Testing, Testing

Eric did a little test with the new soil, Mel’s Mix. As you can see in the picture, one sunchoke plant looks good and the other droopy. The healthy looking one is planted in Mel’s Mix, from Square Foot Gardening and the other is planted in dirt and compost. As you can see, the Mel’s Mix wins. We don’t have to water as much and that’s why the Mel’s Mix plant looks so much better.

This is the soil in the new bed. We are planting that now, so it will be interesting to see how it works with a variety of other veggies. More on that as we grow.


One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Paul Wilde on July 9, 2008 at 3:01 am

    Question concerning Mel’s Mix. What did you use for the 1/3 portion of compost. In Mel’s book, it states to use 3 of the 5 products. In my area, I’m having a hard time finding the composted material. Any recommendations as to where I could purchase and have shipped to Iowa?

    Thank you.

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