Square Foot Gardening Forum

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» New Forum Feature
by RoOsTeR Today at 7:58 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by yolos Today at 6:49 pm

» N & C Midwest: January 2017!
by Scorpio Rising Today at 6:14 pm

» California's Drought
by sanderson Today at 5:46 pm

» Microgreens Gardening
by yolos Today at 5:38 pm

» New England January 2017
by camprn Today at 5:29 pm

» Hi from Acworth GA
by runsamok Today at 4:37 pm

» Making Smoothies
by CapeCoddess Today at 4:05 pm

» 2017 Burpee seeds are already on display at HD
by MrBooker Today at 2:16 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing January 2017
by trolleydriver Today at 10:54 am

» Winter Sowing vs. Winter Growing
by has55 Today at 3:32 am

» heirloom seed companies around a lot of the world
by ralitaco Yesterday at 10:58 pm

» What about ink on newspaper and cardboard for mulch?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:23 pm

» Turan in the Western Mountains
by Turan Yesterday at 7:20 pm

» Green Ice Leaf Lettuce
by MrBooker Yesterday at 4:28 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:17 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 10:22 am

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 9:23 am

» Holy snow Batman!
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 8:13 am

» 2017 SFG Adventures in Hampstead, NC
by ralitaco 1/17/2017, 11:23 pm

» Gardening Australia
by IrishDigger 1/17/2017, 10:01 pm

» Daikon radishes?
by Scorpio Rising 1/17/2017, 9:49 pm

» Anyone want walking onions??
by Scorpio Rising 1/17/2017, 9:22 pm

» How much to plant?
by trolleydriver 1/17/2017, 2:48 pm

» January: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas
by countrynaturals 1/17/2017, 2:22 pm

» Feedback for my 2017 garden plan
by sanderson 1/17/2017, 2:00 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by countrynaturals 1/17/2017, 1:49 pm

» Show us your kitchen compost container
by CapeCoddess 1/17/2017, 1:23 pm

» Some of our Gluten-free Cajun Recipes
by sanderson 1/17/2017, 12:34 pm

» Crop rotation
by sanderson 1/17/2017, 12:02 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

I've started--sorta

View previous topic View next topic Go down

I've started--sorta

Post  obrdrln on 2/3/2012, 8:12 am

Got home from camping and was putting away the food from the camper fridge. Yuck! The veggie bin was filled with stuff I didn't wanna eat. Compost---I'll start my compost!!!!

Drilled holes in a plastic trashcan. Dry leaves and grass--check. Chopped apples, clementines, grapefruit, lettuce--check. Paper from the paper shredder--check.

Answer the "What ARE you doing?" question--check.

Then, to my delight, I found my Dear One digging in the garbage for the egg shells she had thrown away to add to the counter top container---the TTTC (Take To The Compost) container. Then, she said--"Hey, let's use what Jen (her daughter) uses." And with that she was digging around for a lidded container to sit on the counter. Operative word here is LET'S meaning LET US.

Don't know if this composting thing is gonna work but I'll give it a shot. Found some alpaca/leaves compost locally on craigslist so am negotiating only a few gallons rather than a truckload. What's up with "compost tea"??? Is it necessary with MM??

Found a seldom used meat thermometer in the utensil drawer so will go take Baby's temperature.

Also found a herb starter at Big Lots so started Sweet Basil, Chives, and Parsley. Basil, I understand repels mosquitoes and flies so am hoping to provide some of my camping friends with a nice pot of Basil to sit on their picnic tables. In theory, sounds good--don't know if it'll work.

Still too early in the season for anyone to have vermiculite (or anything else!) out for sale.

Hope this isn't too long---writing about my baby steps helps with the excited anticipation of a thriving SFG!!!!

Judy

obrdrln

Female Posts : 66
Join date : 2012-01-25
Age : 71
Location : South Chesterfield, VA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: I've started--sorta

Post  littlejo on 2/3/2012, 8:45 am

Welcome Judy,

Sounds like you are off to a good start! Ask for the vermiculite at a small farm supply store, where they sell chicken food, etc. Most order each week and maybe they'll order for you. Mine did and it's cheaper than the normal outlets.

Jo

littlejo

Female Posts : 1531
Join date : 2011-05-04
Age : 63
Location : Cottageville SC 8b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Compost Happens

Post  CharlesB on 2/3/2012, 9:00 am

Whether you like it or not compost happens. Only thing that would stop it is no moisture. So you get things a little moist then leave it to the microbes to do their job.

CharlesB

Male Posts : 273
Join date : 2012-01-02
Location : Philadelphia, PA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: I've started--sorta

Post  obrdrln on 2/3/2012, 9:31 am

Thanks, CharlesB! That's encouraging---! Think I'll screen print a t-shirt that says exactly that----"Compost Happens"!!!!

obrdrln

Female Posts : 66
Join date : 2012-01-25
Age : 71
Location : South Chesterfield, VA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: i've started

Post  minervalong on 2/3/2012, 7:58 pm

hey obrdrin,

that's about how i started the compost. have wanted to garden easily for a while (the row style is just too much for the way i work), read ANSFG and just KNEW i had to compost lol. best way for me here in ky in jan was to let the squirmies do it for me, no fuss, no muss, no turning, no waiting for a pile to build. I can do all that in the summer. veg matter goes in the top, compost comes out the bottome, well at least that is the plan.

you can get some great ideas on the compost forum, that's where i lurked most lol.

minervalong

Female Posts : 76
Join date : 2012-01-26
Age : 54
Location : southcentral ky, 6b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: I've started--sorta

Post  Sponsored content Today at 8:34 pm


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum