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
» 2017 SFG Adventures in Hampstead, NC
by ralitaco Today at 9:32 am

» EWWWWW.........bugs and stuff...good or not so good?
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 9:13 am

» An excellent read for those with Diabetes
by CapeCoddess Today at 6:44 am

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in April 2017?
by Kelejan Today at 12:26 am

» Geezer's 17
by Turan Today at 12:22 am

» Has anyone tried 13 per square?
by Turan Today at 12:04 am

» Get Moving!
by StrongAsMeat Yesterday at 10:20 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by StrongAsMeat Yesterday at 10:14 pm

» Butterflies
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 4:36 pm

» Mel's Mix shows it is worth its weight in gold
by TNGeezer Yesterday at 4:06 pm

» Reading Material?
by TNGeezer Yesterday at 3:56 pm

» Hello from Chino, CA (Zone 10a)
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:00 pm

» Podding Radishes, Anyone?
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 2:48 pm

» First of the Season
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 2:37 pm

» N & C Midwest: April 2017!
by recoush Yesterday at 2:36 pm

» who has chickens
by RC3291 Yesterday at 2:00 pm

» April Avatar: Show Yourself!
by llama momma Yesterday at 1:22 pm

» Please comment on the plant layout for 2017
by greenthumbtobe Yesterday at 12:26 pm

» Healthy Meals
by RoOsTeR Yesterday at 11:21 am

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 10:24 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 10:12 am

» Mary Mary quite contrary, how does your garlic grow?
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 9:44 am

» New England April 2017
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 9:27 am

» Potato Harvest 2017
by RC3291 Yesterday at 9:03 am

» What's in the bottom of your raised bed?
by RC3291 Yesterday at 8:57 am

» Pallet Wacking
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:35 am

» Spider Mites?
by yolos 4/21/2017, 10:50 pm

» Bryan Greenbeard of Minnesota's 2017 Plans
by Greenbeard 4/21/2017, 4:10 pm

» Box Coatings
by ChasingAnnie 4/21/2017, 12:57 pm

» Spinach gone wild
by sanderson 4/21/2017, 12:36 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

I'm starting seedlings early this year..

View previous topic View next topic Go down

I'm starting seedlings early this year..

Post  quiltbea on 4/12/2010, 3:40 pm

I'm in southwestern Maine's zone 5a and with the SGQ beds, I feel I can start things early this year.
Yesterday I was out putting seedlings in the beds and covering them with shade cloth against the bright sunshine and last evening I was covering them also with layers of heavy-weight row cover, the one that protects crops down to 28* and they did well.

These are the Packman Broccoli.

These are the Super Red 80 cabbages and in the upper rt corner are 2 Titan Parsley.
url=http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=38&u=15016226][/url]
These are the Swiss chard, in varous stages of growth.
url=http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=39&u=15016226][/url]
One the left is lemon balm and on the rt are 3 flat-leaf parsley.

And lastly, here's the 3 Buttercrunch lettuces.
I'm thrilled to have such an early start. I hope I can keep them all growing even with our cold nites.
Its another experiment in getting crops earlier and better.
avatar
quiltbea

Female Posts : 4629
Join date : 2010-03-21
Age : 75
Location : Southwestern Maine Zone 5A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: I'm starting seedlings early this year..

Post  camprn on 4/12/2010, 3:55 pm

the plants all looks fabulous! mine are not in yet... maybe in the next few days... I am still thinking we may get snow... meh.
avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14101
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: I'm starting seedlings early this year..

Post  titans01 on 4/12/2010, 3:56 pm

Really nice pics. I've got some of mine out too in 5a but not as far long as yours.

titans01

Male Posts : 122
Join date : 2010-03-10
Age : 45
Location : Nebraska (Zone 5a)

View user profile http://goodgameme.wordpress.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: I'm starting seedlings early this year..

Post  robbinscabin on 4/12/2010, 6:25 pm

How brave you all are! I'm in 5A (Northern NY) and am too nervous to put anything out until Memorial Day...I've had too many of my precious little ones killed by late frosts!
avatar
robbinscabin

Female Posts : 51
Join date : 2010-04-08
Location : Northern NY, Zone 5A

View user profile http://robbinscabin.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: I'm starting seedlings early this year..

Post  bullfrogbabe on 4/12/2010, 8:07 pm

Nice plants. You are very brave! It has been really nice here but still getting frost. I can't plant anything frost sensitive until early June here.

Your soil looks really light coloured, almost sandy and there appear to be stones -- are you using Mel's mix? or regular soil?
avatar
bullfrogbabe

Female Posts : 189
Join date : 2010-03-03
Age : 46
Location : Petawawa, Ontario, Canada Zone 4a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: I'm starting seedlings early this year..

Post  quiltbea on 4/12/2010, 11:27 pm

My soil is garden loam I had trucked in last year to start my beds, amended with composted cow manure and bagged peat moss last spring and my own garden compost last fall.
This spring I amended with lime, greensand, bloodmeal and alfalfa pellets.
I keep finding stones and removing them. And no, its not sandy. The soil is really great when digging into it, loose and friable.
I haven't found Mel's Mix here.
I can only hope for the best.
avatar
quiltbea

Female Posts : 4629
Join date : 2010-03-21
Age : 75
Location : Southwestern Maine Zone 5A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: I'm starting seedlings early this year..

Post  new2this on 4/13/2010, 8:09 am

Good for you, Bea! That looks great.....you've inspired me to just go for it! I should get my peas and spinach planted - I'm in 4a....I can just do it, right?

Til next time ~Bobbin

new2this

Female Posts : 215
Join date : 2010-03-05
Age : 42
Location : southeast MN, zone 4a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: I'm starting seedlings early this year..

Post  quiltbea on 4/13/2010, 10:54 am

Peas and spinach can be sown 5 weeks before last frost date so it depends. Mine is the end of May but I plan to keep covering during the nite against cold so I'm taking a chance. The days get into the high 50s here right now.
avatar
quiltbea

Female Posts : 4629
Join date : 2010-03-21
Age : 75
Location : Southwestern Maine Zone 5A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: I'm starting seedlings early this year..

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