FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The asbestos concerns stem from one single deposit found in Montana. That mine was closed in 1990, so there are no concerns when it comes to the vermiculite you use today. We want to clarify that the vermiculite sold in stores today is safe to use in your garden!
Watch our video about vermiculite here.
Canadian peat moss is sustainably harvested and supplies 80% of North American demand. It is not going anywhere!
We also recommend watching our video on peat moss.
Absolutely! It’s the best way to know what you’ve planted and not waste your space. It’s the hallmark of a Square Foot Garden! Watch the video about the grids.
Yes! Other than potatoes and carrots (we build the soil up for those), you can grow almost any vegetable in 6” of Mel’s Mix. If you have a deeper bed, we recommend filling the base of the bed with clean builders’ sand, add a layer of weed cloth or cardboard, then add your 6” of Mel’s Mix. You don’t need any more as it will be wasteful.
There are several options:
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