square foot garden - Knowledgebase Question

Fontana, Ca
Question by thed52z
April 8, 2009
Is it necessary to use vermiculite when creating the planting medium? I know composte and peat moss are one of the 3 but I can't locate vermiculite.

Answer from NGA
April 8, 2009


Vermiculite or perlite are both sold in small packages near the houseplant section of the garden center. An alternative would be to purchase bagged potting soil - they contain perlite and peat moss. Just mix potting soil in with your compost to make your growing medium. The goal is to have a quick draining growing medium for your intensive square foot garden.

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