Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td][table style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"][tr][td align="left"][/td][td align="left" background="http://i32.servimg.com/u/f32/14/92/49/47/ndtzf410.gif" bgcolor="black"][/td][td align="left"][/td][/tr][tr][td align="left" bgcolor="#000000"][/td][td width="390" height= "" align="left" bgcolor="#000000"]
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][td align="left" bgcolor="#000000"][/td][/tr][tr][td align="left"][/td][td align="left" background="http://i32.servimg.com/u/f32/14/92/49/47/k39hxs10.gif" bgcolor="#000000"][/td][td align="left"][/td][/tr][/table]
[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Third Year SFG in Canada
by CapeCoddess Today at 8:29 am

» Old roots
by yolos Today at 8:16 am

» Worm Tube?
by CapeCoddess Today at 7:02 am

» Jaffa's garden - year one
by CapeCoddess Today at 6:45 am

» Carrot Week 2017!
by CapeCoddess Today at 6:43 am

» New England April 2017
by CapeCoddess Today at 6:39 am

» to solarize, or not...I'm torn
by dstack Today at 6:01 am

» Pallet Wacking
by sanderson Today at 3:13 am

» Sub Irrigation Planter
by sanderson Today at 3:07 am

» EWWWWW.........bugs and stuff...good or not so good?
by sanderson Today at 2:54 am

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in April 2017?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:31 pm

» Volunteer Lettuce?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:28 pm

» Geezer's 17
by Turan Yesterday at 9:17 pm

» April 2015: What to plant in No. California/Central Valley area
by audrey.jeanne.roberts Yesterday at 8:22 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by TNGeezer Yesterday at 7:17 pm

» garden ready need better weather
by TNGeezer Yesterday at 7:09 pm

» N & C Midwest: April 2017!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 5:58 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by audrey.jeanne.roberts Yesterday at 5:52 pm

» Mel's Mix shows it is worth its weight in gold
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:10 pm

» An excellent read for those with Diabetes
by RoOsTeR Yesterday at 2:33 pm

» Please comment on the plant layout for 2017
by TNGeezer Yesterday at 9:06 am

» 2017: First full year of SFGing in ND
by TNGeezer Yesterday at 8:57 am

» cucumber beetles
by BeetlesPerSqFt Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:48 pm

» Amaranth
by countrynaturals Sun Apr 23, 2017 6:06 pm

» Bryan Greenbeard of Minnesota's 2017 Plans
by Greenbeard Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:09 pm

» First of the Season
by newbeone Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:49 pm

» 2017 SFG Adventures in Hampstead, NC
by Turan Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:22 pm

» Has anyone tried 13 per square?
by Turan Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:04 am

» Get Moving!
by StrongAsMeat Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:20 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by StrongAsMeat Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:14 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

My Shreveport Garden 2016

Page 3 of 4 Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Re: My Shreveport Garden 2016

Post  sanderson on Tue Mar 22, 2016 9:09 pm

At least you have those healthy looking seedlings.  Hope Mother Nature is nicer to you the rest of the season.  You have already had your share.

____________________________

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

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 13494
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 68
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: My Shreveport Garden 2016

Post  Scorpio Rising on Tue Mar 22, 2016 9:11 pm

Beautiful! And I really like your labels. By the each, makes sense!
avatar
Scorpio Rising

Female Posts : 4476
Join date : 2015-06-12
Age : 55
Location : Ada, Ohio

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: My Shreveport Garden 2016

Post  CitizenKate on Tue Mar 22, 2016 11:17 pm

@katjohn83 wrote:Update on my garden...
My lettuce bed just is not performing. Not sure what is going on there.
The heavy rains may have washed out the soil nutrients. Try amending with compost or fertilizer.
avatar
CitizenKate

Posts : 666
Join date : 2015-03-20
Location : Northeast KS, USA; Zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: My Shreveport Garden 2016

Post  katjohn83 on Wed Mar 23, 2016 11:32 am

@Scorpio Rising wrote:Beautiful!  And I really like your labels.  By the each, makes sense!  

I found those on Amazon for about $6 for 150. I like them so much I already ordered a new supply.
avatar
katjohn83

Posts : 44
Join date : 2014-01-23
Location : Shreveport, LA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: My Shreveport Garden 2016

Post  katjohn83 on Wed Mar 23, 2016 11:34 am

@CitizenKate wrote:
@katjohn83 wrote:Update on my garden...
My lettuce bed just is not performing. Not sure what is going on there.
The heavy rains may have washed out the soil nutrients.  Try amending with compost or fertilizer.

