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.


Display results as :


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» CANADIAN REGION:What are you doing in October 2016
by Kelejan Yesterday at 10:47 pm

» The Research Journey:Back to Eden Organic Gardening 101 Method with Wood Chips VS Leaves Composting Garden Soil
by has55 Yesterday at 9:36 pm

» The Research Journey:Composting Leaves Only
by floyd1440 Yesterday at 8:47 pm

» Can i just mix up the Mel's mix right in the garden box?
by Kelejan Yesterday at 6:15 pm

» Second Year SFG in Canada
by Kelejan Yesterday at 5:53 pm

» Fall garden push
by Cajun Cappy Yesterday at 5:44 pm

» Testing MM Calculator
by pforrester1 Yesterday at 5:09 pm

» Sweet Potatoes
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:40 pm

» Tomato Tuesday 2016
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 4:06 pm

» When do I prep potted raspberries for winter?
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 1:19 pm

» Please Welcome Our Newest Forum Moderator!
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 12:07 pm

» who has chickens
by bigdogrock Yesterday at 7:12 am

» N&C Midwest: October Happenings!
by MrBooker Yesterday at 7:05 am

» Sanderson's experiments with Bio-Flora Ag Products
by dstack Yesterday at 6:13 am

» Flowers that easily reseeded
by yolos Yesterday at 12:07 am

» Jade Plant
by Scorpio Rising 10/25/2016, 11:21 pm

» Microbes...you gotta see this one !!!
by Scorpio Rising 10/25/2016, 9:53 pm

» Fun Spider addition to Home Page
by Scorpio Rising 10/25/2016, 9:49 pm

» The Research Journey:Growing in a Raised Wood Chip Organic Gardening Bed
by has55 10/25/2016, 7:16 am

» The Research Journey:Building Healthy Soil
by has55 10/25/2016, 7:13 am

» the Research Journey:How to Grow Large Healthy Organic Tomatoes
by has55 10/25/2016, 7:07 am

» Bountea Compost Tea - Got it!!!
by sanderson 10/25/2016, 3:23 am

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by sanderson 10/25/2016, 1:28 am

» Straw Bales with Seeds?
by donnainzone5 10/24/2016, 11:50 pm

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by jimmy cee 10/24/2016, 10:44 pm

» Notice: Gluten-free Recipes Sub-Forum- Up and running!
by BeetlesPerSqFt 10/24/2016, 9:20 pm

» Our Newest Regional Hosts!
by Scorpio Rising 10/24/2016, 8:56 pm

» Indian Solar Gardening Calendar
by Scorpio Rising 10/24/2016, 8:52 pm

» Asia Region -Showcase of Gardens - Show Us Yours
by rajmahendra 10/24/2016, 8:36 pm

» California's Drought
by countrynaturals 10/24/2016, 1:23 pm


Search SFG Forum

New Grids

Page 3 of 3 Previous  1, 2, 3

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Re: New Grids

Post  llama momma on 4/4/2015, 9:00 pm

Can't say for sure but I'm not convinced those would add enough weight to the mini blinds on windy days.  thinking   Mine are solid steel like this - my grids blew around until I added these eye hooks, then the problem was solved.

Last edited by llama momma on 4/4/2015, 9:01 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : eye hooks)

llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4609
Join date : 2010-08-20
Age : 59
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: New Grids

Post  Turan on 4/4/2015, 9:02 pm

A screw thread looks easier to put in as well.  It would make its own hole or just need a small start.


Find more about Weather in Belgrade, MT
Click for weather forecast


Female Posts : 1997
Join date : 2012-03-29
Location : Gallatin Valley, Montana, Intermountain zone 4

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: New Grids

Post  Amethyst42 on 4/14/2015, 10:33 pm

I used mini-blind slats last year, and they did alright for the year, but did not over-winter well, and I had to pull them off. Most of them were already mostly worn through in the screw-holes.


Posts : 58
Join date : 2013-05-07
Age : 47
Location : 3b, Winterpeg, Manisnowba

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: New Grids

Post  quiltbea on 4/14/2015, 11:25 pm

I started out with venetian blind strips for grids but they were too light and a stiff breeze could dislodge them and if they needed removing, putting them back was like trying to fit wet spaghetti in the bed.  Then I moved on to tomato string because it didn't break in the weather but didn't like having to get beneath the string to weed and suchlike.
Now I use pieces of bamboo or scrap wood strips to make my grids.  I can remove them in a twinkle to rake thru the area to get at young weeds or to mulch or what have you.  If I want a long row as I do my peas, pole beans, lettuce and greens I can do that with the wood scraps.  The grids suit me, they don't rule me.  It works for me.
The best part is they are easily replaced as needed.


Female Posts : 4613
Join date : 2010-03-21
Age : 74
Location : Southwestern Maine Zone 5A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: New Grids

Post  Sponsored content Today at 1:00 am

Sponsored content

Back to top Go down

Page 3 of 3 Previous  1, 2, 3

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

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