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
» California's Drought
by sanderson Today at 2:55 am

» 2017 SFG Adventures in Hampstead, NC
by ralitaco Yesterday at 11:23 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by donnainzone5 Yesterday at 10:35 pm

» Winter Sowing vs. Winter Growing
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 10:24 pm

» Gardening Australia
by IrishDigger Yesterday at 10:01 pm

» Holy snow Batman!
by CitizenKate Yesterday at 9:59 pm

» Daikon radishes?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:49 pm

» heirloom seed companies around a lot of the world
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 9:38 pm

» Anyone want walking onions??
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:22 pm

» How much to plant?
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 2:48 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing January 2017
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 2:24 pm

» January: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 2:22 pm

» Feedback for my 2017 garden plan
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:00 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 1:49 pm

» Show us your kitchen compost container
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 1:23 pm

» Turan in the Western Mountains
by sanderson Yesterday at 12:44 pm

» Some of our Gluten-free Cajun Recipes
by sanderson Yesterday at 12:34 pm

» Crop rotation
by sanderson Yesterday at 12:02 pm

» Creamy Basil Pesto
by sanderson Yesterday at 11:46 am

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 11:02 am

» Zera (TM) Food Recycler - kitchen composting
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 10:40 am

» CHALLENGE - Smallest possible footprint
by sfg4uKim Yesterday at 8:48 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by Scorpio Rising 1/16/2017, 11:37 pm

» N & C Midwest: January 2017!
by Scorpio Rising 1/16/2017, 11:35 pm

» Friday Rookie Topic X: Marigolds
by MeghanSTL 1/16/2017, 9:12 pm

» Winter Rye Grass
by camprn 1/16/2017, 6:31 pm

» Crop Rotation Involving Nightshades
by Turan 1/16/2017, 4:23 pm

» Sad News from Jimmy Cee
by Turan 1/16/2017, 1:04 pm

» Hola from Southern Ecuador
by Cats 1/16/2017, 11:51 am

» Cover Crops??
by camprn 1/16/2017, 11:20 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

1st Timer in TN

View previous topic View next topic Go down

1st Timer in TN

Post  sthomas on 3/10/2010, 9:50 am

Hello,

This is my 1st time doing a garden period. So if I talk ya'll head off with question I'm sorry inadvance. People of Tennessee is often accused of talking to much and to fast. So please be patience with me. I'm so excited about doing this SFG, me and my daughter is doing it together, after my hubby builds the box. I think I'm going to do the SFG that sits on saw horses. Has any one done this yet? If so how did it do compared to sitting on the ground.

Thanks
Shonda

sthomas

Female Posts : 2
Join date : 2010-03-10
Age : 49
Location : Murfreesboro, TN

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: 1st Timer in TN

Post  Lavender Debs on 3/10/2010, 9:57 am

I like a fast talker!

How old is your daughter?

Deborah ....who has always gotten dirty at ground level.

Lavender Debs

Posts : 2054
Join date : 2010-03-03
Age : 59
Location : Everett, WA USA

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

Back to top Go down

Re: 1st Timer in TN

Post  boffer on 3/10/2010, 10:29 am

Hi mwood4d,

Welcome to the forum. I'm a big fan of SFG boxes that are not on the ground. We call them tabletops, or TT SFG. This is a picture of my neighbor's garden.





They work grrrrrrrrrrrrreat! (insert tony tiger icon here)

boffer

Male Posts : 7392
Join date : 2010-02-26
Age : 63
Location : yelm, wa, usa

View user profile http://boffer.us/

Back to top Go down

Re: 1st Timer in TN

Post  sthomas on 3/10/2010, 12:20 pm

My daughter is 12, and very excited about do this. Thanks for the pic on the TT Garden, I think that is what I'm going to do. My 1st question is, Is it better to start the seeds in houseor just plant them directly in the garden. Like I said this is all new to me, so any help would be great.

Thanks

sthomas

Female Posts : 2
Join date : 2010-03-10
Age : 49
Location : Murfreesboro, TN

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Keep it Simple

Post  SirTravers on 3/10/2010, 3:28 pm

If you're a novice I say keep it as simple as possible. I grew up in Tennessee around Memphis so I know the weather there. You should be safe to put your seeds in the ground right around Easter. That's what we always did and it worked great. Any of the veggies you see that are sold as plants at the store are best purchased that way in the beginning. Once you get some experience you'll get the bug to start gardening earlier and earlier. That's where all the greenhouse, coldframe, starter bed and grow light stuff comes in. Welcome to the group and a most addictive way of life hehe.

SirTravers

Male Posts : 327
Join date : 2010-03-01
Age : 43
Location : Hobbs New MExico, Zone 7A/7B

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: 1st Timer in TN

Post  Sponsored content Today at 3:04 am


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