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
» New Member
by sanderson Today at 0:47

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing December 2016
by sanderson Today at 0:15

» 1st Seed Catalog Arrived :)
by sanderson Yesterday at 23:34

» Calcium and Magnesium Deficiency
by sanderson Yesterday at 23:14

» N&C Midwest: December 2016
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 18:32

» Happy Birthday!!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 18:29

» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 18:25

» 2016 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by yolos Yesterday at 18:19

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 17:58

» Tomato Tuesday 2016
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 17:52

» New England, December 2016
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 17:45

» Garbanzo (Chickpeas, Cicer arietinum) and Kidney Beans
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 17:33

» CHALLENGE - Smallest possible footprint
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 17:22

» Facebook - SFG Foundation postings
by sanderson Yesterday at 9:32

» Anyone out there tried crosne tubers?
by sanderson Yesterday at 8:52

» California's Drought
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 8:21

» Mid-South: December 2016
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 4:40

» Second Year SFG in Canada
by sanderson Yesterday at 1:16

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by trolleydriver Thu 8 Dec 2016 - 14:21

» Holy snow Batman!
by donnainzone5 Thu 8 Dec 2016 - 9:13

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals Thu 8 Dec 2016 - 8:44

» Garlic: Freeze, thaw, and heave
by camprn Thu 8 Dec 2016 - 4:05

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals Wed 7 Dec 2016 - 19:43

» GF Collard Greens, Kale Recipes
by BeetlesPerSqFt Wed 7 Dec 2016 - 9:49

» Bon fires on the Levee
by Cajun Cappy Tue 6 Dec 2016 - 9:17

» Mid-Atl - Dec 2016 - Seed Catalog ?
by Scorpio Rising Mon 5 Dec 2016 - 19:24

» Amaranth
by countrynaturals Mon 5 Dec 2016 - 9:06

» Live and learn
by jimmy cee Mon 5 Dec 2016 - 6:08

» AtlantaMarie's Garden
by countrynaturals Sun 4 Dec 2016 - 11:04

» Mychorrhizae Fungi
by audrey.jeanne.roberts Sun 4 Dec 2016 - 10:28

Google

Search SFG Forum

Hello from Middle Tennessee

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Hello from Middle Tennessee

Post  MidTNJasonF on Fri 5 Mar 2010 - 21:02

I was on the old forum but took most of the second half of 2009 away from the internet and posting much.

I have four 4' X 4' plots I put in last year and had good to great luck with them.

I designed the plots to more or less feed my salsa canning addiction so I had 8 tomato plants and at least 6 different kinds of peppers. Also did a fair bit of lettuce, summer squash, and zucchini.

I had near complete failures with Broccoli and onions. I had mixed results with my zucchini and squash. They started out with a flourish and one died shortly after the first few fruits were mature. The others lasted a bit longer but I have some blossom end rot and very low to no production later in the season. I also had some mixed results with cucumbers. Had a few vines die early on me after good early production.

This year I plan on even more peppers, more tomatoes, beans, and even greater variety of lettuces and spinach. I will have a few squash and zucchini again just because I love them so much. Cantaloupe again this year as well since they did pretty well last year.

I will put up a couple pictures in the showcase section here shortly.

MidTNJasonF

Male Posts : 99
Join date : 2010-03-05
Location : Smyrna, TN

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello from Middle Tennessee

Post  Lavender Debs on Sat 6 Mar 2010 - 6:50


I saw those pictures and wish I was on your Christmas list. Beautiful salsa garden.

I am in Western Washington where cole crops are easy but the tomatoes and peppers need coddling. It always surprises me to read that someone struggles with broccoli (I struggle with the moth that puts her green babies all over my broccoli if I'm not heads up).

It looks like you are surrounded by beauty in Tennessee.

Deborah ...expecting peas any day now (for the last couple of days)


Lavender Debs

Posts : 2054
Join date : 2010-03-03
Age : 59
Location : Everett, WA USA

View user profile http://songs-of-coming-rain.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello from Middle Tennessee

Post  boffer on Sat 6 Mar 2010 - 7:19

Hi Jason,

Welcome to the forum. Sounds like you were a victim of the same lousy gardening weather that a lot of folks back east were complaining about.

I have taken a similar approach to planting: I over-plant so I can be sure to get enough of what I want when the weather is poor. The down side to that approach is that when the weather is really good, like it was for us last summer, I've got veggies coming out my ears. I can't can it, freeze it, eat it, or give it away fast enough!

boffer

Male Posts : 7392
Join date : 2010-02-26
Age : 63
Location : yelm, wa, usa

View user profile http://boffer.us/

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello from Middle Tennessee

Post  boffer on Sat 6 Mar 2010 - 7:21

Deb,

What's the secret to brussel sprouts? We love 'em fresh, but they rarely get bigger than a penny. By the time they're prepped, there's not much left to eat!

boffer

Male Posts : 7392
Join date : 2010-02-26
Age : 63
Location : yelm, wa, usa

View user profile http://boffer.us/

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello from Middle Tennessee

Post  Lavender Debs on Sat 6 Mar 2010 - 7:34

Hey Boff, I'm going to move this to the PNW forum if that is ok with you?
Deborah ...feeling like a thread thief.

Lavender Debs

Posts : 2054
Join date : 2010-03-03
Age : 59
Location : Everett, WA USA

View user profile http://songs-of-coming-rain.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello from Middle Tennessee

Post  boffer on Sat 6 Mar 2010 - 7:42

Perfect

I'm often guilty of getting off topic. I shouldn't talk so much!

boffer

Male Posts : 7392
Join date : 2010-02-26
Age : 63
Location : yelm, wa, usa

View user profile http://boffer.us/

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello from Middle Tennessee

Post  Lavender Debs on Sat 6 Mar 2010 - 7:44

Welcome Boffer to the club

Deborah ....member at large and running for president.

Lavender Debs

Posts : 2054
Join date : 2010-03-03
Age : 59
Location : Everett, WA USA

View user profile http://songs-of-coming-rain.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello from Middle Tennessee

Post  Sponsored content Today at 0:48


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