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
» Pallet Wacking
by Cajun Cappy Today at 1:20 am

» Jaffa's garden - year one
by Jaffa55 Yesterday at 11:44 pm

» Carrot Week 2017!
by Turan Yesterday at 10:44 pm

» New England April 2017
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:38 pm

» 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

» to solarize, or not...I'm torn
by audrey.jeanne.roberts Yesterday at 8:28 pm

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

» Old roots
by rocky51 Yesterday at 7:59 pm

» Worm Tube?
by audrey.jeanne.roberts Yesterday at 7:18 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

» Sub Irrigation Planter
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 11:32 am

» 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

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 7:47 am

» EWWWWW.........bugs and stuff...good or not so good?
by recoush 4/23/2017, 8:13 pm

» cucumber beetles
by BeetlesPerSqFt 4/23/2017, 7:48 pm

» Amaranth
by countrynaturals 4/23/2017, 6:06 pm

» Bryan Greenbeard of Minnesota's 2017 Plans
by Greenbeard 4/23/2017, 5:09 pm

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

» 2017 SFG Adventures in Hampstead, NC
by Turan 4/23/2017, 1:22 pm

» Has anyone tried 13 per square?
by Turan 4/23/2017, 12:04 am

» Get Moving!
by StrongAsMeat 4/22/2017, 10:20 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by StrongAsMeat 4/22/2017, 10:14 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

How much water

View previous topic View next topic Go down

How much water

Post  Toastie on 5/11/2010, 12:13 am

Is there a good book or website that can tell me about how much water and how often i should apply the water or is it a trial and kill thing I need to learn
Also would like to find out other general information
I did look at LSU's Ag center and got some information from there already

Toastie

Posts : 99
Join date : 2010-04-02
Location : LaPlace, La

View user profile

Back to top Go down

How much water

Post  GloriaG on 5/11/2010, 12:30 am

Hi Toastie,

Welcome to the Forum. I'm new too, but you'll find everyone here very nice and helpful. If you don't have a copy of the the New Square Foot Gardening book by Mel Bartholomew, you should pick one up. It's a really good source for lots of information including a section on watering. I followed it very closely and where I had questions I've asked the forum members for help. Seems to be working so far.

Good luck!
Gloria

GloriaG

Female Posts : 431
Join date : 2010-03-15
Location : Double Oak, TX Zone 8a

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

Back to top Go down

Re: How much water

Post  ColoradoNatureGirl on 5/11/2010, 12:48 am

Hi and Welcome to the Forum!

I am new here as well.

When I first built my beds a couple of weeks ago I thought I soaked them pretty well but they seemed dried out every day. I had planted and nothing was coming up in the times suggested on the packages. So then I watered my beds until I had water seeping out the bottom like it suggest in the book. I had sprouts in a few days and am only watering every few days now.

Hope that helps a little!

The book is a HUGE help and I second Gloria's suggestion to pick it up.
Happy gardening
avatar
ColoradoNatureGirl

Female Posts : 58
Join date : 2010-04-19
Age : 38
Location : Littleton, CO

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: How much water

Post  Toastie on 5/11/2010, 7:37 am

I have the book, but do not have the mix. I had gotten the book after I had most of my plots down

So I am looking for a place I can get some general informaiton

Toastie

Posts : 99
Join date : 2010-04-02
Location : LaPlace, La

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: How much water

Post  Retired Member 1 on 5/11/2010, 8:02 am

Mel's mix seems to be difficult to hydrate once it is dried out. We haven't had rain in three weeks, so I'm watering twice a day at present, pretty much following what Mel recommends, but also flying by the seat of my pants in some instances. In the morning, I use a sprayer and also water the empty squares, then in the late afternoon use the dipper method.

If you are not gardening in Mel's mix, see if you can find a copy of his original book -- I think www.half.com has some. His watering guide is a bit different in that due to gardening in soil rather than MM.

Retired Member 1

Female Posts : 904
Join date : 2010-03-03
Location : USA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: How much water

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