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 Scorpio Rising Today at 9:10 pm

» Amaranth
by Roseinarosecity Today at 9:09 pm

» Sub Irrigation Planter
by CitizenKate Today at 8:24 pm

» New England April 2017
by CAgirlinMA Today at 7:06 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by bigdogrock Today at 6:53 pm

» Hello from SE Michigan
by Cindy G Today at 6:17 pm

» Volunteer Lettuce?
by donnainzone5 Today at 5:29 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by sanderson Today at 3:50 pm

» Carrot Week 2017!
by newbeone Today at 3:34 pm

» Worm Tube?
by sanderson Today at 3:32 pm

» Jaffa's garden - year one
by RC3291 Today at 3:16 pm

» Geezer's 17
by TNGeezer Today at 1:58 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Today at 8:54 am

» Ants.
by TNGeezer Today at 8:52 am

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

» Pallet Wacking
by sanderson Today at 3:13 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

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

» 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

» 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

Google

Search SFG Forum

Side of house & heat

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Side of house & heat

Post  newgloves on 8/17/2010, 6:51 pm

My only gardening area available is right next to our stucco home. Therefore, we have 2 4x5 boxes, 1 3x5 box and 1 3x7 box that we've planted. The last box has the longest sun time is right next to the home. I've noticed that the plants in the last boxes seem to be smaller and dryer than the others and I'm thinking it may be due to the heat radiating off the home. Any ideas? This probably won't be a problem during spring/fall seasons but I'm wondering how to rectify this issue during the summer months. Thanks!

newgloves

Posts : 30
Join date : 2010-06-29
Location : Northern CA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Side of house & heat

Post  Garden Angel on 8/17/2010, 11:36 pm

We have stucco to and I know what you mean, it really heats up and holds the heat for a while. How close is the box ? is it right up close to the wall? the only thing I can think of is maybe hanging something like a tarp to deflect the heat.
avatar
Garden Angel

Female Posts : 247
Join date : 2010-05-17
Location : zone 8b, SoCal

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Side of house & heat

Post  rjsehm6 on 8/18/2010, 12:55 am

I am in the same boat. Just planted today for the first time. I am worried about this too so please share all ideas and experiences.

rjsehm6

Female Posts : 22
Join date : 2010-08-07
Age : 46
Location : Sacramento

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Side of house & heat

Post  newgloves on 8/18/2010, 2:03 am

Thanks for the suggestion. The only other idea I have (hate hanging something off the side of the house) is laying something like full size sheets of plywood against the home. Don't know how well that would work but I've got to shield my plants from the heat.

newgloves

Posts : 30
Join date : 2010-06-29
Location : Northern CA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Side of house & heat

Post  Chopper on 8/18/2010, 3:23 am

Maybe a trellis of some heat-loving climber?

Chopper

Female Posts : 2467
Join date : 2010-05-05
Age : 61
Location : Warner Springs, CA USDA Zone 8a, Sunset Zone 7 (I think)

View user profile http://thezimmermannfamilytoo.blogspot.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Side of house & heat

Post  camprn on 8/18/2010, 7:36 am

@Chopper wrote:Maybe a trellis of some heat-loving climber?
+1 this was my first thought also. Have you put a thermometer out there to to see just how hot it does get? That information would be good to know in choosing what to do.
avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14101
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 54
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: Side of house & heat

Post  Garden Angel on 8/18/2010, 11:15 am

We planted bouganvalia and hardenbergia before on the fence connected to the house and it did not do well in the extreme heat. I think the stucco holds the heat even after the sun goes down it if you stand next to it you can feel the heat radiating off the side of the house. You could try a wooden trellis of lattice mounted about a few inches from the wall . Maybe if it is not right on the wall with an air space between and the wooden trellis would absorb water to lower temp. We have had good success with bower vine on the gazebo and never water it , so you may want to consider that.
avatar
Garden Angel

Female Posts : 247
Join date : 2010-05-17
Location : zone 8b, SoCal

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Side of house & heat

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