Someone had mentioned that in an earlier post, but I have had issues before all of the rains. I do need to add some nutrients though for the few plants I do have. Thanks for the reminder.
avatar
katjohn83

Posts : 44
Join date : 2014-01-23
Location : Shreveport, LA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: My Shreveport Garden 2016

Post  katjohn83 on Tue May 17, 2016 1:45 pm

Update.

Everything seems to be growing very well. I have harvested turnip greens several times, some swiss chard and lettuce as well. I have already harvested about a dozen Jalapenos, one broccoli head , a cucumber and a couple of yellow squash. Tomato plants are loaded. Green beans and purple hull peas look amazing.








avatar
katjohn83

Posts : 44
Join date : 2014-01-23
Location : Shreveport, LA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: My Shreveport Garden 2016

Post  Zmoore on Tue May 17, 2016 3:03 pm

Very nice.
avatar
Zmoore

Male Posts : 223
Join date : 2015-04-14
Location : Virginia Zone 7a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: My Shreveport Garden 2016

Post  sanderson on Tue May 17, 2016 3:19 pm

+1 !!

____________________________

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

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 13494
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 68
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: My Shreveport Garden 2016

Post  CapeCoddess on Tue May 17, 2016 3:20 pm

Beautiful!  And everything is so healthy looking.  What do you use for edging between the grass and the cedar chips?

CC
avatar
CapeCoddess

Posts : 5806
Join date : 2012-05-20
Age : 61
Location : elbow of the Cape, MA, Zone 6b/7a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: My Shreveport Garden 2016

Post  trolleydriver on Tue May 17, 2016 4:40 pm

What a great looking garden. It's clean, full and healthy. Ten out of ten points from me.

____________________________

Ottawa, Canada
Find more about Weather in Ottawa, CA
Click for weather forecast
avatar
trolleydriver

Forum Moderator

Male Posts : 2796
Join date : 2015-05-04
Age : 69
Location : Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: My Shreveport Garden 2016

Post  countrynaturals on Tue May 17, 2016 5:29 pm

WOW!  sunny cheers bounce  I can't wait for my garden to grow up and look like yours. What an inspiration!  Very Happy Cool
avatar
countrynaturals

Female Posts : 1808
Join date : 2016-04-12
Location : Redding, CA

View user profile http://countrynaturals.com

Back to top Go down

Re: My Shreveport Garden 2016

Post  Windmere on Tue May 17, 2016 5:32 pm

Holy cow!  Your garden looks like something out of a fancy magazine.  Nice job!
avatar
Windmere

Male Posts : 1425
Join date : 2013-02-26
Age : 48
Location : Fayetteville, GA - Zone 7B - 8A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: My Shreveport Garden 2016

Post  yolos on Tue May 17, 2016 8:37 pm

Looks fantastic.
avatar
yolos

Female Posts : 3036
Join date : 2011-11-20
Age : 67
Location : Brooks, Ga Zone 7B/8A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: My Shreveport Garden 2016

Post  AtlantaMarie on Wed May 18, 2016 7:22 am

Oh, MY, KatJohn....! That looks AMAZING!!!!
avatar
AtlantaMarie

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4046
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: My Shreveport Garden 2016

Post  BeetlesPerSqFt on Wed May 18, 2016 7:53 am

So lush! Love it -- and I like the 5-gallon bucket add-ons peeking out from underneath everything. I have a few of those, but they're on my porch instead of in my garden. Do you use them for specific deeper-rooted vegetables, or just as additional squares? (Or am I mis-seeing things and those are your water buckets?)
avatar
BeetlesPerSqFt

Female Posts : 847
Join date : 2016-04-11
Location : Port Matilda, PA Zone 5b/6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: My Shreveport Garden 2016

Post  katjohn83 on Wed May 18, 2016 2:15 pm

@CapeCoddess wrote:Beautiful!  And everything is so healthy looking.  What do you use for edging between the grass and the cedar chips?

