Using Mel's Watering Guidelines Plants Were Stunted
This year I built one 4x8 sf bed 8" deep and filled it with "Mel's Mix" that I mixed myself. I planted cabbage and brocolli watered them per the sfg suggestion and after a month they went into a fail to thrive mode. The soil was always dry and a couple of cups/water every few days wasn't working. So I went back to my old ways and watered 1/2"/week which was about 10 gallons/water/week (1" + 0.6 gallons/sq ft). Everything then took off and grew. Do most of you really get a vigorously growing garden using that small amount of water/week?