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
» Today's Harvest
by Scorpio Rising Today at 9:10 pm

» New England Nov 2017
by Scorpio Rising Today at 9:03 pm

» Birds of the Garden
by Scorpio Rising Today at 9:01 pm

» Happy Thanksgiving All!
by Scorpio Rising Today at 8:51 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by sanderson Today at 5:30 pm

» Holy snow Batman!
by trolleydriver Today at 3:44 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by sanderson Today at 12:33 pm

» Microgreens Gardening
by AtlantaMarie Today at 11:55 am

» My new compost heap
by AtlantaMarie Today at 8:20 am

» 2017: First full year of SFGing in ND
by Robbomb116 Yesterday at 11:55 am

» Alternative cover to straw for overwintering strawberries.
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 9:38 am

» First Frost!
by brianj555 11/20/2017, 3:27 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by BeetlesPerSqFt 11/20/2017, 11:29 am

» How Many Square Feet Do You Have?
by BeetlesPerSqFt 11/20/2017, 8:56 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by countrynaturals 11/19/2017, 1:16 pm

» The Winter Journey and greenhouse plastic
by BeetlesPerSqFt 11/19/2017, 11:14 am

» Tomato Questions
by brianj555 11/19/2017, 11:07 am

» N&C Midwest; November Already? 2017
by Scorpio Rising 11/18/2017, 7:34 pm

» BOOK GIVEAWAY #5 - ENDS 11/17/17
by brianj555 11/18/2017, 4:12 pm

» What I learned this year
by countrynaturals 11/18/2017, 1:45 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by trolleydriver 11/18/2017, 9:26 am

» First Tromboncino female flower
by countrynaturals 11/17/2017, 5:51 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver 11/17/2017, 1:59 pm

» Free lunaria seeds
by hammock gal 11/17/2017, 10:12 am

» Plastic containers / trash cans?
by sanderson 11/16/2017, 10:33 pm

» Mels book
by Scorpio Rising 11/16/2017, 7:04 pm

» Mid-Atl - Nov 2017 - Warming Up AGAIN?
by sanderson 11/16/2017, 4:17 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by Turan 11/15/2017, 4:59 pm

» Goodbye to my SFG Raised Beds
by Turan 11/15/2017, 4:41 pm

» Pickle recipes
by sanderson 11/15/2017, 4:12 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

Hi from the Banana Belt of Southern Colorado

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Hi from the Banana Belt of Southern Colorado

Post  Lillyz on 2/23/2013, 3:11 am

Just wanted to say hello and introduce myself. I lived north of Denver for most of my life and where I had the good old fashioned square foot garden and I loved it. I moved down here to the the banana belt of southern Colorado about 10 years ago and Ive tried my hand at gardening here with a lot of frustration. I know, I know its all in the soil. and the soil I have to work with here is sand. Ive added leaves and compost but its still sandy. Ive mostly given up and decided on container gardening, mostly because I dont have as much money to shell out for soil amendments and getting older so the heat here (yep those bananas) really affects me. I start most of my plants from seed and now that the days are getting longer am dreaming about getting out there and having a beuatiful garden. I will be looking for Mr. Bartholomew's new book too.

Lilly
avatar
Lillyz

Female Posts : 128
Join date : 2013-02-23
Age : 61
Location : Pueblo, Colorado Zone 5B

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Hi from the Banana Belt of Southern Colorado

Post  Dadoo on 2/23/2013, 3:31 am

Read Mel's book: All New Square Foot Gardening Book if you haven't already done so. It saves a lot of time and other resources.

I would forget amending the soil. Heck, forget the soil altogether and just focus on using Mel's mix. It is the difference between years of frustration and a lot better odds of a really successful growing season.
Raised beds are easier on the back also.
avatar
Dadoo

Male Posts : 35
Join date : 2010-10-13
Age : 64
Location : Rolling Meadows, Illinois, USA

View user profile http://www.slugahypnosis.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Hi from the Banana Belt of Southern Colorado

Post  Triciasgarden on 2/23/2013, 6:09 pm

I agree with Dadoo and your previous success. It sounds like you are having some difficulties and you are the one who knows what you are able to do. If you are able, maybe you can make up small batches of Mel's Mix using a small container to measure out one part of each: compost, vermiculite and peat moss. With the compost, you need five different types in your compost mix. Some people cannot get vermiculite and peat moss and they use straight compost. Good luck and let us know how you are doing!
avatar
Triciasgarden

Female Posts : 1632
Join date : 2010-06-04
Age : 62
Location : Northern Utah

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hi from the Banana Belt of Southern Colorado

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