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
» 2017: First full year of SFGing in ND
by Robbomb116 Today at 4:45 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in JUNE 2017
by Kelejan Today at 3:38 pm

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by CapeCoddess Today at 3:17 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by hammock gal Today at 3:17 pm

» N & C Midwest--It is JUNE!!!! Garden Time!
by CapeCoddess Today at 3:13 pm

» What to Grow through Very Hot Summers
by Cajun Cappy Today at 3:04 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by llama momma Today at 2:42 pm

» Three Sisters Square Foot garden
by yolos Today at 1:59 pm

» Trellis
by newbeone Today at 1:31 pm

» New England June 2017
by CapeCoddess Today at 1:23 pm

» Does the SFG concept work for perennials?
by LynnF Today at 1:05 pm

» Watering
by newbeone Today at 1:01 pm

» 2017 corn pictures
by yolos Today at 1:00 pm

» Baby Food
by CapeCoddess Today at 12:58 pm

» Cinnamon, Fungus, and Gnats
by yolos Today at 11:03 am

» Pepper argument who's right
by CapeCoddess Today at 10:35 am

» Question About Strawberries
by AtlantaMarie Today at 7:37 am

» Big Bug ?
by sanderson Today at 3:12 am

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by sanderson Today at 1:07 am

» New squash in a hurry
by RC3291 Yesterday at 11:09 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by yolos Yesterday at 11:02 pm

» Buzz Pollinators
by yolos Yesterday at 9:29 pm

» Poppy seeds - Hungarian Blue Breadseed
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:09 pm

» A really, really Frugal Gardener
by Fiz Yesterday at 8:06 pm

» AtlantaMarie's Garden
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 7:15 pm

» Tomato - Snow Fairy
by quiltbea Yesterday at 6:11 pm

» Fall Planting
by newbeone Yesterday at 5:26 pm

» Jaffa's garden - year one
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:14 pm

» Texas Dream garden 2017
by sanderson Yesterday at 1:29 pm

» Should I cover plants while away
by sanderson Yesterday at 1:17 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

How do you level the ground for your SFG?

View previous topic View next topic Go down

How do you level the ground for your SFG?

Post  whompy on 4/23/2013, 8:39 pm

So I made my first SFG frame out of standard six-inch boards from Menard's, and tried to make the ground as flat as I could. When I put the frame down, there were sizable gaps in a few places between the frame and the ground. Evidently, the ground wasn't as flat and smooth as I thought it was. Since I didn't put a bottom on my SFG, I know eventually, a lot of Mel's mix is going to leak out those gaps.

So what's the best way to smooth out a spot for your SFG? Any advice? Thanks.

avatar
whompy

Posts : 15
Join date : 2013-04-02
Location : illinois

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: How do you level the ground for your SFG?

Post  camprn on 4/23/2013, 8:42 pm

When I had that problem I used smallish rocks to plug the gaps under the bottom of the bedside. That worked pretty well.

____________________________

41 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



avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14165
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: How do you level the ground for your SFG?

Post  donnainzone5 on 4/23/2013, 9:14 pm

Depending upon how much gap-filling material you need, Why not try some 1"-2" lumber the width of the bed, beneath the low side?

I recently hit upon the idea of using 2x4s on the outside of my beds to inhibit grass and weed growth.
avatar
donnainzone5

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 2120
Join date : 2010-03-02
Age : 69
Location : Bend, OR (Zone 5-6)

View user profile http://www.amway.com/DonnaKBecker

Back to top Go down

Re: How do you level the ground for your SFG?

Post  drixnot on 4/23/2013, 9:23 pm

Well... so far I've only used things with bottoms because I live in the city (decades of residue from leaded gas lies just beneath the surface) and the neighbor used chemicals on her yard for years. I don't really trust the dirt on the ground to grow something that I want to eat later.

My advice for you though ... let your inner child escape and just fill the gaps with mud patties, let it dry out and coat it with linseed oil.
avatar
drixnot

Posts : 41
Join date : 2013-04-17
Location : northern ohio

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: How do you level the ground for your SFG?

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