My Square Foot Garden History, Building ,Pics and Progress PART 2
I am going to start a 2nd part as the first post is getting big. The link at the end of this post will take you to the first part.
Started another box and this is in very rocky ground and has lots of gravel after scrapping away the paltry bit of top soil.
Again this is built from the free wood that my neighbour gave me.
I still have enough of that wood for another 2 4x8 boxes and 5 4x4 boxes.
So first I dug down and move the gravel off to the side.
Looks like a gravel pit in at the bottom!
So for all of you other there who say their soil is bad..Look at this :)
Next I screen out the gravel using my fine screen.
I use my course screen to pull out some crushed stone stuff and then put the rest in another wheel barrow.
Between leveling off the ground and digging the bottom I took 7 wheel barrow loads of gravel and 8 wheel barrow loads of rock. These go in the driveway that was once swamp.
I screen in a full bag of peat moss to mix in with the screen stuff below grade in the box. I have read posts where people complain about peat moss clumping but I have used about 40 bales in the last couple and years and have never had a problem but I either mix it with the tiller or in the boxes I screen it to break it into fine particles before mixing into the soil.
Now screen in some more of the existing soil.
And that just takes me up to the bottom of the box and the end of the day. Oh my back!
Now I have to add soil, peat moss, compost. I am out of vermiculite and am not going to put any in this box.
Here is a link that might be useful: My Square Foot Garden History, Building ,Pics and Progress PART 1