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
» hanging grow light suggestions
by LarryH Today at 3:57 pm

» N&C Midwest: When are your starting seeds?
by farmersgranddaughter Today at 3:37 pm

» Hi Everyone
by farmersgranddaughter Today at 12:58 pm

» N&C Midwest: February 2018 !
by Scorpio Rising Today at 12:09 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by farmersgranddaughter Today at 11:32 am

» Horsetail weed
by Kate888 Today at 10:47 am

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by sanderson Today at 10:37 am

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in February 2018?
by Kelejan Today at 9:31 am

» MD Home & Garden Ticket Drawing (until 2/24/18)
by sanderson Today at 2:55 am

» Path Width
by donnainzone5 Yesterday at 11:20 pm

» parsnips in square foot garden?
by Turan Yesterday at 8:38 pm

» A new SFG fan from Texas
by sanderson Yesterday at 6:02 pm

» Your favorite blackberries or raspberries?
by Mikesgardn Yesterday at 5:51 pm

» SUGA 2018
by SQWIB Yesterday at 2:02 pm

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

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

» Hello from Northern Ontario Eh!
by skidmoca 2/22/2018, 9:04 pm

» Eggplant - (Japanese) Millionaire
by Scorpio Rising 2/22/2018, 8:57 pm

» Floating Away and New Seeds!
by Scorpio Rising 2/22/2018, 8:55 pm

» ahoy mateys from Arkansas
by Scorpio Rising 2/22/2018, 8:45 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

» 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

» 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

Google

Search SFG Forum

A very strange year

Go down

A very strange year

Post  greatgranny on 8/23/2016, 11:08 am

The garden has been strange this year. Some days in the spring were so hot that the plants almost quit.  Then the rains that would not stop made the plants take off and the leaves took over entire squares and trellis. 

The potato onions and garlic made it through that I planted in the fall.  The onions have so many babies that I should be able to share them with friends.  The garlic is medium size (the first year that I planted this batch). 

The pole beans were like a horror movie vine.  I had to take a scissors and prune some of the leaves so I could see the beans.  The winter squash is not doing very well.  I should have cut them back and got sidetracked with other things.  Cucumbers are still blooming and producing.  Lots to give to my kids and grandkids. Tomatoes, Broccoli and Kohlrabi are so-so.  Brussel Sprouts have a long way to go. 

Potatoes are just now starting to get dry leaves.  Not too worried because this will be my last year planting them.  I am going to focus more on green veggies next year.  I want to make next year be the year that I take a leap and try to plant more Sweet Potatoes. 

Transplanted the strawberries in the spring (the smallest ones that rooted on runners).  They took off with all the rain and I spent a lot of time cutting back the new runners and blossoms.  Hope for next spring. 

Carrots and Parsnips are not doing good.  (too much heat sometimes and too much rain sometimes)

Like I said - this has been a very strange year.  I'm not complaining. 

My heart is sad because others are suffering way more than that with floods and storms.  To all of you who are in the Baton Rouge area, I pray that you will get relief and help to restore your home.
avatar
greatgranny

Female Posts : 652
Join date : 2012-05-25
Location : Central Minnesota - Zone 4

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: A very strange year

Post  Scorpio Rising on 8/24/2016, 10:08 pm

GG, it has been a weird one here too.  So dry.  Dry dry dry.  Then a big rain, everything explodes literally!  Tomatoes fell over, I found out kale grows really well and I don't like it.  Volunteer stuff in the compost pile .... Did not want those squash...

Tell me, we can grow sweet potatoes?  I didn't think we had enough time.  Dish!bounce
avatar
Scorpio Rising

Female Posts : 5695
Join date : 2015-06-12
Age : 56
Location : Ada, Ohio

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: A very strange year

Post  greatgranny on 8/25/2016, 10:08 am

@Scorpio Rising wrote:Tell me, we can grow sweet potatoes?  I didn't think we had enough time.  Dish!bounce

I do them in large pots so that I can take them in to my sunroom when the weather drops below 50%.  I tried it one year and yes, they were smaller than the ones we get at the store but they tasted better.
I have lots of pots just waiting for next year.  Wink
avatar
greatgranny

Female Posts : 652
Join date : 2012-05-25
Location : Central Minnesota - Zone 4

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: A very strange year

Post  Scorpio Rising on 8/25/2016, 10:36 pm

I don't have a sunroom.  Is eastern exposure enough? Or do they need southern light?
avatar
Scorpio Rising

Female Posts : 5695
Join date : 2015-06-12
Age : 56
Location : Ada, Ohio

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: A very strange year

Post  greatgranny on 8/26/2016, 12:32 pm

You live further south than I do.  If you start the slips in the house and take them out when the temp is 50 or above I think it will work.  I don't take mine outsoors until about June.  You might be able to earlier than that.
There are others who can answer that better than I do.  Do a search here and find some topics that relate.
avatar
greatgranny

Female Posts : 652
Join date : 2012-05-25
Location : Central Minnesota - Zone 4

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: A very strange year

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top


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