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
» What won't you grow next year or are still trying to grow??
by sanderson Today at 12:26 am

» 2017: First full year of SFGing in ND
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 10:15 pm

» Today's Harvest
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 10:14 pm

» A First Time SFG in Canada
by Kelejan Yesterday at 9:34 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by Fiz Yesterday at 9:04 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in JUNE 2017
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 7:38 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 7:37 pm

» Question About Strawberries
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 7:32 pm

» N & C Midwest--It is JUNE!!!! Garden Time!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 7:28 pm

» What to Grow through Very Hot Summers
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 4:04 pm

» Love My Dust Buster
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:51 pm

» Mary Mary quite contrary, how does your garlic grow?
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 3:48 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 3:45 pm

» 2017 corn pictures
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:03 pm

» New England June 2017
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 3:02 pm

» Kombucha
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 2:36 pm

» has55's R & D Journey
by has55 Yesterday at 1:40 pm

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 12:26 pm

» Watering
by has55 Yesterday at 9:09 am

» Does the SFG concept work for perennials?
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 6:25 am

» Texas Dream garden 2017
by Kelejan Yesterday at 12:50 am

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by RC3291 Yesterday at 12:06 am

» A really, really Frugal Gardener
by countrynaturals 6/23/2017, 11:59 pm

» Cinnamon, Fungus, and Gnats
by Turan 6/23/2017, 11:28 pm

» Amaranth
by sanderson 6/23/2017, 11:24 pm

» Poppy seeds - Hungarian Blue Breadseed
by trolleydriver 6/23/2017, 8:08 pm

» Three Sisters Square Foot garden
by Scorpio Rising 6/23/2017, 7:24 pm

» Trellis
by newbeone 6/23/2017, 1:31 pm

» Baby Food
by CapeCoddess 6/23/2017, 12:58 pm

» Pepper argument who's right
by CapeCoddess 6/23/2017, 10:35 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

Nursing & Crazy Late Harvest on Purpose

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Nursing & Crazy Late Harvest on Purpose

Post  didomach on 4/4/2013, 11:17 am

We are starting SFG this year, have our boxes all ready now, got all the seeds in hand, have started some tomato seedlings on the windowsill, a couple squares going, and now have to decide how to time our planting because...we will not be here during the summer.

We have a gardener who will be living on our farm/property taking care of the big jobs in the orchard, etc, while we return to the States for the summer, so the first fruits will be his. He will be able to give basic care like watering and weeding. We leave mid-June and will return in mid-September.

In any event, we will be planting things like
TOMATOES
POTATOES (bags)
MELON
WATERMELON
OKRA
PUMPKIN
BEANS
LETTUCE
POLE BEANS
KALE
CABBAGE
BASIL
SQUASH
ZUCCHINI
BEETS
CORN
ONIONS

I have been using MotherEarth Vegetable Garden planner, so it shows me when to sow outdoors/harvest, etc. According to this plan, I can plant up to the time we leave and harvest even after we return, up to 2.5 months after for some of the veggies.

We have a big family, and (don't laugh) have 117 squares we want to plant before we leave. We plan to stagger the planting, so we have a 'continual' harvest--some for the gardener and his wife, and some available right when we get back.

My first question is this: which ones of these I list need the most "nursing" in the early stages, where I would need to be there to help guide them. I'm planning on getting the tomatoes going up a trelllis before I leave.

My second is: which ones need tending the whole way through, and can't succeed with moderate neglect?

Here's my plan:

Thx


full plan
http://gardenplanner.motherearthnews.com/garden-plan.aspx?p=374190
avatar
didomach

Posts : 11
Join date : 2013-03-09
Location : izmir, turkey

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Nursing & Crazy Late Harvest on Purpose

Post  cheyannarach on 4/4/2013, 12:04 pm

I can make a few suggestions and hopefully more will follow, I am not familiar with all of these veggies. Get late season potatoes and those should be good when you get back they don't require special attention one you have them hilled. Your lettuce, kale, and cabbage could bolt if it gets too warm because they like cooler weather so I would plant them where they will be shaded by larger plants. If you plant some beets now them have your gardener harvest and replant them you could probably get two batches of them! Corn and onions don't need special attention. The beans need picked regularly or they will stop producing. And your melons and pumpkins should be fine if planting time is planned accordingly! Good luck and happy planting!
avatar
cheyannarach

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

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Nursing & Crazy Late Harvest on Purpose

Post  cheyannarach on 4/4/2013, 12:07 pm

Forgot to mention the basil will probably bolt to so you might want the gardener to harvest it and freeze it for for you. Or I wonder if it could just hang dry thinking
avatar
cheyannarach

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

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Nursing & Crazy Late Harvest on Purpose

Post  walshevak on 4/4/2013, 4:52 pm

I did this in reverse. Had my garden all planted and then got called for a 4 month trip to Austria. Here's my story when I came back.

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t9233-is-there-anything-as-sad-as-an-abandoned-sfg

Kay

____________________________

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
avatar
walshevak

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4349
Join date : 2010-10-17
Age : 74
Location : wilmington, nc zone 8

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Nursing & Crazy Late Harvest on Purpose

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