree will grow up into the beds.  If it does, well, you won't be the first person to encounter this problem. Embarassed  A few of us have to rebuild our boxes to Table Tops so there was a good air gap between the ground and the Mix.  What tree doesn't love rich organic mix?

____________________________

Find more about Weather in Fresno, CA
Click for weather forecast
sanderson
sanderson

Forum Administrator

Female Posts : 20771
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 74
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

https://connect.xfinity.com/appsuite/#!!&app=io.ox/mail&

Back to top Go down

Am I The Only One Still Using The Old Method? Empty Re: Am I The Only One Still Using The Old Method?

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top

- Similar topics

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