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.


Display results as :


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Julia Child's French Onion Soup
by trolleydriver Today at 5:59 pm

» Air Fryer! HELP!
by countrynaturals Today at 5:48 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by countrynaturals Today at 5:46 pm

» Sweet Potatoes
by No_Such_Reality Today at 5:36 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in December 2017
by sanderson Today at 3:12 pm

» Areogardening
by trolleydriver Today at 1:45 pm

» 1st Seed Catalog Arrived :)
by countrynaturals Today at 11:55 am

» What's Up? Yukon gold potatoes!
by saganco Today at 11:11 am

» N&C MW; Deep Winter December/January 2017-2018
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 7:57 pm

» Garden Clean-Up/Preparation
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 7:53 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 1:50 pm

» CarbSmart (tm) Potatoes
by sanderson Yesterday at 1:41 pm

» California's Drought
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 10:38 am

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by Kelejan Yesterday at 7:51 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by Scorpio Rising 12/14/2017, 10:42 pm

» Spring Fever Anyone?
by Robbomb116 12/14/2017, 4:03 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals 12/14/2017, 11:01 am

» New England December 2017
by AtlantaMarie 12/14/2017, 6:32 am

» jalapeno variety question?
by brianj555 12/13/2017, 6:03 pm

» Sauerkraut & fermenting veggies
by brianj555 12/13/2017, 5:28 pm

» Tomato Questions
by sanderson 12/13/2017, 3:04 pm

» Mid-South: December 2017
by AtlantaMarie 12/13/2017, 8:24 am

» New Composter - Need Help Filling Correctly
by saganco 12/12/2017, 9:10 pm

» December Avatar: 'Tis The Season!
by sanderson 12/12/2017, 2:29 pm

» The Research Journey:cardboard covering of newly planted seeds
by saganco 12/12/2017, 1:15 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by Turan 12/11/2017, 6:39 pm

» Winter Sowing vs. Winter Growing
by countrynaturals 12/11/2017, 11:44 am

» Mushroom in my lettuce!
by Scorpio Rising 12/10/2017, 10:40 pm

by No_Such_Reality 12/10/2017, 4:15 pm

» December: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas
by countrynaturals 12/10/2017, 1:24 pm


Search SFG Forum

Hi Everyone!

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Hi Everyone!

Post  Marie from Long Island on 3/4/2016, 12:23 pm

I'm just about to start my second attempt at a SFG. My hubby made a 4x5 box that I will be filling with Mel's mix. Today I wanted to test some of my (old and new) seeds for germination rate and take a first pass at determining what to plant this spring. Any suggestions for what would grow well in zone 7A? Thanks, and God bless, Marie
Marie from Long Island

Posts : 2
Join date : 2016-03-04
Location : Long Island, NY

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hi Everyone!

Post  CapeCoddess on 3/4/2016, 12:34 pm

Hi Marie! Yea, another 7A-er!

I've started kale, mustard, collards, numerous lettuces and broccoli so far inside. I also planted some sugar snap peas, spinach & mustard seeds outside under cover but it may be too early. Especially since it's snowing right now.
lots o

The coming week is supposed to be in the 50's here so I'm thinking I'll transplant a lot of my starts outside.

What are you thinking of planting?



Posts : 6509
Join date : 2012-05-20
Age : 61
Location : elbow of the Cape, MA, Zone 6b/7a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Veggies, etc.

Post  Marie from Long Island on 3/4/2016, 1:06 pm

Hi CC,

I would like to grow carrots, broccoli, garlic, onions, bell peppers, potatoes, lettuce, cucumbers, basil, and a few others tbd.

I think I will do rosemary in a separate container so it doesn't take over the box!

My hubby has tomatoes covered. In fact, some tomato plants came back last year from seeds that fell the previous year.Very Happy 

I just made some Fideo Soup today from tomatoes I canned 1-1/2 years ago. It's the best batch I've made so far!

Marie from Long Island

Posts : 2
Join date : 2016-03-04
Location : Long Island, NY

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hi Everyone!

Post  CapeCoddess on 3/4/2016, 1:29 pm

Marie, stick the garlic bulbs in the ground asap and you may get some this year! I plant mine on Halloween for the following year but I planted some extras on 1/31/16 this year and they recently sprouted.  I was shocked.

I also canned tomatoes back when I was still eating a lot of them and they were the best I'd ever put in my mouth bar none, so I know exactly what you mean.  I used a mix of all the varieties in my garden.   I'll tell you a secret...some of us agree that the volunteer tomato plants (the ones that come from last year or the compost) are the healthiest. So hang on to those babies!
Speaking of which, I'll probably be starting tomatoes & peppers inside early this month, if not this weekend.  I think we're in for an early spring.  What do you think?


Posts : 6509
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: Hi Everyone!

Post  sanderson on 3/4/2016, 1:42 pm

LI Marie, Welcome to the Forum from California! glad you\'re here


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

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 15083
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 69
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hi Everyone!

Post  AtlantaMarie on 3/4/2016, 3:57 pm

YEA! Another Marie! Hi LI Marie. I'm AtlantaMarie!

Glad you've joined us!

(BTW - I was born on Staten Island.)

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4362
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: Hi Everyone!

Post  sfg4uKim on 3/4/2016, 4:15 pm

glad you\'re here


I have seen women looking at jewelry ads with a misty eye and one hand resting on the heart, and I only know what they're feeling because that's how I read the seed catalogs in January - Barbara Kingsolver - Animal, Vegetable, Miracle

FB: Square Foot Gardening 4 U


Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 1972
Join date : 2010-09-30
Age : 59
Location : Glen Burnie, MD

View user profile http://sfg4u.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Hi Everyone!

Post  Scorpio Rising on 3/5/2016, 12:11 am

Hi LI Marie from Ohio!  Welcome to the forum, so glad you found us!  So it sounds like you have a great plan for the upcoming growing season.  I love Rosemary, and have it potted in a terra cotta that I bring in and overwinter.  All other herbs I have to either grow from transplants or seeds.

Are you following the Square Foot Gardening methods?  Any info you can provide about plans, etc is very helpful!  


Last edited by Scorpio Rising on 3/5/2016, 12:12 am; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : Typo)
Scorpio Rising

Female Posts : 5528
Join date : 2015-06-12
Age : 55
Location : Ada, Ohio

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hi Everyone!

Post  Kelejan on 3/5/2016, 10:13 pm

glad you\'re here Marie from Long Island happy hi
from Kelejan  :canada: 

The first year I planted garlic it was in the spring and I did have a reasonable harvest.
For the last two seasons I have planted in the fall and the results are getting better and better.

Female Posts : 5014
Join date : 2011-04-24
Age : 82
Location : Castlegar, British Columbia

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

Back to top Go down

Re: Hi Everyone!

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