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
» heirloom seed companies around a lot of the world
by sanderson Today at 3:18 am

» 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

» 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

Vermiculite in Spartanburg, SC

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Vermiculite in Spartanburg, SC

Post  Wild Bill on 3/15/2010, 8:10 pm

You can get the big 4cu coarse grade bags at Piedmont Farm and Garden on Howard Street in Spartanburg, SC. $23.49 a bag.

7043 Howard Street
Spartanburg, SC 29303-2053
(864)
583-1443

Might want to call ahead of time to make sure they have some in stock. They sell out fast.

Wild Bill

Posts : 43
Join date : 2010-03-15

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Vermiculite in Spartanburg, SC

Post  boffer on 3/15/2010, 8:25 pm

Hi,

Welcome to the forum and thanks for the info.

There was a Wild Bill on the old forum from eastern Washington state. Is that you, or is he going to have to change his nick when he shows up?!

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: Vermiculite in Spartanburg, SC

Post  Wild Bill on 3/15/2010, 11:27 pm

Nope.. I'm a new Wild Bill. Born and raised in South Carolina.

I've grown fruits and vegetables most of my life, but I've done it the old fashioned way. This will be my first year using SFG.

I still think I'm gonna put most of my tomato plants in earthboxes.

What's the recommendations for planting tomatoes in SFG?

Wild Bill

Posts : 43
Join date : 2010-03-15

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Vermiculite in Spartanburg, SC

Post  boffer on 3/15/2010, 11:34 pm

@Wild Bill wrote:
What's the recommendations for planting tomatoes in SFG?

Nothing special that I can think of. My personal preference is to plant them in the trench method. Lay the root and part of the stem horiz. in the trench and curve the stem up.

The roots will travel into other squares, so I plant shallow rooted stuff like lettuce nearby to avoid disturbing the roots when harvesting. Try it-it works!

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: Vermiculite in Spartanburg, SC

Post  Wild Bill on 3/15/2010, 11:44 pm

Ok, but how many tomato plants per square, or should we be talking only 1 plant per 4 to 9 squares?

They do take up a lot of room....

Wild Bill

Posts : 43
Join date : 2010-03-15

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Vermiculite in Spartanburg, SC

Post  sh1mm3r on 3/16/2010, 11:24 am

I have my tomatoes planned for one square, skip a square, eight plants total. We'll see if that works!

sh1mm3r

Female Posts : 4
Join date : 2010-03-07
Age : 38
Location : Greenville, SC

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

Back to top Go down

Re: Vermiculite in Spartanburg, SC

Post  Wild Bill on 3/16/2010, 2:59 pm

@sh1mm3r wrote:I have my tomatoes planned for one square, skip a square, eight plants total. We'll see if that works!

Hi sh1mm3r,

Do you also "prune" your tomato plants or let them sprawl, and train them up your supports?

Wild Bill

Posts : 43
Join date : 2010-03-15

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Vermiculite in Spartanburg

Post  mmdobson on 3/26/2010, 11:48 am

Hey, Wild Bill, is that Palmetto Vermiculite and what grade is it on the the bag? I got some in Sumter last summer but they claim not to be able to get any now. I went to the Palmetto Vermiculite site and they had two grades of "Coarse" vermiculite listed. http://palmettovermiculite.com/MSDSDownload.html
I want to be able to tell my local people what to buy. If you could check your bag, I'd appreciate it. Thanks!
Mary Margaret

mmdobson

Female Posts : 2
Join date : 2010-03-10
Age : 62
Location : Summerton, SC

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Vermiculite in Spartanburg, SC

Post  Wild Bill on 3/26/2010, 2:14 pm

Yes, it is the Palmetto vermiculite that comes in a brown bag. It is the COARSE A-3 grade.

I was just back at the store yesterday and they are sold out, but I'm sure they can still order some more. They did have some medium grade vermiculite in stock, however.

Wild Bill

Posts : 43
Join date : 2010-03-15

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Vermiculite in Spartanburg, SC

Post  Sponsored content Today at 7:01 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