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200 square foot new bed plans...

Posted by ilovemyroses 8 Dallas TX (My Page) on
Sun, Apr 28, 13 at 21:53

3 to 4 foot width beds and 3 foot alleys between. Planning on using a good soil company's vegetable mix at $40 a cubic yard. Going approximately one foot depth so getting 8 cubic yards or so. Skipping vermiculite and peat. Cedar sides. On top of clay/st Augustine layered with cardboard.

Anything u might suggest I'm doing wrong? Thx!

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RE: 200 square foot new bed plans...

I have 4 foot beds, which gives me two feet to center for my arms to reach if needed. I use the Ladybug brand square foot garden mix for mine, but there are plenty of recipes on here to do your own.

Add to your list: a soaker hose setup and something to use as a top layer mulch for when it starts getting hot.

RE: 200 square foot new bed plans...

Thanks beacivil1, it is confusing and a HOT TOPIC, this mix issue. I don't intend to go on the cheap, but SHOULDN'T (Living Earth Technology) vegetable mix be good? This is a massive bed, and all that vermiculite and peat, which i read doesn't add nutrients to the soil...I don't know, I am a newbie...I know Mel's Mix is great.

Input, my friends?

RE: 200 square foot new bed plans...

Here is the description of my mix (Ladybug Brand):

Square Foot Gardening Blend™

If you have been thinking about starting a vegetable garden, this is a wonderful way to begin. We worked with author and inventor Mel Bartholmew to formulate this sustainable blend for gardening by the square foot. This product contains a blend of five compost, coir fiber and coarse vermiculite. Simply open the bag and pour directly into your gardening box. This product can be used as a container mix as well.

Ingredients: A blend of five superior compost, Coarse Vermiculite, Coir Fiber

Bag size: 2 cu. ft.

I can only lay claim to the Ladybug mix, as that's the only one I've used and I had great results. Hopefully someone on here can chime in that has used your mix before.

Happy Gardening!

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