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
» Ground Cherries
by countrynaturals Today at 3:41 pm

» How can we save this tree?
by countrynaturals Today at 2:30 pm

» Tomato Mystery Mix
by sanderson Today at 1:59 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by yolos Today at 1:21 pm

» Terrible News: Bumblebees In Trouble
by countrynaturals Today at 1:18 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals Today at 1:12 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in March 2017
by Kelejan Today at 12:46 pm

» Ontario - trying out SFG
by Kelejan Today at 12:39 pm

» List of Forum Members with Blogs
by Cajun Cappy Today at 12:31 pm

» N & C Midwest: March 2017 Brink of Spring
by herblover Today at 11:45 am

» SUGA 2017
by SQWIB Today at 9:26 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by AtlantaMarie Today at 8:42 am

» who has chickens
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:00 pm

» Rolling Boxes
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:50 pm

» New from OK City
by Scorpio Rising 3/20/2017, 11:02 pm

» Bok Choy
by Scorpio Rising 3/20/2017, 7:16 pm

» North Texas - Square Foot Garden
by kamigh 3/20/2017, 1:32 pm

» New to SFG!
by Cajun Cappy 3/20/2017, 12:20 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by countrynaturals 3/20/2017, 11:53 am

» Need Plant Chart for Nighttime Lows
by Judy McConnell 3/20/2017, 10:55 am

» New England March 2017
by camprn 3/20/2017, 9:06 am

» Collecting Rain Water - Come on Rain!
by newbeone 3/20/2017, 3:39 am

» Did I kill my strawberry plants
by bigdogrock 3/19/2017, 8:45 pm

» Carrot Week 2017!
by Turan 3/19/2017, 6:05 pm

» Gift Amaryllis
by countrynaturals 3/19/2017, 12:48 pm

» question about Garlic and winter
by GWN 3/19/2017, 10:41 am

» has55's R & D Journey:expanding my SFG to front yard
by AtlantaMarie 3/19/2017, 9:56 am

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by sanderson 3/19/2017, 12:35 am

» New garden struggling
by has55 3/18/2017, 11:28 pm

» Mel's Mix in Utah!
by ralitaco 3/18/2017, 11:05 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

New from Central Calif Mountains :-)

View previous topic View next topic Go down

New from Central Calif Mountains :-)

Post  audrey.jeanne.roberts on 12/7/2012, 4:05 pm

I've been lurking (such an ominous sound to that word) and learning here for months. I would have posted sooner but couldn't log in for some reason after registering so I finally gave in and listed another email address so I could complete the process.

I posted in this forum with pictures and information on my garden, so I won't duplicate thm here. Here's my garden thus far: http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t14182-hi-i-m-new-to-the-forums-and-in-your-area#144771

I grew up living with my grandmother who was an amazing gardener and MADE me work endless hours in her garden that as a child I didn't appreciate so much. We lived in San Diego and in her city plot she had bananas, oranges, plums, peaches, nectarines, strawberries, and assorted veggies. She did it all the hard way though - she would have loved Square Foot Gardening had it been around back then.

I've landscape and floral gardened most of my life but finally figured I should learn how to grow my own food. This summer was my first attempt and had mostly success with a few failures like vols eating my cucumber stems grrrrrrrr! That and powdery mildew getting to my spaghetti squash and some slimy something happening to my zucchini.

Anyway, I'm a professional artist who works from home, so gardening is a delightful break from hunching over my desk and computer.
Thanks!
Audrey
avatar
audrey.jeanne.roberts

Posts : 1883
Join date : 2012-12-07
Location : Central Calif Mtns.

View user profile http://audreyjeanne-roberts.artistwebsites.com

Back to top Go down

Re: New from Central Calif Mountains :-)

Post  cheyannarach on 12/8/2012, 10:18 am

Hi and to the forum!! It's amazing the difference between flowers and veggies huh! My biggest nuisance are deer so I am not much help with powdery mildew and slimy zukes but for voles you could try some hardware cloth underneath your beds! The one that it still on the ground anyways:D! Your raised off the ground ones are fabulous!
avatar
cheyannarach

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

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: New from Central Calif Mountains :-)

Post  audrey.jeanne.roberts on 12/8/2012, 10:51 am

Thanks for the welcome, Cheyenne!

We actually layered two layers of wire, one turned each direction under the box and weed cloth. The vols climbed into the box. We added the third wood layer and started baiting everywhere we found a hole. Eventually we got them under control, but decided to raise the new boxes and move them further out in the open and vols don't like to be out in the open.

Though there are deer in our area, we have a big dog and we have never seen them here. If they ever discover our raised gardens, they'll think we made them as giant salad bowls just for them rendeer
Audrey
avatar
audrey.jeanne.roberts

Posts : 1883
Join date : 2012-12-07
Location : Central Calif Mtns.

View user profile http://audreyjeanne-roberts.artistwebsites.com

Back to top Go down

Re: New from Central Calif Mountains :-)

Post  cheyannarach on 12/8/2012, 10:58 am

Glad you got them under control!
avatar
cheyannarach

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

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: New from Central Calif Mountains :-)

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