instant puddling of water
My first foray into the SFG method. I am a city-dweller, so I have some nice raised beds on my concrete patio.
Just put in 6" of Mel's Mix (on top of 6" of the garden soil I used last year - which includes rocks for drainage). Planted only 3 squares (it was getting dark) and watered the whole thing.
Water *immediately* pooled on top of the soil! It didn't drain right away either. Took a couple of minutes, at least. Did I do something wrong with the mix? Or is this normal for the first watering? Thanks!!!