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
» Senseless Banter...
by sanderson Today at 4:32 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals Today at 3:55 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals Today at 1:42 pm

» Ayrshire Newbie
by robert1938 Today at 12:17 pm

» Hello from West Coast Of Scotland
by robert1938 Today at 12:02 pm

» Gardening & Homesteading Skills Summit REGISTER NOW!
by countrynaturals Today at 11:53 am

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by trolleydriver Today at 9:53 am

» Hello from Gilbert, AZ
by LizDTM Today at 12:33 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by brianj555 Yesterday at 8:47 pm

» A great offer for a local SFG,er
by jimmy cee Yesterday at 8:40 pm

» Garlic Growing Lovers
by Turan Yesterday at 5:14 pm

» Lower south Oct 2017
by brianj555 Yesterday at 5:02 pm

» Sowing Experiment! Anyone Tried This?
by brianj555 Yesterday at 4:50 pm

» Thumbs Up????
by brianj555 Yesterday at 4:47 pm

» BOOK GIVEAWAY - ENDS 10/20/17
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 3:48 pm

» Turan in the Western Mountains
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 3:37 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 3:34 pm

» Carrot Week 2017!
by Turan Yesterday at 12:01 pm

» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania, 3rd year SFG
by sanderson Yesterday at 12:17 am

» Today's Harvest
by brianj555 10/16/2017, 8:21 pm

» new greenhouse got drafted
by Scorpio Rising 10/16/2017, 8:08 pm

» Monarch Supporter
by Scorpio Rising 10/16/2017, 7:55 pm

» New England October 2017
by countrynaturals 10/16/2017, 1:09 pm

» October Avatar: Don't Fence Me In
by trolleydriver 10/16/2017, 11:45 am

» Does MM improve with age?
by countrynaturals 10/15/2017, 3:51 pm

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by trolleydriver 10/15/2017, 3:28 pm

» Leaf-Footed squash bugs
by sanderson 10/14/2017, 11:21 pm

» N & C Midwest: October 2017!
by Scorpio Rising 10/14/2017, 9:12 pm

» Tomato Questions
by Scorpio Rising 10/14/2017, 9:06 pm

» large plant ID stakes
by has55 10/14/2017, 4:02 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Mels Mix should be illegal/squash & zucchini

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Mels Mix should be illegal/squash & zucchini

Post  jrfrommd on 6/24/2014, 8:49 pm

This Mels Mix just aint fair..This is my first year so I don't know if this is typical but I give you ......RESULTS

Planted this Squash FROM SEED on 5/25/14! ONE MONTH AGO!(you can see a post about thinning them here)

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t18092-sprouts-thinning

looks like squash on the way!





Planted this Zucchini from 3" seedling on 5/25/14

2 more like this lil' fella' on the opposite side!





I owe this STRICTLY to your guys advice along the way & MM!

this is a VERY gratifying...any advice or thoughts on how to continue from here?
avatar
jrfrommd

Posts : 76
Join date : 2014-06-01
Age : 48
Location : Md

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Mels Mix should be illegal/squash & zucchini

Post  jrfrommd on 6/24/2014, 9:26 pm

aaannndddd....now that things are picking up..what do i need to be on the lookout for as far as the dreaded "SVB"?
avatar
jrfrommd

Posts : 76
Join date : 2014-06-01
Age : 48
Location : Md

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Mels Mix should be illegal/squash & zucchini

Post  sanderson on 6/24/2014, 9:37 pm

Can't personally answer your question regarding the SVB, but I can give a round of applause to the caretaker of the MM and plants.  clap 
avatar
sanderson

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14754
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 68
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Mels Mix should be illegal/squash & zucchini

Post  camprn on 6/24/2014, 10:44 pm

My suggestion is use the search feature to find numerous threads about SVB. Also, Google is your friend. Get some general info under your belt and you should be good.

____________________________

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 : 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: Mels Mix should be illegal/squash & zucchini

Post  giant_trainer on 6/24/2014, 11:16 pm

what is SVB?
avatar
giant_trainer

Female Posts : 56
Join date : 2013-01-23
Age : 62
Location : Memphis, TN

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Mels Mix should be illegal/squash & zucchini

Post  camprn on 6/24/2014, 11:20 pm

giant_trainer wrote:what is SVB?
Sorry, squash vine borrer. Squash plant killer.

____________________________

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 : 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: Mels Mix should be illegal/squash & zucchini

Post  Marc Iverson on 6/25/2014, 12:37 am

I like how vertical your squash are! I know sanderson does that too, but I've never tried it. Show us more pics when your squash are further along -- it's fun to see them in tomato cages, something I would never have thought of.
avatar
Marc Iverson

Male Posts : 3638
Join date : 2013-07-05
Age : 56
Location : SW Oregon

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Mels Mix should be illegal/squash & zucchini

Post  jrfrommd on 6/25/2014, 7:02 am

Yeah thanks camp... I found a nice 4 page thread after I'd already posted the question about it(svb)
avatar
jrfrommd

Posts : 76
Join date : 2014-06-01
Age : 48
Location : Md

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Mels Mix should be illegal/squash & zucchini

Post  AtlantaMarie on 6/25/2014, 7:56 am

Woo-Hoo, JR!

 way to go  way to go  way to go  way to go  way to go  way to go  way to go  way to go  way to go  way to go  way to go
avatar
AtlantaMarie

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4272
Join date : 2014-03-18
Age : 54
Location : Buford, GA - Zones 7B/8A

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

Back to top Go down

Re: Mels Mix should be illegal/squash & zucchini

Post  plantoid on 6/25/2014, 8:43 am

Think about reinforcing your vertical frame so you can fasten hammocks under the bigger fruits as if left a while some will become up to 3 feet long by a good foot or more thick and weigh in at six or seven pounds or more .
 Keep up the watering regime a few liquid feeds of tomato feed at the rate for a fully fruited plant will make sure you keep up the high nutritional feed it needs as the fruits grow bigger & use more nutrients.
avatar
plantoid

Male Posts : 3734
Join date : 2011-11-09
Age : 66

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Mels Mix should be illegal/squash & zucchini

Post  jrfrommd on 6/25/2014, 2:49 pm

plantoid wrote:Think about reinforcing your vertical frame so you can fasten hammocks under the bigger fruits as if left a while some will become up to 3 feet long by a good foot or more thick and weigh in at six or seven pounds or more .
 Keep up the watering regime a few liquid feeds of tomato feed at the rate for a fully fruited plant will make sure you keep up the high nutritional feed it needs as the fruits grow bigger & use more nutrients.
 other than my original "garden trust fertilizer" application at first planting ....the only thing I have done is apply a foliar "Organic Neptune Harvest Fish & Seaweed" on the foliage level a time or 2...thoughts?
avatar
jrfrommd

Posts : 76
Join date : 2014-06-01
Age : 48
Location : Md

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Mels Mix should be illegal/squash & zucchini

Post  plantoid on 6/26/2014, 12:10 am

Thoughts ....
Make that frame a lot stronger   Laughing
avatar
plantoid

Male Posts : 3734
Join date : 2011-11-09
Age : 66

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Mels Mix should be illegal/squash & zucchini

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