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
» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in August 2017? 2017
by Kelejan Today at 1:09 am

» Store Bought Compost
by No_Such_Reality Yesterday at 11:51 pm

» Mid-Atl - Aug 2017 - Planning/Planting Fall/Winter Garden
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 11:22 pm

» Amaranth
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 10:00 pm

» N & C Midwest: August is here!!! 2017
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:58 pm

» It's actually more like surviving.... these days...
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:56 pm

» Bee 'Sleeping' in Cucumber Flower
by Fiz Yesterday at 9:21 pm

» Monarch Supporter
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 6:54 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 6:00 pm

» Top Dressing with Compost
by donnainzone5 Yesterday at 3:59 pm

» What do you know about making sauerkraut?
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 3:55 pm

» who has chickens
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:53 pm

» Water....
by Browndog Yesterday at 2:26 pm

» Heat wave and shade screen
by jimmy cee Yesterday at 2:15 pm

» Sweet Potatoes
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 1:33 pm

» Newbie Oldbie
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 1:02 pm

» cherokee purple...seed to dish
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 12:57 pm

» I feel VERY fortunate!
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 8:28 am

» Things You Never Knew Existed Until SFG...
by llama momma Yesterday at 6:47 am

» Anyone want walking onions??
by RoOsTeR 8/15/2017, 9:27 pm

» What weed? is this? (with pic)
by yolos 8/15/2017, 8:53 pm

» Ground Cherries
by Scorpio Rising 8/15/2017, 7:18 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by Scorpio Rising 8/15/2017, 7:17 pm

» What I've learned this year
by countrynaturals 8/15/2017, 4:38 pm

» Grow Produce from Produce!
by CapeCoddess 8/15/2017, 4:09 pm

» Zombie Gardening!
by countrynaturals 8/15/2017, 4:01 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals 8/15/2017, 3:38 pm

» Intro for this region...
by Browndog 8/15/2017, 2:42 pm

» Easy and Fabulous Crockpot Marinara
by sanderson 8/15/2017, 1:37 pm

» Huge Box of Seeds from 2003!
by countrynaturals 8/15/2017, 12:56 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Hello from the Garden State

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Hello from the Garden State

Post  Garden_State on 4/29/2010, 11:15 am

Hi All - My name is Pete and hail from NJ. I tried SFG (old version) when I was a kid, but did not have much luck, to many trees in my parents' yard!!!

Picked up the All New SFG book last year and finally got moving this spring. I have fenced in a 22'x22 area and have 4 - 4x4 boxes, 1 - 2x8 box for trellis crops, 1 - 2x8 box for corn and 2 potato bins. Have room to add 2 more 4x4 boxes later.

So far have carrots, broccolli, potatoes, eggplant and strawberries planted in the garden. Seeds are started indoors and are moving quickly. Have started lettuce (iceberg and romaine), spinach, cukes, zukes, peppers, lima beans, green beans, cantaloupe and watermelon. All but the melons have sprouted within 3 days and are getting big. Might be able to transplant within a week or so. Second square of carrots goes in this saturday. Hopefully not to late for the lettuce and spinach. Waiting a few weeks before looking for tomatoes.

Lots of rain the past few days. Was worried the torrental rain would overflow the boxes, but Mel's Mix drains so quickly it was not a problem. Also, have had frost and freeze warning te past few nights, but everything seems to have made it through with a bit of protection. Looking forward to a warm and sunny weekend.

Found the vermiculite at Agway for $22.99 per 4cuft. Found a great sounce for commercial compost ($40 for 1 cu yard in bulk) http://www.ag-choice.com/products.html. They get livestock manure from local farms, fruit and vegetable culls, bread, and floral waste from grocery stores, and organic processor waste such as spent nuts and leaves.

Looking forward to a productive summer.

Will try to post some pictures.

Pete
avatar
Garden_State

Male Posts : 86
Join date : 2010-04-27
Age : 47
Location : Hunterdon County, NJ

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello from the Garden State

Post  junequilt on 4/29/2010, 11:30 am

Another newbie from NJ! Welcome, Pete. I grew up in Middlesex County but was transplanted to South Carolina via Florida quite a number of years ago. Sounds like you're all ready for a great summer harvest!

Which tomatoes do you think you'll want to grow? We actually bought a six-pack of Rutgers this year (among others) and I wonder how they'll do in our intense summer heat.
avatar
junequilt

Posts : 319
Join date : 2010-03-22
Location : Columbia, SC (Zone 8)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello from the Garden State

Post  Garden_State on 4/29/2010, 12:22 pm

I was thinking of Rutger's for the large one (supposed to be the "Original Jersey Tomato", looking for a good cherry tomato.
avatar
Garden_State

Male Posts : 86
Join date : 2010-04-27
Age : 47
Location : Hunterdon County, NJ

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello from the Garden State

Post  junequilt on 4/29/2010, 12:39 pm

I don't think you can go wrong with Rutgers tomatoes in NJ. That's the one we always grew in Colonia.

Some friends who still live in NJ (Bergen) have had great results growing Sweet 100 cherry tomatoes in containers. Have you ever tried that one?
avatar
junequilt

Posts : 319
Join date : 2010-03-22
Location : Columbia, SC (Zone 8)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello from the Garden State

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