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
» It's actually more like surviving.... these days...
by RoOsTeR Today at 7:18 pm

» Monarch Supporter
by Scorpio Rising Today at 6:54 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Today at 6:00 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in August 2017? 2017
by trolleydriver Today at 5:55 pm

» Amaranth
by trolleydriver Today at 5:50 pm

» Store Bought Compost
by RoOsTeR Today at 4:09 pm

» Top Dressing with Compost
by donnainzone5 Today at 3:59 pm

» What do you know about making sauerkraut?
by CapeCoddess Today at 3:55 pm

» who has chickens
by sanderson Today at 3:53 pm

» Water....
by Browndog Today at 2:26 pm

» Heat wave and shade screen
by jimmy cee Today at 2:15 pm

» Sweet Potatoes
by countrynaturals Today at 1:33 pm

» Newbie Oldbie
by CapeCoddess Today at 1:02 pm

» cherokee purple...seed to dish
by CapeCoddess Today at 12:57 pm

» Bee 'Sleeping' in Cucumber Flower
by sanderson Today at 11:41 am

» I feel VERY fortunate!
by AtlantaMarie Today at 8:28 am

» Things You Never Knew Existed Until SFG...
by llama momma Today at 6:47 am

» Anyone want walking onions??
by RoOsTeR Yesterday at 9:27 pm

» What weed? is this? (with pic)
by yolos Yesterday at 8:53 pm

» N & C Midwest: August is here!!! 2017
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 7:22 pm

» Ground Cherries
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 7:18 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 7:17 pm

» What I've learned this year
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 4:38 pm

» Grow Produce from Produce!
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 4:09 pm

» Zombie Gardening!
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 4:01 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 3:38 pm

» Intro for this region...
by Browndog Yesterday at 2:42 pm

» Easy and Fabulous Crockpot Marinara
by sanderson Yesterday at 1:37 pm

» Huge Box of Seeds from 2003!
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 12:56 pm

» Early Winter??
by Browndog Yesterday at 12:48 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Overgrown Plant

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Overgrown Plant

Post  Warrior Monk on 7/2/2012, 2:50 pm

Dear SFG Community, Thanks for the warm welcome! I have been trying to post pictures of the two boxes which I referred to, to no avail. Nonetheless, I have a pressing issue in that a zuccini squash is raging havoc in the MM box. It is growing everyday at exponential rate. It is taking over other plants in my box and is reaching the middle of the box. What should I do? I consider it a good problem, then again not really. Your assistance is greatly appreciated, WM
avatar
Warrior Monk

Posts : 2
Join date : 2012-06-25
Location : Zone 7b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Overgrown Plant

Post  plantoid on 7/2/2012, 3:48 pm

Because my plant vine is at a corner and was going to claw its way all over some dwarf chamomile I have used two plastic kitchen trays .. securely held in place with a sort of cane , to block its way .

As it crawls to the edge of the bed I will be running it over a wire support frame that has some sort of padding on it . Not decided what to use yet yet but it may well be a closed cell polystyrene sheet .

If it had been along the middle of a bed edge I would have used three trays instead of two .. I got my trays from a pound shop , which I suppose is your dime and dollar outlets .









avatar
plantoid

Male Posts : 3716
Join date : 2011-11-09
Age : 66

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Overgrown Plant

Post  boffer on 7/2/2012, 3:53 pm

Tie a rope to your wife and children before you let them venture near the squash alone. In a blink of an eye, those squashes can grow and swallow up everything in their path.





OK, so I'm pulling your leg...just a little! But I understand the need for expediency here. Many folks have had good luck learning to post pictures by following these directions.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t129-how-to-post-a-picture-located-on-your-computer

Typically, I plant non-vining summer squash in the corners of the box. Then I use bamboo stakes along the inside sides of the square the squash is in, to gently push any wayward stems towards the outside of the box. If your squash is in an inner square, use stakes to guide everything in one direction to minimize encroachment into too many other squares.

Similar idea to what plantoid just posted!
avatar
boffer

Male Posts : 7392
Join date : 2010-02-26
Age : 64
Location : yelm, wa, usa

View user profile http://boffer.us/

Back to top Go down

Re: Overgrown Plant

Post  camprn on 7/2/2012, 6:04 pm

Well, did you plant it in the center or on one side? you could prune some of the older leaves that are near the base of the vine.

OR you could build a new bed and move the rest of the stuff. Very Happy

____________________________

41 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



avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14165
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: Overgrown Plant

Post  ramarks on 7/2/2012, 6:42 pm

At least it looks pretty healthy...
avatar
ramarks

Posts : 101
Join date : 2012-06-07
Location : Vallejo, CA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Overgrown Plant

Post  boffer on 7/2/2012, 6:46 pm

oops! I think the pictures are plantoids and not from the OP with the problem.
avatar
boffer

Male Posts : 7392
Join date : 2010-02-26
Age : 64
Location : yelm, wa, usa

View user profile http://boffer.us/

Back to top Go down

Re: Overgrown Plant

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