Square Foot Gardening Forum

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.


Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Terrible News: Bumblebees In Trouble
by audrey.jeanne.roberts Today at 9:41 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in March 2017
by Scorpio Rising Today at 9:37 pm

» Anyone in SE Idaho or near by?
by mlpii66 Today at 9:36 pm

» New from OK City
by Scorpio Rising Today at 9:34 pm

» New England March 2017
by Scorpio Rising Today at 9:31 pm

» Ground Cherries
by Scorpio Rising Today at 9:25 pm

» Hello from Southern Illinois
by Scorpio Rising Today at 9:19 pm

» Squares under siege... by grass!
by Scorpio Rising Today at 9:14 pm

» N & C Midwest: March 2017 Brink of Spring
by Scorpio Rising Today at 9:09 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by yolos Today at 8:54 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals Today at 11:56 am

» Tomato Mystery Mix
by Avinash Today at 12:06 am

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by TCgardening Yesterday at 9:46 pm

» New to SFG!
by TCgardening Yesterday at 9:39 pm

» North Texas - Square Foot Garden
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:34 pm

» How can we save this tree?
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 2:30 pm

» Ontario - trying out SFG
by Kelejan Yesterday at 12:39 pm

» List of Forum Members with Blogs
by Cajun Cappy Yesterday at 12:31 pm

» SUGA 2017
by SQWIB Yesterday at 9:26 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 8:42 am

» who has chickens
by sanderson 3/21/2017, 3:00 pm

» Rolling Boxes
by sanderson 3/21/2017, 2:50 pm

» Bok Choy
by Scorpio Rising 3/20/2017, 7:16 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by countrynaturals 3/20/2017, 11:53 am

» Need Plant Chart for Nighttime Lows
by Judy McConnell 3/20/2017, 10:55 am

» Collecting Rain Water - Come on Rain!
by newbeone 3/20/2017, 3:39 am

» Did I kill my strawberry plants
by bigdogrock 3/19/2017, 8:45 pm

» Carrot Week 2017!
by Turan 3/19/2017, 6:05 pm

» Gift Amaryllis
by countrynaturals 3/19/2017, 12:48 pm

» question about Garlic and winter
by GWN 3/19/2017, 10:41 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

N&C Midwest: October Happenings!

Page 2 of 3 Previous  1, 2, 3  Next

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Re: N&C Midwest: October Happenings!

Post  sanderson on 10/9/2016, 2:45 pm

Pretty!

____________________________

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

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 13130
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 68
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: N&C Midwest: October Happenings!

Post  Scorpio Rising on 10/9/2016, 4:03 pm



One more!  Asters, feverfew with small bumble bee blur, winding down....
avatar
Scorpio Rising

Female Posts : 4321
Join date : 2015-06-12
Age : 55
Location : Ada, Ohio

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: N&C Midwest: October Happenings!

Post  landarch on 10/9/2016, 8:56 pm

I just ate a few Indigo Cherry Drop tomatoes this evening and they seem pretty bland...won't grow them again.  It was a single plant I bought locally from a guy...Black Cherry is much, much better.  I've also heard Sungold Cherry is really good...I just have an aversion to yellow tomatoes.

Each year I grow my favorites, then look to grow 2-3 different kinds to change things up...I've tried a few of the indigo types and have not been impressed with taste, although they look cool in the garden...I think I've brown Blue Beauty, Indigo Apple, and Indigo Cherry Drops.  I've also tried Sunrise Bumblebee and it was so-so.
avatar
landarch

Posts : 1127
Join date : 2012-01-22
Location : kansas city

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: N&C Midwest: October Happenings!

Post  Scorpio Rising on 10/9/2016, 9:52 pm

I get it.  I bought Sungold by mistake (mislabeled at nursery) cherry, and will never go back!  They are amazingly sweet!  Wanted Sweet Million.  No. Go.  

I grew great white, Cherokee Purple, German green and oxheart.  Cherokee pure had radial crack real bad.  All of them.  Great white rots on the plant...probably because I have no idea when they are ripe.  Similar situation with German green, but a little better.  Oxheart fell over and broke the steel support while we were on vacation.  That tomato was large!  But really tasty.

