Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td][table style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"][tr][td align="left"][/td][td align="left" background="http://i32.servimg.com/u/f32/14/92/49/47/ndtzf410.gif" bgcolor="black"][/td][td align="left"][/td][/tr][tr][td align="left" bgcolor="#000000"][/td][td width="390" height= "" align="left" bgcolor="#000000"]
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][td align="left" bgcolor="#000000"][/td][/tr][tr][td align="left"][/td][td align="left" background="http://i32.servimg.com/u/f32/14/92/49/47/k39hxs10.gif" bgcolor="#000000"][/td][td align="left"][/td][/tr][/table]
[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Old roots
by CapeCoddess Today at 8:31 am

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by CapeCoddess Today at 8:29 am

» Worm Tube?
by CapeCoddess Today at 7:02 am

» Jaffa's garden - year one
by CapeCoddess Today at 6:45 am

» Carrot Week 2017!
by CapeCoddess Today at 6:43 am

» New England April 2017
by CapeCoddess Today at 6:39 am

» to solarize, or not...I'm torn
by dstack Today at 6:01 am

» Pallet Wacking
by sanderson Today at 3:13 am

» Sub Irrigation Planter
by sanderson Today at 3:07 am

» EWWWWW.........bugs and stuff...good or not so good?
by sanderson Today at 2:54 am

» 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

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

» 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

» 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

Is it too late?

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Is it too late?

Post  asingingdiva on 5/17/2010, 9:49 am

I've been wanting a garden for a long time so when I found Mel's book at Lowe's a few weeks ago, my husband and I dove right in and built our planters and mixed the soil. We (foolishly) didn't really research anything else, thinking you just toss in some seeds and voila, instant garden. I know, I know. lol

I live in Central PA and it's been cold and icky, with frost threats as late as last week. It's only now that I'm realizing that it appears I've completely missed the boat as far as the growing season. Is there any way to plant things now and still have some semblance of a harvest or do I just continue to let the birds and squirrels dig in my boxes for this year and get cracking on seedlings early next spring?

Thanks for your advice!!

asingingdiva

Posts : 2
Join date : 2010-04-17

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Is it too late?

Post  Lavender Debs on 5/17/2010, 10:01 am

It is NOT too late. In fact it is still early in the season.....chase those varmints outa there!

You are part of the Mid-Atlantic Region. We do not currently have a host for that area but it is an active board (Link--> Mid Atlantic ) Check out those who are in your zone. I am sure you will find help and encouragement.

Deborah ...now get dirty
avatar
Lavender Debs

Posts : 2054
Join date : 2010-03-03
Age : 60
Location : Everett, WA USA

View user profile http://songs-of-coming-rain.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Is it too late?

Post  GloriaG on 5/17/2010, 10:38 am

Hi asingingdiva, welcome to the forum and good luck on your garden.

SFG is considered an "intensive" gardening method. Therefore as soon as one crop comes out, a new crop goes in all summer - right up until last frost. That means, there's almost always something ready and able to be planted.

I live in Texas and I'm absolutely new to SFG. When I ordered my SFG frame, there was a back order on vinyl so the frame didn't come in time for the first planting of the year (like peas and spinach) - so I started with plants that would normally have come second. I have a wonderful selection of herbs and veggies growing. With luck, I expect to have beans, peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, beets and some carrots. But most significantly - I'm finding I REALLY ENJOY going out and working in my garden.

This forum has been exceptionally helpful. Everyone is friendly and very willing to share advice and information on their gardening techniques. I really appreciate it.

Good luck and happy gardening.
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: Is it too late?

Post  Jola on 5/17/2010, 2:56 pm

You are probably in zone 6a or 6b (you said central PA). You can plant almost anything you want , especially hot weather crops like tomatoes, cucumbers, beans, peppers etc. Just buy seedlings at your local nursery or stores like Home Depot of Lowe's, and plant seeds of cucumbers or beans.
avatar
Jola

Female Posts : 107
Join date : 2010-03-23
Location : Lansing area, MI (5b)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Is it too late

Post  Dunkinjean on 5/17/2010, 3:42 pm

It is definitely not too late.
I planted my cucu, tom, etc. just a week ago.
In NJ we are suppose to plant the summer plants after May 15th. I did plant a few days earlier and of course stressed over whether or not frost would hit - luckily it didn't.
Anyway, plant away and enjoy.

This is also my first time plant a SFG garden.
avatar
Dunkinjean

Female Posts : 675
Join date : 2010-05-05
Age : 62
Location : Central NJ - From 6A to 7A 2012

View user profile http://2jean@excite.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Is it too late?

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