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

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

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

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

» The Research Journey:Composting Leaves Only
by trolleydriver Today at 4:46 pm

» Sweet Potatoes
by sanderson Today at 4:40 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

» Jade Plant
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 11:21 pm

» CANADIAN REGION:What are you doing in October 2016
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 10:20 pm

» Microbes...you gotta see this one !!!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:53 pm

» Fun Spider addition to Home Page
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:49 pm

» The Research Journey:Back to Eden Organic Gardening 101 Method with Wood Chips VS Leaves Composting Garden Soil
by plantoid Yesterday at 6:47 pm

» The Research Journey:Growing in a Raised Wood Chip Organic Gardening Bed
by has55 Yesterday at 7:16 am

» The Research Journey:Building Healthy Soil
by has55 Yesterday at 7:13 am

» the Research Journey:How to Grow Large Healthy Organic Tomatoes
by has55 Yesterday at 7:07 am

» Bountea Compost Tea - Got it!!!
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:23 am

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by sanderson Yesterday at 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 guy from Texas

View previous topic View next topic Go down

New guy from Texas

Post  Just Piddling on 8/10/2015, 7:56 pm

Been lurking around for a while thought it was time to say hello.

Little background on me. Been retired for just over four years and loving every moment of it. Little gardening experience but did have a great row garden two years ago and then because of health problems I have not not done any the last couple years.

Still plan to do some row grading this spring for peas mostly but will be doing some raised beds. Matter of fact just finished up my 2nd one today and have carrots and bush beans planted in one and the first one I planted squash 17 days ago and they are doing well. Up at least 10". Just have to keep the water going.

Made my beds 2x10' 8"deep.  Was not able to find the better compost I and others would prefer but so far everything is going good.

Built a metal 55gal compost barrel and have it full of some good stuff I hope.

Sorry for the long winded intro.


Just Piddling

Posts : 9
Join date : 2015-07-21
Location : Texas

View user profile

Back to top Go down

new guy from Texas

Post  kauairosina on 8/10/2015, 8:04 pm

Welcome to the forum.  Looks like you are on your way.  I presume you have Mel's latest book?  Quite different from the the earlier one.


Female Posts : 561
Join date : 2014-01-16
Age : 81
Location : Lawai, Hawaii, 96765

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: New guy from Texas

Post  sanderson on 8/11/2015, 4:44 am

Just Piddling, Welcome to the Forum from California! glad you\'re here Please, we like to know a little about new members, past gardening experience, hopes, dreams and desires.

You mention health problems. Do you mean like mobility / flexibility problems? Table top beds are a great way to save the back, knees and hips. I'm short, 5'3", and my raised beds are 2' high. A tad low for planting (I sit on a stool for that) but great management/picking height for the plant and produce.

PS When you have a moment, please add a city or town to your Location so we have a better idea of your growing environment.


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


Forum Administrator

Female Posts : 11922
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 67
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: New guy from Texas

Post  AtlantaMarie on 8/11/2015, 9:30 am

Hi Just Piddling.  Welcome from Atlanta, GA. 

Glad you've decided to stop being a wall-flower & join the party!


Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 3643
Join date : 2014-03-18
Age : 53
Location : Buford, GA - Zones 7B/8A

View user profile http://www.defensivespecialties.com

Back to top Go down

Re: New guy from Texas

Post  Marc Iverson on 8/11/2015, 5:32 pm

Welcome and good luck!

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 guy from Texas

Post  Scorpio Rising on 8/11/2015, 5:49 pm

Hey, Dwight, Welcome from Ohio!

I agree, read the Mel Bartholomew books, tons of great information in all of them. I had the first one back in the day, and recently bought the All New 2nd Ed. and it is very different!

Sounds like you are off to the races, glad you joined us!

Scorpio Rising

Female Posts : 3636
Join date : 2015-06-12
Age : 54
Location : Ada, Ohio

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: New guy from Texas

Post  Sponsored content Today at 7:08 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