What a difference the right soil can make


We normally use the same “Mel’s Mix” soil, that we use in our Square Foot Garden boxes, for our seedlings too but, a while back (and for some unknown reason) I purchased a bag of standard “Seedling Mix” from our local garden shop. It had been lying in our storeroom for quite some time so […]

Building a seedling rack


Having a seedling rack with heated pads and special grow lights to be able to sprout and grow your seedlings indoors is, while not a requirement of Square Foot Gardening, most definately a bonus. In this way, you can grow your seedlings throughout the year. What you do with those seedlings during winter is then […]

Planting our first seedlings


We decided to first ‘sprout’ our seeds in small containers of vermiculite and then transplant them into normal seedling trays filled with Mel’s Mix once sprouted. When they are a decent size and a bit stronger, we’ll transplant them one final time into bigger pots and 25lt plastic drums. The indoor sprouting in vermiculite was […]

Can you start a Square Foot Garden in winter?


Once I get an idea in my head I have to do something about it – Right Now! Yes, I know I am impatient and yes I know it’s not always a good thing, but hey that’s who I am and I’m not apologising for any of it 😉 There is simply no way that […]


GoogleRank.co.za