CC

IT is just a green metal edging from Home Depot that I cut to fit in between the boxes.
avatar
katjohn83

Posts : 44
Join date : 2014-01-23
Location : Shreveport, LA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: My Shreveport Garden 2016

Post  katjohn83 on Wed May 18, 2016 2:17 pm

@BeetlesPerSqFt wrote:So lush! Love it -- and I like the 5-gallon bucket add-ons peeking out from underneath everything. I have a few of those, but they're on my porch instead of in my garden. Do you use them for specific deeper-rooted vegetables, or just as additional squares? (Or am I mis-seeing things and those are your water buckets?)
All but one bucket have potatoes. The other has a mum that I kept from my Mothers funeral. I put it in that bucket until I could build a more permanent home for it. That was 2 years ago. LOL
avatar
katjohn83

Posts : 44
Join date : 2014-01-23
Location : Shreveport, LA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: My Shreveport Garden 2016

Post  BeetlesPerSqFt on Wed May 18, 2016 4:37 pm

@katjohn83 wrote:
@BeetlesPerSqFt wrote:So lush! Love it -- and I like the 5-gallon bucket add-ons peeking out from underneath everything. I have a few of those, but they're on my porch instead of in my garden. Do you use them for specific deeper-rooted vegetables, or just as additional squares? (Or am I mis-seeing things and those are your water buckets?)
All but one bucket have potatoes. The other has a mum that I kept from my Mothers funeral. I put it in that bucket until I could build a more permanent home for it. That was 2 years ago. LOL
Potatoes makes a lot of sense. Much easier to dump a bucket on a tarp than fishing around and potentially disturbing other squares. This year will be my first attempt at growing potatoes. I'll be trying the laundry basket method this year, and I'll try something else next year if that doesn't work.

That's a nice way to remember your mom. I have an aloe from my late grandmother, but it stays inside.
avatar
BeetlesPerSqFt

Female Posts : 847
Join date : 2016-04-11
Location : Port Matilda, PA Zone 5b/6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: My Shreveport Garden 2016

Post  katjohn83 on Mon Jun 27, 2016 1:26 pm



Here was my latest harvest. anyone know why some of my cucumbers are yellow?
avatar
katjohn83

Posts : 44
Join date : 2014-01-23
Location : Shreveport, LA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: My Shreveport Garden 2016

Post  yolos on Mon Jun 27, 2016 3:11 pm

Could the cucumbers be overripe.  They look kind of big.
avatar
yolos

Female Posts : 3036
Join date : 2011-11-20
Age : 67
Location : Brooks, Ga Zone 7B/8A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: My Shreveport Garden 2016

Post  trolleydriver on Mon Jun 27, 2016 8:12 pm

Nice harvest kat.  Very Happy

____________________________

Ottawa, Canada
Find more about Weather in Ottawa, CA
Click for weather forecast
avatar
trolleydriver

Forum Moderator

Male Posts : 2796
Join date : 2015-05-04
Age : 69
Location : Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: My Shreveport Garden 2016

Post  FeedMeSeeMore on Mon Jun 27, 2016 9:58 pm

@katjohn83 wrote:
Here was my latest harvest. anyone know why some of my cucumbers are yellow?

Judging by the size it looks like they may have stayed on the vine too long. At the end of the season, if it's an heirloom type and you want to save seeds, then you're supposed to leave the last one or two on the plant until it turns all yellow and it will, because I've done it. It will get huge. If the plant is especially prolific it's easy to miss them until they start to get overly ripe on the vine. When they stay on like that, the plant starts to cut back on production.
I'm basing this on not knowing what type you're growing, so just a guess.
avatar
FeedMeSeeMore

Female Posts : 142
Join date : 2014-05-06
Location : Georgia

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: My Shreveport Garden 2016

Post  Scorpio Rising on Mon Jun 27, 2016 10:31 pm

Nice haul, kat!

Yeah, if the cukes are all the same variety, the yellow ones are just overripe.

cheers
avatar
Scorpio Rising

Female Posts : 4476
Join date : 2015-06-12
Age : 55
Location : Ada, Ohio

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: My Shreveport Garden 2016

Post  AtlantaMarie on Tue Jun 28, 2016 8:05 am

Nice harvest!!
avatar
AtlantaMarie

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4046
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: My Shreveport Garden 2016

Post  CapeCoddess on Tue Jun 28, 2016 10:48 am

Yup, over ripe cukes.  Use that all yellow one for seed saving if not hybrids.
Great harvest!
CC
avatar
CapeCoddess

Posts : 5806
Join date : 2012-05-20
Age : 61
Location : elbow of the Cape, MA, Zone 6b/7a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: My Shreveport Garden 2016

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 3 of 4 Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum