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
» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals Today at 3:55 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals Today at 1:42 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by trolleydriver Today at 12:46 pm

» Ayrshire Newbie
by robert1938 Today at 12:17 pm

» Hello from West Coast Of Scotland
by robert1938 Today at 12:02 pm

» Gardening & Homesteading Skills Summit REGISTER NOW!
by countrynaturals Today at 11:53 am

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by trolleydriver Today at 9:53 am

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

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

» 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

» 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

Google

Search SFG Forum

New to SFG and new to the forum!

View previous topic View next topic Go down

New to SFG and new to the forum!

Post  Theresa_in_the_ATL on 9/26/2012, 3:54 pm

Hi everyone. I just moved to Atlanta and the apartment complex said I could have a garden outside my patio as long as I kept it "neat" in raised beds. Yay! I've wanted something more than the container garden I had on my patio in Los Angeles for many years and I had read about SFG years ago and always wanted to try it. The funny part is that I moved into my new place on August 28th and NOTHING is unpacked, but my garden is in full swing! LOL.

I got the new SFG book from the library and read it 100 times, built a 4x4 box to start, compiled all the components, made my mix and planted seeds and transplants on September 9th. It's only been 2 weeks but everything is growing like gangbusters and looking awesome. Other than the fact that it took a while to shop around and build everything by myself, this has been the easiest gardening ever!

I'm excited to see how my fall garden grows and before spring I may build a second box.

I'm very grateful to have found this forum to learn from other's experiences and to share ideas and tips! :-)

Theresa
avatar
Theresa_in_the_ATL

Posts : 8
Join date : 2012-09-26
Age : 49
Location : NE Atlanta, GA, Zone 7b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: New to SFG and new to the forum!

Post  jeffhbell on 9/26/2012, 4:00 pm

Glad you are here. Post pictures and ask questions.
avatar
jeffhbell

Male Posts : 25
Join date : 2012-05-08
Location : Winter Haven, FL

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: New to SFG and new to the forum!

Post  yolos on 9/26/2012, 4:04 pm

Welcome to Georgia and SFG. I am in Brooks, Ga which is about 25 miles south of the Atlanta Airport. I am interested to find out what you planted in your fall garden.
avatar
yolos

Female Posts : 3264
Join date : 2011-11-20
Age : 67
Location : Brooks, Ga Zone 7B/8A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: New to SFG and new to the forum!

Post  Theresa_in_the_ATL on 9/26/2012, 4:20 pm

Thanks! Here is my garden so far (I haven't posted pics before, so bear with me if they come out funky):

September 9, 2012 right after building the box and putting the mix in. I chose to use 2x8's instead of 2x6 because when we've had torrential rain a lot of soil splashed out of my container gardens so I chose to use 8" boards but only filled it to 6":


September 9 after planting all the seeds and transplants.


September 16th after one week.
I have: brussel sprouts, brussel sprouts, late season tomato, sugar snap peas
swiss chard, marigolds, baby carrots, spinach
kale, collards, nasturtiams, spinach
beets, mesclun mix, radishes and mache



September 23rd after 2 weeks. The tomato is already flowering and bees come to visit. The snap peas are climbing their pole and I've already eaten a "seedling" salad where I thinned the lettuce and greens.


The only thing not really taking off is the Bloomsdale spinach. Only 6 out of 18 holes has sprouted.
avatar
Theresa_in_the_ATL

Posts : 8
Join date : 2012-09-26
Age : 49
Location : NE Atlanta, GA, Zone 7b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: New to SFG and new to the forum!

Post  Goosegirl on 9/26/2012, 5:40 pm

Looking good! welcome

GG
avatar
Goosegirl

Female Posts : 3412
Join date : 2011-02-16
Age : 52
Location : Zone 4A - NE SD

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: New to SFG and new to the forum!

Post  quiltbea on 9/27/2012, 11:54 am

Welcome to the forum.
Congratulations. Lookin' good!
avatar
quiltbea

Female Posts : 4690
Join date : 2010-03-21
Age : 75
Location : Southwestern Maine Zone 5A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: New to SFG and new to the forum!

Post  bnoles on 9/27/2012, 12:34 pm

Hi Theresa and welcome to the forum! You have a great looking garden to start your journey and have done a most excellent job with it all. I especially like your idea on marking your squares with the plastic bamboo rods, I don't think I have seen that idea before. I see that you are on the opposite end of town from where I live.

Hope to see you visit the forum often.

bnoles

Male Posts : 804
Join date : 2012-08-16
Location : North GA Mountains Zone 7A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: New to SFG and new to the forum!

Post  gregrenee88 on 9/27/2012, 1:04 pm

Awesome! Welcome and thanks for the pics!!
Renee rock on
avatar
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: New to SFG and new to the forum!

Post  Kelejan on 9/27/2012, 2:25 pm

bnoles wrote:...... I especially like your idea on marking your squares with the plastic bamboo rods, I don't think I have seen that idea before.......

I have just realised that I have enough of those green rods around to do the same to one of my beds. Just lift them off when required instead of trying to work around the string that I am using.
You see, Theresa, we can learn from newbies sometimes.
Your bed and pictures are great. bounce
avatar
Kelejan

Female Posts : 4971
Join date : 2011-04-24
Age : 82
Location : Castlegar, British Columbia

View user profile http://www.castlegarinkspot.ca

Back to top Go down

Re: New to SFG and new to the forum!

Post  Theresa_in_the_ATL on 9/29/2012, 10:23 am

Thank you everyone for the warm welcome!! Very Happy
avatar
Theresa_in_the_ATL

Posts : 8
Join date : 2012-09-26
Age : 49
Location : NE Atlanta, GA, Zone 7b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: New to SFG and new to the forum!

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