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
» Path Width
by trolleydriver Today at 11:23 am

» MD Home & Garden Ticket Drawing (until 2/24/18)
by sfg4uKim Today at 8:41 am

» A new SFG fan from Texas
by Mastogarden Today at 8:16 am

» N&C Midwest: When are your starting seeds?
by aliceingardenland Today at 7:26 am

» Hi Everyone
by AtlantaMarie Today at 4:19 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by AtlantaMarie Today at 4:16 am

» Mid-Atl - Feb 2018 - Anyone starting seed indoors yet?
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 12:22 am

» Hello from Northern Ontario Eh!
by skidmoca Yesterday at 9:04 pm

» Eggplant - (Japanese) Millionaire
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:57 pm

» Floating Away and New Seeds!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:55 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:47 pm

» ahoy mateys from Arkansas
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:45 pm

» N&C Midwest: February 2018 !
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:37 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:22 pm

» Sowing Experiment! Anyone Tried This?
by Scorpio Rising 2/21/2018, 8:49 pm

» Fourth Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver 2/21/2018, 5:13 pm

» Your favorite blackberries or raspberries?
by AtlantaMarie 2/21/2018, 7:07 am

» Aerogrow by Miracle Grow
by AtlantaMarie 2/21/2018, 7:05 am

» Seed Organizing Ideas
by AtlantaMarie 2/21/2018, 7:04 am

» Areogardening
by BeetlesPerSqFt 2/20/2018, 9:54 pm

» 2018 SFG in Brooks, GA
by Scorpio Rising 2/20/2018, 9:39 pm

» has55's R & D Journey
by sanderson 2/20/2018, 1:55 am

» parsnips in square foot garden?
by sanderson 2/20/2018, 1:43 am

» WANTED: Pictures of Compost Bins
by bigdogrock 2/19/2018, 10:28 pm

» The New Square Foot Gardening Foundation page is now online!
by sanderson 2/19/2018, 6:40 pm

» February: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas
by sanderson 2/19/2018, 6:31 pm

» Invasive Tree Roots - Very important topic for newbies.
by sanderson 2/19/2018, 6:23 pm

» excited to be here!
by Kate888 2/19/2018, 2:57 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by sanderson 2/18/2018, 12:16 am

» New England Feb 2018
by sanderson 2/17/2018, 8:14 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

New England, March 2016

Page 3 of 3 Previous  1, 2, 3

Go down

Re: New England, March 2016

Post  CapeCoddess on 3/27/2016, 2:23 pm

Ahoy Fruitees... Look what I did today:
I grafted a Honeycrisp onto a Red Delicious. Yes, that's duct tape. I read that duct tape is great for doing this kind of thing. It's an experiment. Let's keep our fingers crossed. 

Also planted more spinach today trying to get a larger Savoy type than what I have been able to grow in the past
The difference this time is that I planted them in the shade of another box that will also have sugar snap peas shading the spinach later on.  Hopefully that help them grow a bit longer before they bolt.
avatar
CapeCoddess

Posts : 6540
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: New England, March 2016

Post  NHGardener on 3/27/2016, 3:03 pm

Fruitees - LOL!

I grafted some apple trees a few years back and I believe it was tape we used, wasn't duct tape but probably the same effect. Only mine were grafted onto root stock, I haven't seen a branch grafted to a branch so that's interesting - where did you see that?

Supposedly getting a batch of polar vortex a week or so from now.... 

My 2011 onion seeds are starting to pop up, but I'll see if they actually survive. If they do, I'll take a photo and show you all.
avatar
NHGardener

Female Posts : 2298
Join date : 2011-02-25
Age : 57
Location : Southern New Hampshire

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: New England, March 2016

Post  CapeCoddess on 3/27/2016, 4:18 pm

@NHGardener wrote: I haven't seen a branch grafted to a branch so that's interesting - where did you see that?

hmm...In my brain?

@NHGardener wrote:
Supposedly getting a batch of polar vortex a week or so from now....

I know...hard to believe.  But it's so far off that anything can happen.  Maybe it'll go away.
avatar
CapeCoddess

Posts : 6540
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: New England, March 2016

Post  camprn on 3/27/2016, 6:25 pm

I'm finally getting some garden time. Peas, bok choy, and rapini sown.

____________________________

41 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14165
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 55
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: New England, March 2016

Post  Scorpio Rising on 3/27/2016, 7:06 pm

Super fun! Rapini?

Duct tape, the base of Maslow's Hierarchy of needs....truly.

lol!
avatar
Scorpio Rising

Female Posts : 5686
Join date : 2015-06-12
Age : 56
Location : Ada, Ohio

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: New England, March 2016

Post  cpl100 on 3/29/2016, 3:39 pm

CC (and anyone else planting now):  Are you only planting under glass or out there in the open?