Do over?  Will plant my beloved and overlooked Brandywines next year. Probably oxheart with a sturdier support.  Sungold.  Not sure....maybe one each of the weird colored ones....and getting some surprises from Ginger Blue!  bounce
avatar
Scorpio Rising

Female Posts : 4321
Join date : 2015-06-12
Age : 55
Location : Ada, Ohio

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: N&C Midwest: October Happenings!

Post  sanderson on 10/10/2016, 2:35 pm

Sun Gold was a pleasant surprise for me. The 2 in the BTE strip are still producing and one is showing over the side fence for all to see! A definite for next year.

____________________________

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

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 13130
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 68
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: N&C Midwest: October Happenings!

Post  trolleydriver on 10/10/2016, 2:40 pm

Nice flower pics SR.  Smile

____________________________

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

Forum Moderator

Male Posts : 2687
Join date : 2015-05-04
Age : 69
Location : Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: N&C Midwest: October Happenings!

Post  Scorpio Rising on 10/10/2016, 7:26 pm

Thanks, TD!  The weeds and asters are all I have left blooming in the perennial bed .  The nasturtiums and geraniums and lantana going still in containers on patio.  

Yeah, Sanderson, my mislabeled mistake turned into one of my all time faves!  Not sure I would have ever tried them on my own!  Highly productive and tolerant!
avatar
Scorpio Rising

Female Posts : 4321
Join date : 2015-06-12
Age : 55
Location : Ada, Ohio

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: N&C Midwest: October Happenings!

Post  landarch on 10/12/2016, 4:06 pm

Last year I grew Anna Russian my wife likes tomato juice and the description mentioned "juicy"...it was a super productive oxheart type, however no juice ran out onto the cutting board when sliced like other types.  I may give it another try next year along with Carbon, Krim, Granny Cantrell, Health Kick, and Black Cherry.  I need to find hybrid that tasted really good that lasts on the counter for a few days when ripe.
avatar
landarch

Posts : 1127
Join date : 2012-01-22
Location : kansas city

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: N&C Midwest: October Happenings!

Post  Scorpio Rising on 10/12/2016, 10:02 pm

Landarch, I have some seeds from someone on here, and it is an amazing large, juicy, fill up the whole slice of bread for your BLT type mater....

I will look, germinated well. Really heavy fruit, needed more support than I provided and fell over and died in July.
avatar
Scorpio Rising

Female Posts : 4321
Join date : 2015-06-12
Age : 55
Location : Ada, Ohio

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: N&C Midwest: October Happenings!

Post  Scorpio Rising on 10/13/2016, 8:37 pm

It is labeled Ox Heart.  Huge, red, juicy, sweet. I think Little Sapphire sent them to me.
Also called coeur de boeuf.....en francais.


Last edited by Scorpio Rising on 10/13/2016, 8:40 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : Had to check the other name!)
avatar
Scorpio Rising

Female Posts : 4321
Join date : 2015-06-12
Age : 55
Location : Ada, Ohio

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: N&C Midwest: October Happenings!

Post  Scorpio Rising on 10/14/2016, 9:39 pm

JMGonna put my 1 inch leaves out there this weekend...regardless....chard, unknown other stuff, probably kale, and some mache.  

Beautiful full moon!
avatar
Scorpio Rising

Female Posts : 4321
Join date : 2015-06-12
Age : 55
Location : Ada, Ohio

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: N&C Midwest: October Happenings!

Post  sanderson on 10/15/2016, 9:37 pm

Your moon is so big that I can see it from here!  It is pretty.

____________________________

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

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 13130
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 68
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: N&C Midwest: October Happenings!

Post  Scorpio Rising on 10/15/2016, 10:19 pm

@sanderson wrote:Your moon is so big that I can see it from here!  It is pretty.
So pretty again tonight!  Put my leaves in.  Watered.  Pulled grass out.  Radishes look holey, pill bugs probably.  Who knows.  Crapshoot, I am always too late or something
avatar
Scorpio Rising

Female Posts : 4321
Join date : 2015-06-12
Age : 55
Location : Ada, Ohio

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: N&C Midwest: October Happenings!

