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 […]

Installing our Square Foot Garden Boxes


Our plans are coming along nicely now. The boxes are built, the garden is cleared and most importantly… our Sphagnum Peat Moss has finally arrived – We can mix our perfect soil (Mel’s Mix) at last. After yesterdays little escapades in the garden (digging, cutting and clearing the garden), I’m not too enthusiastic about the […]

Mixing Your Square Foot Garden Soil


A successful, flourishing and productive Square Foot Garden is quite easy to achieve, even if you ignore everything else except this advice: Don’t Skimp on the Soil! Quality soil is the number one reason that a garden succeeds. For years people have been trying to improve their existing garden soils by adding fertilizers, mulches and […]


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