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
» Bryan Greenbeard of Minnesota's 2017 Plans
by sanderson Today at 2:55 am

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by sanderson Today at 2:46 am

» Natural Dying ~ The Thyme to Dye is Coming!
by sanderson Today at 1:46 am

» Tips for compost tumbler
by sanderson Today at 1:42 am

» Lower South May 2017
by mschaef Today at 12:43 am

» 2017: First full year of SFGing in ND
by Turan Today at 12:42 am

» Turan in the Western Mountains
by Turan Yesterday at 10:26 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in May 2017
by Fiz Yesterday at 10:10 pm

» Using Eggshells for your garden
by donnainzone5 Yesterday at 10:09 pm

» N&C Midwest: May is here! 2017
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 7:18 pm

» Amaranth
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 3:09 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 3:06 pm

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 2:44 pm

» New England May 2017
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 12:55 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 8:46 am

» Maritime SGFG 2017
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:29 am

» Strawberry protection
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:27 am

» Planting for the trellis
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:57 am

» Spring BBQ day
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:55 am

» Dandelions - I cut this out of a magazine when I was a teen-
by Scorpio Rising 5/23/2017, 8:02 pm

» Watering System -- Finally!
by countrynaturals 5/23/2017, 3:49 pm

» Slugs and stuff
by CapeCoddess 5/23/2017, 9:56 am

» surprising results from soil test
by sanderson 5/23/2017, 3:29 am

» New in Tennessee
by sanderson 5/23/2017, 3:23 am

» Netting as Barrier
by sanderson 5/23/2017, 3:20 am

» Bumble bees In Trouble
by sanderson 5/23/2017, 3:08 am

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by Cajun Cappy 5/22/2017, 10:27 pm

» What region am I in now?
by CapeCoddess 5/22/2017, 3:54 pm

» Get Moving!
by trolleydriver 5/22/2017, 12:14 pm

» Friday Rookie Topic: Edible Flowers
by BeetlesPerSqFt 5/22/2017, 11:39 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

October 2012, New England

Page 5 of 5 Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Re: October 2012, New England

Post  camprn on 10/23/2012, 7:20 pm

Yes, the last of the fresh eggplant, tomatoes and peppers. I like eating my own organic veggies, that is why I go a bit crazy trying to preserve as much of the harvest as I can. As my cherry tomatoes are ripening I am dehydrating those. I need to make a few jars of green tomato pickles and then I should be done, hopefully this weekend.

Oh, well, darn it, then there is still beets and carrots and cabbages to deal with... I guess I wont be done this weekend. Rolling Eyes Wink

____________________________

41 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14139
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: October 2012, New England

Post  camprn on 10/29/2012, 9:59 pm

Planted the last of the garlic today. This is softneck. 118 cloves into a 4x6.



____________________________

41 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14139
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: October 2012, New England

Post  NHGardener on 10/29/2012, 10:11 pm

You planted today of all days? ROFL!

I planted yesterday, in hopes today's rain would really get them worked in. Mine were hardnecks, 5 per square, 16 squares, 80 altogether.

Did you cover yours with dirt, or leave them exposed like that? Hadn't seen that before. I'm sure you covered them.

Amazingly I still have power. Can't believe it. Smile Hope everyone is okay.

P.S. - Good idea shelling them all first. I shelled as I went along and then I kept thinking - wait a minute. Did I plant the last one here, or here?
avatar
NHGardener

Female Posts : 2298
Join date : 2011-02-25
Age : 56
Location : Southern New Hampshire

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: October 2012, New England

Post  camprn on 10/29/2012, 10:29 pm

I went through all my bulbs of garlic and took the largest cloves off, then drew lines in the prepared bed and placed the cloves. After I snapped this photo I pushed all the cloves into the MM about the length of my thumb, about 2 inches. The rain will fill in the holes.

Congrats on getting your garlic planted! okay

____________________________

41 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14139
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: October 2012, New England

Post  quiltbea on 10/30/2012, 1:42 pm

I just wanted everyone to know that roasted tomatoes I froze in double bags last season are still good in my freezer. I used some this week in my meatballs and spaghetti and they were great. So now I know they keep at least a year in the freezer.

The only things left in my garden are kale, Swiss chard and parsnips. I still haven't harvested any parsnips since we haven't had any frosty nights yet. We had one over a week ago but that was it. Days here now are back in the 60sF. My garlic are planted for next year on Oct 10th and have broken ground with greenery so their roots must be growing. They'll overwinter just fine now. I'll cover them with a layer of leaves and straw when the freezes come.

Swiss chard on Oct 24th.

Now's the time for me to plan and replan my next year's garden. Its such fun for me and I make changes quite often, right up until planting time next spring.
avatar
quiltbea

Female Posts : 4646
Join date : 2010-03-21
Age : 75
Location : Southwestern Maine Zone 5A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: October 2012, New England

Post  CapeCoddess on 10/30/2012, 5:16 pm

Nice garlic & swiss chard photos, ladies! So pretty.

