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
» Senseless Banter...
by trolleydriver Today at 9:26 am

» 2017 Burpee seeds are already on display at HD
by MrBooker Today at 5:13 am

» Green Ice Leaf Lettuce
by MrBooker Today at 4:46 am

» New England January 2017
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 10:11 pm

» Gardening Australia
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 10:05 pm

» New Forum Feature
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:56 pm

» Microgreens Gardening
by yolos Yesterday at 9:45 pm

» Hi from Acworth GA
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 9:40 pm

» N & C Midwest: January 2017!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 6:14 pm

» California's Drought
by sanderson Yesterday at 5:46 pm

» Making Smoothies
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 4:05 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing January 2017
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 10:54 am

» Winter Sowing vs. Winter Growing
by has55 Yesterday at 3:32 am

» heirloom seed companies around a lot of the world
by ralitaco 1/18/2017, 10:58 pm

» What about ink on newspaper and cardboard for mulch?
by Scorpio Rising 1/18/2017, 9:23 pm

» Turan in the Western Mountains
by Turan 1/18/2017, 7:20 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by sanderson 1/18/2017, 4:17 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by BeetlesPerSqFt 1/18/2017, 10:22 am

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver 1/18/2017, 9:23 am

» Holy snow Batman!
by AtlantaMarie 1/18/2017, 8:13 am

» 2017 SFG Adventures in Hampstead, NC
by ralitaco 1/17/2017, 11:23 pm

» Daikon radishes?
by Scorpio Rising 1/17/2017, 9:49 pm

» Anyone want walking onions??
by Scorpio Rising 1/17/2017, 9:22 pm

» How much to plant?
by trolleydriver 1/17/2017, 2:48 pm

» January: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas
by countrynaturals 1/17/2017, 2:22 pm

» Feedback for my 2017 garden plan
by sanderson 1/17/2017, 2:00 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by countrynaturals 1/17/2017, 1:49 pm

» Show us your kitchen compost container
by CapeCoddess 1/17/2017, 1:23 pm

» Some of our Gluten-free Cajun Recipes
by sanderson 1/17/2017, 12:34 pm

» Crop rotation
by sanderson 1/17/2017, 12:02 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Hello from Northern Virginia!

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Hello from Northern Virginia!

Post  AlexR. on 4/14/2014, 8:42 am

Hello all, I am new SFGer in northern Va and have been reading so much of this site I thought I better say hello! I just finished my first SFG last week, a 4' x8' box with seeds in the ground and I've already got a few baby leaves poking up (spinach, lettuce, beets, scallions, cucumbers, and peas so far). I also transplanted three basil plants and an oregano. i got most of my seeds from Hudson Valley Seed Library which is a pretty cool site if people are looking for seed suppliers. A friend gave us a gift membership.

I am a new gardener as well so when I learned about SFG, and read Mel's book, I ran out of excuses not to start! I don't know what of my seeds will grow but it should be interesting.

Anyway here are some snaps I took while building. I tented the box soon after building since we are still getting cold nights. Statistically, our last day of frost around here is April 15 but i didn't have my act together to get started any sooner this season.

Image hosted by servimg.com Image hosted by servimg.com Image hosted by servimg.com Image hosted by servimg.com Image hosted by servimg.com Image hosted by servimg.com Image hosted by servimg.com Image hosted by servimg.com

Thanks for all the help I have already received by reading and thanks in advance for inevitable questions as the season progresses!


AlexR.
NoVa

AlexR.

Posts : 1
Join date : 2014-04-03
Location : Northern VA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello from Northern Virginia!

Post  AtlantaMarie on 4/14/2014, 8:49 am

Hi Alex.   happy hi 

Welcome to the forum!  Lots of great folks with experienced advice here!

Your box looks great!  Wise idea to get it hooped immediately. 

And it's exciting that you've got stuff coming up already.

Again, welcome!

AtlantaMarie

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 3917
Join date : 2014-03-18
Age : 53
Location : Buford, GA - Zones 7B/8A

View user profile http://www.defensivespecialties.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello from Northern Virginia!

Post  Judy McConnell on 4/14/2014, 9:14 am

Welcome AlexR - nice looking bed. Lots of information here

Judy McConnell

Female Posts : 353
Join date : 2012-05-08
Age : 76
Location : Manassas, VA(7a) and Riner, VA (7a)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello from Northern Virginia!

Post  sanderson on 4/14/2014, 12:49 pm

AlexR, Welcome to the Forum!  glad you\'re here  Your box looks great!

sanderson

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 12654
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 68
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello from Northern Virginia!

Post  walshevak on 4/14/2014, 3:15 pm

AlexR - When I lived in Fairfax City, I never put out tomatoes, peppers, cokes, and squash until Memorial Day Weekend.  Cool weather crops went out the first of May.  We often had night temps in the mid-upper 30s until mid May.But we also got some crazy hot days too.   Course, back then I was row gardening.   Laughing 

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

walshevak

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4327
Join date : 2010-10-17
Age : 74
Location : wilmington, nc zone 8

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello from Northern Virginia!

Post  Sponsored content Today at 11:00 am


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