Square Foot Gardening – Preparation

www.container-gardening-for-food.com Preparing my raised beds in preparation for implementing square foot gardening this growing season. Includes tips on where to get cheap vermiculite! Music by Rickvanman (That’s me!): Music4YourVids.co.uk . #26 – Most Discussed (Today) – Howto & Style #69 – Top Favourited (Today) – Howto & Style #35 – Top Rated (Today) – Howto & Style .

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25 Responses to “Square Foot Gardening – Preparation”

  • 8thumbs2fingers says:

    I am really gettin into these vids Rik lol … Another great post …


  • rickvanman says:

    Cheers Dave – glad you like em! :o)

  • tlk40us says:

    Rick, very nice. It’s educational and your production values are great. Keep up the nice work.

  • jihadacadien says:

    Niely done!

  • baconsoda says:

    Excellent video – just got yourself another subscriber.

    Best Wishes,

  • 55022RSG says:

    is the vermiculite, used to cancel out the acidity in soil, =D

  • rickvanman says:

    I think its more to do with water retention. If you want non/low-aciddic soil, just add lime

  • 55022RSG says:

    ahh fair enough then. also its just too cold to anything.

  • rickvanman says:

    Tell me about it! I’m itching to get on with it, but can’t do anything with this cold weather!

  • 55022RSG says:

    Exactly, i was going to Manchester Airport, but as soon as i stepped out of the front door, god it was cold!

  • haypockets says:

    Very nice garden boxes & video! I started my first SFG last year and loved it. I’m going to build 3 additional 4×4 beds this year – 1 each for my kids, and 1 for my husband. I also have videos of my last years garden here on YouTube. I cannot narrate well like you, so my garden is just set to music, but it does explain the basics & the timeline. You can watch my videos by searching for ‘rebeccas square foot garden’. Thanks for sharing SFG w/everyone!! It’s awesome!!

  • mmmbad says:

    Great video, Rick! Thanks for posting!

  • timwardell says:

    Nice video. Well done. Thanks for sharing.

  • Hawklynn says:

    lol Rick im having a hellashes time with cats in my garden they have ruined every thing i have planted except for my beef steak tomato’s i’ll try ur idea of the nets and thx : )

  • TheOriginalJoeBloggs says:

    Micafil Vermiculite Granular Insulation – found it! 100.00 Kgs = £14


  • rickvanman says:

    @TheOriginalJoeBloggs Nice catch!
    100 kg? are you sure it’s the right stuff? – Vermiculite weighs the same as polystyrene. A bag bigger than a person could be lifted with your little finger.

  • TheOriginalJoeBloggs says:

    @rickvanman – That was a cut and paste from the website 😉 Bargain hey

  • TheOriginalJoeBloggs says:

    discountedbuildingsupplies couk


    SKU 190105
    Weight 100.00 Kgs
    Price: £14.92
    including VAT 17.50% (£2.22)
    ( £12.70 Ex VAT )

  • rickvanman says:

    @TheOriginalJoeBloggs LOL! It’s 100 litres not Kg’s.
    100 Kg’s would require a bag the size of windsor castle :o)

  • TheOriginalJoeBloggs says:

    @rickvanman – did you see my cut and paste? 100.00 Kgs was the weight 😀 typo on website I think 😀

  • jaylc005 says:

    What about the flame retardants dupre add to the vermiculite so that it conforms to fire retardant reg LPS 1207?

  • desmalaris says:

    Fine looking big girls looking for you naneedj.info

  • sohcahtoa1970 says:

    Hi there! I am wondering what you’ve done about any potential drainage problem, with the beds set on concrete and up against the walls the way they are. Are the beds a little bit elevated, and/or did you put a layer of gravel at the bottom of the beds? Or am I worried about nothing?

  • rickvanman says:

    @sohcahtoa1970 it’s raised slightly – if you watch my video titled “Constructing a Raised Bed Vegtable Garden For A Patio Garden” you will see exactly how it was made :o)
    No gravel used.

  • DreamsCatcher101 says:

    My granddad never had a cat problem. Not surprised since he used to go to the local zoo and buy lion poo to put on his garden. Not a cat in miles of that stinky stuff. Imagine a domestic cat having a smell around to see who is boss around here and getting a nose full of lion shit.!!!! I bet the pooh things nearly died.

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