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
» Path Width
by donnainzone5 Yesterday at 11:20 pm

» Hi Everyone
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 10:23 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by sanderson Yesterday at 9:41 pm

» parsnips in square foot garden?
by Turan Yesterday at 8:38 pm

» Horsetail weed
by Kate888 Yesterday at 8:32 pm

» N&C Midwest: When are your starting seeds?
by aliceingardenland Yesterday at 7:35 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by donnainzone5 Yesterday at 7:05 pm

» A new SFG fan from Texas
by sanderson Yesterday at 6:02 pm

» Your favorite blackberries or raspberries?
by Mikesgardn Yesterday at 5:51 pm

» SUGA 2018
by SQWIB Yesterday at 2:02 pm

» MD Home & Garden Ticket Drawing (until 2/24/18)
by sfg4uKim Yesterday at 8:41 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 4:16 am

» Mid-Atl - Feb 2018 - Anyone starting seed indoors yet?
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 12:22 am

» Hello from Northern Ontario Eh!
by skidmoca 2/22/2018, 9:04 pm

» Eggplant - (Japanese) Millionaire
by Scorpio Rising 2/22/2018, 8:57 pm

» Floating Away and New Seeds!
by Scorpio Rising 2/22/2018, 8:55 pm

» ahoy mateys from Arkansas
by Scorpio Rising 2/22/2018, 8:45 pm

» N&C Midwest: February 2018 !
by Scorpio Rising 2/22/2018, 8:37 pm

» Sowing Experiment! Anyone Tried This?
by Scorpio Rising 2/21/2018, 8:49 pm

» Fourth Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver 2/21/2018, 5:13 pm

» Aerogrow by Miracle Grow
by AtlantaMarie 2/21/2018, 7:05 am

» Seed Organizing Ideas
by AtlantaMarie 2/21/2018, 7:04 am

» Areogardening
by BeetlesPerSqFt 2/20/2018, 9:54 pm

» 2018 SFG in Brooks, GA
by Scorpio Rising 2/20/2018, 9:39 pm

» has55's R & D Journey
by sanderson 2/20/2018, 1:55 am

» WANTED: Pictures of Compost Bins
by bigdogrock 2/19/2018, 10:28 pm

» The New Square Foot Gardening Foundation page is now online!
by sanderson 2/19/2018, 6:40 pm

» February: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas
by sanderson 2/19/2018, 6:31 pm

» Invasive Tree Roots - Very important topic for newbies.
by sanderson 2/19/2018, 6:23 pm

» excited to be here!
by Kate888 2/19/2018, 2:57 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Hello from North Idaho, It's where I grow

Go down

Hello from North Idaho, It's where I grow

Post  Idahospud on 4/23/2010, 11:44 pm

Hello,

I'm Scott and i'm a SFGaholic.

This is my second year at SFG and am looking forward to this season and many more. I love it! Even with the short growing season here in Coeur d' Alene I was still able to grow a great garden. Some friends and neighbors (who are also my friends) saw my garden last year and are now doing the SFG this year. It's so dang easy. Thanks Mel!

Here is a picture of last years garden. I have added a couple more squares this year. I'm hooked.


avatar
Idahospud

Male Posts : 8
Join date : 2010-04-10
Age : 49

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello from North Idaho, It's where I grow

Post  timwardell on 4/24/2010, 11:21 am

Howdy and welcome to the Forum. That is an abundant SFG if ever there was one! Thanks for posting the pic and good luck this year.
avatar
timwardell

Certified SFG Instructor

Male Posts : 778
Join date : 2010-03-02
Location : Frisco, Texas

View user profile http://www.timwardell.com/

Back to top Go down

HI FROM POST FALLS!

Post  middlemamma on 4/26/2010, 1:06 pm

Your garden is breathtaking!
I am new to Idaho, new to gardening and this year is my first try. I live in Post Falls and was wondering if you could tell me where you found your vermiculite? I hope in a couple years my yard looks as good as yours!

Jennie from Post Falls
avatar
middlemamma
 
 

Female Posts : 2260
Join date : 2010-04-25
Age : 40
Location : Post Falls Idaho and LOVING it

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello from North Idaho, It's where I grow

Post  Idahospud on 4/26/2010, 6:28 pm

Hi Tim and Jennie. Thank you for the compliment Jennie. Welcome to Idaho and welcome to gardening. Last year was my first stab at the SFG method and it is very easy gardening compaired to watching my neighbor deal with weeds and soil problems. She is doing 2 boxes this year with more to come.

