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
» ticks
by camprn Yesterday at 11:18 pm

» N&C Midwest: February 2017
by CitizenKate Yesterday at 10:58 pm

» I'll get it right yet
by CitizenKate Yesterday at 10:38 pm

» Western Mount/High Plains: Seed Planting Dates zone 5b
by Turan Yesterday at 10:17 pm

» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania, 3rd year SFG
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 10:15 pm

» Plant ID
by camprn Yesterday at 10:15 pm

» Peppers with black spots
by camprn Yesterday at 10:10 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by Turan Yesterday at 10:09 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 10:03 pm

» February 2017 Avatar: Time to Wake Up!
by sanderson Yesterday at 9:37 pm

» broccoli stunted
by yolos Yesterday at 9:34 pm

» Roots...information....
by jimmy cee Yesterday at 7:47 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by yolos Yesterday at 7:35 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 7:30 pm

» Is this wood correct for building box?
by yolos Yesterday at 7:28 pm

» Our 2017 garden makeover
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 7:26 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 6:12 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 6:10 pm

» Sanderson - Virtual Roadtrip Flyover
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 4:24 pm

» Carrot Week 2017!
by Goosegirl Yesterday at 3:53 pm

» Problems getting spinach seeds to sprout? Try this...
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 3:52 pm

» Spring Fever Anyone?
by newbeone Yesterday at 3:15 pm

» Hello from IA Zone 5
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 12:48 pm

» Root Knot Nematodes - PROGRESS!
by dstack Yesterday at 12:28 pm

» Feedback for my 2017 garden plan
by ralitaco Yesterday at 9:43 am

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing February 2017?
by Kelejan Yesterday at 12:42 am

» The raised bed of my dreams!
by ralitaco 2/19/2017, 9:20 pm

» Help - Building new raised beds
by ralitaco 2/19/2017, 9:06 pm

» Microbes...you gotta see this one !!!
by jimmy cee 2/19/2017, 8:20 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by yolos 2/19/2017, 5:41 pm


Search SFG Forum

PNW - 2015 September

View previous topic View next topic Go down

PNW - 2015 September

Post  Marc Iverson on 9/5/2015, 4:01 pm

Hey everyone! Here's what gardenate suggests for September plantings:


Beans - broad beans, fava beans (also Fava bean) -- Plant in garden.
Beetroot (also Beets) -- Plant in garden.
Cabbage -- Plant in garden.
Carrot -- Plant in garden.
Celeriac -- Plant in garden.
Chives (also Garden chives) -- Plant in garden.
Collards (also Collard greens, Borekale) -- Plant in garden.
Garlic -- Plant in garden.
Kohlrabi -- Plant in garden.
Leeks -- Plant in garden.
Lettuce -- Plant in garden.
Mustard greens (also gai choy) -- Plant in garden.
Onion Plant in garden.
Pak Choy (also Pak choi) -- Plant in garden.
Radish -- Plant in garden.
Rocket (also Arugula/Rucola) -- Plant in garden.
Rutabaga (also Swedes) -- Plant in garden.
Spinach (also English spinach) -- Plant in garden.
Spring onions (also Scallions, Bunching onions, Welsh onion) -- Plant in garden.

In 7b:

Add in cauliflower

How are you all doing so far this month?

Not long ago, we were having nights in the 90's for the first few hours, and in the high 80's for a good bit after that. Just a week ago, I was sweating in bed and having to throw the sheet partially off to cool down. The last few nights have hit 50 degrees! An amazingly quick change. We'll still have some scorchers, I'm sure, but summer is on its way out.

P.S.: I know there are more zones than 7a and 7b. Too many, in fact, to keep this post a general guide rather than a mass of confusion. Pacific Northwest people, look up your own region and do the planting that's suited to it. It may be quite different from what I've posted here as a starting point for a whole (very large) region.

Marc Iverson

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

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: PNW - 2015 September

Post  CapeCoddess on 9/6/2015, 2:52 pm

I tried direct planting a few of those a couple weeks ago - too early/hot. Now would probably be perfect.
When is your first frost, Marc?


Posts : 5518
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: PNW - 2015 September

Post  Marc Iverson on 9/6/2015, 3:53 pm

November 21, if I recall correctly.

Kale has come up nicely from pods taken from last year's plant. I'll plant more. Caterpillars are coming out, though. The tops have already been eaten off some seedlings. gggggrrrrrrr!!!!

Overall, this season has been my worst for tomatoes in four years since I started getting back into gardening from when I was a kid. Very little fruit set, and now blight is working its way through the plants. I've had to do significant plucking and trimming. The delicious tomatoes I've been eating this year have almost entirely been from somebody else.

I will say that I've profited from sanderson's letting us know about Arkansas tomatoes, and that they're very heat-resistant. They were responsible for most of the very meager fruit set I've had, and they've been delicious. They've varied from golf-ball sized to a medium, Early Girl size, and for me have not been a large slicer, but I didn't expect them to be. I will make these a mainstay next year, as the combo of great flavor and heat resistance is exactly what I want.

I'm also going to concentrate on cherry tomatoes, as those almost always do well, and many will set in hotter temperatures than ordinary tomatoes -- sun gold will, for instance, and sweet millions. When you add up the volume produced, in good gardens and bad around here that I've seen, they never come out behind their larger cousins.

It's been a banner year for yellow banana peppers, so I'll plant more of them next year. But I'll plant them earlier, as my early-planted ones produced far more than the ones that I got on sale further into the season, which were already root-bound and never caught up.

Marc Iverson

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

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: PNW - 2015 September

Post  gwennifer on 9/8/2015, 1:20 am

Well I had six empty squares and planted two varieties each of lettuce, radishes, and spinach.  The next day I discovered that a squirrel had dug up and made a mess of the bed.   Evil or Very Mad


Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 1413
Join date : 2011-05-11
Location : Vancouver, WA

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

Back to top Go down

Re: PNW - 2015 September

Post  sanderson on 9/8/2015, 2:33 am



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


Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 12870
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 68
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: PNW - 2015 September

Post  Goosegirl on 9/8/2015, 4:44 am

frustration screm


Female Posts : 3408
Join date : 2011-02-16
Age : 52
Location : Zone 4A - NE SD

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: PNW - 2015 September

Post  AtlantaMarie on 9/10/2015, 8:43 am

I see squirrel stew in your future.....


Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 3950
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: PNW - 2015 September

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