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
» 2017: First full year of SFGing in ND
by yolos Today at 6:38 pm

» New England April 2017
by yolos Today at 6:34 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by Scorpio Rising Today at 6:28 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Today at 5:51 pm

» Store Bought Compost
by plantoid Today at 4:03 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by Cajun Cappy Today at 4:02 pm

» Spaghetti Squash Recipes
by newbeone Today at 2:27 pm

» Double summer squash flower
by AlwaysHotinFL Today at 2:05 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by CapeCoddess Today at 1:05 pm

» Japanese Beetle Grub Insecticide
by Zmoore Today at 1:01 pm

» garden ready need better weather
by bigblue94 Today at 12:59 pm

» Carrot Week 2017!
by CapeCoddess Today at 12:48 pm

» Amaranth
by sanderson Today at 12:40 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in April 2017?
by Kelejan Today at 12:34 pm

» Geezer's 17
by countrynaturals Today at 11:25 am

» N & C Midwest: April 2017!
by herblover Today at 10:36 am

» Compost for Mel's Mix
by TNGeezer Today at 10:12 am

» Hullo from SW Ohio
by TNGeezer Today at 10:05 am

» Hello from SE Michigan
by sanderson Today at 4:30 am

» Hello from Chino, CA (Zone 10a)
by sanderson Today at 4:21 am

» Please comment on the plant layout for 2017
by greenthumbtobe Yesterday at 9:01 pm

» Sprouting seeds
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 8:44 pm

» My "Old Deck" Table Top Garden today
by nrstooge Yesterday at 7:15 pm

» GF Collard Greens, Kale Recipes
by MBroman Yesterday at 5:50 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 12:10 pm

» California's Drought
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 11:52 am

» Ants.
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 7:37 am

» to solarize, or not...I'm torn
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 7:27 am

» Old roots
by Scorpio Rising 4/25/2017, 9:10 pm

» Sub Irrigation Planter
by CitizenKate 4/25/2017, 8:24 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Hi from New Hampshire

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Hi from New Hampshire

Post  nhlori on 4/27/2014, 3:44 pm

Hi to everyone! I'm a newbie oldie. Did sfg for 2 years in the early 1990s using the older sfg book. I bought the new one and am all excited to get this one going using mel's mix, etc. We have a relatively short growing season so learning ways to extend that. Just made the boxes, bought the ingredients, started seed (a bit late) and am ready to go. Have thought sfg is the best for a long time. So happy to be here!
avatar
nhlori

Female Posts : 3
Join date : 2014-04-27
Location : NH

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hi from New Hampshire

Post  plantoid on 4/27/2014, 4:32 pm

Welcome to the site...

Please tell us a bit more about your earlier SFG with the older book , what worked best for you ?

 Have you started your own homemade compost pile yet ?
avatar
plantoid

Male Posts : 3684
Join date : 2011-11-09
Age : 66

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hi from New Hampshire

Post  camprn on 4/27/2014, 4:40 pm

Greetings nhlori, I am in Keene! Welcome neighbor! happy hi 

____________________________

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 : 14107
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

camprn

Post  nhlori on 4/27/2014, 6:40 pm

Thank you, camprn, for saying 'hello.' For better or worse, we're in the same zone!
avatar
nhlori

Female Posts : 3
Join date : 2014-04-27
Location : NH

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Greetings, plantoid. . .

Post  nhlori on 4/27/2014, 6:47 pm

My experience with sfg in the '90s was much more labor intensive. I dug down about 12" and added amendments as needed. Unfortunately, the first year's garden ended up being more in the shade than I would have liked, but it was still successful. My kids were young and thrilled to go out to the garden and eat peas off the vine to their heart's content. The walkways had 12" wide boards or cardboard (don't remember). The next year I relocated the sfg garden to a brighter location. Dug again, added amendments, etc. Lots of work, but I was up for it.
I want to start my own compost pile asap. Every time I throw away good compost stuff from the kitchen, I wince and the waste! Doing a lot of reading about composting. If you have suggestions, please share!
avatar
nhlori

Female Posts : 3
Join date : 2014-04-27
Location : NH

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hi from New Hampshire

Post  camprn on 4/27/2014, 6:52 pm

@nhlori wrote:
I want to start my own compost pile asap. Every time I throw away good compost stuff from the kitchen, I wince and the waste! Doing a lot of reading about composting. If you have suggestions, please share!
There is a compost subforum with a ton of threads. Check out the stickies.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/f53-forum

____________________________

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 : 14107
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: Hi from New Hampshire

Post  Triciasgarden on 4/27/2014, 7:25 pm

Welcome to the forum nhlori!  I think you will enjoy yourself on this forum!
avatar
Triciasgarden

Female Posts : 1628
Join date : 2010-06-04
Age : 62
Location : Northern Utah

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hi from New Hampshire

Post  mollyhespra on 4/27/2014, 9:46 pm

YAY!  Another Granite Stater!!!  I'm up in the northern end of Grafton County, about an hour south of the Canadian border.  Welcome!   
avatar
mollyhespra

Female Posts : 807
Join date : 2012-09-21
Age : 51
Location : Waaaay upstate, NH (zone 4)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hi from New Hampshire

Post  Kelejan on 4/27/2014, 10:38 pm

@nhlori wrote:My experience with sfg in the '90s was much more labor intensive. I dug down about 12" and added amendments as needed. Unfortunately, the first year's garden ended up being more in the shade than I would have liked, but it was still successful. My kids were young and thrilled to go out to the garden and eat peas off the vine to their heart's content. The walkways had 12" wide boards or cardboard (don't remember). The next year I relocated the sfg garden to a brighter location. Dug again, added amendments, etc. Lots of work, but I was up for it.
I want to start my own compost pile asap. Every time I throw away good compost stuff from the kitchen, I wince and the waste! Doing a lot of reading about composting. If you have suggestions, please share!

Welcome, nhlori: I was lucky in that I when I started I had read the 1981 book from cover to cover. I had it on my bookshelf for a number of years and was about to start the next day digging, when I decided to go online, found this forum and discovered there was a later version of the book which was NO-DIG. Saved me so much work as my land has numerous rocks left behind when the glaciers retreated from this Columbia River valley a few thousand years ago. A bit before my time.

You are right about starting a compost heap. At the very least, save everything and pile it in a heap. Mother Nature will see to it if you do not have time to work on it and you will get something good.

Kelejan
avatar
Kelejan

Female Posts : 4791
Join date : 2011-04-24
Age : 82
Location : Castlegar, British Columbia

View user profile http://www.castlegarinkspot.ca

Back to top Go down

Re: Hi from New Hampshire

Post  sanderson on 4/28/2014, 3:38 am

Nhlori, Welcome to the Forum!  glad you\'re here 
avatar
sanderson

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 13514
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 68
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hi from New Hampshire

Post  AtlantaMarie on 4/28/2014, 8:49 am

Hi NHLori!  Welcome to the party!
avatar
AtlantaMarie

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4053
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: Hi from New Hampshire

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