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
» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by Scorpio Rising Today at 8:38 pm

» Saving cantaloupe from cucumber beetle?
by camprn Today at 8:17 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in May 2017
by Mimi2 Today at 8:01 pm

» Soaking seeds????? HELP
by Yardslave Today at 6:30 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by CapeCoddess Today at 5:39 pm

» Texas Dream garden 2017
by sanderson Today at 2:48 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by sanderson Today at 2:47 pm

» New England May 2017
by sanderson Today at 2:41 pm

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by trolleydriver Today at 2:29 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by yolos Today at 2:20 pm

» growing corn
by Turan Today at 2:12 pm

» Strawberry protection
by donnainzone5 Today at 1:24 pm

» Using Eggshells for your garden
by countrynaturals Today at 10:47 am

» N&C Midwest: May is here! 2017
by Scorpio Rising Today at 9:35 am

» Hello from St Louis
by bigdogrock Today at 9:33 am

» Planting tomatoes, cucumbers and squash back to back on wire mesh trellis.
by walshevak Today at 7:03 am

» boxes on a slope?
by AtlantaMarie Today at 6:24 am

» Rolly Pollys
by sanderson Today at 3:40 am

» Amaranth
by sanderson Today at 3:37 am

» surprising results from soil test
by dstack Yesterday at 9:52 pm

» 2017: First full year of SFGing in ND
by Robbomb116 Yesterday at 6:17 pm

» Carrot Week 2017!
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 4:06 pm

» Hello from TN
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:53 pm

» Yard and garden Maintenance Gadgets
by yolos Yesterday at 1:54 pm

» Lil' Goners
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 1:13 pm

» Ground Cherries
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 10:59 am

» Excited to be a part of forum
by Kelejan Yesterday at 12:37 am

» Double summer squash flower
by sanderson 5/26/2017, 8:45 pm

» Bryan Greenbeard of Minnesota's 2017 Plans
by BeetlesPerSqFt 5/26/2017, 8:33 pm

» New in NY...Hi all
by Scorpio Rising 5/26/2017, 7:44 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

First Harvest

View previous topic View next topic Go down

First Harvest

Post  keithw on 4/26/2010, 4:44 pm

I posted some earlier pics of my garden in the regional forum on this board, but over the past weekend we brought in our first harvest from our first attempt at SFG (or any real gardening for that matter).



It was not actually a planned harvest. When my kids first seeded the lettuce, we got way too many seeds in each hole. I thinned some at transplanting, but still had some crowding. I decided to just leave it alone for a while and make my next thinning an early harvest. The smiles around the table at dinner indicated a successful strategy.

Still tons to learn (like tomato pruning - thanks forum) and lots more plants to watch and wait for. So far I've had way more success with SFG than anything else.
avatar
keithw

Male Posts : 19
Join date : 2010-03-13
Location : Central Florida

View user profile

Back to top Go down

A few other garden shots

Post  keithw on 4/26/2010, 4:57 pm

Peppers starting to flower:




Broccoli (you can see our attempt at drip-line irrigation):




Lettuce getting swallowed by Garden Beans:




Waiting on the Tomatoes to get some color:




Brown Thumb turning Green - thanks to SFG
avatar
keithw

Male Posts : 19
Join date : 2010-03-13
Location : Central Florida

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: First Harvest

Post  boffer on 4/26/2010, 5:20 pm

How come the plants in my sfg beds are so much smaller than yours?
avatar
boffer

Male Posts : 7392
Join date : 2010-02-26
Age : 64
Location : yelm, wa, usa

View user profile http://boffer.us/

Back to top Go down

Re: First Harvest

Post  keithw on 4/27/2010, 8:24 pm

Maybe it's the zoom lens on my camera...

Went ahead and harvested the lettuce before the beans digested them completely. Finally seeing some flowers forming on the beans. The seed package said 50 days to harvest, which is in about 2 weeks. Seems like it will be longer than that at this point.
avatar
keithw

Male Posts : 19
Join date : 2010-03-13
Location : Central Florida

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: First Harvest

Post  timwardell on 4/27/2010, 8:49 pm

Congratulations on your success. Those are some nice looking veggies. Very Happy
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

Re: First Harvest

Post  keithw on 4/27/2010, 9:20 pm

Thanks Tim. I think it was your tomato pruning tips and resources (links) that were such a big help. I only wish I had started pruning earlier.
avatar
keithw

Male Posts : 19
Join date : 2010-03-13
Location : Central Florida

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: First Harvest

Post  Mainergal on 4/28/2010, 2:18 am

Wow! Looks so nice. Congrats on such a fine first harvest and so much more on the way. Now, how can I get my kids to eat all that lettuce I planted...? Keep us all posted on your progress, people like me live through you. I won't be putting tomatoes in the ground for at least another month!
avatar
Mainergal

Female Posts : 8
Join date : 2010-04-19
Location : Maine, Zone 5

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: First Harvest

Post  keithw on 4/28/2010, 10:59 am

Thanks Mainergal. Hopefully things will keep going well.
avatar
keithw

Male Posts : 19
Join date : 2010-03-13
Location : Central Florida

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: First Harvest

Post  quiltbea on 5/1/2010, 11:14 pm

Keith....great garden. I love to see the results from those in warmer areas. It gives me hope.

Mainergal...Try Oregon Spring tomatoes for an early harverst. I got 3 plants this year from Territorial Seed and they are in the ground here in Maine. So far so good. They are bred to be planted outside a month before last frost date which isn't usual in our neck o the woods. My others are still under the lights indoors.
avatar
quiltbea

Female Posts : 4646
Join date : 2010-03-21
Age : 75
Location : Southwestern Maine Zone 5A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: First Harvest

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