Hello All - I'm a noob here; if you'd like to check it out I posted my gardening history in the Introductions section of the forum.
Anyway long story short, I currently have a true square-foot garden - basically a giant 6-inch deep box filled with 1/3 each peat moss, vermiculite, and a diverse mix of compost - that I want to convert back to a normal raised bed.
My thought was that I'd just dig out all the Mel's Mix (aka MM) and mix it all up (so that any localized nutrient differences based on what had been planted in that part of the box would be washed out), then double-dig it into the ground and put my SFG frame minus the bottom around it.
My main worry is that I might also be evenly distributing every potential pest/disease to my entire plot such that no matter what I plant where, there will be something waiting to munch on it, lol. I don't think I had any obvious diseases in the bed, though I did have some tomatoes in buckets right next to it that all fell prey to some kind of wilt or something.
Anyway does anyone have any thoughts on that? Any other concerns I'm not thinking of? Seems pretty straightforward but after 2 years of wasted time and money I'm really trying to plan way ahead and make sure I do everything right! Thanks for any help.