A wonderful and productive day here. The sky is blue, the sun is out and it’s about 65 degrees. Lovely.
I put the soil mixture in the new box last night and watered it thoroughly so I could start planting this morning. The soil mixture is not exactly as prescribed but is pretty close. It’s an approximately equal measure of compost and peat moss with a slightly smaller amount of coarse vermiculite, then finished off with a bag of organic soil mixture (containing compost and peat moss) and all nicely mixed up. I’d guess that it’s about:
- 40% compost
- 40% peat moss
- 20% coarse vermiculite
I had a tough time finding the vermiculite here this week and finally found it at a nearby garden center yesterday. It was only available in small bags and was pretty expensive at $6.99 for an 8 quart bag. Not that I have ever bought it before but I wasn’t expecting it to be that much. Anyway, I got 2 bags to throw in the mix.
The string dividers were also added to split the box into 1 foot squares and I put the PVC frame up along the back edge where the tommies are. Then I added my plants and seeds.
Here’s what it looks like now: