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
» Tomato Mystery Mix
by Avinash Today at 12:06 am

» New from OK City
by phoeg Yesterday at 10:34 pm

» Ground Cherries
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 10:12 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by TCgardening Yesterday at 9:46 pm

» New to SFG!
by TCgardening Yesterday at 9:39 pm

» N & C Midwest: March 2017 Brink of Spring
by CitizenKate Yesterday at 9:12 pm

» North Texas - Square Foot Garden
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:34 pm

» Squares under siege... by grass!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:20 pm

» How can we save this tree?
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 2:30 pm

» Terrible News: Bumblebees In Trouble
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 1:18 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 1:12 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in March 2017
by Kelejan Yesterday at 12:46 pm

» Ontario - trying out SFG
by Kelejan Yesterday at 12:39 pm

» List of Forum Members with Blogs
by Cajun Cappy Yesterday at 12:31 pm

» SUGA 2017
by SQWIB Yesterday at 9:26 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 8:42 am

» who has chickens
by sanderson 3/21/2017, 3:00 pm

» Rolling Boxes
by sanderson 3/21/2017, 2:50 pm

» Bok Choy
by Scorpio Rising 3/20/2017, 7:16 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by countrynaturals 3/20/2017, 11:53 am

» Need Plant Chart for Nighttime Lows
by Judy McConnell 3/20/2017, 10:55 am

» New England March 2017
by camprn 3/20/2017, 9:06 am

» Collecting Rain Water - Come on Rain!
by newbeone 3/20/2017, 3:39 am

» Did I kill my strawberry plants
by bigdogrock 3/19/2017, 8:45 pm

» Carrot Week 2017!
by Turan 3/19/2017, 6:05 pm

» Gift Amaryllis
by countrynaturals 3/19/2017, 12:48 pm

» question about Garlic and winter
by GWN 3/19/2017, 10:41 am

» has55's R & D Journey:expanding my SFG to front yard
by AtlantaMarie 3/19/2017, 9:56 am

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by sanderson 3/19/2017, 12:35 am

» New garden struggling
by has55 3/18/2017, 11:28 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Watering

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Watering

Post  efirvin on 6/6/2012, 1:24 pm

I know Mel says you can't overwater plants in MM but still wondered about watering. I have a drip system set up about every 6 inches thru out each bed and originally watered for 15 minutes once a day.

With the warmer weather and having removed the plastic covers and put the mesh ones on, they get watered for 30 minutes once a day. I don't find anything standing in water either. My plants are still pretty young.

Thanks.
avatar
efirvin

Female Posts : 146
Join date : 2012-01-08
Location : Casper Wyoming

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Watering

Post  walshevak on 6/6/2012, 9:26 pm

You can't overwater MM because it drains so nicely and doesn't leave the plant sitting is soggy soil, but that doesn't mean you should not watch your watering as you can underwater and also wash out nutrients.
There is no point in wasting water.
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
avatar
walshevak

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4334
Join date : 2010-10-17
Age : 74
Location : wilmington, nc zone 8

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Watering

Post  AvaDGardner on 6/7/2012, 2:17 am

Walsh, my neighbor is using MM, and it is amazing stuff. It retains moisture so well...does that add to problems with roly polies or earwigs...or other moisture loving pests?
avatar
AvaDGardner

Female Posts : 631
Join date : 2012-02-17
Location : Garden Grove, CA (still Zone 10b)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Watering

Post  walshevak on 6/7/2012, 12:06 pm

I don't know. This is my first summer. I had a spring garden and a fall garden last year. Maybe another member has an answer.

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
avatar
walshevak

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4334
Join date : 2010-10-17
Age : 74
Location : wilmington, nc zone 8

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Watering

Post  Triciasgarden on 6/7/2012, 9:17 pm

Funny how you read something and a little later you see a post that you can pass it on. You may already know this, but . . . I just read that when watering carrots using a drip system is not good when just starting seeds. The germination process is tricky and soil needs to be kept evenly moist. Carrots have short roots and anything planted between drip lines won't get enough water. You need to water from above with a light spray to keep soil evenly moist until the plants are 3-4" high.

I would think that lots of seeds would need to be started this way until they are well established.
avatar
Triciasgarden

Female Posts : 1628
Join date : 2010-06-04
Age : 62
Location : Northern Utah

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Watering

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