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
» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by sanderson Today at 2:19 am

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals Today at 2:10 am

» N&C Midwest: When are your starting seeds?
by countrynaturals Today at 1:57 am

» Hi Everyone
by countrynaturals Today at 1:53 am

» N&C Midwest: February 2018 !
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 11:07 pm

» hanging grow light suggestions
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 10:52 pm

» 2018 SFG in Brooks, GA
by yolos Yesterday at 7:50 pm

» Horsetail weed
by sanderson Yesterday at 7:36 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in February 2018?
by Kelejan Yesterday at 9:31 am

» MD Home & Garden Ticket Drawing (until 2/24/18)
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:55 am

» Path Width
by donnainzone5 2/23/2018, 11:20 pm

» parsnips in square foot garden?
by Turan 2/23/2018, 8:38 pm

» A new SFG fan from Texas
by sanderson 2/23/2018, 6:02 pm

» Your favorite blackberries or raspberries?
by Mikesgardn 2/23/2018, 5:51 pm

» SUGA 2018
by SQWIB 2/23/2018, 2:02 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by AtlantaMarie 2/23/2018, 4:16 am

» Mid-Atl - Feb 2018 - Anyone starting seed indoors yet?
by BeetlesPerSqFt 2/23/2018, 12:22 am

» Hello from Northern Ontario Eh!
by skidmoca 2/22/2018, 9:04 pm

» Eggplant - (Japanese) Millionaire
by Scorpio Rising 2/22/2018, 8:57 pm

» Floating Away and New Seeds!
by Scorpio Rising 2/22/2018, 8:55 pm

» ahoy mateys from Arkansas
by Scorpio Rising 2/22/2018, 8:45 pm

» Sowing Experiment! Anyone Tried This?
by Scorpio Rising 2/21/2018, 8:49 pm

» Fourth Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver 2/21/2018, 5:13 pm

» Aerogrow by Miracle Grow
by AtlantaMarie 2/21/2018, 7:05 am

» Seed Organizing Ideas
by AtlantaMarie 2/21/2018, 7:04 am

» Areogardening
by BeetlesPerSqFt 2/20/2018, 9:54 pm

» has55's R & D Journey
by sanderson 2/20/2018, 1:55 am

» WANTED: Pictures of Compost Bins
by bigdogrock 2/19/2018, 10:28 pm

» The New Square Foot Gardening Foundation page is now online!
by sanderson 2/19/2018, 6:40 pm

» February: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas
by sanderson 2/19/2018, 6:31 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

After the second summer....

Go down

After the second summer....

Post  Selandra on 8/15/2010, 9:34 am

of living in a sauna... my husband and I are hoping to get back to the cool northwest. We lived in a highrise condo before on the north side so no veggie growing. Now we are planning to buy small with a couple acres.

So question... any good books or websites on what the best plants for the area? We are looking at the coast currently so I know that that holds it own issues.. I admit I will miss growing my watermelon (all which cracked this summer). Right now I am looking forward to growning lettuce that lasts for more than two weeks, though I did get another couple of summer's worth of seeds.

I miss WA!!!
avatar
Selandra

Female Posts : 123
Join date : 2010-03-02
Age : 39
Location : KY (6a)

View user profile http://www.asfggardenerstale.blogspot.com

Back to top Go down

Re: After the second summer....

Post  Lavender Debs on 8/15/2010, 10:22 am

The quick answer.... anything by Steven Solomon is a good read for the maritime PNW.

This guy at The West Side Gardener is helpful but not very chatty.
http://westsidegardener.com/

He used to have a huge page with Deb TT called The Rainy Side. Deb is a co-author of a new blog called Muck About. Deb does more landscape and flowers but there is another co-author who uses the name Miss Snippy when blogging about veggies.
http://muckabout.typepad.com/mucking_about_a_northwest/

A copy of the Sunset garden book is a good reference tool.

The catalog from Territorial Seeds in Oregon usually holds good reference for wetside gardens. They trial their seed in a mountain valley in Oregon.
http://www.territorialseed.com/

Local health food co-op's are selling seed from Bellingham Washington. The farm is called Uprising Seed. Some of my best "discoveries" this year have come in Uprising packets. The farm is still so small that the owner answers e-mails asap.
http://uprisingorganics.com/

If you are seriously going costal (Forks, Longbeach etc.) You might want to look for Greenhearts garden from Lopez Island. They are geared toward uber-short season with a nod to what will produce sustainable garden seed in their extreme climate. They are so small that they do not have a web-page yet. I get my seed from the Skagit Valley co-op in Mt Vernon.

Then again, there is always Boffer. For as much as he can keep you giggling, he is a totally serious PNW gardener with a few years experience as a SFG in a less than ideal area.



Welcome home
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

Re: After the second summer....

Post  Momma Pajama on 8/16/2010, 8:43 am

I would also suggest Ed Hume seed (another WA company) and Raintree Nursery http://www.raintreenursery.com/ which has awesome NW fruit trees and bushes.
avatar
Momma Pajama

Female Posts : 58
Join date : 2010-04-03
Age : 51
Location : Edmonds, WA

View user profile http://momma-pajama.blogspot.com

Back to top Go down

Re: After the second summer....

Post  Selandra on 8/16/2010, 10:07 am

Thank you guys for the links... I love checking out all the sights. One thing I'm going to try is figs!!
avatar
Selandra

Female Posts : 123
Join date : 2010-03-02
Age : 39
Location : KY (6a)

View user profile http://www.asfggardenerstale.blogspot.com

Back to top Go down

Re: After the second summer....

Post  Lavender Debs on 8/16/2010, 10:50 am

Amen to Raintree!!! (Ed gets his seed from a Monsanto company if that matters to you). Ed's books are a good read.
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

Re: After the second summer....

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top


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