I found vermiculite at two places. Cenex co-op supply on Government way which is where I bought a couple bags before I found it a little cheaper at D & B Farm and Home store off Kathleen ave. 666-0506. It was $29.99 for 3.5 cubic feet. Last time I called a few weeks back they were out of the coarse material so you may want to call for availability.

Good luck with your garden! Enjoy our short but sweet summers here.

Scott
avatar
Idahospud

Male Posts : 8
Join date : 2010-04-10
Age : 49

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Hi Scott

Post  Dietryin on 4/26/2010, 8:04 pm

What a great picture. I am planting my first garden this year. I hope my turns out as lovely as yours

Dietryin

Female Posts : 134
Join date : 2010-04-02
Location : Lake County IL. Zone 5A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello from North Idaho, It's where I grow

Post  KellyNJ on 4/26/2010, 9:38 pm

Wow! Nice job. Welcome back. For such a short season you sure do make the most out of it. Here's to another successful season for you (and all!).

KellyNJ

Posts : 4
Join date : 2010-04-26

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello from North Idaho, It's where I grow

Post  Amy in Idaho on 4/27/2010, 12:51 am

That is awesome for a first year! I hope mine does as good. I am guessing from everything in this forum that it will. Thanks for the picture!
avatar
Amy in Idaho

Female Posts : 53
Join date : 2010-03-26
Age : 38
Location : South East Idaho (Zone 4a/4b)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

hi I'm new

Post  puffmama on 5/1/2010, 11:16 am

Hi,

I'm a real newby to square foot gardening. This is my first year and I will admit I am fairly new to South Dakota as well. I had a traditional plot garden but due to my crazy schedual I ran out of time to maintain it.

So my new garden has a 4'x6' pond on the center, then a 4x4 box on each corner of the pond,next there is another 4x4 on a diamond to the lawn. This is all surrounded by rocks and then a 3' grass path on 3 sides and the lawn on the fourth, all that will eventually be bordered by multiple 2x4 boxes against a chain link fence.

My husband and daughter and son-in-law are helping me build boxes and collect rocks ect. it goes kind of slow because my husband and I both work full time and have a 9 and 7 yr old and I have my own side business. If any one has tips or help I am very grateful as I want to dry, can and freeze as well as eat. My husband is a diabetic and my 9 yr old has other food and nutrition issues. Doing the garden is my way to keeping us all in good health that is getting better. I hate most grocery store food. I like to taste my viatimns. So welcome to other newbees like me and help!

puffmama

Posts : 5
Join date : 2010-05-01
Location : south dakota

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello from North Idaho, It's where I grow

Post  Idahospud on 5/1/2010, 10:26 pm

Hi puffmama it sounds like you will have a beautiful garden. A pond is something I have been thinking about but only small scale. Post some pictures when you can.

I'm no expert on this SFG thing, just one year under my belt but all I did was follow what Mel had in the book. I found 5 different types of compost and mixed it with the vermiculite and peat moss. Once that hard work was done the fun and easy part began. Planting and watching this garden grow. You will be amazed at how easy it is. I did hand water everyday in the warmer part of the summer but otherwise I spent more time harvesting then anything else with the SFG.

One other pointer, don't plant zucchini in the box. I had never grown it before and thought it might grow up the trellis but it more or less just took over the box. It got huge! You can see the leaves of it on the picture, middle left. This year I have a smaller box for just one zuc.

I also found this forum to be a fantastic source of help and information. Good luck and happy SFG'ing!


Last edited by Idahospud on 5/1/2010, 10:28 pm; edited 2 times in total
avatar
Idahospud

Male Posts : 8
Join date : 2010-04-10
Age : 49

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Brand new to Sqare Foot Gardening Concept

Post  Linda on 5/2/2010, 10:50 am

Beatiful garden. My main interest is growing flowers with a few vegetables such as beets, tomatoes etc.

Very inspirational - keep posting photos.

Linda

Linda

Female Posts : 2
Join date : 2010-05-01
Age : 71
Location : Toronto Canada

View user profile

Back to top Go down

garden

Post  nadav_avisror on 5/2/2010, 2:29 pm

Hello I Nadav
I also want to now move into the garden
My question is how to invest in the garden every week so she will be reduced

nadav_avisror

Posts : 1
Join date : 2010-05-02
Location : israel

View user profile http://all-about-flowers.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello from North Idaho, It's where I grow

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum