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Offline 1960paco

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Jacks raised bed soil
« on: January 05, 2016, 01:49:13 PM »
im not sure what episode out was but does anybody have a list of the amount if compost and peat moss jack used for his raised beds?

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Re: Jacks raised bed soil
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2016, 02:42:02 PM »
Not sure what episode it would have been in, but I bet you can find it on the YouTube channel. Just search the channel for "Raised Bed" or something similar.
https://www.youtube.com/user/survivalpodcasting/search?query=raised+bed


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Re: Jacks raised bed soil
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2016, 02:43:07 PM »
Another good mix is the square foot gardening mix. I used it previously with good results. You can easily find the recipe and make your own, you don't need to buy Mel's branded mix (it's overpriced).

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Re: Jacks raised bed soil
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2016, 03:49:09 PM »
I'll give you my recipes:

For starting a new bed:

Leaf Mold (composted leaves) 3³ft
Native clay soil 3³ft
Coarse Sand 2³ft
Rabbit Manure 5lbs
Wood ash and Charcoal (from the wood stove I use in the winter) 1lb
Horticultural Lime ¼lb

Scale to needed quantity, turned into the soil to a depth of 20" (two shovels down). Cover with a layer of cardboard and hardwood mulch 4-6" thick.

For rooting cuttings:
Just Sand

For Starting seeds:
Coco coir + Sand (50/50)
Fertility is added when potting up with compost or compost teas.

In practice, I only approximate these volumes. The color, smell and texture are more indicative of it's quality, and I'll adjust as needed. This is really just a crude guideline.