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
» hanging grow light suggestions
by sanderson Today at 3:23 pm

» A new SFG fan from Texas
by Scorpio Rising Today at 2:12 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by Scorpio Rising Today at 2:11 pm

» 2018 SFG in Brooks, GA
by Scorpio Rising Today at 2:09 pm

» N&C Midwest: When are your starting seeds?
by Scorpio Rising Today at 1:28 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by Scorpio Rising Today at 1:22 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals Today at 10:48 am

» Hi Everyone
by countrynaturals Today at 1:53 am

» N&C Midwest: February 2018 !
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 11:07 pm

» Horsetail weed
by sanderson Yesterday at 7:36 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in February 2018?
by Kelejan Yesterday at 9:31 am

» MD Home & Garden Ticket Drawing (until 2/24/18)
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:55 am

» Path Width
by donnainzone5 2/23/2018, 11:20 pm

» parsnips in square foot garden?
by Turan 2/23/2018, 8:38 pm

» Your favorite blackberries or raspberries?
by Mikesgardn 2/23/2018, 5:51 pm

» SUGA 2018
by SQWIB 2/23/2018, 2:02 pm

» Mid-Atl - Feb 2018 - Anyone starting seed indoors yet?
by BeetlesPerSqFt 2/23/2018, 12:22 am

» Hello from Northern Ontario Eh!
by skidmoca 2/22/2018, 9:04 pm

» Eggplant - (Japanese) Millionaire
by Scorpio Rising 2/22/2018, 8:57 pm

» Floating Away and New Seeds!
by Scorpio Rising 2/22/2018, 8:55 pm

» ahoy mateys from Arkansas
by Scorpio Rising 2/22/2018, 8:45 pm

» Sowing Experiment! Anyone Tried This?
by Scorpio Rising 2/21/2018, 8:49 pm

» Fourth Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver 2/21/2018, 5:13 pm

» Aerogrow by Miracle Grow
by AtlantaMarie 2/21/2018, 7:05 am

» Seed Organizing Ideas
by AtlantaMarie 2/21/2018, 7:04 am

» Areogardening
by BeetlesPerSqFt 2/20/2018, 9:54 pm

» has55's R & D Journey
by sanderson 2/20/2018, 1:55 am

» WANTED: Pictures of Compost Bins
by bigdogrock 2/19/2018, 10:28 pm

» The New Square Foot Gardening Foundation page is now online!
by sanderson 2/19/2018, 6:40 pm

» February: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas
by sanderson 2/19/2018, 6:31 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Help I tried to

Go down

Help I tried to

Post  3 ladybugs on 4/30/2010, 6:28 pm

I am in zone 6B and a couple of days ago I put my tomatoes and peppers outside to harden them. I had a cover on them at night but during the day I let them soak in the sun. Well now they are all brown. No Can I just plant the seed in the ground and expect it to grow now? What else should I do? :scratch: Thank you for your help!

3 ladybugs

Female Posts : 11
Join date : 2010-03-02
Location : New Jersey

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Help I tried to

Post  timwardell on 4/30/2010, 10:07 pm

Ugh... sorry to hear about the brown plants. That's too bad. You *could* plant a seed but it would add 6-8 weeks to the time until harvest so you may not see any tomatoes before it gets cold again this fall. I don't know your region so I can't say for sure. You might just want to go buy some transplants and put them in your SFG.
avatar
timwardell

Certified SFG Instructor

Male Posts : 778
Join date : 2010-03-02
Location : Frisco, Texas

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

Back to top Go down

Re: Help I tried to

Post  jerzyjen on 4/30/2010, 10:25 pm

Just curious, do you know why they went brown? Too hot? Too cold? I'm in 6b and i'm hoping to avoid this problem myself. Unfortunatly i dont have any advice. Where are you located in NJ?
avatar
jerzyjen

Female Posts : 210
Join date : 2010-03-03
Age : 41
Location : Burlington County, NJ - Zone 6b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Help I tried to

Post  camprn on 4/30/2010, 10:35 pm

I too have done this. My guess, most probably your plants suffered from sunburn. If you are past your last frost date, you could try seeding directly and have late summer tomatoes. Or buy some starts for earlier fruit. Good luck.
avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14165
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 55
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: Help I tried to

Post  3 ladybugs on 5/1/2010, 5:23 am

@jerzyjen wrote:Just curious, do you know why they went brown? Too hot? Too cold? I'm in 6b and i'm hoping to avoid this problem myself. Unfortunatly i dont have any advice. Where are you located in NJ?
I am just north of you in Mercer county. It is so frustrating too because we got 6 varieties of hot peppers. My husband loves hot peppers so I thought this would be good. I guess I need to talk to him to figure out if he wants them earlier in the season or later. Sad Thank you for your help everyone!

3 ladybugs

Female Posts : 11
Join date : 2010-03-02
Location : New Jersey

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Help I tried to

Post  Shoda on 5/1/2010, 10:44 am

I am so sorry! I have been there, done that! (except in my case it was my kid's morning glory seedlings I fried).

Sometimes this time of year you can get 4" vegetable starts at the garden store pretty cheap. You might want to purchase a few just to make sure you are covered. I am not sure about your zone - I am in 8b - but last year I started a tomato seeding inside in mid April and the plant was so far behind the others that it wasn't worth the bother. It didn't produce tomatoes until late August and then only a few (that the racoons got). The other nice thing about the purchased plants is that they are usually already used to being outside and don't need you to harden them before you plant.

Good luck
avatar
Shoda

Female Posts : 439
Join date : 2010-03-19

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

Back to top Go down

Re: Help I tried to

Post  Ole Joe Clark on 5/1/2010, 1:00 pm

When I put out tender plants such as tomato or peppers, I cover them with a 2 liter soft drink bottle with the bottom (and the cap) removed. This protects plants from wind and sun and keeps moisture around them. I think wind is more of a problem than sun, at least in my area. I have some tiny pepper plants now under these mini green houses, and it looks like they are about to start growing.

Leon
avatar
Ole Joe Clark

Male Posts : 46
Join date : 2010-03-08
Location : Alabama

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Farmer's Market?

Post  miinva on 5/1/2010, 2:12 pm

I recommend checking out local farmer's markets for plants. We get our plants for $1.75 from a guy who hardens them off before selling them. We've had great luck with them Smile

miinva

Female Posts : 778
Join date : 2010-04-29
Age : 49
Location : Central Virginia, 7A as far as I can tell

View user profile http://www.ungardener.blogspot.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Help I tried to

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum