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
» Horsetail weed
by AtlantaMarie Today at 7:20 am

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in March 2018
by AtlantaMarie Today at 7:19 am

» A new SFG fan from Texas
by AtlantaMarie Today at 7:17 am

» Sanderson's Urban SFG in Fresno, California
by AtlantaMarie Today at 7:15 am

» Potatoes: Yes or No?
by AtlantaMarie Today at 7:13 am

» Hello from Hagerstown MD
by AtlantaMarie Today at 7:12 am

» SW Ohio (Cincinnati Area)
by AtlantaMarie Today at 7:08 am

» Do You Get The SFG Newsletter?
by AtlantaMarie Today at 7:05 am

» Modesto, Central Valley, CA...
by AtlantaMarie Today at 7:03 am

» Boat Gardening
by AtlantaMarie Today at 6:59 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:45 pm

» N&C Midwest—March and Spring is Here!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:44 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by sanderson Yesterday at 5:48 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by sanderson Yesterday at 5:37 pm

» has55's R & D Journey
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:28 pm

» Hello from Houston
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:16 pm

» Fourth Year SFG in Canada
by Turan Yesterday at 12:10 pm

» 2018 SFG in Brooks, GA
by yolos Yesterday at 11:48 am

» New England Mar 2018
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 11:24 am

by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 6:40 am

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

» Trellis mod
by Judy McConnell 3/14/2018, 10:26 am

» 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

» How much time for gardening?
by Turan 3/13/2018, 9:13 pm

» Mid-Atl - Feb 2018 - Anyone starting seed indoors yet?
by Scorpio Rising 3/12/2018, 10:08 pm

» March: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas
by sanderson 3/12/2018, 2:56 am

» Recommended store bought compost - Photos of composts
by Docwas 3/11/2018, 3:10 pm

» Our Louisiana Yard 2018
by Scorpio Rising 3/11/2018, 3:08 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals 3/10/2018, 9:38 pm


Search SFG Forum

Autumn crops & through the winter

Go down

Autumn crops & through the winter

Post  plantoid on 7/9/2012, 3:50 am

Time is upon us in Europe and a few places elswhere in the world to start thinking what we are going to sow/grow for autumn and winter .
As none of us has a clue as to how the weather will treat us this next month or so I am sowing every square that comes free with autumn and winter stuff.

So far I have added a few more saladbowl lettuce seeds in pots in the glasshouse just to get them started, as it so wet and cool it could take them weeks to germinate if sown direct. Also sown six squares of Autumn King 2 main crop carrots plus two more squares of a Nantes style F1 main cropper , planted out the majority of the leek transplants , added another celery stump , more raddish and some chinese rose long root winter raddish. finally moved some sprouts that were heavily planted in a couple of square because I had no room to pu them at the time.
I have also set out the herbs like broad leaf parsley , chervil, dil and corriander into a herb bed area .

I found that last year and into this year I was able to move curly kale , broccoli & PSB three times as I organised the newly MM filled beds without apparent check in their growth , I just gave them a good bucket of water the night before transplanting and set them in well wetted beds ....puddling the transplant in at the transplant time.

I also recommend that you start making your new compost piles for use next year . Come the end of February you will most likely be needing some decent replenishment compost/nutrients for your beds.

Male Posts : 3785
Join date : 2011-11-09
Age : 67

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Autumn crops & through the winter

Post  cheyannarach on 7/10/2012, 5:40 pm

Good post! I went out today and emptied 4 squares of bolting spinach and replaced them with beets and carrots. I also had to pull 5 of my sunflowers Sad darn deer, so I threw some radishes under the remaining flowers!

Female Posts : 2037
Join date : 2012-03-21
Location : Custer, SD

View user profile

Back to top Go down

autumn planting well summer never came!

Post  Frenchbean on 7/24/2012, 9:48 am

is it ok to say plant a sq or carrots and when harvested put another root crop in its place?


Female Posts : 204
Join date : 2012-06-24
Location : SE England

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Autumn crops & through the winter

Post  CharlesB on 7/24/2012, 12:17 pm

Doing the same here where I am today. Getting plants cleaned up that are through their life cycle, diseased, or baked from the heat. Will be planting some Fall stuff now.

Carrots, kohlrabi's and probably some beans.

Male Posts : 273
Join date : 2012-01-02
Location : Philadelphia, PA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Autumn crops & through the winter

Post  CapeCoddess on 7/24/2012, 1:49 pm

Being a newbie I planted some sugar peas, lettuce, spinach, mustard greens and kale this past week, along with more radishes, carrots & beets. It's probably too early in my zone 6 for the former but I saved lots of seed for later planting. And since I couldn't find regular broccoli or cauliflower seeds, I settled for things that I don't eat and/or know what they are like kohlrabi, broccolini, turnip.

I have no idea what I'm doing .... geek ...all I can say is thanks goodness for you guys and this forum!


Posts : 6550
Join date : 2012-05-20
Age : 62
Location : elbow of the Cape, MA, Zone 6b/7a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Autumn crops & through the winter

Post  Sponsored content

Sponsored content

Back to top Go down

Back to top

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