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
» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by sanderson Today at 2:26 am

» Hello from Gilbert, AZ
by LizDTM Today at 12:33 am

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by LizDTM Today at 12:22 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by brianj555 Yesterday at 8:47 pm

» A great offer for a local SFG,er
by jimmy cee Yesterday at 8:40 pm

» Garlic Growing Lovers
by Turan Yesterday at 5:14 pm

» Lower south Oct 2017
by brianj555 Yesterday at 5:02 pm

» Sowing Experiment! Anyone Tried This?
by brianj555 Yesterday at 4:50 pm

» Thumbs Up????
by brianj555 Yesterday at 4:47 pm

» BOOK GIVEAWAY - ENDS 10/20/17
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 3:48 pm

» Turan in the Western Mountains
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 3:37 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 3:34 pm

» Gardening & Homesteading Skills Summit REGISTER NOW!
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 3:28 pm

» Carrot Week 2017!
by Turan Yesterday at 12:01 pm

» Hello from West Coast Of Scotland
by walshevak Yesterday at 11:44 am

» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania, 3rd year SFG
by sanderson Yesterday at 12:17 am

» Today's Harvest
by brianj555 10/16/2017, 8:21 pm

» new greenhouse got drafted
by Scorpio Rising 10/16/2017, 8:08 pm

» Monarch Supporter
by Scorpio Rising 10/16/2017, 7:55 pm

» New England October 2017
by countrynaturals 10/16/2017, 1:09 pm

» October Avatar: Don't Fence Me In
by trolleydriver 10/16/2017, 11:45 am

» Does MM improve with age?
by countrynaturals 10/15/2017, 3:51 pm

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by trolleydriver 10/15/2017, 3:28 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals 10/15/2017, 11:34 am

» Leaf-Footed squash bugs
by sanderson 10/14/2017, 11:21 pm

» N & C Midwest: October 2017!
by Scorpio Rising 10/14/2017, 9:12 pm

» Tomato Questions
by Scorpio Rising 10/14/2017, 9:06 pm

» large plant ID stakes
by has55 10/14/2017, 4:02 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by sanderson 10/14/2017, 3:12 am

» First time growing corn
by sanderson 10/14/2017, 3:07 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

Worm tube experience, Thanks, Josh

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Worm tube experience, Thanks, Josh

Post  llama momma on 7/8/2012, 2:18 pm

While clearing off 4 squares, adding compost, I noticed there were no worms to be found. Decided to clean out the nearby worm tube, thinking maybe this was a waste of time. It was packed pretty hard inside the tube finally got it to break up. Inside was probably 150 worms, maybe more. I didn't get all of them. The tube was 6 inch diameter by 18 inches deep filled mostly w/manure and some scraps. I guess if the worms want to hang out primarily in the tube it is Great to know there is free worm compost to use directly or stretch it out and make tea.
thankyou Josh
avatar
llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4855
Join date : 2010-08-20
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Worm tube experience, Thanks, Josh

Post  Josh on 7/8/2012, 2:36 pm

That's great! I'm glad to hear your worms are there and alive and sounds like they are doing fine!cheers
By the way, how hot is the temp outside there where you live?
avatar
Josh

Certified SFG Instructor

Male Posts : 741
Join date : 2010-03-05
Age : 22
Location : Illinois zone 6

View user profile http://greenesgardenthings.forumotion.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: Worm tube experience, Thanks, Josh

Post  llama momma on 7/8/2012, 3:45 pm

Thanks! Right now it's cooled way down sort of Shocked to 89 degrees with a heat index of 94. Have you "cooled off" a bit too? Because the rediculous duration of that 99 degree stuff with 106 index was nuts. Our poor pumpkins! I'm trying to be motivated and water them more than once a day, but don't always do it.. Embarassed
avatar
llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4855
Join date : 2010-08-20
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Worm tube experience, Thanks, Josh

Post  Josh on 7/8/2012, 3:49 pm

It's not cooled off here yet but suppose to, it was 111 yesterday and 99 today. My pumpkin leaves wilts two or three times a day, I went out and got a soaked hose, that didn't work, I have to overhead water it for the leaves to stand back up, but overall it is doing good, staying green.
avatar
Josh

Certified SFG Instructor

Male Posts : 741
Join date : 2010-03-05
Age : 22
Location : Illinois zone 6

View user profile http://greenesgardenthings.forumotion.com/

Back to top Go down

Pumpkin leaves

Post  memart1 on 7/8/2012, 3:56 pm

Llama Momma -- My spaghetti squash is doing the same. We usually have your weather about one day later, so it's still hot here although last night it was a little cooler overnight. I have been watering twice a day, although the garden was neglected on the 2nd and the 3rd when I had company. I put some pics under the thread "I've Made Progress -- 1st Year"
avatar
memart1

Female Posts : 195
Join date : 2012-05-14
Age : 75
Location : Northeastern Pennsylvania

View user profile http://www.mem-artceramics.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Worm tube experience, Thanks, Josh

Post  llama momma on 7/8/2012, 4:04 pm

The temps are killers. So sorry you're not cooling off yet.
You know where the bottom of the leaves dig in and make those brand new white roots? I read we should make sure those are getting well watered and fed too. I'm learning so much since it's all new to me. My inner mother hen decided to shade the end of the vines, kind of babying the new growth and maybe prevent the sun from frying it too much. I got 6 females, number 7 self aborted. Only one mature enough to be pollinated so far.

Memart - best wishes on those blueberries, they have so much personal significance for you. Apparently squash tends to wilt, but it really makes me nervous. I'm off to take a look at your photos. Very Happy
avatar
llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4855
Join date : 2010-08-20
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Worm tube experience, Thanks, Josh

Post  FamilyGardening on 7/8/2012, 6:10 pm

great to hear your worms are doing fine in their tube LLM!

as far as the wilting leaves on squash and pumpkins.....i just watched a video last night from....praxxus on u tube...and he said that the leaves are made up of a lot of water so its normal for them to kinda of wilt in the heat....doesnt mean that they are not getting enough water below.....as long as they perk back up when it cools off during the day then they should be fine.....its a good video about the heat...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akc5FlBI6zg&list=UU6YgvyGnc7HBvBEVAeDnsiw&index=1&feature=plcp

hugs
rose
avatar
FamilyGardening

Female Posts : 2424
Join date : 2011-05-10
Location : Western WA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Worm tube experience, Thanks, Josh

Post  llama momma on 7/9/2012, 9:43 am

praxxus is entertaining to watch, thanks it was a nice video. I've seen some of his stuff, but not that one.
avatar
llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4855
Join date : 2010-08-20
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Worm tube experience, Thanks, Josh

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