Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

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.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» New Green House
by mlpii66 Today at 12:06 am

» Amaranth
by countrynaturals Today at 12:04 am

» Feedback for my 2017 garden plan
by mlpii66 Yesterday at 11:55 pm

» My first SFGs in 11 years
by phoeg Yesterday at 10:50 pm

» N & C Midwest: April 2017!
by CitizenKate Yesterday at 9:50 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in April 2017?
by Mimi2 Yesterday at 9:18 pm

» Kombucha
by RoOsTeR Yesterday at 8:53 pm

» Healthy Meals
by RoOsTeR Yesterday at 8:26 pm

» Hello from SE Michigan
by Cindy G Yesterday at 8:14 pm

» Ideas needed
by mlpii66 Yesterday at 7:48 pm

» New England April 2017
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 7:03 pm

» Garlic Growing Lovers
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 7:00 pm

» Zucchini Tower
by RC3291 Yesterday at 6:56 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by newbeone Yesterday at 3:39 pm

» Ants.
by SonSeeker Yesterday at 3:18 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 3:12 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by newbeone Yesterday at 2:15 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 2:10 pm

» Mustard Greens
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:06 pm

» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania, 3rd year SFG
by sanderson Yesterday at 1:58 pm

» Double summer squash flower
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 12:20 pm

» Garden Progress in Georgia
by yolos Yesterday at 12:10 pm

» who has chickens
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 11:09 am

» Hello from Chino, CA (Zone 10a)
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 8:31 am

» EWWWWW.........bugs and stuff...good or not so good?
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 8:23 am

» Carrot Week 2017!
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 8:17 am

» Sour Dough Starter
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 8:07 am

» Jaffa's garden - year one
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 7:58 am

» garden ready need better weather
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:44 am

» Getting Started--It's snowing here today :)
by BeetlesPerSqFt 4/28/2017, 10:24 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Finally got the new bed planted today.

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Finally got the new bed planted today.

Post  Daniel9999 on 3/30/2012, 10:56 pm

It was a raining a bit today but not enough to stop an hardcore Oregonian like myself from getting of work in outside.

Ok finally got the grid put in. I used a some furniture nails and some green garden twine...

[img][/img]

Later I plan on switching out the twine for something nicer looking and sturdier....perhaps copper wire...but this will work for now.

Ater that I finally planted my Yukon Golds, Water Melon Radishes, Chioggia Beets, Early Frosty Peas, Iceberg Lettuce (I hate this lettuce with a passion but had to plant it anyway because people wanted it and I forgot to order Boston Bib or Butter Crunch from my seed catalogs as a replacement... No..sigh), Shallots, and some Dragon Carrots.

Since there was a minor disaster with the seedling starts I had planned for I simply sowed the seeds directly in the soil the old fashioned way as I was growing kinda impatient and wanted to get something growing in the new bed. Will see how it turns out.

After that I fortified the bed with some hardware cloth the keep the cats (and boy do we have a lot of them here at the complex) from using my bed as a litter box.

[img][/img]

The hardware cloth is not laying directly on top of the soil but is instead "floating" on the top of the bed and is resting on the wooden edges of the bed.

I did not fill up all to way to the top of the beds and left a couple inches on the top for exactly this purpose as the cats really don't like walking on the hardware cloth as it is uncomfortable on their paws and it prevents them from digging in the bed.

I have also found it also lets enough light through that it will not effect the germination of the seeds.

Now if only I could find something that would keep my second biggest "pest" out of my garden next to the cats......children.

Perhaps some glue traps would be effective? tongue
avatar
Daniel9999

Posts : 244
Join date : 2012-03-10
Location : Oregon

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Finally got the new bed planted today.

Post  FamilyGardening on 3/31/2012, 4:06 am

glad to see the rain didnt stop ya Very Happy feels good to plant some seeds!

you might try one of these to keep the kids and pets out of the garden box's

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8eMO2jwG10

k/j....or was I

hugs

rose
avatar
FamilyGardening

Female Posts : 2424
Join date : 2011-05-10
Location : Western WA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Finally got the new bed planted today.

Post  BackRiver_SFG on 3/31/2012, 8:23 am

[quote="

you might try one of these to keep the kids and pets out of the garden box's

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8eMO2jwG10


hugs

rose[/quote]

Loved the video! HA HA!
avatar
BackRiver_SFG

Male Posts : 108
Join date : 2011-07-06
Location : East Weymouth- Zone 6B

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Finally got the new bed planted today.

Post  lisaphoto on 3/31/2012, 9:59 am

My kids would love getting shot by the sprinkler.
avatar
lisaphoto

Female Posts : 361
Join date : 2010-03-04
Age : 35
Location : Lebanon, Ohio (near Cincinnati)

View user profile http://www.MomentsToRememberPhotography.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Finally got the new bed planted today.

Post  Danni on 3/31/2012, 11:23 am

Oh that sprinkler is awesome!
avatar
Danni

Posts : 38
Join date : 2012-03-08
Age : 43
Location : NE Poland, but from Michigan Zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Finally got the new bed planted today.

Post  Sponsored content


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