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Did you know most Square Foot Garden beginners make mistakes on their soil? Learn how to correctly make your Mel’s Mix, what’s in it, and why it’s so important! Belinda Jensen (the Square Foot Gardening Expert!) from homegardenstogo.com shares with us her knowledge of a successful Square Foot Garden! For other classes, visit http
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Square Foot Gardening 101: Mixing Mel’s Mix CORRECTLY!

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  • Daniel Fenster
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    I Sub’d, Great Video btw! Check out my Gardening Channel I am only 15? but i Have been Gardening for a long time. My Father Cfenster has a Gardening Channel so Check him out aswell! Thanks, Daniel.

  • HomeGardensToGo
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    Vermiculite is preferable to perlite though it is more expensive. Vermiculite is nicer to put your hands in, does not float up to the? top when watered and looks more natural.

  • HomeGardensToGo
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    From what I have researched, there is no shortage of peat moss. Yes it is non renewable but? there is a bountiful supply and Canadian peat moss is harvested, cared for ,and marketed for the express purpose of gardening.

  • MyFreedomChannel
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    #1 – I am physically disabled. #2. My husband and I live in a mobile home park, on a very small lot. #3. Management abuses their authority, especially when it comes to watering at any? time. #4. Owners are absent 98% of the time, and #5. We never know when they (owners) are on site so that we can talk with them about our plans.

    As for my physical disability, I don’t want to use that as an excuse. I want to do container gardening – at waist/eye level or something like that.

  • Hoss27
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    We are allowed to handwater a? lawn anytime. What makes you think you can’t grow a garden? If your building a box garden anyway, look into wicking beds/boxes. They conserve water and make watering easy.

  • iluvmusic375
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    We don’t all have access to leaf mould, but coconut coir is at least a by-product of the already existing coconut? industry whereas peat moss depletes the natural bog environment that has taken thousands of years to form

  • bryuko
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    Leaf mould. Coconut coir must be processed and transported many hundreds of miles to most gardeners which consumes? fossil fuels and so isn’t good either. I mean, if you want get nitpicky…

  • leadingbyxample
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    The host interrupts way too much. I would love to hear the expert speak clear and continuous thoughts without being? cut off.

  • deskjockie49
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    maybe you could use ‘gray water’, i.e., water from? hand washing or showering to water your plants. Also aquariums are a good source of gray water.

  • MyFreedomChannel
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    I live? in San Antonio, TX; unfortunately, our city has strict watering restrictions right now (Stage 2), due to drought. We’d be fined for using water to prepare a box garden. :'(

  • vida130
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    I could not find the vermiculite at Lowes so I mixed, equal parts sand, peat moss, and compost and my square foot garden grew amazingly well! I hope to find vermiculite this? year.

  • iluvmusic375
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    The? section about compost was great, the other two parts of the video weren’t; you should have used coconut coir instead of peat moss – it’s much better for the environment. And I believe you meant ‘coarse’ vermiculite not ‘course’ vermiculite

  • dwilles503
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    Great video! Actually I love all your videos, I’ve learned tons since I started watching -? looking forward to what’s upcoming!!!

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