Here is my final growing medium concoction. 4 cu ft top soil, 2 cu ft peat moss, 2 cu ft worm castings, 1 cu ft vermiculite and 2 cups fertilizer. Here is what I planted. 3 tomato plants, 4 pepper, 1 basil, 1 flat leaf parsley, 1 german thyme, red and leaf lettuce, yellow onion sets, 1 cauliflower, 1 broccoli, 1 butternut squash, 1 cabbage and marigolds around the perimeter. I took the precaution of adding an 18" mesh fencing to the inside of the bed held in place by the soil. Also underneath to keep burrowing critters out. Sunday night got down to 32 degrees here in northern Illinois and Monday reached the mid 80's, lol. So I transplanted Monday and after 3 days nothing looks stressed out except the marigolds, go figure. Some animal tried to penetrate the bed but wasn't successful. Thank you guys and gals for your replies. I will print this page out for reference. The next project will be a second crop late summer into fall. peace.
On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be occupied by a downright fool and complete narcissistic moron.
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