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
» Garbanzo (Chickpeas, Cicer arietinum) and Kidney Beans
by sanderson Today at 3:27 am

» N&C Midwest: December 2016
by GardenGal Today at 12:15 am

» Second Year SFG in Canada
by yolos Today at 12:13 am

» CHALLENGE - Smallest possible footprint
by sfg4uKim Yesterday at 10:14 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing December 2016
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:02 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 6:24 pm

» Holy snow Batman!
by llama momma Yesterday at 4:52 pm

» Tomato Tuesday 2016
by llama momma Yesterday at 4:35 pm

» 2016 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 4:02 pm

» New England, December 2016
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 3:27 pm

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 1:04 pm

» Bon fires on the Levee
by Cajun Cappy Yesterday at 12:17 pm

» Mid-South: December 2016
by Scorpio Rising 12/5/2016, 10:26 pm

» Mid-Atl - Dec 2016 - Seed Catalog ?
by Scorpio Rising 12/5/2016, 10:24 pm

» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania
by Scorpio Rising 12/5/2016, 10:21 pm

» 1st Seed Catalog Arrived :)
by Scorpio Rising 12/5/2016, 10:15 pm

» Amaranth
by countrynaturals 12/5/2016, 12:06 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals 12/5/2016, 12:03 pm

» Garlic: Freeze, thaw, and heave
by donnainzone5 12/5/2016, 11:14 am

» Live and learn
by jimmy cee 12/5/2016, 9:08 am

» AtlantaMarie's Garden
by countrynaturals 12/4/2016, 2:04 pm

» Mychorrhizae Fungi
by audrey.jeanne.roberts 12/4/2016, 1:28 pm

» December 2016 Avatar: Show your Winter Season Colors!
by Scorpio Rising 12/3/2016, 11:17 pm

» SFG not giving the results I expected
by No_Such_Reality 12/3/2016, 7:21 pm

» New Member
by trolleydriver 12/3/2016, 4:14 pm

» First season SFG results / lessons learned
by countrynaturals 12/3/2016, 10:36 am

» Eat Broccoli Leaves? Brussels Sprouts? Cauliflower?
by sanderson 12/3/2016, 2:55 am

» Winter's Coming!
by sanderson 12/3/2016, 2:53 am

» Dry versus fresh spices to infuse vinegar
by sanderson 12/3/2016, 2:50 am

» Senseless Banter...
by MrBooker 12/2/2016, 5:17 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Hey Ya'll

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Hey Ya'll

Post  LoMagick on 8/25/2012, 11:44 am

A long time gardener in Mississippi. I love growing vegetables. My goal every spring I browse all of the beautiful seed catalogs, is to grow enough to can or freeze to feed us through the rest of the year. Of course what I plan and what actually happens are usually two different things.

I've tried the traditional row method and raised beds. Read the original SFG book about two years ago and LOVEd the ideas and philosiphy behind it. Of course people are going to get lazy about maintainence when it's 100 degrees outside, the tomatoes have cut worms or blight, or deer decide your garden is a free salad bar.

I live in the perfect climate to grow vegetales almost all year long. So I'm going for it. I got the new book this summer and am really inspired to try something different. I'd like to start with maybe 4 squares and see how it works out. maybe keep my row garden for corn or squash (because of the space it takes) So get ready for lots of questions.

LoMagick

Female Posts : 1
Join date : 2012-08-25
Location : Mississippi

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hey Ya'll

Post  gwennifer on 8/25/2012, 12:37 pm

Well hello there LoMagick and glad you\'re here to the forum! Your idea of starting small sounds great to me. There are plenty of people here who grow corn and squash in their SFG's, but also plenty who don't. So experiment and find what's right for you. Lots of friendly folks willing to help answer your questions. Looking forward to hearing more from you!

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

Re: Hey Ya'll

Post  yolos on 8/25/2012, 2:04 pm

When I started building my SFG, I kept an area of 4 ft X 32 ft of my old row garden. I will be using it to plant brocolli in the spring and fall and corn in the summer. Of course after using SFG and getting used to the soft soilless soil, I am amending my left-over row garden with six inches of my home made compost and other amendments. I am trying to get it to a point where it is closer to SFG soil. The bottom of that patch is still hard clay but I am hoping the compost will eventually work itself down into the clay.

yolos

Female Posts : 2859
Join date : 2011-11-20
Age : 66
Location : Brooks, Ga Zone 7B/8A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hey Ya'll

Post  cheyannarach on 8/26/2012, 12:54 am

Welcome to the forum! I love to see new people join us! SFG is so much fun and I am a little (lot) jealous of the almost year round growing! Keep us posted on your progress!

cheyannarach

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

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hey Ya'll

Post  GWN on 8/26/2012, 2:38 am

Hi Lomagic
My goal is also to eventually grow enough to feed us all year, or at least MOSTly.
I think I have grown enough beans this year to feed my family with beans for the full year.....
However not sure if I could live off of beans alone
WELCOME

Janet

GWN

Posts : 2719
Join date : 2012-01-14
Age : 60
Location : british columbia zone 5a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hey Ya'll

Post  gregrenee88 on 8/26/2012, 6:13 pm

glad you\'re here from the east coast of the U.S.! You will find great information and very helpful fellow gardeners on this forum.

Renee

gregrenee88

Female Posts : 280
Join date : 2012-04-23
Age : 50
Location : Sharpsburg, Md. Zone 6B

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hey Ya'll

Post  Sponsored content Today at 3:40 am


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