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
» Holy snow Batman!
by sanderson Today at 4:33 pm

» First Frost!
by brianj555 Today at 4:19 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals Today at 3:00 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by countrynaturals Today at 1:16 pm

» The Winter Journey and greenhouse plastic
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 11:14 am

» Tomato Questions
by brianj555 Today at 11:07 am

» Senseless Banter...
by AtlantaMarie Today at 5:39 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by AtlantaMarie Today at 5:37 am

» N&C Midwest; November Already? 2017
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 7:34 pm

» How Many Square Feet Do You Have?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 7:28 pm

» BOOK GIVEAWAY #5 - ENDS 11/17/17
by brianj555 Yesterday at 4:12 pm

» Microgreens Gardening
by Kelejan Yesterday at 3:30 pm

» My new compost heap
by Kelejan Yesterday at 3:20 pm

» What I learned this year
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 1:45 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 9:26 am

» Today's Harvest
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 8:44 am

» First Tromboncino female flower
by countrynaturals 11/17/2017, 5:51 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver 11/17/2017, 1:59 pm

» Free lunaria seeds
by hammock gal 11/17/2017, 10:12 am

» Plastic containers / trash cans?
by sanderson 11/16/2017, 10:33 pm

» Mels book
by Scorpio Rising 11/16/2017, 7:04 pm

» Mid-Atl - Nov 2017 - Warming Up AGAIN?
by sanderson 11/16/2017, 4:17 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by Turan 11/15/2017, 4:59 pm

» Goodbye to my SFG Raised Beds
by Turan 11/15/2017, 4:41 pm

» Pickle recipes
by sanderson 11/15/2017, 4:12 am

» What variety of avocado would you recommend?
by dstack 11/14/2017, 9:12 pm

» Saffron?
by plantoid 11/14/2017, 3:32 pm

» Free Sunchoke Tubers
by BeetlesPerSqFt 11/13/2017, 6:36 pm

» who has chickens
by AtlantaMarie 11/12/2017, 10:40 am

» Huge Box of Seeds from 2003!
by countrynaturals 11/11/2017, 10:17 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 : 4693
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