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

Another Ohioan Checking In

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Another Ohioan Checking In

Post  mckr3441 on 3/5/2010, 5:24 pm

Spring will come even though there are still 7' snow piles in my yard here along the North Coast in Cleveland 5b. It's good to see you all again. Here's to happy gardening and lots of posting.

mckr3441

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 765
Join date : 2010-03-05
Age : 76
Location : Cleveland Heights, Ohio (5b)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Another Ohioan Checking In

Post  boffer on 3/5/2010, 5:47 pm

My dad lives in Copley, he's sure getting his money's worth out of his snowblower this year!

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: Another Ohioan Checking In

Post  happyfrog on 3/5/2010, 7:21 pm

welcome to the boards!

i had to shovel off my sfg boxes, lol. but the sun is warming and melted off the little bit on the boxes i couldn't get myself w/o hitting the dirt.

soon very soon all this snow will be a memory

happyfrog

Female Posts : 625
Join date : 2010-03-04
Location : USA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Another Ohioan Checking In

Post  mckr3441 on 3/6/2010, 7:51 am

Hi Betty Ann. Even though my boxes aren't far from the back door, I would have to use a plow to get through knee-deep drifts to get to them. So far I haven't been that ambitious . Hopefully we will get some warming this week. We've had sun, can the warmth be far behind?

Your family avatar is great. I remember how much your oldest one enjoys the garden. I was at your garden with Mel during the symposium and your little guy just couldn't keep his fingers away from any thing ready to eat! It was wonderful. I know you are going to have a fantastic yield this year. You are totally devoted.

Looking forward to watching you and your garden happen.

mckr3441

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 765
Join date : 2010-03-05
Age : 76
Location : Cleveland Heights, Ohio (5b)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Another Ohioan Checking In

Post  Lavender Debs on 3/6/2010, 9:41 am

Hello certified teacher Clair. I have a feeling it is going to be fun reading you!

Deborah ....certifiable

Lavender Debs

Posts : 2054
Join date : 2010-03-03
Age : 59
Location : Everett, WA USA

View user profile http://songs-of-coming-rain.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: Another Ohioan Checking In

Post  happyfrog on 3/6/2010, 10:04 am

claire - when i saw your avatar pic up now i remember you! Smile

being a distracted mommy with three young kids - if i can make sfg work, ANYONE can!

my goal this year - to water the plants more faithfully, *grin* even with neglect sfg thrive!

we can't wait to get to the backyard to expand - we're planning on at least doubling our boxes this year! but we too have about 2' of snow and ice in backyard so it'shard to get to. i was ok with shoveling paths to our boxes in the front yard - and you should have seen the mailman when he passed by and i was shoveling the front yard of snow, lol. but the shoveling worked for us - i cleared off enough snow off and around another box so we could prep the soil. (with little kids, i split up the tasks so i don't get all frustrated when their attention span wavers). today we fully intend to plant some cold weather crops - we have brussel sprouts and carrots and all sorts of stuff that we didn't try last year but now we want to.

we hadn't even put our boxes in until mid may last year. i think my kids old website is still up here's the link to our sfg last year:

http://answeredprayers.aboutmybaby.com/photoalbum/221894

(i really need to download all 5 gazillion pics off that site before it goes away but i just never have enough time to do all i want to)

and here's a link to the day you were at our house - what an honor to meet all you wonderful gardeners - and to have Mel give a 'thumbs up' to my front yard sfg. *grin*

http://answeredprayers.aboutmybaby.com/photoalbum/5543876

happyfrog

Female Posts : 625
Join date : 2010-03-04
Location : USA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Another Ohioan Checking In

Post  mckr3441 on 3/6/2010, 1:31 pm

Boffer, the sun is shining here. The snow is melting. It is SO good to be back on the SFG web site. I am getting excited about my garden. I can almost see it behind the plowed up piles of snow.

Deborah, we're all gonna have tons (as in reap) of fun this summer!

And BettyAnn, your pictures are wonderful. They bring back the memories of that wonderful visit. I've told my husband about your prolific garden in no-space-at-all.
Now I can show him the pictures.

Ok, now for a good laugh...

I'm mostly a flower gardener. It works wonderfully in an sfg. Little landscapes spots throughout the yard. But I'm really, really going to try veggies this year. Now, you have to understand that not only haven't I grown many vegetables (my DH does that) I also don't "do kitchens" as he does most all of the cooking (and shopping). Well, we had our neighborhood ladies brunch and seed exchange this morning. So I volunteered to take a fruit bowl. I went to the local grocery store to by the items I needed. One item was mangos. So I took two of them over to the produce guy and asked him how to tell if these mangos were ripe. He said, "Well, first of all, those are avacados."
Actually, ROLLING ON THE FLOOR LAUGHING!.

Okay, with my husband's help, my fruit salad in a made-by-me syrup (without avacados) was just fine. He was so proud of me that he made me take a picture of the fruitbowl!

Bet all you fresh fruit and veggies guys can't top this!

mckr3441

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 765
Join date : 2010-03-05
Age : 76
Location : Cleveland Heights, Ohio (5b)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Another Ohioan Checking In

Post  Lavender Debs on 3/6/2010, 1:39 pm

I bet I can top that ....I just happen to have some whipped cream.

Deborah ...sugar hi

Lavender Debs

Posts : 2054
Join date : 2010-03-03
Age : 59
Location : Everett, WA USA

View user profile http://songs-of-coming-rain.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: Another Ohioan Checking In

Post  Sponsored content Today at 4:53 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