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
» New England September 2017
by CapeCoddess Today at 12:10 pm

» Spotted Lanternfly: invasive pest "new" to the US
by Ginger Blue Today at 6:47 am

» First red kidney bean harvest....now what?
by AtlantaMarie Today at 6:28 am

» Fall Garden?
by sanderson Today at 3:28 am

» Today's Harvest
by sanderson Today at 3:02 am

» Bug/Pest Identification....Help!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 7:12 pm

» N&C Midwest - September 2017
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 7:07 pm

» Cucumber Plants on the Ground! :-(
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 6:55 pm

» question about Garlic and winter
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 6:38 pm

» Ginger
by has55 Yesterday at 2:38 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in September 2017
by Kelejan Yesterday at 2:29 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 9:42 am

» Senseless Banter...
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 9:08 am

» harvesting wood chips
by Kelejan 9/19/2017, 9:55 pm

» Tomato Tuesday 2017
by brianj555 9/19/2017, 7:18 pm

» leeks again
by donnainzone5 9/19/2017, 12:17 pm

» WANTED: Pictures of Compost Bins
by has55 9/19/2017, 9:03 am

» My SFG Journey:Returning to the Original Square Foot Garden Method
by has55 9/19/2017, 3:05 am

» Monarch Supporter
by CitizenKate 9/19/2017, 1:43 am

» Any Strange and Wonderful Visitors? Photos please!
by trolleydriver 9/18/2017, 5:08 pm

» Amaranth
by trolleydriver 9/18/2017, 12:06 pm

» Birds of the Garden
by countrynaturals 9/18/2017, 11:29 am

» Tomatoes in New England
by Scorpio Rising 9/17/2017, 9:02 pm

» Ground Cherries
by Ginger Blue 9/17/2017, 5:39 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals 9/17/2017, 11:20 am

» Skinny Cucumbers?
by brianj555 9/17/2017, 11:15 am

» Trellis
by CapeCoddess 9/17/2017, 10:19 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by bigdogrock 9/17/2017, 8:43 am

» Garden Videos 2017
by brianj555 9/16/2017, 9:48 pm

» What I learned this year
by brianj555 9/16/2017, 9:19 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

This Dang Weather!

View previous topic View next topic Go down

This Dang Weather!

Post  Hoggar on 10/11/2012, 12:14 pm

So, I caught the weather on Monday and it said to expect overnight temps of 31° F on Wednesday night. so yesterday I dug up my Bell-peppers and Chives and potted them in the greenhouse and removed the shade cloth from the roof, covered the toms and any thing else I hoped to save. I woke up this morning to 60s and a forecast projecting a high of 80° today and lows for the week in the mid 50s to mid to upper 40s.
Unfortunately cooler temps earlier in the week got my cukes and squash

avatar
Hoggar

Male Posts : 307
Join date : 2011-03-30
Location : Salt Lake City, Ut

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: This Dang Weather!

Post  quiltbea on 10/11/2012, 12:39 pm

The darn old weather can fool you.
I've been watching mine. It said 30F Sat and now its changed to 28 Fri instead. I already took in my peppers and hung them to ripen but will have to watch out for the herb pots that I'm keeping outside until the weather gets too cool for them. The eggplants have blossoms but I know they won't fruit. Much too cool here so I'll be adding them to the compost pile this week.
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: This Dang Weather!

Post  Goosegirl on 10/11/2012, 3:06 pm

I feel the pain! High today is supposed to be 47F, with a few scattered 60's over the next 10-day forecast. We are on the steep downhill slide to winter and probably won't see anything in the 70's again until next May or June. Low of 25F tonight. Soon that will be considered a good high...

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: This Dang Weather!

Post  littlejo on 10/11/2012, 8:01 pm

I feel for all of you, but I also realize now why I live in the south. Low here has been 48, with high today of 80. Most years, shorts are normal attire for Thanksgiving, but, may be too cold on Christmas.
Jo
avatar
littlejo

Female Posts : 1532
Join date : 2011-05-04
Age : 63
Location : Cottageville SC 8b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: This Dang Weather!

