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.


Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» New Forum Feature
by RoOsTeR Today at 7:58 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by yolos Today at 6:49 pm

» N & C Midwest: January 2017!
by Scorpio Rising Today at 6:14 pm

» California's Drought
by sanderson Today at 5:46 pm

» Microgreens Gardening
by yolos Today at 5:38 pm

» New England January 2017
by camprn Today at 5:29 pm

» Hi from Acworth GA
by runsamok Today at 4:37 pm

» Making Smoothies
by CapeCoddess Today at 4:05 pm

» 2017 Burpee seeds are already on display at HD
by MrBooker Today at 2:16 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing January 2017
by trolleydriver Today at 10:54 am

» Winter Sowing vs. Winter Growing
by has55 Today at 3:32 am

» heirloom seed companies around a lot of the world
by ralitaco Yesterday at 10:58 pm

» What about ink on newspaper and cardboard for mulch?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:23 pm

» Turan in the Western Mountains
by Turan Yesterday at 7:20 pm

» Green Ice Leaf Lettuce
by MrBooker Yesterday at 4:28 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:17 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 10:22 am

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 9:23 am

» Holy snow Batman!
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 8:13 am

» 2017 SFG Adventures in Hampstead, NC
by ralitaco 1/17/2017, 11:23 pm

» Gardening Australia
by IrishDigger 1/17/2017, 10:01 pm

» Daikon radishes?
by Scorpio Rising 1/17/2017, 9:49 pm

» Anyone want walking onions??
by Scorpio Rising 1/17/2017, 9:22 pm

» How much to plant?
by trolleydriver 1/17/2017, 2:48 pm

» January: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas
by countrynaturals 1/17/2017, 2:22 pm

» Feedback for my 2017 garden plan
by sanderson 1/17/2017, 2:00 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by countrynaturals 1/17/2017, 1:49 pm

» Show us your kitchen compost container
by CapeCoddess 1/17/2017, 1:23 pm

» Some of our Gluten-free Cajun Recipes
by sanderson 1/17/2017, 12:34 pm

» Crop rotation
by sanderson 1/17/2017, 12:02 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

New Garden Plan From Higher Up

View previous topic View next topic Go down

New Garden Plan From Higher Up

Post  Razed Bed on 6/26/2015, 3:37 pm

Mrs. Razed Bed just returned home and came up with an executive decision.  We are going to pull up everything that does not do well in this heat (all the remaining greens, all lettuce except the romaine, green onions, etc.), which should give us about 60 square feet available.

Since I am trying to transition into a diet similar to the one laid out in The Blue Zones, and since the Nicoyan chapter tells how they eat a lot of beans on corn tortillas, my wife bought enough organic silver queen corn seeds to plant 240 corn plants, at 4 per SF.

So, after the sun sets, and before a hopeful rain shower late tonight, we are going to plant the corn seeds.  This means no more green bean planting, but we have over 100 pole beans growing like crazy on the fence.

I failed to ask her how she plans to keep the raccoons and deer from getting to the corn, since it will grow higher than we can fence in.  At least, it will be much easier to maintain corn than our other options, and Silver Queen is only an 88 day corn.  That puts the harvest around September 22, and our first frost date average is October 29.

Any ideas about keeping 12-15 deer away from food they believe has been set out for them?  I think for now, our raccoons have abandoned our attic, since it is like 120 degrees up there.

Razed Bed

Male Posts : 243
Join date : 2015-04-01
Location : Zone 7

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: New Garden Plan From Higher Up

Post  CapeCoddess on 6/26/2015, 4:23 pm

That make me want to go out and pull all my bolted lettuce...except the ones I'm saving for seeds.

Silver Queen is the tastiest most delicious corn that ever crossed my tastebuds.

Good luck. And thanks for mentioning The Blue Zones. I ordered it from the library.

CC

CapeCoddess

Posts : 5439
Join date : 2012-05-20
Age : 60
Location : elbow of the Cape, MA, Zone 6b/7a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: New Garden Plan From Higher Up

Post  BeckieSueDalton on 6/26/2015, 4:31 pm

The 2nd Ed. SFG book has a sidebar about it on page 76.  I know this because MY BOOK CAME YESTERDAY and I started the boxes for my corn today!!!  *happy*dance*


Beyond that suggestion, I'm clueless and hoping someone with lots of experience chimes in for us.  Smile

BeckieSueDalton

Female Posts : 68
Join date : 2015-06-23
Location : Atlanta GA (NE OTP), AHS heat zone 6, USDA hardiness zone 7a/7b, frost dates Apr15/Nov15

View user profile http://lollipops-and-pipe-dreams.blogspot.com/search/label/garde

Back to top Go down

Re: New Garden Plan From Higher Up

Post  Scorpio Rising on 6/26/2015, 6:19 pm

 Razed Bed wrote:
Since I am trying to transition into a diet similar to the one laid out in The Blue Zones, and since the Nicoyan chapter tells how they eat a lot of beans on corn tortillas, my wife bought enough organic silver queen corn seeds to plant 240 corn plants, at 4 per square foot.
I thought corn was 1 per SF?  Silver Queen is sooooo yummy!

Scorpio Rising

Female Posts : 4024
Join date : 2015-06-12
Age : 55
Location : Ada, Ohio

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: New Garden Plan From Higher Up

Post  Razed Bed on 6/26/2015, 8:28 pm

It is supposed to be 1 per SF, but my relatives in NW Wisconsin have been growing both corn and sorghum for years and have plants in their field about 6 inches apart, so I go with 4 per SF.  In our enhanced growing medium with a lot more water than the fields get, I have been successful in the past with 4 per square.

The trouble is with the deer.  The Wilt Chamberlain buck showed up again this evening as I was grilling some chicken.  He just looked at me for a couple of minutes and did not leave.  I went inside to get the platter to bring the chicken inside, and the dang thing had approached the patio.

I have been surfin Youtube and now see that meat-eating deer is not all that rare.  I found one eating a Wendy's double bacon cheeseburger and another eating t-bone steak.

If that buck had been caught eating my wife's expensive organic, free range chicken, I would have been the one having to sleep in the woods tonight.

Razed Bed

Male Posts : 243
Join date : 2015-04-01
Location : Zone 7

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: New Garden Plan From Higher Up

Post  Marc Iverson on 6/26/2015, 10:06 pm

Wow I never heard of that. I guess they have an instinct that tells them there is valuable protein there. Wonder how their digestive system handles it.

I've seen hippos and elephants eat dead H/E's in nature shows before, even though both are normally strict vegetarians. And I saw a youtube in which a deer grabbed and gulped down a startled squirrel.

In other news of the weird, squirrels eat mice. In years when squirrel populations are low, mice populations can explode.

Marc Iverson

Male Posts : 3636
Join date : 2013-07-05
Age : 55
Location : SW Oregon

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: New Garden Plan From Higher Up

Post  Scorpio Rising on 6/26/2015, 10:45 pm

Dang, those are some hardcore deer!  You need a random boom sound generator, but that would bother you!

Scorpio Rising

Female Posts : 4024
Join date : 2015-06-12
Age : 55
Location : Ada, Ohio

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: New Garden Plan From Higher Up

Post  sanderson on 6/27/2015, 2:22 am

Wow! Meat eating deer.

Corn: p 219, 2nd Ed ANSFG , 4 per square.

____________________________

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

sanderson

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 12653
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 68
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: New Garden Plan From Higher Up

Post  Sponsored content Today at 8:37 pm


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