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
» Senseless Banter...
by trolleydriver Today at 9:15 am

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by trolleydriver Today at 9:07 am

» 2017 Burpee seeds are already on display at HD
by trolleydriver Today at 8:57 am

» Making Smoothies
by sanderson Today at 12:45 am

» Holy snow Batman!
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 8:18 pm

» Baker Creek's Seed Bank Store in Petaluma, CA
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 2:46 pm

» Food Dehydrators
by sanderson Yesterday at 1:21 pm

» Green Ice Leaf Lettuce
by MrBooker Yesterday at 4:46 am

» New England January 2017
by Scorpio Rising 1/19/2017, 10:11 pm

» Gardening Australia
by Scorpio Rising 1/19/2017, 10:05 pm

» New Forum Feature
by Scorpio Rising 1/19/2017, 9:56 pm

» Microgreens Gardening
by yolos 1/19/2017, 9:45 pm

» Hi from Acworth GA
by AtlantaMarie 1/19/2017, 9:40 pm

» N & C Midwest: January 2017!
by Scorpio Rising 1/19/2017, 6:14 pm

» California's Drought
by sanderson 1/19/2017, 5:46 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing January 2017
by trolleydriver 1/19/2017, 10:54 am

» Winter Sowing vs. Winter Growing
by has55 1/19/2017, 3:32 am

» heirloom seed companies around a lot of the world
by ralitaco 1/18/2017, 10:58 pm

» What about ink on newspaper and cardboard for mulch?
by Scorpio Rising 1/18/2017, 9:23 pm

» Turan in the Western Mountains
by Turan 1/18/2017, 7:20 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by BeetlesPerSqFt 1/18/2017, 10:22 am

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver 1/18/2017, 9:23 am

» 2017 SFG Adventures in Hampstead, NC
by ralitaco 1/17/2017, 11:23 pm

» Daikon radishes?
by Scorpio Rising 1/17/2017, 9:49 pm

» Anyone want walking onions??
by Scorpio Rising 1/17/2017, 9:22 pm

» How much to plant?
by trolleydriver 1/17/2017, 2:48 pm

» January: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas
by countrynaturals 1/17/2017, 2:22 pm

» Feedback for my 2017 garden plan
by sanderson 1/17/2017, 2:00 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by countrynaturals 1/17/2017, 1:49 pm

» Show us your kitchen compost container
by CapeCoddess 1/17/2017, 1:23 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Sweet Potato Surprise

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Sweet Potato Surprise

Post  sceleste54 on 11/17/2012, 6:55 pm

I got a bit of a surprise today while digging around for the last of the sweet potatoes/ getting ready for collards. This reminded me that even though our SFG beds are raised, they still are attractive to all sorts of critters !


sceleste54

Female Posts : 383
Join date : 2010-04-08
Location : Florida Panhandle

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Sweet Potato Surprise

Post  camprn on 11/17/2012, 7:00 pm

AWWWW, a baby snake, good for keeping the vermin down in the garden, once it gets bigger. Snakes are such awesome creatures. Lucky you! cheers

Is it one of these? a scarlet snake?
http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/herpetology/fl-guide/cemophoracoccinea.htm

____________________________

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




camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14040
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: Sweet Potato Surprise

Post  sceleste54 on 11/17/2012, 7:41 pm

Looked more like the photo on the right camprn... the tinest snake I have ever seen...

sceleste54

Female Posts : 383
Join date : 2010-04-08
Location : Florida Panhandle

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Sweet Potato Surprise

Post  sceleste54 on 11/17/2012, 7:43 pm

I put him back where I found him after I planted the collards, I hope he makes it thru the winter...Smile

sceleste54

Female Posts : 383
Join date : 2010-04-08
Location : Florida Panhandle

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Sweet Potato Surprise

Post  camprn on 11/17/2012, 7:49 pm

@sceleste54 wrote:I put him back where I found him after I planted the collards, I hope he makes it thru the winter...Smile
NICE!!!! flower

____________________________

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




camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14040
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: Sweet Potato Surprise

Post  mollyhespra on 11/18/2012, 12:05 am

Umm...that's a King Snake...a good guy; not venomous in the least & awesome that you put him back.

That being said, his look-a-like, the Coral Snake is a VERY dangerous critter. Important to the ecosystem, & not to be killed-just-cuz-its-a-snake but not to be handled lightly.

Here's a link on how to tell them apart, but I just always remember: red & yellow kill a fellow, red & black you're all right Jack.

I almost stepped on a Coral snake as a child growing up in Miami, Florida. Not something you forget & important to know how to tell them apart if you're poking around the vegetation in the Sunshine State.

I don't want to frighten you or cause undue alarm; just something I thought you should be aware of.

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: Sweet Potato Surprise

Post  sceleste54 on 11/18/2012, 2:27 pm

Thanks for the heads up about the coral snake, I learned early on the rhyme "Red on Yellow kill a fellow, Red on Black good for Jack".... right along with the instructions never to touch a snake... Laughing

sceleste54

Female Posts : 383
Join date : 2010-04-08
Location : Florida Panhandle

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Sweet Potato Surprise

Post  mollyhespra on 11/18/2012, 5:06 pm

LOL! I think I missed that lesson, too.

Well, I'm glad you knew the difference when you picked that little critter up because my heart skipped a beat when I saw your picture. It's such an ingrained reaction even from so many years ago...just like ducking for cover when you hear the raspy sound of a palmetto bug's wings just as you're about to get dive-bombed...

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: Sweet Potato Surprise

Post  walshevak on 11/19/2012, 12:35 pm

@mollyhespra wrote:LOL! I think I missed that lesson, too.

Well, I'm glad you knew the difference when you picked that little critter up because my heart skipped a beat when I saw your picture. It's such an ingrained reaction even from so many years ago...just like ducking for cover when you hear the raspy sound of a palmetto bug's wings just as you're about to get dive-bombed...

ditto

____________________________

A WEED IS A FLOWER GROWING IN THE WRONG PLACE
Elizabeth City, NC
Find more about Weather in Elizabeth City, NC
Click for weather forecast

walshevak

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4327
Join date : 2010-10-17
Age : 74
Location : wilmington, nc zone 8

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Sweet Potato Surprise

Post  sceleste54 on 11/21/2012, 12:48 am

I checked on he/she/it today... still ensconced in Mel's Mix...Wink

sceleste54

Female Posts : 383
Join date : 2010-04-08
Location : Florida Panhandle

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Sweet Potato Surprise

Post  camprn on 11/21/2012, 6:57 am

@sceleste54 wrote:I checked on he/she/it today... still ensconced in Mel's Mix...Wink
sunny hooray! as long as it's there it keeps eating bugs! 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




camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14040
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: Sweet Potato Surprise

Post  Sponsored content Today at 10:29 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