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
» Today's Harvest
by Scorpio Rising Today at 8:48 pm

» Hello from Gilbert, AZ
by Scorpio Rising Today at 8:44 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by Scorpio Rising Today at 8:42 pm

» Hello from West Coast Of Scotland
by Scorpio Rising Today at 8:39 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals Today at 8:36 pm

» Ayrshire Newbie
by Scorpio Rising Today at 8:34 pm

» Does MM improve with age?
by countrynaturals Today at 8:34 pm

» What weed? is this? (with pic)
by countrynaturals Today at 8:30 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by Scorpio Rising Today at 8:26 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals Today at 3:55 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

» 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

» 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

» 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

Google

Search SFG Forum

Hello from Ohio

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Hello from Ohio

Post  Vicki G on 4/23/2015, 9:38 pm

Hi!  I'm just getting started... 3 4x4's,  peat moss in the garage, vermiculite just arrived, will get manure this weekend.  I am anxious to get started!   Last frost date around here is approximately Mother's Day, which makes it easy to remember!
avatar
Vicki G

Female Posts : 5
Join date : 2015-04-19
Location : Southwestern Ohio

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello from Ohio

Post  quiltbea on 4/23/2015, 11:28 pm

Welcome to the group.  You'll find lots of help and lots of pictures of other gardens on here.  I think you'll like stopping by.
glad you\'re here
avatar
quiltbea

Female Posts : 4690
Join date : 2010-03-21
Age : 75
Location : Southwestern Maine Zone 5A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello from Ohio

Post  sanderson on 4/24/2015, 12:03 am

Vicki, Welcome to the Forum from California! glad you\'re here Are you going to be trying square foot gardening? I ask because you only mentioned manure, or did you mean compost.

____________________________

Find more about Weather in Fresno, CA
Click for weather forecast
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: Hello from Ohio

Post  Kelejan on 4/24/2015, 12:15 am

glad you\'re here Vicki happy hi

from Kelejan, Canadian Regional Host.


:canada:

I echo sanderson's post, re the difference in manure and compost, just in case you have got mixed up which is easy to do if you are a complete beginner. If you are not sure, just shout out and you will be inundated with the stuff.

I mean, with the explanation.
avatar
Kelejan

Female Posts : 4971
Join date : 2011-04-24
Age : 82
Location : Castlegar, British Columbia

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

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello from Ohio

Post  Goosegirl on 4/24/2015, 7:26 am

Kelejan:   lol!
avatar
Goosegirl

Female Posts : 3412
Join date : 2011-02-16
Age : 52
Location : Zone 4A - NE SD

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello from Ohio

Post  llama momma on 4/24/2015, 8:09 am

Hi Vicki G !


glad you\'re here  from central Ohio.

We're all here to share, learn, and encourage each other.  We joke around and you'll find lots of pictures too. 
Enjoy
sfg smile
avatar
llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4855
Join date : 2010-08-20
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello from Ohio

Post  Vicki G on 4/24/2015, 8:34 am

Yep!    Embarassed     I meant compost.....   first time making Mel's mix   study    I'm glad to meet you all!
avatar
Vicki G

Female Posts : 5
Join date : 2015-04-19
Location : Southwestern Ohio

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello from Ohio

Post  Vicki G on 4/24/2015, 8:40 am

Btw,  how do you get the weather report posted at the end of your posts?
avatar
Vicki G

Female Posts : 5
Join date : 2015-04-19
Location : Southwestern Ohio

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello from Ohio

Post  llama momma on 4/24/2015, 9:40 am

Look at mine where it says click for weather forecast.  When it opens up I think you fill in your information and look at the bottom for help. Installing widgets I think?
I somehow attached mine a few years ago.  I'm great at clicking multiple times here and there then forgetting what I've done... Wink
Maybe someone else will chime in?


Last edited by llama momma on 4/24/2015, 9:43 am; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : add widget info)
avatar
llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4855
Join date : 2010-08-20
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello from Ohio

Post  sanderson on 4/24/2015, 12:06 pm

Vicki, What 5 composts were you able to find? I think that is the hardest part to getting starting.

____________________________

Find more about Weather in Fresno, CA
Click for weather forecast
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: Hello from Ohio

Post  Vicki G on 4/24/2015, 5:06 pm

sanderson wrote:Vicki,  What 5 composts were you able to find?  I think that is the hardest part to getting starting.
I start my search this weekend.  What 5 did you use?
avatar
Vicki G

Female Posts : 5
Join date : 2015-04-19
Location : Southwestern Ohio

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello from Ohio

Post  sanderson on 4/25/2015, 12:07 am

You certainly don't want to use what I used for my first box!!  I misunderstood what 5 sources of compost meant.  I bought the red striped Kellogg mix, thinking that the list of ingredients (way over 5 ingredients listed) meant that I was set to go.   Embarassed

Please read this thread:  It will give you a good understanding.  Then all you have to do is find some of these composts.   Very Happy
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t7452-mel-s-mix-how-strong-is-your-backbone

I know use my own homemade compost, as do others who have room.  I live in a small lot neighborhood so I had to squeeze the 3' x 3' x 3' cage in between a rose bush and a crepe myrtle tree.

Check Craig's List for aged / cpmposted manures, worm castings, mushroom compost

Home Depot, Lowes, etc.:  commercially bagged chicken or steer manure, Ecoscraps Compost from veggies, mushroom compost.

eBay:  worm castings (used by the handful) and kelp meal (used by the teaspoon)

Others will probably be adding their suggestions.  Anyone else from this state?  Any local suggestions.

____________________________

Find more about Weather in Fresno, CA
Click for weather forecast
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: Hello from Ohio

Post  Vicki G on 4/25/2015, 3:55 pm

I found cow & mushroom compost today... will do more searching tomorrow
avatar
Vicki G

Female Posts : 5
Join date : 2015-04-19
Location : Southwestern Ohio

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello from Ohio

Post  sanderson on 4/27/2015, 1:35 am

Were you able to find anything on Sunday?

____________________________

Find more about Weather in Fresno, CA
Click for weather forecast
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: Hello from Ohio

Post  mapspringer on 4/27/2015, 10:46 am

Welcome Vicki G!
Southwest Ohio has a pretty large amount of agriculture.  Be sure to check local nurseries for compost.  If you're like me, and have no shame, stop by a local farm and ask if they have any aged manures available (see llama, rabbit, horse, chicken). They are often eager to rid of it for free.  I know you mentioned you have vermiculite already, but I was in Baker Feed and Seed in Milford recently, and they have 4cuft bags of (albeit medium grade) vermiculite for $14.99!
avatar
mapspringer

Male Posts : 66
Join date : 2012-04-01
Location : Middle Tennessee

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello from Ohio

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