My garlic has sprouted and also some of my daylilies.  I was considering planting some spinach seeds but not sure if I should.....and maybe some peas.

What do you all think?
avatar
cpl100

Posts : 420
Join date : 2012-06-25
Location : MA Zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: New England, March 2016

Post  CapeCoddess on 3/30/2016, 1:33 pm

Hi cpl100!

Mine are out in the open, but I will cover the leaf lettuce with screens or row covers this Sunday night if the temps head into the 20's.
avatar
CapeCoddess

Posts : 6540
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: New England, March 2016

Post  cpl100 on 3/30/2016, 1:44 pm

I just have seeds, not pre-started plants.  Okay?  Thanks!
avatar
cpl100

Posts : 420
Join date : 2012-06-25
Location : MA Zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: New England, March 2016

Post  CapeCoddess on 3/30/2016, 3:11 pm

The veggies that I direct seeded that have sprouted already are spinach, mustard spinach, radish, daikon and sugar snap peas.  The ones that haven't budged yet are beets, chard, pak choi and more lettuce - all planted within the last couple of weeks.  

There are germination temp and percentage charts in the back of the ANSFG books so you can get an idea for your area of what to plant when.

If you haven't planted peas yet, remember this tutorial?
http://www.almanac.com/video/easy-pea-sey-how-plant-peas
avatar
CapeCoddess

Posts : 6540
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: New England, March 2016

Post  NHGardener on 3/30/2016, 4:04 pm

It's hard to get sugar snap peas this year (from our local vendors)! Johnnys says they had a crop failure, and Fedco, maybe for that reason, is sold out. I googled and found that there's a problem with the sugar snap genetics - snow peas started showing up in the yields to too large a degree. Doesn't apply to super sugar snap tho, just plain sugar snap.
avatar
NHGardener

Female Posts : 2298
Join date : 2011-02-25
Age : 57
Location : Southern New Hampshire

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: New England, March 2016

Post  CapeCoddess on 3/30/2016, 4:54 pm

@NHGardener wrote:there's a problem with the sugar snap genetics - snow peas started showing up in the yields to too large a degree.

What does that mean?  You mean I'm going to get a huge yield from my peas?  Or is that a typo?  Mine are Burpee from last year, 50% off at Job Lot.

OOOOhhhhh....I just figured it out! I could get some snow peas mixed in. Yeah, I think that happened last year and I was like, what? How'd snow peas get over here? I planted them 3 boxes away....
avatar
CapeCoddess

Posts : 6540
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: New England, March 2016

Post  cpl100 on 3/30/2016, 5:03 pm

Thanks.  I'm going to find my peas and spinach seeds and put them in my box tomorrow.  

I hope I can get by to see your garden this year CC!
avatar
cpl100

Posts : 420
Join date : 2012-06-25
Location : MA Zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: New England, March 2016

Post  NHGardener on 3/30/2016, 5:30 pm

Yup, it means that the genetics are drifting some over to snow peas instead of snap peas. I was reading something about 30% snow peas somewhere, I think it's an overall problem. I guess when you're growing them, because they're a strain that was created, you have to really be aggressive in yanking the plants that are not growing true to snap peas, for seed supply. So yeah, Johnnys didn't carry them at all this year.

MEANWHILE, my 4 year old (2011) (figuring this year's seeds are 2015?) yellow onion seeds are sprouting just fine, which is not something one would expect. I don't know germination rates because I just put the remnants of 4 packs of seeds in the tray. When they get a little bigger and more obvious, I'll post a photo.
avatar
NHGardener

Female Posts : 2298
Join date : 2011-02-25
Age : 57
Location : Southern New Hampshire

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: New England, March 2016

Post  Scorpio Rising on 3/30/2016, 6:07 pm

Interesting about the genetic drift in the peas. I have never grown any type of pea before, but got Super Sugar Snaps from Superseeds (Pinetree) this year and direct sowed them a week or so ago. I am not a big snow pea fan, I like them in stir fry, but that's it. We like regular peas, and LOVE sugar snaps out of hand (or with hummus--
Yummo!)

AS far as seeds I put out radishes, and peas. Next up, carrots, beets, chard, spinach to fill in where the hail took it out, and turnips. I am zone 5-6. Seems like more like 5 to me.
avatar
Scorpio Rising

Female Posts : 5686
Join date : 2015-06-12
Age : 56
Location : Ada, Ohio

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: New England, March 2016

Post  camprn on 3/31/2016, 10:18 am

I live in zone5a and planted my peas last weekend. I will be doing another planting sometime within the next week.

____________________________

41 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14165
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 55
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: New England, March 2016

Post  cpl100 on 3/31/2016, 10:55 am

Thanks everyone!
avatar
cpl100

Posts : 420
Join date : 2012-06-25
Location : MA Zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: New England, March 2016

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 3 of 3 Previous  1, 2, 3

Back to top


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