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
» New Table Tops
by trolleydriver Today at 9:06 am

» Second Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Today at 8:54 am

» SFG Adventure of a first time gardener in ND
by Robbomb116 Today at 7:55 am

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in September 2016
by sanderson Today at 1:52 am

» October: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas
by sanderson Today at 1:46 am

» Mid-South: October 2016
by sanderson Today at 1:36 am

» Rotten Rats in my garden!
by sanderson Today at 1:26 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by donnainzone5 Yesterday at 8:45 pm

» Now What do I do?
by donnainzone5 Yesterday at 8:38 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by sanderson Yesterday at 8:12 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by llama momma Yesterday at 7:58 pm

» homemade ketchup
by llama momma Yesterday at 7:43 pm

» parsnips in square foot garden?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 7:08 pm

» N&C Midwest: September 2016
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 6:21 pm

» Newbie composting questions
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:03 pm

» compost thermometer
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 9:23 am

» The Research Journey:free-The Gardener’s Guide TO PERFECT GARDEN SOIL
by jimmy cee Yesterday at 8:48 am

» Plantoid' s going into hospital ....
by plantoid Yesterday at 6:22 am

» Hello from San Antonio, Tx.
by sanderson Yesterday at 12:53 am

» 17 Everyday Things You've Been Doing Wrong
by has55 9/29/2016, 11:28 pm

» What's a good type of lettuce to try for some one who doesn't like lettuce?
by CapeCoddess 9/29/2016, 11:59 am

» In between
by Scorpio Rising 9/28/2016, 8:33 pm

» Tomato Mystery Mix
by sanderson 9/28/2016, 11:26 am

» Easy and Fabulous Crockpot Marinara
by trolleydriver 9/28/2016, 11:03 am

» newbeone
by Cajun Cappy 9/28/2016, 8:59 am

» The SFG Journey-Cover crops
by jimmy cee 9/27/2016, 9:45 pm

» Oh no! My hibiscus moscheutos plant has some roots exposed!
by RJARPCGP 9/27/2016, 9:37 pm

» Tryst with my first DIY SFG
by Mimi2 9/27/2016, 8:12 pm

» New England September 2016
by sanderson 9/27/2016, 7:50 pm

» Soil Blocks: Tutorial In Photos
by sanderson 9/27/2016, 2:57 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Hibernating in Mel's Mix

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Hibernating in Mel's Mix

Post  llama momma on 4/16/2013, 6:37 pm

Today I was continuing to remove 1/2 of my original 3 year old bed that held one foot deep of Mel's Mix. Two inches below the surface was this cute little sleepy guy. I bopped him on the head with my digging. Maybe he wasn't sleepy just dazed. I guess he/she hibernated there all winter?

llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4589
Join date : 2010-08-20
Age : 59
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hibernating in Mel's Mix

Post  camprn on 4/16/2013, 6:41 pm

Lucky you having a resident garden toad! rahrah

____________________________

40 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

Outlander is outstanding!


camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 13981
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: Hibernating in Mel's Mix

Post  llama momma on 4/16/2013, 6:50 pm

Thanks! So this might possibly be the same little guy/girl I saw all last summer, Oh how sweet! I'd be watering and he'd hop around to a different area. Other times the soil would "move" on it's own but nope it was my little friend again. Sometimes he'd jump and scare me cause I didn't see him. Omg this is a relationship lol. I suppose now I'm obliged to name him/her. Razz

llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4589
Join date : 2010-08-20
Age : 59
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hibernating in Mel's Mix

Post  jjlonsdale on 4/16/2013, 7:01 pm

He looks like a Bartholemew to me. (Barry for short.)

jjlonsdale

Posts : 49
Join date : 2013-04-04
Location : Dallas, TX

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hibernating in Mel's Mix

Post  camprn on 4/16/2013, 7:02 pm

I try to tread very lightly in my garden as I don't want to step upon or kill my little garden friends the toads, garter snakes, predatory spiders, etc.

____________________________

40 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

Outlander is outstanding!


camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 13981
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: Hibernating in Mel's Mix

Post  llama momma on 4/16/2013, 7:23 pm

@jjlonsdale wrote:He looks like a Bartholemew to me. (Barry for short.)
rock on

Camp- I saw my share of spiders and worms today too, nice to see this busy little ecosystem going on, even without all the plant growth drama. Except for the garlic that was planted too early in Sept it's now about 10 inches or so tall. The Egyptian onions are massive in comparison.

llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4589
Join date : 2010-08-20
Age : 59
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hibernating in Mel's Mix

Post  bnoles on 4/16/2013, 7:34 pm

Did ya give him a kiss to see if he would turn into a prince?

Looks like things are finally coming to life for you up there. I know you have been waiting patiently.


bnoles

Male Posts : 804
Join date : 2012-08-16
Location : North GA Mountains Zone 7A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hibernating in Mel's Mix

Post  Triciasgarden on 4/16/2013, 7:53 pm

Oh he looks wonderful! One year when I was still doing the traditional gardening and was rototilling, the soil moved in an area I just tilled and lo and behold there was a frog/toad (whichever it was). It wasn't hurt! I have a feeling that he lived in my neighbor's yard as that neighbor had a pond. I never saw him again after that.

Triciasgarden

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

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hibernating in Mel's Mix

Post  llama momma on 4/16/2013, 8:02 pm

@bnoles wrote:Did ya give him a kiss to see if he would turn into a prince?

Looks like things are finally coming to life for you up there. I know you have been waiting patiently.


Lol! No kisses, I was lucky back in the late 70's a real prince caught my eye and here we are today growing old together.

It's been warming up nicely..but now I hear this weekend will be back down to night time 30's for a couple days. Yuck.

Triciasgarden, of course you never saw him again, he was nearly made into slices!

llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4589
Join date : 2010-08-20
Age : 59
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hibernating in Mel's Mix

Post  FamilyGardening on 4/17/2013, 2:38 am

awwww....I love your garden friend!!

we had a large gardener snake 2 years ago that lived outback in our three sisters garden...at that time we had put down a ton of straw to keep the weeds out .and he or she...lived there all year...

happy gardening
rose

FamilyGardening

Female Posts : 2424
Join date : 2011-05-10
Location : Western WA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hibernating in Mel's Mix

Post  llama momma on 4/17/2013, 7:57 am

Pretty nice helper there, Rose.
Here's to all our good critter friends annoying bug bottoms up

llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4589
Join date : 2010-08-20
Age : 59
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hibernating in Mel's Mix

Post  Sponsored content Today at 10:05 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