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
» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by brianj555 Today at 9:32 am

» Fourth Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Today at 8:06 am

» Is there ever enough compost?
by has55 Today at 2:41 am

» Butternut squash, turkey Italian sausage, cannelini bean soup
by sanderson Yesterday at 10:39 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by sanderson Yesterday at 10:37 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:10 pm

» 2018 - First Annual Seed Swap Week - January 20-28
by Ginger Blue Yesterday at 4:02 pm

» Gophers
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 12:32 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 7:43 am

» SUGA 2017
by SQWIB Yesterday at 7:09 am

» High heat tolerant tomatoes
by walshevak Yesterday at 6:03 am

» Colored Mulch
by sanderson 1/15/2018, 4:36 pm

» Mid-Atl - Jan 2018 - Brrrrrrrrrr! and Happy New Year
by AtlantaMarie 1/15/2018, 6:43 am

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in January 2018
by sanderson 1/15/2018, 3:53 am

» New England Jan 2018
by hammock gal 1/13/2018, 5:50 pm

» My first Attempt
by 21Actual 1/13/2018, 5:05 pm

» Air Fryer! HELP!
by sanderson 1/13/2018, 3:26 pm

» New SFG box-Humanitarian way
by sanderson 1/13/2018, 3:24 pm

» Drafts?
by trolleydriver 1/13/2018, 1:18 pm

» Hello from Northern Ontario Eh!
by BeetlesPerSqFt 1/13/2018, 1:07 pm

» N&C Midwest—January 2018!!!
by Scorpio Rising 1/13/2018, 11:04 am

» January 2018 Avatar: Surprise Us
by sanderson 1/12/2018, 4:57 pm

» Review of Terms of Service
by Ginger Blue 1/12/2018, 4:02 pm

» DIY Plant Markers
by countrynaturals 1/11/2018, 7:32 pm

» Non flowering sugar and snow peas
by sanderson 1/11/2018, 3:21 pm

» has55's R & D Journey
by has55 1/10/2018, 11:19 pm

» California's Drought
by toledobend 1/9/2018, 11:55 pm

» Trellis mod
by brianj555 1/9/2018, 9:19 pm

» Spring Fever Anyone?
by newbeone 1/9/2018, 8:51 pm

» New Composter - Need Help Filling Correctly
by saganco 1/8/2018, 6:00 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

New SFG enthusiast from Southern Illinois

View previous topic View next topic Go down

New SFG enthusiast from Southern Illinois

Post  ricksanders on 2/4/2016, 4:26 pm

Hey folks.  Got a copy of The New SFG for Christmas and have begun preparations for a bountiful harvest this year.  Little experience, but high energy-at least for now.  I hope to get all the information I can from the forums.  Smile
avatar
ricksanders

Male Posts : 3
Join date : 2016-02-04
Age : 64
Location : Southern Illinois

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: New SFG enthusiast from Southern Illinois

Post  sanderson on 2/4/2016, 5:10 pm

High, Rick. Welcome to the Forum from California! glad you\'re here Glad you have a copy of the book as you will refer to it many times. We welcome questions and love photos! We are here to help and cheer you on.

____________________________

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

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 15195
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 69
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: New SFG enthusiast from Southern Illinois

Post  Scorpio Rising on 2/4/2016, 6:47 pm

@ricksanders wrote:Hey folks.  Got a copy of The New SFG for Christmas and have begun preparations for a bountiful harvest this year.  Little experience, but high energy-at least for now.  I hope to get all the information I can from the forums.  Smile

Hi, Rick, and welcome from Ohio! Have you ever gardened? You will learn as much or more from your journey as you will here! Looking forward to hearing your plans, and make sure to check out the archived material , searchable in the upper left on this site.

Goose Girl & I might be your regional hosts, depending on how far south and your microclimate! cheers
avatar
Scorpio Rising

Female Posts : 5587
Join date : 2015-06-12
Age : 56
Location : Ada, Ohio

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: New SFG enthusiast from Southern Illinois

Post  AtlantaMarie on 2/4/2016, 7:40 pm

Hi Rick. Welcome from Atlanta, GA! Glad you've joined us...

I second what Sanderson & SR have said! Let us know how we can help. :-)
avatar
AtlantaMarie

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4393
Join date : 2014-03-18
Age : 54
Location : Buford, GA - Zones 7B/8A

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

Back to top Go down

New SFG from Southern Illinois

Post  ricksanders on 2/4/2016, 8:18 pm

We are located in Edwardsville, Illinois, just east of St. Louis MO.  In looking at the regions, I'm guessing that I am in the "Upper South".  Not a clear connection in any of the regions for Illinois.  I could use some guidance in what region I fall into.

Have done some minor row gardening in the past - Lima beans, corn, peppers, cucumbers, carrots, etc., with not a lot of success. Learned a lot about what not to do.  SFG makes so much more sense, and my son (in the Denver area) is a big advocate of the process.  When I got the book for Christmas, the gauntlet had already been set.

Planning 4 boxes - 2 end-to-end with vertical gardening in the two northern most ends.  Have a full schedule going, with a single spreadsheet showing the boxes and squares for starting, transplanting, and harvesting.  Have most of my MM ingredients, except the compost - still collecting different varieties, while working on a small compost spot in the back yard. Already have some seeds started - but mostly herbs that I intend to put in pots and planters for the patio.  I have planted some pepper seeds and will hold them until mid May before I transplant.  Have the boxes built, the grids made, the trellis (elec conduit) constructed, and am now working on the coverings for the boxes.

I have a dog who loves to dig, and my biggest concern right now is how I will keep her out of the beds.

Really looking forward to this spring. I'm sure I'll surf the topics in posts and find a lot of answers.
avatar
ricksanders

Male Posts : 3
Join date : 2016-02-04
Age : 64
Location : Southern Illinois

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: New SFG enthusiast from Southern Illinois

Post  Kelejan on 2/5/2016, 12:30 am

glad you\'re here  rick happy hi 
from Kelejan :canada: 

I am sure you will enjoy this Forum.  People here are warm and friendly and helpful.
avatar
Kelejan

Female Posts : 5033
Join date : 2011-04-24
Age : 82
Location : Castlegar, British Columbia

View user profile http://www.castlegarinkspot.ca

Back to top Go down

Re: New SFG enthusiast from Southern Illinois

Post  Scorpio Rising on 2/5/2016, 7:37 am

Rick sounds like you are well on your way! To tell which region you are in, find out your hardiness zone and frost free dates...might clue you in. I bet you are right as far as Upper South though. Illinois is a tall state!
avatar
Scorpio Rising

Female Posts : 5587
Join date : 2015-06-12
Age : 56
Location : Ada, Ohio

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: New SFG enthusiast from Southern Illinois

Post  AtlantaMarie on 2/5/2016, 1:20 pm

For the dog, you might consider planting forks (tine-side up). Works for cats too...
avatar
AtlantaMarie

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4393
Join date : 2014-03-18
Age : 54
Location : Buford, GA - Zones 7B/8A

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

Back to top Go down

Re: New SFG enthusiast from Southern Illinois

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