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
» Making Smoothies
by alyson Today at 2:24 am

» Hello all
by alyson Today at 1:59 am

» It's Fertilizer Time; Fruit Trees Down South!
by sanderson Today at 1:10 am

» Senseless Banter...
by sanderson Today at 1:08 am

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by sanderson Today at 1:06 am

» Comfrey
by sanderson Today at 1:00 am

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by sanderson Today at 12:57 am

» New For 2017
by countrynaturals Today at 12:39 am

» N & C Midwest: March 2017 Brink of Spring
by CitizenKate Yesterday at 11:54 pm

» Hello from MN
by ralitaco Yesterday at 11:40 pm

» Hello from Southeast Michigan!
by ralitaco Yesterday at 11:39 pm

» 1st SFG Plan - Any thoughts?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 10:50 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in March 2017
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 7:39 pm

» New England March 2017
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 7:27 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 6:55 pm

» Dragon Fruit!
by kauairosina Yesterday at 5:41 pm

» Raised beds already made.
by jimmy cee Yesterday at 9:32 am

» Bryan Greenbeard of Minnesota's 2017 Plans
by Greenbeard Yesterday at 8:51 am

» GF Books
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 7:16 am

» Rolling Boxes
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:36 am

» Need another type of compost.
by ralitaco 3/25/2017, 8:56 pm

» Ground Cherries
by countrynaturals 3/25/2017, 8:42 pm

» Other Gardening Books!
by Scorpio Rising 3/25/2017, 8:25 pm

» Tomato Mystery Mix
by Ginger Blue 3/25/2017, 7:15 pm

» Carrot Week 2017!
by donnainzone5 3/25/2017, 5:14 pm

» California's Drought
by sanderson 3/25/2017, 4:10 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by sanderson 3/25/2017, 3:25 pm

» Squares under siege... by grass!
by has55 3/25/2017, 1:05 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by CapeCoddess 3/25/2017, 12:32 pm

» Anyone in SE Idaho or near by?
by mlpii66 3/25/2017, 11:25 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

Help! New to SFG in Southeastern CT!

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Help! New to SFG in Southeastern CT!

Post  Asngardner on 3/26/2014, 10:45 am

Hello!  I'm new to gardening in general but new to SFG as well.  I just moved to Southeastern CT 2 years ago, so not completely familiar with the weather out here compared to the Midwest.

Can someone walk me through what you plant and when?  I have read the book and am reading it again!  I bought all my soil and stuff to make two 4x4 beds.  

For this area when do you start planting?  And what? (based on what is successful out here).
When do you start planting indoors and which ones are best for that in this area?  I saw many have already started planing things in another post and that had me worried that I am behind!

Thank you so much!  I think I am just overwhelmed and could use any expert advise you have specific to this area.  
THANKS!
avatar
Asngardner

Posts : 2
Join date : 2014-03-25
Location : United States

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Help! New to SFG in Southeastern CT!

Post  sanderson on 3/26/2014, 11:53 am

Asngardner, Welcome to the Forum!  glad you\'re here

For local information, you can try your local State Cooperative Extension or local Master Gardeners. Also, there are other Forum folks in your general area who can help you.

On a different note, what have you gathered for your mixed compost? Getting the Mel's Mix (MM) right is sometimes the hardest part of getting started. Also, make sure you measure the peat moss after you fluff it. It almost doubles in size!

Again, Welcome
avatar
sanderson

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 13162
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 68
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Help! New to SFG in Southeastern CT!

Post  Asngardner on 3/26/2014, 12:27 pm

@sanderson wrote:Asngardner, Welcome to the Forum!   glad you\'re here

For local information, you can try your local State Cooperative Extension or local Master Gardeners.  Also, there are other Forum folks in your general area who can help you.

On a different note, what have you gathered for your mixed compost?  Getting the Mel's Mix (MM) right is sometimes the hardest part of getting started.  Also, make sure you measure the peat moss after you fluff it.  It almost doubles in size!

Again, Welcome
Thank you so much!!

I never thought about the local Master Gardeners!  I knew some of them in Indiana where I used to live, but don't know anyone around here.  So I will look into that!

I have gathered some vermiculite, several different types of compost, and peat moss.  I didn't even think about measuring after you fluff it!  I was just going on cubic feet on the bags!  That's very helpful!  

I ordered several types of seeds and they have all arrived, and I ordered a few plants that have already been started.  Other than that, I'm just starting off.  I thought we would start building the garden in the next week or so, and then start mixing the soil together.  

Thank you for the help!  I appreciate it!
avatar
Asngardner

Posts : 2
Join date : 2014-03-25
Location : United States

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Help! New to SFG in Southeastern CT!

Post  sanderson on 3/26/2014, 12:47 pm

What are the brands or names on the bags of compost?
avatar
sanderson

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 13162
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 68
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Help! New to SFG in Southeastern CT!

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