Containers or Grow-Boxes
- 4'-Wide Grow-Boxes - How Many Rows of Climbing Plants to Grow
Are Sawdust, Sand, etc. Used in Regular Mittleider Gardens - or Only in Grow-Boxes - and Why?
Q. I have seen many pictures of both soil boxes and beds. I read wherethe soil in the boxes is basically a soiless mix, but the beds I see look as though they are made with the soil pulled up and ridged. There is no difference that I can see between the beds and the paths in many pictues. The...
Box or Bed - What Width and Why
Q. Other than being able to figure up the nutrient amounts for Grow-Boxes, is there a reason why they are only 18 inches wide? A. Dr. Mittleider experimented with many different sizes and configurations over the years, and he settled on two widths as being the best. Eighteen inch-wide beds allow...
- Boxes or Beds - Does size really matter?
- Build Grow-Boxes From Old Tires - They Last "Forever" and They're Free
- Build Grow-Boxes Out of Cement Blocks?
- Containers on Concrete - Depth of Soil Needed
Containers – Depth, Width, Materials & Drainage
Q. I'm building a large Grow-Box 3' high 3' wide 15' long. We receive 10-12" of rain per year; we have mostly clay soil. 1) I'd like to promote better drainage and have a 3" soil augur. Is it better to fill my holes with a gypsum and soil conditioner mix or a gravel and gypsum? 2) I'm hoping to get...
- Correct Ratios of Materials for Grow-Boxes (Containers)
Growing in 4'-Wide Soil-Beds (in the dirt)
Q. I'm into setting up my fifth section of beds. Each one = 17 soil beds (18" x 30ft). I'm challenged by land sloping both ways (main slope E-W & minor slope N-S = bed length). Anyway (going bit off issue) - I plan to plant mealies (corn) in this section. Got to thinking it may be good idea to...
- Growing in Pots - How Much Fertilizer to Use
Hard-Pan Clay Soil - Usable for Garden?
Q. We are living in a very bad hard-pan soil area. When I dig a hole and add water, the water will stay for days. Can I have a garden on this ground? A. So long as you have plenty of sunshine and access to water, the soil is no problem! We promise "a great garden in any soil, and in almost any...
- Having Trouble Finding Good Soil Products
Is it Good or Important to Place Weed or other Barrier Materials Under Grow-Boxes?
Q. I am laying out my new Grow-Boxes. It was said that Grow-Boxes can be built on asphalt. I'm putting them on dirt but I wondered if I could put weed barrier down, to prevent weeds from coming up in the boxes and also in the aisles. Do the plants need more root depth than the 8"-deep box or is...
Lime in Bottom of Container
Q After we spread the lime over the bottom of our container garden or Grow-Box do we avoid it when mixing all the other soil and fertilizer mixes? And what does the lime do at the bottom anyway? A You do not avoid or worry about moving the lime as you place the custom soil in your container or...
- Materials To Use - Wood, Cinder Block, or Cement
- Materials to use for Grow-Boxes - Or Why Not Grow Right In The Dirt??
- Micro-Nutrients Sold By the Foundation - How Much Weekly Feed Will it Make?
Mixing Fertilizer In Small Batches
Many people only have small containers in which they are trying to grow vegetables, and they only need small amounts of Pre-Plant and Weekly Feed Mixes. Here's how to mix Weekly Feed using one tenth of a 10 ounce Micro-Nutrient packet: Mix 2.5 pounds of 16-16-16 or similar NPK mix with 6 ounces...
- My carrots taste bitter, what's wrong?