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
» 2017 SFG Adventures in Hampstead, NC
by AtlantaMarie Today at 6:41 am

» Gardening Australia
by IrishDigger Today at 3:07 am

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing January 2017
by Kelejan Today at 12:33 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 11:37 pm

» N & C Midwest: January 2017!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 11:35 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 11:23 pm

» Friday Rookie Topic X: Marigolds
by MeghanSTL Yesterday at 9:12 pm

» Feedback for my 2017 garden plan
by MeghanSTL Yesterday at 7:28 pm

» How much to plant?
by camprn Yesterday at 6:39 pm

» Winter Rye Grass
by camprn Yesterday at 6:31 pm

» Winter Sowing vs. Winter Growing
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 6:10 pm

» Turan in the Western Mountains
by Turan Yesterday at 4:35 pm

» Crop Rotation Involving Nightshades
by Turan Yesterday at 4:23 pm

» Show us your kitchen compost container
by Zmoore Yesterday at 4:00 pm

» Sad News from Jimmy Cee
by Turan Yesterday at 1:04 pm

» Some of our recipes
by Cajun Cappy Yesterday at 12:51 pm

» Hola from Southern Ecuador
by Cats Yesterday at 11:51 am

» Cover Crops??
by camprn Yesterday at 11:20 am

» Crop rotation
by camprn Yesterday at 10:55 am

» CHALLENGE - Smallest possible footprint
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 10:03 am

» Anyone want walking onions??
by RoOsTeR Yesterday at 7:43 am

» My rapini is scaring me
by Scorpio Rising 1/15/2017, 10:42 pm

» Creamy Basil Pesto
by MeghanSTL 1/15/2017, 10:35 pm

» who has chickens
by countrynaturals 1/15/2017, 9:05 pm

» Zera (TM) Food Recycler - kitchen composting
by Scorpio Rising 1/15/2017, 8:04 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by sanderson 1/15/2017, 1:35 pm

» "Virtual" Roadtrip of the Desert and Old West
by countrynaturals 1/15/2017, 11:39 am

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals 1/15/2017, 11:33 am

» What I learned this year
by countrynaturals 1/15/2017, 11:32 am

» Mustard recipe
by llama momma 1/15/2017, 8:24 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

Hello from Singapore

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Hello from Singapore

Post  merelydicta on 8/7/2013, 12:06 pm

Hi everyone!

I've had a keen interest in gardening since I was young but due to my travels and life, it's only now that I've finally be able to plant my roots down as it were.

I've been doing as much reading as I can about SFG but I was hoping to share my journey here and pick up some lessons from everyone else along the way.

I'm planning on starting a series of rail/balcony planters using the SFG methodology so wish me luck!

merelydicta

Male Posts : 49
Join date : 2013-08-07
Location : Singapore

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello from Singapore

Post  CapeCoddess on 8/7/2013, 1:36 pm

Good luck, Merelydicta!  And glad you\'re here !

You should have an easy time of it in Singapore.  My memory of it is as a city in a garden...so lovely.

Post photos of your journey with SFG if you get a chance. We'd love to see them.

CC

CapeCoddess

Posts : 5435
Join date : 2012-05-20
Age : 60
Location : elbow of the Cape, MA, Zone 6b/7a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello from Singapore

Post  sanderson on 8/7/2013, 2:49 pm

Welcome to the SFG Forum.glad you\'re here 

This is a good site for sharing, and getting support and information.  As part of your reading, do you have a copy of the ALL New Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew? study 

Again, Welcome.

sanderson

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 12616
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 68
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello from Singapore

Post  merelydicta on 8/7/2013, 9:24 pm

Hi CC - thanks for the warm welcome Smile I plan to document my progression and will try to share my journey here as I notice there isn't much for a Singaporean presence or a significant SFG movement here in Singapore (more's the pity).

Hi Sanderson - thank you for the welcome. I've read the ANSFG cover to cover - pure genius!

However I was wondering if anyone here could tell me if there is a significant difference between the material of ANSFG and SMG (which I saw shrink wrapped at a local book store). Coming from Singapore, it would obviously be easier to work off the metric as opposed to the imperial system but I've sort of done my own workaround by working in squares of 30cm by 30cm (slightly less than a foot).

I'd love to hear any and all thoughts about starting out in a SFG tropical garden (I guess the closest analogy would be a zones 10-12) but I guess as with most things in life, the principle of solvitor ambulando rules the day. Smile

merelydicta

Male Posts : 49
Join date : 2013-08-07
Location : Singapore

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello from Singapore

Post  Goosegirl on 8/9/2013, 7:20 am

glad you\'re here  Welcome Merelydicta!  glad you\'re here

Unless Mel has kept a few secrets from those of us still using the 12" ruler, my understanding is that SMG is the same method, just adapted to the measurements of the metric system.  The plants really don't care if they have a cm less or extra! 

GG

____________________________

GG   geek 






COMPOSTING:  The only time 'Garbage In' does not equal 'Garbage Out'!

Goosegirl

Female Posts : 3402
Join date : 2011-02-16
Age : 51
Location : Zone 4A - NE SD

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello from Singapore

Post  merelydicta on 8/9/2013, 9:45 am

Hi Goosegirl,

Thanks for the welcome and for the information on the SMG/SFG thing.

What I more or less ended up with is thinking in metric about the imperial if that makes sense but I always had that lingering doubt that a slight variance one way or the other might throw things off (an occupational hazard for me Sad).

Looking forward to this new gardening adventure!

merelydicta

Male Posts : 49
Join date : 2013-08-07
Location : Singapore

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello from Singapore

Post  Sponsored content Today at 7:58 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