Post  CapeCoddess on 10/16/2016, 7:32 pm

@sanderson wrote:Your moon is so big that I can see it from here!  It is pretty.

Me, too! SR, can you tone that moon down a bit p!ease? My bedroom is so bright every night that I keep thinking it's morning, even though the blinds are down all the way! Got up a couple mornings ago to pour coffee and couldn't figure out why it hadn't brewed yet...til I looked at the clock - 2 AM!!!.
Embarassed
CC
avatar
CapeCoddess

Posts : 5627
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: N&C Midwest: October Happenings!

Post  Scorpio Rising on 10/16/2016, 7:44 pm

@CapeCoddess wrote:
@sanderson wrote:Your moon is so big that I can see it from here!  It is pretty.

Me, too!  SR, can you tone that moon down a bit p!ease?  My bedroom is so bright every night that I keep thinking it's morning, even though the blinds are down all the way!  Got up a couple mornings ago to pour coffee and couldn't figure out why it hadn't brewed yet...til I looked at the clock - 2 AM!!!.
Embarassed
CC
I know it !  Crazy!  So bright...cloudy here tonight...had a couple sprinkles.  Not much

I am waiting for radishes, I don't think the leaves will have time, maybe the one BSS.  .
avatar
Scorpio Rising

Female Posts : 4321
Join date : 2015-06-12
Age : 55
Location : Ada, Ohio

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: N&C Midwest: October Happenings!

Post  Scorpio Rising on 10/17/2016, 11:04 pm

Weirdly warm, again....not complaining?   

But, still strange.  Stuff is out there......

Should be wrapping up my maters, but it is 78 degrees!  

Peppers still going.  They are cold tolerant at the end,  wonder why?  Not at the start....
avatar
Scorpio Rising

Female Posts : 4321
Join date : 2015-06-12
Age : 55
Location : Ada, Ohio

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: N&C Midwest: October Happenings!

Post  Scorpio Rising on 10/19/2016, 7:57 pm

Pulled my hummingbird feeder today..haven't seen one in weeks, fed the wasps, though!  LOL!  

Going to get rain, so hopefully something will come of the fall garden attempt.  Always mis-timed...gonna work on that!  

Thinkin' about next year based on this year.  What are you guys learning?  Repeats?  Chances taken?  I was really disappointed in some germination rates.  

study study Notes taken......Thoughts?
avatar
Scorpio Rising

Female Posts : 4321
Join date : 2015-06-12
Age : 55
Location : Ada, Ohio

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: N&C Midwest: October Happenings!

Post  CapeCoddess on 10/20/2016, 4:09 pm

@Scorpio Rising wrote:Pulled my hummingbird feeder today..haven't seen one in weeks, fed the wasps, though!  LOL!  

Us, too!  Brought them both in.  Guess the bees will have to play on the mums and zinnias, and the wasps can suck on cabbage worms & slugs.

@Scorpio Rising wrote:

Thinkin' about next year based on this year.  What are you guys learning?  Repeats?  Chances taken?  I was really disappointed in some germination rates.  

study study Notes taken......Thoughts?

Well, since drought seems to be the norm here now, I either need to water more than twice a week, or just accept the smaller veggies and yield.....UNTIL I can do a drip hose.  Not feeling moved right now but some day...
What a Face  
CC
avatar
CapeCoddess

Posts : 5627
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: N&C Midwest: October Happenings!

Post  Scorpio Rising on 10/20/2016, 8:51 pm

I can't even do the drip thing...got an acre.  I know, the drought?  Was it?  Just a no rain period really screwed things up.  

Thinkin
avatar
Scorpio Rising

Female Posts : 4321
Join date : 2015-06-12
Age : 55
Location : Ada, Ohio

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: N&C Midwest: October Happenings!

