Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
Do I really need vermiculite? Toplef10Do I really need vermiculite? 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.

Do I really need vermiculite? I22gcj10Do I really need vermiculite? 14dhcg10

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

Join the forum, it's quick and easy

Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
Do I really need vermiculite? Toplef10Do I really need vermiculite? 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.

Do I really need vermiculite? I22gcj10Do I really need vermiculite? 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
» 2021 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by yolos Today at 11:36 am

» Message from Sanderson
by yolos Today at 10:20 am

» Hello From Far Southwest Texas and Northwest Ohio
by AtlantaMarie Today at 7:29 am

» Questions about compost for Mel's Mix
by sanderson Yesterday at 11:33 pm

» Planted store bought Garlic last fall.
by jimmy cee Yesterday at 10:03 pm

» beginning new compost bins
by jimmy cee Yesterday at 9:53 pm

» trellis & Green Beans
by donnainzone5 Yesterday at 4:22 pm

» Are these good for first mel's mix?
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:27 pm

» Is this enough variety for compost mix?
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:14 pm

» Grids: Colored PVC & Fittings
by bigtex52 Yesterday at 2:08 pm

» A ghost of Christmas past & the weather forecast
by plantoid 5/5/2021, 11:53 pm

» Coconut coir
by Missed-Em 5/5/2021, 4:19 pm

» The SFG Journey- Soil Food Web
by has55 5/5/2021, 3:28 pm

» The SFG journey- Views Of Microbes
by has55 5/5/2021, 3:25 pm

» N&C Midwest—May 2021
by nrstooge 5/5/2021, 7:32 am

» Western Pa
by jimmy cee 5/4/2021, 11:56 pm

» Compost Tumblers
by jimmy cee 5/4/2021, 11:15 pm

» Sunshine is NOT your friend.
by yolos 5/4/2021, 8:14 pm

» Separating Starts
by Fishtell 5/4/2021, 6:48 pm

» Invaders!
by OhioGardener 5/4/2021, 11:37 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by Scorpio Rising 5/3/2021, 6:30 pm

» Biochar?
by Yardslave 5/3/2021, 11:34 am

» Restarting a Indeterminate Tomato from a sucker
by deonb 5/2/2021, 1:04 pm

» May and June 2021 in New England
by mollyhespra 5/1/2021, 10:45 pm

» Why five sources for your compost? One explanation.
by jimmy cee 4/30/2021, 10:43 pm

» N&C Midwest: March and April 2021
by OhioGardener 4/30/2021, 1:44 pm

» Starbucks for coffee grounds!
by OhioGardener 4/30/2021, 8:42 am

» Square Foot Gardening on Ontario's West Coast
by FRED58 4/30/2021, 7:53 am

» Molly's New Garden 2021
by seamammal 4/29/2021, 11:17 pm

» Good Gardening Movie
by mollyhespra 4/29/2021, 9:24 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Do I really need vermiculite?

Go down

Do I really need vermiculite? Empty Do I really need vermiculite?

Post  Elzbeth9 9/19/2018, 12:19 am

Hi I'm Joyce I'm from New Zealand way down at the bottom of the planet. I'm just curious as I'm substituting coconut fiber for peat do I really need vermiculite?  Opinions please.
Elzbeth9
Elzbeth9

Posts : 1
Join date : 2018-09-19
Location : South Island New Zealand

Back to top Go down

Do I really need vermiculite? Empty Re: Do I really need vermiculite?

Post  sanderson 9/19/2018, 2:25 am

Hi, Elzbeth, Mel's Mix calls for equal parts of fluffed peat moss (or coir in your area), vermiculite (China ships a lot so you should be able to buy it) and 5-way blended compost. Vermiculite holds a lot of water which is available to the plants' roots, yet provides for air pockets. I recommend that you go ahead and bite the $ bullet for adding coarse vermiculite. Remember, once the Mel's mix is made, the only thing you will need to add for each new plantings is more blend composts.

Those of us in the Northern Hemisphere are going into winter soon. During the northern winters, we love to see garden photos from our Southern Hemisphere friends, as snow starts to blanket our beds. Very Happy And, we would love following your SFG journey, so don't be shy.

____________________________

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

Forum Administrator

Female Posts : 19431
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 72
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

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

Back to top Go down

Back to top


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