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.


Display results as :


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Trellis mod
by SQWIB Today at 8:39 am

» SW Ohio (Cincinnati Area)
by mijejo Today at 6:49 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by Dunkinjean Yesterday at 11:42 pm

» Any suggestions on the stump grinding sawdust plus soil?
by No_Such_Reality Yesterday at 7:36 pm

» N&C Midwest—March and Spring is Here!
by farmersgranddaughter Yesterday at 7:30 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 6:38 pm

» Fourth Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 4:29 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 3:09 pm

» New England Mar 2018
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 12:51 pm

» Powdery Mildew and SoCal Fall Planting
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 12:34 pm

» Boat Gardening
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 6:51 am

» How many green beans per square foot?
by Scorpio Rising 3/17/2018, 9:27 pm

» 2018 SFG in Brooks, GA
by yolos 3/17/2018, 8:34 pm

» Comfrey
by sanderson 3/17/2018, 8:21 pm

» Sanderson's Urban SFG in Fresno, California
by sanderson 3/17/2018, 6:14 pm

» Hello from Hagerstown MD
by sanderson 3/17/2018, 6:10 pm

» Horsetail weed
by Kate888 3/17/2018, 3:02 pm

» How much time for gardening?
by Kelejan 3/17/2018, 1:33 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in March 2018
by Kelejan 3/17/2018, 1:12 pm

» A new SFG fan from Texas
by AtlantaMarie 3/17/2018, 7:17 am

» Potatoes: Yes or No?
by AtlantaMarie 3/17/2018, 7:13 am

» Do You Get The SFG Newsletter?
by AtlantaMarie 3/17/2018, 7:05 am

» Modesto, Central Valley, CA...
by AtlantaMarie 3/17/2018, 7:03 am

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by sanderson 3/16/2018, 5:48 pm

» has55's R & D Journey
by sanderson 3/16/2018, 3:28 pm

» Hello from Houston
by sanderson 3/16/2018, 3:16 pm

by AtlantaMarie 3/16/2018, 6:40 am

» Can you till Mel's mix?
by sanderson 3/14/2018, 8:44 pm

» SUGA 2018
by countrynaturals 3/14/2018, 12:34 am

» March Avatar: Spring Will Be Here Soon -- Promise!
by yolos 3/13/2018, 9:32 pm


Search SFG Forum

First SFG's - a learning experience!

Go down

First SFG's - a learning experience!

Post  kstephens on 6/2/2012, 1:29 pm

I had planned on creating these a few weeks earlier, however, I had surgery, and my 3 year old twins received a giant cedar playset for their birthday - so I had to wait on recovery, as well as for the playset to be built and work around that. It also took the better part of a week and several hundred miles of driving to track down the compost for Mel's mix (next years addition of two more boxes 1, of which will be a 2x8 dedicated to climbers will be much easier). I have a decent size backyard, however 75% of it is shaded for a large portion of the day. The current location receives a good direct sun from 9:30-3:30, and another little burst from 6:00 to sunset. I did a mix of transplants from a local garden store, and some from organic seeds. They are both 4x4 x 8" deep, using cheap blinds for grid (will be upgrading to lath for next year).

Here is my garden #1

Back row - Okra/Okra(from seed)/Green Bean (seed)/Green bean
Row #2 - Jalapeno/Jalapeno/Green Bean/Green Bean
Row #3 - Red Bell pepper/Swiss Chard (seed)/Swiss Chard/Yel. Bell
Row #4 - Carrots/eggplant/eggplant Carrots
the carrots a short variety given to me by a friend that has had success with them in a SFG

Garden #2 - I built the trellis out of conduit - as in the book. The only difference I found some larger diameter 20" stakes rather than rebar - so I used 3/4"conduit.

Row #1 - Cucumber, Tomato, tomato, tomato
Row #2 - Merrigold, leaf lettuce, leaf lettuce, leaf lettuce (seed)
Row #3 - Pimento Pepper, Green onion (seed), Habanero/hab(Seed)
Row #4 - Parsley, different ball carrot/raddish/arugala

My plan is to dedicate one of these current beds to a garlic and shallot bed for fall-summer (a couple of different garlic and shallot sets have been ordered) - and maybe do a late summer/fall cooler weather round of chard/lettuce...if time permits.

This first year round, is strictly a learning experience - and my only expectation is to gain some knowledge of growing in raised beds - if I get some production out of it it will be a bonus.

Posts : 10
Join date : 2012-06-01
Location : Western KY

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: First SFG's - a learning experience!

Post  JustMe on 6/3/2012, 11:56 am

What a great start! How neat that you have a friend who also has a SFG.


Posts : 237
Join date : 2011-06-23
Location : SE Wisconsin, Zone 5a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Back to top

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