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
» Total lunar / solar eclipse
by sanderson Today at 3:34 am

» Cutting back on my SFG about 75%
by Kelejan Today at 12:35 am

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by Kelejan Today at 12:32 am

» Is a natural breed hybrid GMO parent plants, GMO or not?
by Kelejan Today at 12:30 am

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in August 2017? 2017
by Kelejan Today at 12:23 am

» Anyone growing fall peas in zone 7 TN
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 9:40 pm

» N & C Midwest: August is here!!! 2017
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:17 pm

» Any Strange and Wonderful Visitors? Photos please!
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 9:08 pm

» New England August 2017
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:03 pm

» What to do with fallen unripe tomatoes?
by ColleenW Yesterday at 8:14 pm

» 2017 corn pictures
by Fiz Yesterday at 7:41 pm

» Composting Particle Board?
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 4:18 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by hammock gal Yesterday at 4:13 pm

» Hello gardener's
by sanderson Yesterday at 1:58 pm

» The Best Steps for Storing Tomatillos
by donnainzone5 Yesterday at 11:36 am

» Eggplant - (Japanese) Millionaire
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 11:10 am

» What I've learned this year
by countrynaturals 8/20/2017, 9:17 pm

» Plumeria ?
by sanderson 8/20/2017, 6:07 pm

» How Many Square Feet Do You Have?
by llama momma 8/20/2017, 1:58 pm

» Baba Ghanoush
by sanderson 8/20/2017, 12:04 pm

» Beets; Don't be intimidated!
by BeetlesPerSqFt 8/20/2017, 11:05 am

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by sanderson 8/20/2017, 10:30 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by sanderson 8/20/2017, 10:09 am

» Caterpillars -Armyworm?
by BeetlesPerSqFt 8/19/2017, 8:58 pm

» Oregon City Newbie
by trolleydriver 8/19/2017, 1:04 pm

» Newbie Oldbie
by sanderson 8/19/2017, 12:53 pm

» who has chickens
by llama momma 8/18/2017, 1:40 pm

» Tips for compost tumbler
by trolleydriver 8/18/2017, 12:10 pm

» Franken-mato!!!
by hammock gal 8/18/2017, 7:48 am

» Mid-Atl - Aug 2017 - Planning/Planting Fall/Winter Garden
by BeetlesPerSqFt 8/17/2017, 11:05 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Dec in the lower south

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Dec in the lower south

Post  walshevak on 12/1/2013, 6:09 pm

All you lower south gardeners chime in and let me know what you are doing. Some of you may have some winter gardens and others are just daydreaming about when we can start seeds. Are your seed catalogs arriving?

Kay

____________________________

A WEED IS A FLOWER GROWING IN THE WRONG PLACE
Elizabeth City, NC
Find more about Weather in Elizabeth City, NC
Click for weather forecast
avatar
walshevak

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4354
Join date : 2010-10-17
Age : 74
Location : wilmington, nc zone 8

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Dec in the lower south

Post  littlejo on 12/3/2013, 10:54 pm

I'm on the South end of the lower south. I haven't rec, any seed cats yet! I started my seed in Jan. last yr. and it is soon approaching.
Gather/rake leaves in Dec. Peas are up and lookin good. Be bloomin mid March?
Cabbage, collards, mustard, spinach, beets, rutabagas, lettuce, radishes growing, to harvest as quick as ready.
Onions and garlic in the ground and growing, bout 1ft for onions, 6 in for garlic.
Have 4 acres of leaves, some haven't fallen yet. Have a quick/easy way to compost them?
I have 1 orange tree with 6 oranges, just a med, yellow, hope they make it til they get ripe. I was told by the garden shop that I may get a visit from the USDA. There is a ban on moving orange trees out of the county where I live(Colleton Co, SC) If the tree dies, I must save and report it to the rep. or face a fine, I'm just trying to have some fresh orange juice!
Making some compost, waiting for an early spring!
Jo

avatar
littlejo

Female Posts : 1532
Join date : 2011-05-04
Age : 63
Location : Cottageville SC 8b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Dec in the lower south

Post  yolos on 12/4/2013, 6:15 pm

I didn't do much of a fall/winter garden.  Planted 27 broccoli transplants.  The rabbits ate all except 3 of them before I could protect them. 

My artichokes are thriving.  I think they liked the cold weather we had last week.  I expected them to die back but they look better than ever.

I am putting all my energy into shredding leaves, mowing the field fescue, collecting coffee and making a compost pile.  It is now up to 130*F.  Don't know if it was the warmer weather this week, the rain making the compost wetter or the freshly mown grass that kicked it into high gear.
avatar
yolos

Female Posts : 3248
Join date : 2011-11-20
Age : 67
Location : Brooks, Ga Zone 7B/8A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Can I plant anything from seed in Dec?

Post  canada6827 on 12/16/2013, 3:44 pm

Probably a crazy questions...but can I plant anything from seed now (Dec 16th)? I'm South of Dallas and have raised beds I can cover with gardeners cloth.
I've had lost my veggie crop for the last two years to grasshoppers, but hope with the latest cold and wet spell we've had they wont be back this coming year, so anxious to get started.
avatar
canada6827

Female Posts : 15
Join date : 2013-03-18
Location : Tolosa, Texas 75143

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Dec in the lower south

Post  walshevak on 12/16/2013, 6:31 pm

Will some of my Texas gardeners help out? I'm not up on the weather patterns you face.

Kay

____________________________

A WEED IS A FLOWER GROWING IN THE WRONG PLACE
Elizabeth City, NC
Find more about Weather in Elizabeth City, NC
Click for weather forecast
avatar
walshevak

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4354
Join date : 2010-10-17
Age : 74
Location : wilmington, nc zone 8

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Dec in the lower south

Post  camprn on 12/16/2013, 7:05 pm

@canada6827 wrote:Probably a crazy questions...but can I plant anything from seed now (Dec 16th)? I'm South of Dallas and have raised beds I can cover with gardeners cloth.
I've had lost my veggie crop for the last two years to grasshoppers, but hope with the latest cold and wet spell we've had they wont be back this coming year, so anxious to get started.
Here are some time frames for planting in your area.

http://www.almanac.com/gardening/planting-dates/TX/Dallas

http://www.plantmaps.com/interactive-texas-last-frost-date-map.php

http://dallas-tx.tamu.edu/files/2010/06/Vegetable-Planting-Guide.pdf


http://dallasfruitgrower.typepad.com/dallas-fruit-vegetable/2011/01/planting-times-for-spring-seedlings-in-dallas.html

____________________________

41 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14165
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 54
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: Dec in the lower south

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