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
» Butterfly Junction
by sanderson Today at 2:46 am

» Squares under siege... by grass!
by sanderson Today at 2:29 am

» New from OK City
by sanderson Today at 1:59 am

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

» Ground Cherries
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 10:12 pm

» 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

» N & C Midwest: March 2017 Brink of Spring
by CitizenKate Yesterday at 9:12 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

» Terrible News: Bumblebees In Trouble
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 1:18 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in March 2017
by Kelejan Yesterday at 12:46 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

» New England March 2017
by camprn 3/20/2017, 9:06 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

» has55's R & D Journey:expanding my SFG to front yard
by AtlantaMarie 3/19/2017, 9:56 am

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by sanderson 3/19/2017, 12:35 am

» New garden struggling
by has55 3/18/2017, 11:28 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

layout design ?....

View previous topic View next topic Go down

layout design ?....

Post  new2this on 3/9/2010, 3:23 pm

Being this is my first yr of SFG, I am going to go with 2 4x4' beds.
One will be half strawberries, half "salad" veggies.
The other bed will include a trellis. I read that the trellis should go on the north side - I get that - but, would it be okay to have an "L-shaped" trellis design in which the trellis ran along the north and east sides of the bed?
I am thinking it'd work since the sun is so strong in the west, but am I overlooking something?
Is that okay to do ......or will the SFG police come after me?

new2this

Female Posts : 215
Join date : 2010-03-05
Age : 42
Location : southeast MN, zone 4a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: layout design ?....

Post  boffer on 3/9/2010, 3:32 pm

LOL The only SFG police is your conscience: when something in the garden goes poorly, it says to you "Self, you should have followed the instruction!"

People do plant on other sides of the box sometimes. Usually, it's on the west side in order to shade more delicate plants. Morning sun is kinder to plants.
avatar
boffer

Male Posts : 7392
Join date : 2010-02-26
Age : 64
Location : yelm, wa, usa

View user profile http://boffer.us/

Back to top Go down

Re: layout design ?....

Post  mckr3441 on 3/9/2010, 5:54 pm

My only concern would be the ability to reach the squares blocked by the trellis. Unless, of course, you're just using a 2 deep instead of the 4x4


Last edited by mckr3441 on 3/9/2010, 5:55 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : can't stand spelling errors!)
avatar
mckr3441

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 765
Join date : 2010-03-05
Age : 77
Location : Cleveland Heights, Ohio (5b)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: layout design ?....

Post  timwardell on 3/9/2010, 8:22 pm

My trellis is on the east side. (Shhh don't tell anyone - especially the SFG police.) It worked just fine until the dreaded and evil squash vine borer moth (that's daesvbm for short) showed up and destroyed all my cucurbits!
avatar
timwardell

Certified SFG Instructor

Male Posts : 778
Join date : 2010-03-02
Location : Frisco, Texas

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

Back to top Go down

Re: layout design ?....

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