Well, we made it thru the storm and I'm feeling so grateful. All we had were gusts to 80 mph and 1/3 inch rain. Small branches and lots of leaves down. And my tulle made it thru intact except for one corner came lose and that's it! Amazing.

I picked a bucket full of greens for my daily lunch salads this morning. Will pick chard tomorrow. Besides the lettuces/greens, I have beets, carrots, chives, scallions, celery, peppers, radishes, beans, peas & cherry toms still going, but thinning.

Time to blow this Popsicle stand (work). How was everyone else s Sandy experience?

CC
avatar
CapeCoddess

Posts : 5925
Join date : 2012-05-20
Age : 61
Location : elbow of the Cape, MA, Zone 6b/7a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: October 2012, New England

Post  CapeCoddess on 10/31/2012, 3:48 pm

Oh crud! I somehow missed that we're suppose to peel the garlic before planting it. I planted mine this morning and watered them in well. There are 3 different kinds, along with a couple of shallots, so I did like you did, Camp, and let them show before pushing them down in. This way I'll have a photo of where which ones are incase the markers don't make it thru the winter.

Should I dig them up and peel them?



CC



avatar
CapeCoddess

Posts : 5925
Join date : 2012-05-20
Age : 61
Location : elbow of the Cape, MA, Zone 6b/7a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: October 2012, New England

Post  camprn on 10/31/2012, 4:19 pm

@CapeCoddess wrote:Oh crud! I somehow missed that we're suppose to peel the garlic before planting it. I planted mine this morning and watered them in well. There are 3 different kinds, along with a couple of shallots, so I did like you did, Camp, and let them show before pushing them down in. This way I'll have a photo of where which ones are incase the markers don't make it thru the winter.

Should I dig them up and peel them?



CC



You are not supposed to peel the cloves. You done good CC! cheers

____________________________

41 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14139
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: October 2012, New England

Post  yolos on 10/31/2012, 4:33 pm

I have never planted garlic, but aren't you supposed to peel off the outside layer of the bulb, break it apart and plant the individual cloves. The garlic in Capecoddes picture looks like it has the outside wrapper on the garlic bulb. I see something sticking up from each of her garlic bulbs.
avatar
yolos

Female Posts : 3095
Join date : 2011-11-20
Age : 67
Location : Brooks, Ga Zone 7B/8A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: October 2012, New England

Post  CapeCoddess on 10/31/2012, 4:52 pm

Actually I planted the cloves but didn't remove the paper from them.

This is what they looked like before I broke them apart:


I guess alot of the 'hard neck' & 'soft neck' parts stayed with some of the cloves. (really...I have no idea what I'm talking about here):

CC
avatar
CapeCoddess

Posts : 5925
Join date : 2012-05-20
Age : 61
Location : elbow of the Cape, MA, Zone 6b/7a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: October 2012, New England

Post  camprn on 10/31/2012, 5:09 pm

That's right, the cloves are the individual parts of the bulb. When you break the bulb apart, some of the paper is lost. But when you plant you want the keep the paper on the individual cloves, if you can.
This is what mine looked like before planting.

____________________________

41 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14139
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: October 2012, New England

Post  quiltbea on 10/31/2012, 6:09 pm

I always plant with some of the papery skin still adhered to the individual cloves. Only the really loose stuff is removed.
avatar
quiltbea

Female Posts : 4646
Join date : 2010-03-21
Age : 75
Location : Southwestern Maine Zone 5A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: October 2012, New England

Post  mollyhespra on 10/31/2012, 8:13 pm

Hmmm...I actually *did* peel my cloves before planting them. I posted on another topic about some suspect seed garlic I got from a vendor. The company sent me replacement garlic, but I was still suspicious that the new bulbs might also have mites, so I did some research & found where some folks have good success at pre-treating the cloves to kill any unwanted fungus or parasites by soaking them in a solution of one tablespoon baking soda & 1 tbs liquid seaweed to one gallon of water overnight followed by a 3-4 minute dip in rubbing alcohol.

The pre-treatment loosens the skins so you end up with nekkid cloves. There was another pre-treatment consisting of soaking the cloves into varying degrees of really hot water, but that protocol was rather complicated, so I weighed my alternatives & decided to go for the seaweed bath. It was either that or not plant any garlic at all. I'm glad I did it because I found another variety from a different vendor that was likewise highly suspect & the cloves had looked pristine before peeling them. The mites themselves don't pose much of a danger to us (I'm sure I've cooked & eaten more than a few in my lifetime) or to the plant by themselves except that they're a vector for other more serious diseases to find a way in.

So there you have it: nekkid garlic in the garden...I kinda like the sound of that...
avatar
mollyhespra

Female Posts : 807
Join date : 2012-09-21
Age : 51
Location : Waaaay upstate, NH (zone 4)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: October 2012, New England

Post  Triciasgarden on 10/31/2012, 10:59 pm

Beautiful gardens and such great pictures and explanations! I need to plant some garlic!
avatar
Triciasgarden

Female Posts : 1628
Join date : 2010-06-04
Age : 62
Location : Northern Utah

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: October 2012, New England

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 5 of 5 Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


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