[Total: 0 Average: 0/5] You must sign in to vote In this video we show you in real time how we make our Square Foot Gardening Soil and use it to fill a 4×2 raised bed. We use Mel Bartholomew’s All New Square Foot Gardening book’s instructions for Mel’s Mix as our guide. Ideally you want: 1/3 Compost and/or manure (preferably a blend of various organic sources) 1/3 Peat Moss (Coconut Fibre is a good natural renewable resource alternative) 1/3 Vermiculite (use Perlite if Vermiculite is unavailable) Vermiculite works like a SPONGE in your garden. It retains water for slow release of nutrients. It also aerates the soil which helps roots dig deep easily with little resistance. Peat moss retains moisture and provides nutrients. Compost and manure are nutrient rich. It is best to get a good mix of sources to provide lots of various nutrients for your vegetables. Video Rating: 4 / 5
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