Post  CapeCoddess on 10/21/2016, 10:35 am

@Scorpio Rising wrote:  I know, the drought?  Was it?  Just a no rain period really screwed things up.  

Thinkin

I don't know about the norm in your area, maybe you could look up the history of each seasons rainfall amts for the past few years there. But here on the Cape this was year 4 of drought. Sad My first year with SFG was 'normal' I guess, but I don't even remember what that was like now.
avatar
CapeCoddess

Posts : 5627
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: N&C Midwest: October Happenings!

Post  Scorpio Rising on 10/21/2016, 8:31 pm

I know....hard to tell.  I have only done this 2 years....still learning!
avatar
Scorpio Rising

Female Posts : 4321
Join date : 2015-06-12
Age : 55
Location : Ada, Ohio

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: N&C Midwest: October Happenings!

Post  llama momma on 10/21/2016, 9:59 pm

@Scorpio Rising wrote:Pulled my hummingbird feeder today..haven't seen one in weeks, fed the wasps, though!  LOL!  

Going to get rain, so hopefully something will come of the fall garden attempt.  Always mis-timed...gonna work on that!  

Thinkin' about next year based on this year.  What are you guys learning?  Repeats?  Chances taken?  I was really disappointed in some germination rates.  

study study Notes taken......Thoughts?

As you know we had a couple of warm streaks which made my broccoli and lettuce take off.  I've done fall broccs before and enjoy it so much.  Never did Autumn lettuce so being silly me, I over sowed 'Little Gem' to make sure some would make it.  Just my luck all 125 are growing like gangbusters, omg, all for 2 people. I missed planting dates for Spring lettuce so this is a nice surprise.  Peas have taken off,  here's hoping those will reach maturity before it freezes. I know some plants can handle a freeze, maybe someone here knows if peas can or not.
avatar
llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4710
Join date : 2010-08-20
Age : 60
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: N&C Midwest: October Happenings!

Post  yolos on 10/21/2016, 11:06 pm

My experience is that the English Shell pea plants themselves can handle a freeze, but the pods will be damaged. Here are a couple of articles about peas and frosts.

http://homeguides.sfgate.com/much-cold-can-peas-tolerate-75331.html
 
http://homeguides.sfgate.com/frost-damage-pea-plants-54330.htm
l
avatar
yolos

Female Posts : 2998
Join date : 2011-11-20
Age : 67
Location : Brooks, Ga Zone 7B/8A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: N&C Midwest: October Happenings!

Post  llama momma on 10/22/2016, 5:35 am

Yolos, thank you so much!
avatar
llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4710
Join date : 2010-08-20
Age : 60
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: N&C Midwest: October Happenings!

Post  Scorpio Rising on 10/22/2016, 10:30 pm

@llama momma wrote:
@Scorpio Rising wrote:Pulled my hummingbird feeder today..haven't seen one in weeks, fed the wasps, though!  LOL!  

Going to get rain, so hopefully something will come of the fall garden attempt.  Always mis-timed...gonna work on that!  

Thinkin' about next year based on this year.  What are you guys learning?  Repeats?  Chances taken?  I was really disappointed in some germination rates.  

study study Notes taken......Thoughts?

As you know we had a couple of warm streaks which made my broccoli and lettuce take off.  I've done fall broccs before and enjoy it so much.  Never did Autumn lettuce so being silly me, I over sowed 'Little Gem' to make sure some would make it.  Just my luck all 125 are growing like gangbusters, omg, all for 2 people. I missed planting dates for Spring lettuce so this is a nice surprise.  Peas have taken off,  here's hoping those will reach maturity before it freezes. I know some plants can handle a freeze, maybe someone here knows if peas can or not.
Yea! I need to get out there tomorrow and see what's happening!  I have black seeded Simpson, a kale or 3, a Swiss chard, and radishes in!  I will try to find Little Gem, I really like it at the store, keeps well.
avatar
Scorpio Rising

Female Posts : 4321
Join date : 2015-06-12
Age : 55
Location : Ada, Ohio

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: N&C Midwest: October Happenings!

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 2 of 3 Previous  1, 2, 3  Next

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


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