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
» What about ink on newspaper and cardboard for mulch?
by trolleydriver Today at 1:14 pm

» heirloom seed companies around a lot of the world
by trolleydriver Today at 10:30 am

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 10:22 am

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing January 2017
by trolleydriver Today at 9:33 am

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Today at 9:23 am

» New England January 2017
by trolleydriver Today at 9:20 am

» Winter Sowing vs. Winter Growing
by trolleydriver Today at 8:53 am

» California's Drought
by Mellen Today at 8:17 am

» Holy snow Batman!
by AtlantaMarie Today at 8:13 am

» 2017 SFG Adventures in Hampstead, NC
by ralitaco Yesterday at 11:23 pm

» Gardening Australia
by IrishDigger Yesterday at 10:01 pm

» Daikon radishes?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:49 pm

» Anyone want walking onions??
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:22 pm

» How much to plant?
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 2:48 pm

» January: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 2:22 pm

» Feedback for my 2017 garden plan
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:00 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 1:49 pm

» Show us your kitchen compost container
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 1:23 pm

» Turan in the Western Mountains
by sanderson Yesterday at 12:44 pm

» Some of our Gluten-free Cajun Recipes
by sanderson Yesterday at 12:34 pm

» Crop rotation
by sanderson Yesterday at 12:02 pm

» Creamy Basil Pesto
by sanderson Yesterday at 11:46 am

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 11:02 am

» Zera (TM) Food Recycler - kitchen composting
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 10:40 am

» CHALLENGE - Smallest possible footprint
by sfg4uKim Yesterday at 8:48 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by Scorpio Rising 1/16/2017, 11:37 pm

» N & C Midwest: January 2017!
by Scorpio Rising 1/16/2017, 11:35 pm

» Friday Rookie Topic X: Marigolds
by MeghanSTL 1/16/2017, 9:12 pm

» Winter Rye Grass
by camprn 1/16/2017, 6:31 pm

» Crop Rotation Involving Nightshades
by Turan 1/16/2017, 4:23 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

new to sfg

View previous topic View next topic Go down

new to sfg

Post  moe on 7/6/2012, 11:36 am

Hello everyone! I live in pt charlotte florida which is about 100 miles south of tampa florida. I have my sfg book on order and should be arriving by monday. I started gardening in december 2011 when i dug up some yard and planted a few things. we had a couple of cold nights ( imagine that cold in Florida) and that took allot of my plants out. I did see information on sfg and tried a few small boxes without mels mix and they are doing good. But right now i am looking at building about three 4x8 6in deep and use mels mix. but i have to find the ingredients first. I work part time (security) at a citrus plant and i talked them out of 3 barrels so i have three fiberglass barrels filled with rain water that i am using to water what plants i have growing. probably my biggest chalenge will be the compost. I have a horse manure source which i have been using for compost. But now i have been ready some post and i discovered i need about five types and mix together equally. I'll end this to keep it short because if i get into the chickens i have (6) this could go on and on. Yes i know another compost source, but i'm not getting enough for the 3 beds i will be building, but i am saving it. anyway looking forward to talk with ya all. a final note is that i am retired from the Navy and currectly working for doc state of florida.Moe:cheers:

moe

Posts : 6
Join date : 2012-07-02
Age : 65
Location : port charlotte, florida

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: new to sfg

Post  quiltbea on 7/6/2012, 11:58 am

Welcome to the forum from the other end of the spectrum, good ole Maine.

Keep checking in here to ask questions and find the answers and don't forget to take pictures as you proceed. We are here to help one another. Good luck.

quiltbea

Female Posts : 4616
Join date : 2010-03-21
Age : 74
Location : Southwestern Maine Zone 5A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: new to sfg

Post  camprn on 7/6/2012, 12:50 pm

@quiltbea wrote:Welcome to the forum from the other end of the spectrum, good ole Maine.

Keep checking in here to ask questions and find the answers and don't forget to take pictures as you proceed. We are here to help one another. Good luck.
The search feature at the bottom of the 'Latest Topics' list on the left is also very handy.

____________________________

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




camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14039
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: new to sfg

Post  ramarks on 7/6/2012, 2:04 pm

Welcome to the forums. This is my first year, as well. Amazing group of people in these forums. I've learned so much - particularly in how to apply what I learned from the books.

I've found good stuff in the forum for my region - you have a region too - Coastal and Tropical South. Check it out.

ramarks

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

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: new to sfg

Post  gwennifer on 7/6/2012, 4:35 pm

Hi Moe, welcome to the forum! Yes - be sure to check out your regional forum. You may be able to find folks in your same area who can give advice about where to find the ingredients you need for your MM. As has been pointed out, there are lots of friendly folks around here who like to help so be sure to ask questions as needed and keep us updated with pictures so we can cheer on your progress. wave smile

gwennifer

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 1413
Join date : 2011-05-11
Location : Vancouver, WA

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

Back to top Go down

thank you all

Post  moe on 7/6/2012, 9:36 pm

Thanks for you input and i have been to my region and now i will return and get to know some of those folks. thanks again-Moe:D

moe

Posts : 6
Join date : 2012-07-02
Age : 65
Location : port charlotte, florida

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: new to sfg

Post  Triciasgarden on 7/6/2012, 10:01 pm

Welcome and ditto what others have posted! They said it so well, there's nothing to add!

Triciasgarden

Female Posts : 1628
Join date : 2010-06-04
Age : 61
Location : Northern Utah

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: new to sfg

Post  CindiLou on 7/6/2012, 10:57 pm

@gwennifer wrote: keep us updated with pictures so we can cheer on your progress. wave smile
Yes Pictures! We love pictures!

Welcome to the forum

CindiLou

Posts : 999
Join date : 2010-08-30
Age : 57
Location : South Central Iowa, Zone 5a (20mi dia area in 5b zone)rofl...

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: new to sfg

Post  Sponsored content Today at 1:14 pm


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