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
» Today's Harvest
by sanderson Today at 3:26 am

» Any Strange and Wonderful Visitors? Photos please!
by sanderson Today at 3:25 am

» Hello from NE OHIO
by sanderson Today at 3:14 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by sanderson Today at 3:08 am

» Compost Heaps
by sanderson Today at 3:00 am

» Carrot Week 2017!
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 10:19 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 11:26 am

» Happy Autumn Equinox
by brianj555 Yesterday at 11:24 am

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 8:46 am

» Amaranth
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 8:44 am

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 7:25 am

» Cucumber Plants on the Ground! :-(
by brianj555 9/21/2017, 9:27 pm

» New England September 2017
by Scorpio Rising 9/21/2017, 7:59 pm

» N&C Midwest - September 2017
by Scorpio Rising 9/21/2017, 7:56 pm

» Spotted Lanternfly: invasive pest "new" to the US
by sanderson 9/21/2017, 1:41 pm

» First red kidney bean harvest....now what?
by AtlantaMarie 9/21/2017, 6:28 am

» Fall Garden?
by sanderson 9/21/2017, 3:28 am

» Bug/Pest Identification....Help!
by Scorpio Rising 9/20/2017, 7:12 pm

» question about Garlic and winter
by Scorpio Rising 9/20/2017, 6:38 pm

» Ginger
by has55 9/20/2017, 2:38 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in September 2017
by Kelejan 9/20/2017, 2:29 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by AtlantaMarie 9/20/2017, 9:08 am

» harvesting wood chips
by Kelejan 9/19/2017, 9:55 pm

» Tomato Tuesday 2017
by brianj555 9/19/2017, 7:18 pm

» leeks again
by donnainzone5 9/19/2017, 12:17 pm

» WANTED: Pictures of Compost Bins
by has55 9/19/2017, 9:03 am

» My SFG Journey:Returning to the Original Square Foot Garden Method
by has55 9/19/2017, 3:05 am

» Monarch Supporter
by CitizenKate 9/19/2017, 1:43 am

» Birds of the Garden
by countrynaturals 9/18/2017, 11:29 am

» Tomatoes in New England
by Scorpio Rising 9/17/2017, 9:02 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

What's the Advise if I am in Climate of 117 F

View previous topic View next topic Go down

What's the Advise if I am in Climate of 117 F

Post  Usman on 7/1/2013, 7:48 am

Kindly advise me in very high climate of 117F from May to Aug .
avatar
Usman

Male Posts : 1
Join date : 2013-07-01
Age : 49
Location : Lahore

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: What's the Advise if I am in Climate of 117 F

Post  llama momma on 7/1/2013, 7:59 am

Welcome to the forum!

Have you checked out our Southwest forum?  Go to the Home page and scroll down to find it.  The temperatures in that region of the U.S. sounds like yours there in Pakistan.

Briefly, shade cloth and mulching, and I think I've seen somewhere that misting plants will help too.   You can use the white Search box on the top left of this page too, and look up specifics. 

Best Wishes and again welcome to the forum, let us know how things are working out, ok?
llama momma
avatar
llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4845
Join date : 2010-08-20
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: What's the Advise if I am in Climate of 117 F

Post  sanderson on 7/1/2013, 11:07 am

Welcome.  Several of us live in areas where the summers are in the 100 degrees.  Provide shade cloth so the produce does not burn.  Shading the plants from the afternoon sun is more important.

Mulching around the plants will help keep the roots cool and slow the loss of water from the soil.  What products do you have available to use as mulch?  Some people use chopped straw (without seeds) as mulch.  Use 2 inches or more.

Are you using the Square Foot Gardening method where everything is grown in boxes set on the native soil and filled with rich compost?

We love photos of gardens so please post pictures.  It helps to understand a situation.

Again, welcome.
avatar
sanderson

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14598
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 68
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: What's the Advise if I am in Climate of 117 F

Post  H_TX_2 on 7/1/2013, 11:08 am

It is not quite that hot in Houston but I basically forget about gardening in July in August. Luckily we can usually grow things the rest of the year. The nice part is that you never have to wait for your ground to thaw. Seeds like warmth so start seeds and young plants at the end of August and grow them until May.
avatar
H_TX_2

Male Posts : 288
Join date : 2011-12-08
Location : Houston, TX

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: What's the Advise if I am in Climate of 117 F

Post  grandpashorts on 7/1/2013, 12:41 pm

It is not quite that hot in Houston but I basically forget about gardening in July in August. Luckily we can usually grow things the rest of the year. The nice part is that you never have to wait for your ground to thaw. Seeds like warmth so start seeds and young plants at the end of August and grow them until May.


Plus 1 That is what I do in the Phoenix area as well.

grandpashorts

Male Posts : 10
Join date : 2011-06-04
Age : 76
Location : San Tan Valley, AZ

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: What's the Advise if I am in Climate of 117 F

Post  Pollinator on 7/1/2013, 1:01 pm

I don't do much gardening here in South Carolina, either, except maybe to harvest okra and field black eyed peas. It just insufferably hot most years.

This year I'm thinking to try a small planting under shadecloth in one of my greenhouses (the plastic has been removed). We shall see.
avatar
Pollinator

Male Posts : 445
Join date : 2012-06-23
Location : Coastal SC

View user profile http://gardensouth.org

Back to top Go down

Re: What's the Advise if I am in Climate of 117 F

Post  Nicola on 7/1/2013, 1:03 pm

welcome  from the Southern New England region of the USA.  
I must admit, my first thought in answer to your question was "Move away!" (But that's just my weird sense of humor.)  I live in an area that has 4 seasons, ranging usually from lows rarely hitting too much below freezing in the winter, to maximum 90-ish degrees (very rarely do we see 100 degrees F).
I can't even imagine what you experience there. I have no advice for you (others here have already given you some), but you do have my sympathy.

[ cloudy-bummer would this virtual raincloud help?]
avatar
Nicola

Female Posts : 210
Join date : 2010-05-19
Location : Central CT Zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: What's the Advise if I am in Climate of 117 F

Post  Pollinator on 7/1/2013, 1:13 pm

Nicola wrote:welcome  from the Southern New England region of the USA.  
I must admit, my first thought in answer to your question was "Move away!" (But that's just my weird sense of humor.)  I live in an area that has 4 seasons, ranging usually from lows rarely hitting too much below freezing in the winter, to maximum 90-ish degrees (very rarely do we see 100 degrees F).
I can't even imagine what you experience there. I have no advice for you (others here have already given you some), but you do have my sympathy.

[ cloudy-bummer would this virtual raincloud help?]

No need for sympathy. While you are huddled inside, watching the howling wind blow the snow across your driveway, I'm outside working in a T-shirt, probably picking broccoli. And when you are so sick of winter that you can hardly stand it, I'm outside enjoying the flush of spring flowers.

We do get enough winter to enjoy it a bit. A day here, maybe two there, every once in awhile in December, January, and February. We even get an inch or two of overnight snow, about every other year. School gets out; the kids make snowmen; and it's all gone by noon. Can't get any better than that.
avatar
Pollinator

Male Posts : 445
Join date : 2012-06-23
Location : Coastal SC

View user profile http://gardensouth.org

Back to top Go down

Re: What's the Advise if I am in Climate of 117 F

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