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
» Garlic: Freeze, thaw, and heave
by bigdogrock Today at 5:55 pm

» New England, December 2016
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 5:52 pm

» Live and learn
by Mikesgardn Today at 4:22 pm

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by trolleydriver Today at 2:42 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals Today at 2:08 pm

» AtlantaMarie's Garden
by countrynaturals Today at 2:04 pm

» Tomato Tuesday 2016
by countrynaturals Today at 2:01 pm

» N&C Midwest: December 2016
by sanderson Today at 1:44 pm

» Mychorrhizae Fungi
by audrey.jeanne.roberts Today at 1:28 pm

» December 2016 Avatar: Show your Winter Season Colors!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 11:17 pm

» SFG not giving the results I expected
by No_Such_Reality Yesterday at 7:21 pm

» New Member
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 4:14 pm

» Mid-Atl - Dec 2016 - Seed Catalog ?
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 12:32 pm

» First season SFG results / lessons learned
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 10:36 am

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing December 2016
by Kelejan Yesterday at 9:46 am

» Mid-South: December 2016
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:39 am

» 1st Seed Catalog Arrived :)
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:30 am

» Eat Broccoli Leaves? Brussels Sprouts? Cauliflower?
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:55 am

» Winter's Coming!
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:53 am

» Dry versus fresh spices to infuse vinegar
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:50 am

» 2016 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by sanderson Yesterday at 1:28 am

» Holy snow Batman!
by sanderson 12/2/2016, 5:46 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by MrBooker 12/2/2016, 5:17 pm

» Blanching and Freezing Vegetables
by sanderson 12/2/2016, 4:59 pm

» Your Christmas wish list?
by sanderson 12/2/2016, 4:29 pm

» SFG Adventure of a first time gardener in ND
by sanderson 12/2/2016, 4:14 pm

» Second Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver 12/2/2016, 2:59 pm

» Fusion Life Brands Power XL pressure cooker
by CapeCoddess 12/2/2016, 2:39 pm

» Asia Region -Showcase of Gardens - Show Us Yours
by sanderson 12/2/2016, 2:14 pm

» December: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas
by countrynaturals 12/2/2016, 1:13 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Hello from the UK

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Hello from the UK

Post  bernie on 4/5/2013, 5:01 pm

Hello all,I am new to SFG currently reading Square Metre Gardening,finding it very interesting & inspiring.Looking forward to learning & the challenges ahead Smile

bernie

Posts : 11
Join date : 2013-04-05
Location : Shropshire,England

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello from the UK

Post  plantoid on 4/5/2013, 6:17 pm

Welcome to the site Bernie, I live in South wales near Swansea on a hill top .
There is some one failry close to you who also joined this year . Poor memoory prevents me recalling who they are but if they owed me money I'm sure I'd remember who it is . Laughing

There is a good bunch of willing to be helpful guys and gals in here , none of the nastiness we so often find on some UK sites , I'm sure you enjoy your time here.

Have you explored the threads index and the column on the left hand side of the home page ?
If not have a good read for there is such a lot of useful info in those areas as well as in the book . I lost myself for nearly three weeks in those areas just so I could get my stubborn old fashioned gardening mind over printed.

I don't play the metric version book as I'm an old electronics /mechanical engineer who can and does working in feet and inches or cubits and okes . Wink

As you develop things would you please take pictures and post them in the threads or show garden area so that other beginners can see what is possible in the UK and Europe


Thanks

David

plantoid

Male Posts : 3636
Join date : 2011-11-09
Age : 65

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello from the UK

Post  bernie on 4/6/2013, 4:21 am

Hi David,thanks for the welcome Very Happy
I found this site looking in google images for more ideas on a pigeon & squirrel proof cage for my intended brassica square metre/yard (Brussels & collards),I can see there is a lot to read & learn Shocked but it is good to have a challenge.
The Square Metre Gardening book is also by Mel Bartholomew,but he puts the metre/yard & 300mm/foot in a lot,basically it is just a bigger base building module with a grid of 9 squares laid on top.


Bernie

bernie

Posts : 11
Join date : 2013-04-05
Location : Shropshire,England

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello from the UK

Post  plantoid on 4/6/2013, 8:00 am

Bernie ,
I understand your problem .... Squizzers and pigeons are good to eat roast boiled or fried Laughing

I've been toying with the idea of lashing out £250 ish and buying a 6 foot wide x 24 feet long x 6 foot tall netted cage system that is normally used for fruit crops & buy a better long life white netting set up for it.

Yesterday at 07.00 hrs I took the mutt out for the morning session and found that crows, magpies ,squirrels or blackbirds had lifted 20 or so onion sets and garlic clove since the previous night .
I also noticed that the sparrows , chaffinches, bulfinches and any other finch you care to name along with coal /blue tits big and small , nuthatches ,robins and even wrens have had a good session pecking the new growth on over wintered greens and recently de-clotched lettuces .

plantoid

Male Posts : 3636
Join date : 2011-11-09
Age : 65

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello from the UK

Post  Triciasgarden on 4/6/2013, 7:34 pm

Welcome Bernie! Good to have you join us! David (Plantoid) is a great source of information for us all and he puts up with our "American" English!

David, boy nature has sure found your garden! As if you aren't busy enough!

Triciasgarden

Female Posts : 1628
Join date : 2010-06-04
Age : 61
Location : Northern Utah

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello from the UK

Post  Kelejan on 4/6/2013, 10:39 pm

glad you\'re here bernie happy hi
You do know of course that poem "A Shropshire Lad"?
I have lived in Surrey, Hertfordshire and lastly Bedfordshire before I came to Canada.

Look forward to seeing your progress. Very Happy

Kelejan

Female Posts : 4488
Join date : 2011-04-24
Age : 81
Location : Castlegar, British Columbia

View user profile http://www.castlegarinkspot.ca

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello from the UK

Post  Sponsored content Today at 7:29 pm


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