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
» What do you know about making sauerkraut?
by CitizenKate Today at 12:39 pm

» More on garlic scapes
by recoush Today at 11:39 am

» HELP! Sweet Potato Plant!
by countrynaturals Today at 11:26 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by countrynaturals Today at 11:13 am

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by countrynaturals Today at 11:10 am

» Healthy Meals
by RoOsTeR Today at 10:57 am

» Turan in the Western Mountains
by yolos Today at 10:06 am

» Do I need to pollinate my zucchinis?
by hammock gal Today at 9:24 am

» My early garden
by Judy McConnell Today at 9:03 am

» Square footage
by No_Such_Reality Yesterday at 11:21 pm

» N & C Midwest; July 2017 !
by CitizenKate Yesterday at 9:11 pm

» 2017: First full year of SFGing in ND
by Robbomb116 Yesterday at 9:10 pm

» New England July 2017
by quiltbea Yesterday at 8:10 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by sanderson Yesterday at 7:38 pm

» Tornado Cake
by sanderson Yesterday at 7:18 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in JULY 2017?
by sanderson Yesterday at 7:06 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 5:56 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:26 pm

» Green Caterpillars
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:22 pm

» What I've learned this year
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:03 pm

» Some of our Gluten-free Cajun Recipes
by sanderson Yesterday at 1:50 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by sanderson Yesterday at 1:43 pm

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 1:23 pm

» California's Drought
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 12:03 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 11:51 am

» Just Completed my Garden.....What Should I Plant NOW!
by stealthmayhem 7/21/2017, 8:05 pm

» Your favorite watermelon and pumpkin
by sanderson 7/21/2017, 7:59 pm

» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania, 3rd year SFG
by sanderson 7/21/2017, 7:50 pm

» What Are These Little Guys?
by Fiz 7/21/2017, 7:42 pm

» who has chickens
by llama momma 7/21/2017, 6:50 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Tomato yields

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Tomato yields

Post  Liesbet on 3/18/2015, 9:58 pm

I'm doing a report on square foot gardening versus row gardening. Does anyone know what kind of yields I can expect from beefsteak and Roma tomatoes in manitoba? In lbs...
avatar
Liesbet

Female Posts : 6
Join date : 2015-03-18
Location : Altona, MB

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Tomato yields

Post  sanderson on 3/19/2015, 1:32 am

Liesbet, Welcome to the Forum from California, US. glad you\'re here To find out the answer, one would have to grow a sufficient number of plants (for statistic significance) of both types under both conditions. The one thing about square foot gardening is that a well made Mel's Mix can allow a plant to reach its genetic potential.

____________________________

Find more about Weather in Fresno, CA
Click for weather forecast
avatar
sanderson

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14216
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 68
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Tomato yields

Post  AtlantaMarie on 3/19/2015, 7:31 am

Hi Liesbet.  Welcome from Atlanta, GA!

When does your report need to be turned in?  Will you have time to grow your own & take pics?
avatar
AtlantaMarie

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4178
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: Tomato yields

Post  Liesbet on 3/19/2015, 10:48 am

No I won't have time to grow a garden before the report should be done. What have others found- has the yield doubled or??
avatar
Liesbet

Female Posts : 6
Join date : 2015-03-18
Location : Altona, MB

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Tomato yields

Post  AtlantaMarie on 3/19/2015, 10:58 am

I don't really know if the yield will be greater per plant.  Hopefully someone else can chime in on this...

BUT - you use less land and water w/ SFG.

The problem with row gardening is that you're walking between (maybe long) rows (and compacting the soil).  So you have to leave room (about 3 feet) between rows.

With SFG, you're not walking on it, so you don't need that walkway.

I can plant 1 tomato per square foot.  In a 25'x2' row, that's 50 plants in 50'.  In a regular 25' row garden, you'd need at least 125'.  (2' for the plants = 50', plus a 3' walkway between them = 75'.)

Hope this helps...  I take it you've read All New SFG (2nd Edition) as part of your research?
avatar
AtlantaMarie

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4178
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: Tomato yields

Post  Liesbet on 3/19/2015, 11:01 am

Ok that tells me some... Thanks! I read the old SFG book and I hadn't realized there was a new one.
avatar
Liesbet

Female Posts : 6
Join date : 2015-03-18
Location : Altona, MB

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Tomato yields

Post  AtlantaMarie on 3/19/2015, 11:18 am

Oh, yes!  Check your local library for the 2nd Edition.

I've read all 3.  It gets better & easier with each new edition!
avatar
AtlantaMarie

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4178
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: Tomato yields

Post  Liesbet on 3/19/2015, 11:20 am

Hey thanks!
avatar
Liesbet

Female Posts : 6
Join date : 2015-03-18
Location : Altona, MB

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Tomato yields

Post  sanderson on 3/19/2015, 2:26 pm

There is also an old, old book back when dirt was also used. The current method is described in All New Square Foot Gardening, 1st or 2nd Edition.

____________________________

Find more about Weather in Fresno, CA
Click for weather forecast
avatar
sanderson

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14216
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 68
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Tomato yields

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