Friday, July 07, 2006

What to do if you miss a weekly feed application

While working my garden this year, most of the time, I've been able to follow
the Mittleider Method to the letter, with AMAZING results! But, sometimes
things happen. The following questions address these issues.

1. If you apply Pre-Plant & Weekly Feed to a bed and aren't able to plant,
should it be reapplied? And if so, how long should you wait b4 reapplying?

2. If you are late on Weekly Feed, say I fertilize every Sat but I forgot to
until Sun or Mon (or later), can I fertilize again the next Sat, or should I
shift my schedule to Sun or Mon?

Thanks for your advice!


S and Group:

Good questions.

The Pre-Plant Mix' main ingredient is calcium, which stays a long time in the
soil, unless you have lots of rain, which may leach it out over time. One
application of Pre-Plant Mix is good for an entire crop - even a long-season
crop like tomatoes or cucumbers (although late in the season you may experience
blossom-end rot on the fruit, and will want to apply calcium again. Therefore
as a general rule, you shouldn't need to re-apply Pre-Plant Mix when you plant
later than planned.

Weekly Feed might need to be re-applied if you don't lant within a month or so -
again especially if you have lots of rain, which can leach the volatile nitrogen
out of the soil.

If you miss your feeding day, feed as soon as possible, and if it's within a day
or two you can go back to the original schedule.

Jim Kennard

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Mittleider garden first results

Well I had some friends come over to look at my Mittleider garden (I
am developing the pictures this week and yes digital camera is high
on my need to buy list).:)

They were blown away, and frankly so am I.

I did some side by side experiments using and not using the weekly
feed. The pictures tell the story, with some of the plants the
diffrence was nothing short of amazing.

Grapes, peniones, Sunflower plants, and even wild rasberries show a
massive amount of difference so far.

I will be creating another blog to put the pictures on and document
the season so far.

What really blows me away is that the Weekly Feed works with
everything - if it grows the fertilizer will work - I think it is that science thing again. :):)

Looking forward to posting the new pictures. Does anyone have any
pictures of their gardens? We are creating new marketing material
for the foundation and it would be great to have a variety of

Thank you all for the support you have given the foundation, you all
are the front line in helping promote Food For Everyone. Many thanks
and a special shoutout to Mrs Malone, who keeps putting up with me
asking her to do more marketing tasks.