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
» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Today at 10:25 pm

» Some of our Gluten-free Cajun Recipes
by july541 Today at 10:20 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by countrynaturals Today at 10:13 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by countrynaturals Today at 10:09 pm

» What I've learned this year
by trolleydriver Today at 9:28 pm

» What do you know about making sauerkraut?
by CitizenKate Today at 9:27 pm

» N & C Midwest; July 2017 !
by CitizenKate Today at 9:21 pm

» PVC Watering Grid.
by CitizenKate Today at 9:02 pm

» Can I use a fabric pot for SFG?
by SwampTroll Today at 8:35 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in JULY 2017?
by Fiz Today at 8:15 pm

» New England July 2017
by quiltbea Today at 7:23 pm

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by audrey.jeanne.roberts Today at 7:11 pm

» Your favorite watermelon and pumpkin
by audrey.jeanne.roberts Today at 6:55 pm

» California's Drought
by AtlantaMarie Today at 4:28 pm

» Caterpillars -Armyworm?
by CapeCoddess Today at 4:17 pm

» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania, 3rd year SFG
by CapeCoddess Today at 4:15 pm

» Just Completed my Garden.....What Should I Plant NOW!
by stealthmayhem Today at 10:48 am

» 2017: First full year of SFGing in ND
by Robbomb116 Today at 9:23 am

» Chive Omelet
by SQWIB Today at 8:23 am

» who has chickens
by sanderson Today at 2:33 am

» Spots on rosemary/marigolds
by AlwaysHotinFL Yesterday at 5:27 pm

» applying square foot gardening to container gardening! help!
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 4:50 pm

» Turnips
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 2:59 pm

» Squash vine Borers!!
by Scorpio Rising 7/18/2017, 9:56 pm

» Solar panels
by countrynaturals 7/18/2017, 4:34 pm

» Spiders! (Warning, arachnophobes: Photos)
by countrynaturals 7/18/2017, 4:24 pm

» Garden Fritatta
by sanderson 7/18/2017, 3:23 pm

» Garden Footwear
by hammock gal 7/18/2017, 9:37 am

» Senseless Banter...
by trolleydriver 7/18/2017, 7:46 am

» Tornado Cake
by july541 7/18/2017, 3:02 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

Greetings from Alton, IL

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Greetings from Alton, IL

Post  mwalker0305 on 4/29/2013, 6:43 pm

Hello internet world! I made a somewhat rash decision to start a garden for the very first time and now I am finding myself scrambling to get as much information as possible as well as get some seeds/plants in the ground before it gets too late. Currently my most worrisome issue is this: I built a raised bed garden that is 10 feet long by 6 feet wide. Everything that I have read says you should not go over 4 feet...when I plan out my squares should I plan on leaving 2 middle rows empty or can I still utilize the space if I fashion some sort of ramp/access point to get to the middle of the garden? As an empty box at the moment it doesn't look like I would have issues accessing the entire garden but I imagine once everything starts growing in that may be an issue. If I did leave the middle two rows open, could I plant something like marigolds or some other flower that would add to the visual appeal of the garden? What to do? What to do? I want to utilize as much growing space as possible but I don't want to set myself of for failure this first go round! Thank you in advance for any advice!
avatar
mwalker0305

Posts : 1
Join date : 2013-04-29
Location : Alton, IL

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Greetings from Alton, IL

Post  plantoid on 4/29/2013, 7:02 pm

Welcome to the site .
Glad you have been doing a bit of reading as it all helps when you get to setting things up .

Re :-
The big bed

Perhaps make a four foot wide pathway right through the ten foot long side to give two beds three foot wide by six foot long.
Use the material out the middle section to fill a new bed .

Come harvesting or wet weather that four foot wide path way idea won't look or feel so silly.
avatar
plantoid

Male Posts : 3698
Join date : 2011-11-09
Age : 66

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Greetings from Alton, IL

Post  mschaef on 4/29/2013, 7:23 pm

I like that idea of having the path but you also mention wanting to utilize all the space that you have. I personally would put carrots, garlic, onions, or any other root crops in to grow. That way when its time to harvest everything in the fall you will have lots of root crops.
avatar
mschaef

Female Posts : 598
Join date : 2012-03-12
Age : 31
Location : Hampton, Georgia

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Greetings from Alton, IL

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