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 SFG not sure where to go this year
by AZGREETHUMBEXTREME Today at 1:21 pm

» Hello from DFW
by RC3291 Today at 12:26 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing February 2017?
by CapeCoddess Today at 12:11 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by Mellen Today at 12:10 pm

» So. California & Inland Valleys -March / April Planting Guide
by countrynaturals Today at 11:32 am

» Ground Cherries
by countrynaturals Today at 11:27 am

» My name is boffer, and I'm a juicer.
by RoOsTeR Today at 11:21 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by Kelejan Today at 11:21 am

» How to save ground cherry harvest???
by countrynaturals Today at 11:13 am

» Hello form (near) our nation's capital!
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 10:26 am

» Hello from Pottstown, PA
by newbeone Today at 7:46 am

» Senseless Banter...
by CapeCoddess Today at 7:41 am

» Compost for Mel's Mix
by MrBooker Today at 6:16 am

» My Solar Dehydrator at Work
by sanderson Today at 2:11 am

» Advice and Preparations for Sweet Potatoes in Wisconsin
by sanderson Today at 1:25 am

» February 2017 Avatar: Time to Wake Up!
by countrynaturals Today at 12:17 am

» Bare Root Fruit Trees
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 7:13 pm

» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania, 3rd year SFG
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 6:12 pm

» Invasive Tree Roots - Very important topic for newbies.
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:25 pm

» Winter Gardens - Photos
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 12:45 pm

» Turan in the Western Mountains
by Turan Yesterday at 12:23 pm

» Lower South Feb 2017
by ralitaco Yesterday at 11:59 am

» One Very Happy Earthworm!
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 11:14 am

» My experiences with commercial cedar raised beds
by ralitaco Yesterday at 11:06 am

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:18 am

» Cold garage starters
by Ginger Blue 2/24/2017, 8:47 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by BeetlesPerSqFt 2/24/2017, 5:44 pm

» A really, really Frugal Gardener
by CapeCoddess 2/24/2017, 2:22 pm

» New England February 2017
by CapeCoddess 2/24/2017, 1:45 pm

» Spaghetti Squash Recipes
by newbeone 2/24/2017, 9:20 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

Greetings from Southwest Louisiana!

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Greetings from Southwest Louisiana!

Post  Chromedragonfly on 1/5/2016, 10:03 pm

happy hi HI ALL! I'm happy to have found this forum and look forward to reading and learning. I gave myself and several chums the 2nd edition Square Foot Gardening book as Christmas rendeer gifts and I can't be more excited to begin!


A tad over 6 years ago, I was injured, working as an RN. No My surgery only fixed me so much, (I can now walk) and my treating physician has said absolutely NO GARDENING!!!  I've been on plant probation for SO LONG! lol! I can't wait to show him SFG and have him say that it's ok for me to get my hands full of soil again. I am very excited my husband and daughters have volunteered to build my boxes on tables (which came from a nursery) and begin planting  and harvesting in my garden boxes without bending.  
My life as a nurse has ended but this technique of gardening is making me excited rock on about caring for my soon to be plantlife. I feel the need to nurture and this is right up my alley!  I am blessed to live in an area which has a really long growing season to boot! geek


~Teresa Very Happy 


thanks

Chromedragonfly

Female Posts : 1
Join date : 2016-01-03
Age : 49
Location : Southwest Louisiana

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Greetings from Southwest Louisiana!

Post  sanderson on 1/6/2016, 1:12 am

Hi, Teresa! Welcome to the Forum from California! glad you\'re here SFG is wonderful for folks with limitations. It depends on your specific limitation. Several of us have something that doesn't work as well as it did when we were young. Wink Bless your family for helping build the beds.

I love table top beds - several of mine are 2' high for this height-challenged woman. I made the Mel's Mix standing at a picnic table, one cement pan at a time. I live in a year around area, Region 8B-9A, and it is nice to have something fresh from the garden, year around.

____________________________

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

sanderson

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 12919
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 68
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Greetings from Southwest Louisiana!

Post  NAR56 on 1/6/2016, 11:52 am

Welcome from another Louisiana gardener! If bending is an issue you may want to look at table tops or build the beds taller.

The good thing about gardening in LA is that we have a long growing season. I was still getting Bell peppers last week with the higher than normal temperatures! 

Here is a good link from the LSU Ag Center for growing Veggies in LA and other useful information:
http://www.lsuagcenter.com/en/lawn_garden/home_gardening/vegetables/home_garden_crops/Louisiana+Vegetable+Planting+Guide.htm

Ryan

NAR56

Posts : 144
Join date : 2010-07-18
Location : Baton Rouge, LA, Zone 8b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Greetings from Southwest Louisiana!

Post  Scorpio Rising on 1/6/2016, 6:17 pm

Welcome Teresa from Ohio!  Here, we are dormant, so alot of us are watching other areas and living vicarious gardening existences until we can start our seeds....soon, Igor, very soon...LOL.

Glad you are better after your injury, and table tops (TTs) will be great for you!  

Did you ever do any type of gardening before?  When you get started, post pictures, we love pictures!  

Once again, glad you\'re here


Last edited by Scorpio Rising on 1/6/2016, 6:19 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : typo)

Scorpio Rising

Female Posts : 4180
Join date : 2015-06-12
Age : 55
Location : Ada, Ohio

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Greetings from Southwest Louisiana!

Post  CitizenKate on 1/6/2016, 10:43 pm

Howdy-howdy, Teresa!  Looking forward to seeing what you come up with this year!

CitizenKate

Posts : 593
Join date : 2015-03-20
Location : Northeast KS, USA; Zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Greetings from Southwest Louisiana!

Post  AtlantaMarie on 1/7/2016, 8:38 am

Hi Theresa! Welcome from Atlanta, GA. We're glad you're here & healthier!

You'll find we're a bunch of folks who love to help out. So don't hesitate to ask questions.

AtlantaMarie

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: Greetings from Southwest Louisiana!

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