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
» My early garden
by sanderson Today at 3:15 am

» Garden Footwear
by sanderson Today at 3:14 am

» Square footage
by sanderson Today at 3:03 am

» Friday Rookie Topic XII: Cucumbers
by yolos Today at 12:28 am

» N & C Midwest; July 2017 !
by CitizenKate Yesterday at 11:22 pm

» Turan in the Western Mountains
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 11:15 pm

» Healthy Meals
by RoOsTeR Yesterday at 10:19 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:58 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 6:56 pm

» Tornado Cake
by sanderson Yesterday at 6:51 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in JULY 2017?
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 6:29 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 5:14 pm

» More on garlic scapes
by recoush Yesterday at 4:07 pm

» What do you know about making sauerkraut?
by RoOsTeR Yesterday at 1:05 pm

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

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

» 2017: First full year of SFGing in ND
by Robbomb116 7/22/2017, 9:10 pm

» New England July 2017
by quiltbea 7/22/2017, 8:10 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by sanderson 7/22/2017, 7:38 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by sanderson 7/22/2017, 2:26 pm

» Green Caterpillars
by sanderson 7/22/2017, 2:22 pm

» What I've learned this year
by sanderson 7/22/2017, 2:03 pm

» Some of our Gluten-free Cajun Recipes
by sanderson 7/22/2017, 1:50 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by sanderson 7/22/2017, 1:43 pm

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by trolleydriver 7/22/2017, 1:23 pm

» California's Drought
by countrynaturals 7/22/2017, 12:03 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals 7/22/2017, 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

Google

Search SFG Forum

Vampire proof greenhouse

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Vampire proof greenhouse

Post  johnp on 7/6/2015, 4:08 pm

I hung my freshly picked garlic in the greenhouse for a few days just to keep the vampire's out of my sweet potatoes. Hope it works:


I think I should not have planted this in my sfg. It is a Hopi (old original) squash:
avatar
johnp

Male Posts : 644
Join date : 2013-01-05
Age : 72
Location : high desert, Penrose CO

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Vampire proof greenhouse

Post  donnainzone5 on 7/6/2015, 4:10 pm

Do vampires suck the juice out of sweet potatoes?
avatar
donnainzone5

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 2127
Join date : 2010-03-02
Age : 70
Location : Bend, OR (Zone 5-6)

View user profile http://www.amway.com/DonnaKBecker

Back to top Go down

Re: Vampire proof greenhouse

Post  johnp on 7/6/2015, 4:25 pm

I don't know. I have been told they like to 'vine' in.
avatar
johnp

Male Posts : 644
Join date : 2013-01-05
Age : 72
Location : high desert, Penrose CO

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Vampire proof greenhouse

Post  boffer on 7/6/2015, 5:33 pm

Oh booooooooooo! rofl
avatar
boffer

Male Posts : 7392
Join date : 2010-02-26
Age : 64
Location : yelm, wa, usa

View user profile http://boffer.us/

Back to top Go down

Re: Vampire proof greenhouse

Post  johnp on 7/6/2015, 8:28 pm

OK can anyone comment on the squash, it is so large that it is consuming a 4x8 bed. BTW I think the zombies are involved.
avatar
johnp

Male Posts : 644
Join date : 2013-01-05
Age : 72
Location : high desert, Penrose CO

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Vampire proof greenhouse

Post  sanderson on 7/6/2015, 9:40 pm

rofl

____________________________

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

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14220
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 68
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Vampire proof greenhouse

Post  boffer on 7/6/2015, 10:04 pm

Be prepared-it gets worse. One year I warned my closest neighbor to be on the lookout for my vining squash that was headed his way, and that I expected them to engulf his house the following week. What a Face

(His house is over 300 feet away!)

If your Hopi is a bush type squash, you can corral the inboard sides with netting or fencing and train the plant to grow towards the outside of the box. When the squash is in a corner square, I can keep a squash confined to 2 squares.
avatar
boffer

Male Posts : 7392
Join date : 2010-02-26
Age : 64
Location : yelm, wa, usa

View user profile http://boffer.us/

Back to top Go down

Re: Vampire proof greenhouse

Post  audrey.jeanne.roberts on 7/6/2015, 11:09 pm

I hadn't thought about it, but mine is safe too!  I pulled up a bunch of garlic a few weeks ago and they're drying in the greenhouse as well.

I'll sleep so much better at night  Wink
avatar
audrey.jeanne.roberts

Posts : 1916
Join date : 2012-12-07
Location : Central Calif Mtns.

View user profile http://audreyjeanne-roberts.artistwebsites.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Vampire proof greenhouse

Post  sanderson on 7/7/2015, 12:34 am

I guess I better hang the garlic braid up over the back door.

____________________________

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

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14220
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 68
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Vampire proof greenhouse

Post  johnp on 7/7/2015, 7:25 am

I am glad that we can all keep our greenhouses safer.

The Hopi squash plant is from seeds I purchased three years ago. I planted two the first year and they both died so I don't know whether it is a bush or a vine. Yesterday I looked and saw what I think is the start of a runner and kind of pointed it away from the other plants and toward the edge of the box. All I remember is that it produces large orange squash and reported to be quite good. Right now it is overwhelming 8 squares, one haldona melon plant and 6 of my leftover cuc's that I couldn't throw away.
avatar
johnp

Male Posts : 644
Join date : 2013-01-05
Age : 72
Location : high desert, Penrose CO

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Vampire proof greenhouse

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