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
» N&C Midwest: May is here! 2017
by Scorpio Rising Today at 9:35 am

» Hello from St Louis
by bigdogrock Today at 9:33 am

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in May 2017
by trolleydriver Today at 8:28 am

» Planting tomatoes, cucumbers and squash back to back on wire mesh trellis.
by walshevak Today at 7:03 am

» boxes on a slope?
by AtlantaMarie Today at 6:24 am

» Rolly Pollys
by sanderson Today at 3:40 am

» Amaranth
by sanderson Today at 3:37 am

» Using Eggshells for your garden
by sanderson Today at 3:31 am

» Strawberry protection
by sanderson Today at 3:15 am

» growing corn
by sanderson Today at 2:58 am

» surprising results from soil test
by dstack Yesterday at 9:52 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 7:06 pm

» 2017: First full year of SFGing in ND
by Robbomb116 Yesterday at 6:17 pm

» Carrot Week 2017!
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 4:06 pm

» Hello from TN
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:53 pm

» Yard and garden Maintenance Gadgets
by yolos Yesterday at 1:54 pm

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 1:23 pm

» Lil' Goners
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 1:13 pm

» Texas Dream garden 2017
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 12:56 pm

» Ground Cherries
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 10:59 am

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 8:48 am

» Saving cantaloupe from cucumber beetle?
by jimmy cee Yesterday at 8:29 am

» New England May 2017
by bigdogrock Yesterday at 8:02 am

» Excited to be a part of forum
by Kelejan Yesterday at 12:37 am

» Double summer squash flower
by sanderson 5/26/2017, 8:45 pm

» Bryan Greenbeard of Minnesota's 2017 Plans
by BeetlesPerSqFt 5/26/2017, 8:33 pm

» New in NY...Hi all
by Scorpio Rising 5/26/2017, 7:44 pm

» Natural Dying ~ The Thyme to Dye is Coming!
by sanderson 5/26/2017, 3:31 pm

» Turan in the Western Mountains
by Turan 5/26/2017, 3:19 pm

» New For 2017
by Turan 5/26/2017, 2:24 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Need help with first SFG

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Need help with first SFG

Post  chexmix on 3/14/2010, 9:54 pm

Right now I have 1 - 4'x4'x6", 1 -1'x3'x6", and 1 2'x4'x6" box. Plan on building at least 1 more 4'x4' box and a 2'x2'x12" box by end of week. I also have the materials ready to build 2 trellises. Since I have never gardened before I need help with the lay out of the plants/seeds. The companion charts on the internet are driving me crazy.

Here is what I have:

Plants

Tomato
Cucumber
Banna Pepper
Jalopeno Pepper
Chard
Butter Crunch Lettuce
Green Bell Pepper

Seeds:

Crookkneck squash
Pickle Cucumber
Snap beans - Blue Lake -bush
Lima Beans - Nemagreen -bush
radish
onion

Okra - Clemson Spinless (Would like to put Okra and corn together)
Corn - Truckers Favorite
Carrots - Danvers (These will go in 2x2x12 box)


Can some one please help me on where to plant what in which square? All of the boxes get lots of sunlight every day.

I picked all of these because of two reasons: First we love to eat all of these and second I do know how to can or freeze these as well. I usually just buy them at farmers market but decided this would be a great project and would be cheaper in the long run (can't see spending $55 a bushel on beans).
avatar
chexmix

Female Posts : 92
Join date : 2010-03-12
Age : 50
Location : Mobile, Alabama zone 8b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Need help with first SFG

Post  Patty from Yorktown on 3/14/2010, 10:37 pm

Hi,
I will offer a little help for the 2x4 bed. I would plant the squash on 2x2 end and the tomato on the other end in a corner spot. That way the tomato can sprawl into a path when it gets big and the squash can work its way around the rest of the bed and fill in bits. I like the tomato, marigold and basil companion grouping, however you have not mentioned two of those plants. I am sure you will get lots of help from other folks. Happy gardening.

Patty from Yorktown
avatar
Patty from Yorktown

Posts : 350
Join date : 2010-03-05
Location : Yorktown, Virginia

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Need help with first SFG

Post  boffer on 3/14/2010, 10:43 pm

Hi Christine,

I'm with you, planning companion planting used to drive me crazy too-so I quit worrying about it! I'm sure others can have your garden layed out in no time though.

That being said, the one planting combination that has always interested me is called 'the three sisters'. Corn, beans, and squash co-mingling. You can google it for lots of info about it.
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: Need help with first SFG

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