Medium for Square Foot Garden
Hello. I am new to the forum and had a couple of questions I was needing some help with. I have a made a 5x4 square foot garden with 10" sides. I have located a nice place to put it. I will be removing the top layer of sod and loosening the soil a few inches before adding the composition for growing. I have read a few posts on Mels Mix and various alternatives but had a question or two.
I do not have (easy) access to vermiculite, and do not have a compost pile (yet!). I do have a collection of various soil amendments that I was hoping someone could help me with on putting together a recipe.
I have: Manure, Peat Moss, Premium Topsoil, Cotton Burr Compost and a few various bags of potting soil/garden soil mix.
I am still trying to hunt down some vermiculite or even perlite, but not having a whole lot of luck. I am also starting a personal compost heap as well
Can I achieve favorable results with the mixtures that I have? Is organic compost necessary? Can I purchase it somewhere?