Post  Goosegirl on 10/13/2012, 7:46 pm

We actually had our forecast amended to project 70 for the high today. Didn't make it.....
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: This Dang Weather!

Post  cheyannarach on 10/14/2012, 12:16 am

It was nice here today, I think we may have stolen a few degrees from you Goosegirl, lol. But we have already had almost 10 inches of snow too.
avatar
cheyannarach

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

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: This Dang Weather!

Post  Pollinator on 10/14/2012, 3:32 pm

Hee hee. We've had a couple cool days, but most days lately have been in the 80s. Broccoli, cabbage, caulifoower, onions are growing like weeds. The Caribbean squash only made very few female blossoms (too much shade perhaps - darn that big pine on the neighbor's property), but there are three nice squashes growing and I hope they ripen.

About to dig my sweet potatoes in a couple weeks. Purple hull peas have done very well, and peppers continue to produce like crazy. Okra is slow this time of year, but still producing some. My carrots were reseeded three times, and still have only a smattering of plants. Beets are likewise doing poorly - gotta figure out what's wrong with them.
avatar
Pollinator

Male Posts : 445
Join date : 2012-06-23
Location : Coastal SC

View user profile http://gardensouth.org

Back to top Go down

Re: This Dang Weather!

Post  cheyannarach on 10/15/2012, 11:17 am

Wow, pollinator, your garden is booming! That's fantstic! I could send you some pine beetles to take care of that tree for you, lol, we have too many here.
avatar
cheyannarach

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

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: This Dang Weather!

Post  llama momma on 10/15/2012, 11:46 am

My Egyptian onions and German Red garlic is growing crazy but I think it's all wrong to be growing fast at this time. Yesterday it was 78 degrees, yet the temps have also been daytime highs of 50's, and night time freezing marks too, sheesh. And yesterday I picked a large Quinalt strawberry. Nutty weather.
avatar
llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4845
Join date : 2010-08-20
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: This Dang Weather!

Post  camprn on 10/15/2012, 4:55 pm

llama momma wrote:My Egyptian onions and German Red garlic is growing crazy but I think it's all wrong to be growing fast at this time.
This is why I don't put my garlic in until the last week of October, we do not want too much foliage going into winter.


In other news, snow is on the way.

____________________________

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 : 14165
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 55
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: This Dang Weather!

Post  llama momma on 10/16/2012, 9:20 am

[/quote] This is why I don't put my garlic in until the last week of October, we do not want too much foliage going into winter.
[/quote]

Camp - I know and I was torn..... but I was told to order early to get the desired variety and the best quality bulbs. Still, I knew I didn't have the recommended storage conditions for the bulbs. Everything I read said to keep them in a dry and cool place. So what do you do to successfully store bulbs without sprouting them till planting time?
avatar
llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4845
Join date : 2010-08-20
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: This Dang Weather!

Post  CapeCoddess on 10/16/2012, 3:32 pm

I didn't know know about the dry cool conditions. Good question. Mine is sitting on the kitchen counter next to the fruit bowl. hmmm....

CC
avatar
CapeCoddess

Posts : 6419
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: This Dang Weather!

Post  llama momma on 10/16/2012, 4:32 pm

CC
The website I looked at said to store at 50 degrees and keep in dry conditions until ready to plant. My basement is far warmer than 50 degrees but maybe I should have kept the bulbs stored in nice dry peat in the basement? Today I counted 40 of 53 cloves that have sprouted. I'm not too happy about this.
avatar
llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4845
Join date : 2010-08-20
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: This Dang Weather!

Post  CapeCoddess on 10/16/2012, 4:57 pm

Hmm...wonder if mine have sprouted inside the paper bulb. I just read that in my zone I can plant my shallots when I plant my garlic. It said to cover for winter with mulch, but be sure to remove the mulch in early spring to prevent rot.

CC
avatar
CapeCoddess

Posts : 6419
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: This Dang Weather!

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