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
» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing December 2016
by Kelejan Today at 12:53 am

» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania
by Scorpio Rising Today at 12:35 am

» Winter Reading, Anyone?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:02 pm

» Anyone out there tried crosne tubers?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:49 pm

» Sprouted Onion Question
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 8:45 pm

» N&C Midwest: December 2016
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 7:37 pm

» California's Drought
by sanderson Yesterday at 6:11 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by sanderson Yesterday at 6:07 pm

» 2016 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by sanderson Yesterday at 6:00 pm

» Greenhouse dreams
by sanderson Yesterday at 5:58 pm

» New England, December 2016
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 5:49 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by plantoid Yesterday at 5:47 pm

» CHALLENGE - Smallest possible footprint
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 5:05 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 4:56 pm

» 1,000 worms on their way....
by llama momma Yesterday at 2:16 pm

» Garbanzo (Chickpeas, Cicer arietinum) and Kidney Beans
by llama momma Yesterday at 1:59 pm

» Tomato Tuesday 2016
by Ginger Blue Yesterday at 1:57 pm

» New Member
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 7:29 am

» 1st Seed Catalog Arrived :)
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 7:24 am

» Calcium and Magnesium Deficiency
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:14 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by Scorpio Rising 12/9/2016, 9:29 pm

» Facebook - SFG Foundation postings
by sanderson 12/9/2016, 12:32 pm

» Mid-South: December 2016
by AtlantaMarie 12/9/2016, 7:40 am

» Second Year SFG in Canada
by sanderson 12/9/2016, 4:16 am

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by trolleydriver 12/8/2016, 5:21 pm

» Holy snow Batman!
by donnainzone5 12/8/2016, 12:13 pm

» Garlic: Freeze, thaw, and heave
by camprn 12/8/2016, 7:05 am

» GF Collard Greens, Kale Recipes
by BeetlesPerSqFt 12/7/2016, 12:49 pm

» Bon fires on the Levee
by Cajun Cappy 12/6/2016, 12:17 pm

» Mid-Atl - Dec 2016 - Seed Catalog ?
by Scorpio Rising 12/5/2016, 10:24 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Peas are being very very naughty ! and other things

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Peas are being very very naughty ! and other things

Post  kbb964 on 5/14/2012, 10:13 am

My peas vary between 1 and 5 inches long and as yet I haven't fixed up a trellis for them. I am still using the hoop house cover for cool nights and raging storms therefore putting a trellis up would interfere with the hoop house. ( bad planning on my part I think )
Went out this morning and the naughty peas have attached themselves to my string grid... oops.
Guess it is time to take down the hoops house and get some sort of trellis going. I have been looking for something ornate but not found what I want . I think today I will make a rather crude system of wood stakes and string.

Today we will be having the very first produce from the SFG ! Lettuce is getting so darn big it is shading my carrots seedlings.

Taters are doing absolutely amazingly! I cannot keep up with their fast growth. For now I have been topping up the box with manure and peat. Need to find some straw fast!


kbb964

Female Posts : 317
Join date : 2012-03-28
Age : 53
Location : Rochester Hills, Michigan

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Peas are being very very naughty ! and other things

Post  cheyannarach on 5/14/2012, 10:20 am

Enjoy your salad:D ! Your peas should be just fine left uncovered now, naughty little guys.

cheyannarach

Female Posts : 2037
Join date : 2012-03-21
Location : Custer, SD

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Peas are being very very naughty ! and other things

Post  boffer on 5/14/2012, 10:34 am

Kay, depending on your hoop set-up, you could use the hoops as your trellis. Run string/cord horizontally from hoop to hoop, about six inches apart as you go up the hoop. You could roll up the plastic a little at a time as needed so you would still have storm protection for the rest of the box.


boffer

Male Posts : 7392
Join date : 2010-02-26
Age : 63
Location : yelm, wa, usa

View user profile http://boffer.us/

Back to top Go down

Re: Peas are being very very naughty ! and other things

Post  kbb964 on 5/14/2012, 11:04 am

This is where i planned badly, My plastic for the hoop house is fastened at the side the peas are ! lol

I thought of stringing between the hoops but at some stage the peas will be taller than the hoops.

I have just unattached the plastic, for now I am sure I dont need it. If I do I can just put it the other way round . I had stapled it at one side and then it was fastened to a 2x2 at the other end which I used to roll it up and over each day. I am toying with the idea of taking the hoops out now or maybe I will just leave them. I will go out and take a piccy.....

kbb964

Female Posts : 317
Join date : 2012-03-28
Age : 53
Location : Rochester Hills, Michigan

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Peas are being very very naughty ! and other things

Post  rod champion on 5/14/2012, 11:16 am

Will you Ladies quit talking dirty[ pun intended] us old farmers can't stand it..Very Happy ...

rod champion

Male Posts : 125
Join date : 2011-12-21
Age : 67
Location : Piedmont NC

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

Back to top Go down

Re: Peas are being very very naughty ! and other things

Post  kbb964 on 5/14/2012, 11:42 am

Sorry not a good picture of the peas but I wanted to show the hoops house orientation.
Peas are in the 4 squares on the left , from the bottom up




kbb964

Female Posts : 317
Join date : 2012-03-28
Age : 53
Location : Rochester Hills, Michigan

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Peas are being very very naughty ! and other things

Post  boffer on 5/14/2012, 11:52 am

This 'hoop' house is covered with chicken wire. Pea plants in my climate reach for the sun, over the top, and then gravity starts pulling them down. The peas hang down through the wire for easy pickin'.


boffer

Male Posts : 7392
Join date : 2010-02-26
Age : 63
Location : yelm, wa, usa

View user profile http://boffer.us/

Back to top Go down

Re: Peas are being very very naughty ! and other things

Post  camprn on 5/14/2012, 12:51 pm

Kbb, is that a can of apple cider? Very Happy

____________________________

40 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t1306-other-gardening-books

Outlander is outstanding!


camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 13984
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 54
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: Peas are being very very naughty ! and other things

Post  kbb964 on 5/15/2012, 9:19 am

Boffer, AHA!

Camprn, oh yeah Woodchuck apple Cider Smile


kbb964

Female Posts : 317
Join date : 2012-03-28
Age : 53
Location : Rochester Hills, Michigan

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Peas are being very very naughty ! and other things

Post  walshevak on 5/15/2012, 10:01 am

Not a hoop, but the peas are laying down on the cantalevered trellis attached to the tabletop..



Kay

____________________________

A WEED IS A FLOWER GROWING IN THE WRONG PLACE
Elizabeth City, NC
Find more about Weather in Elizabeth City, NC
Click for weather forecast

walshevak

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4310
Join date : 2010-10-17
Age : 73
Location : wilmington, nc zone 8

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Peas are being very very naughty ! and other things

Post  Sponsored content Today at 1:07 am


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