View Full Version : My garden....and a comparison
07-04-2010, 07:43 PM
Here's my raised bed garden with my own soil mix, compared to dirt with just aged manure.
These pictures compare the growth difference between the two. The cabbages shown were bought from a greenhouse as starts at the same time. The one in the dirt was also planted a week sooner than the cabbage in the raised bed.
Wow - that's impressive! *Ü*
07-05-2010, 10:29 AM
What's in your mix?
What else are you growing?
07-05-2010, 07:20 PM
I should go get some updated pictures. I didn't know how big those things would get but they're crowding out everything around em. And I don't think the SFG method took into account growing super huge vegetables.:p But I think it would of been ok if I would have just started em from seed. I dunno though, I still have much to learn.
I mixed in vermiculite/biochar/coco fiber/aged manure/rock dust. Then I raked it smooth and I added some mychorzia fungi to the top and gave it a nice watering then a couple days later I planted everything.
Here's a nice website for rock dust information. www.remineralize.org
I picked up the rock dust from a local pit.
I made the biochar using a TLUD kiln that I made from a 30 gallon drum that had old grain in it from feeding cows. I just collected branches from a local area that people dump their yard trimmings.
I don't have a very big garden. I didn't know how much I would need to last me through the winter, but it's looking like next year I'm gonna need to make it bigger.
I planted an assortment of things. I think like 3-4 kinds of sweet peppers/3 kinds of hot peppers/3 types of cabbage/carrots/onions/garlic/2 types of radish/spinach/3 types of lettuce/3 types of beets/2 types of kohlrabi/swiss chard/3 types of kale/peas/yellow beans/squash/cantaloupe/watermelon/2 types of cucumbers/2 types of tomato/squash/dill/arugula/chives/scallions/oregano/parsley/thyme/sage/basil/cilantro/broccoli/cauliflower
But I noticed that only a couple of herbs came up. I'm happy that one of em was dill.:D I replanted em but I still don't see anything popping up there.
It's my first garden, so next year I'll have a better start and be better prepared.
07-06-2010, 08:48 PM
I went out a couple minutes ago and got some updates.
These honkers are taking over.:p I can only imagine how huge they would get if they were given a little more space.
Beautiful! I love garden pictures :) They need their own acreage, don't they? (wink!) *Ü*
07-07-2010, 10:48 AM
And thanks for the info!
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