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

Zone 3b SFG

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Zone 3b SFG

Post  Old Hippie on 9/19/2010, 2:34 am

Trying to post some pics..........but not doing so good.



This is my salad box. The back row of four squares (with the discarded baby gate I rescued from the dump bin at work) is cucumbers. I had to replant 4 of the eight because of cutworms. there are two squares of yellow bush beans and two of green beans. I have two squares of spanish onions which have made it to golf ball size. Front right is a square of dill with a square of mesclun mix to the back of it and another one to the left. The two squares of mesclun mix kept us in greens almost all summer. Front left square has green onions in each corner and a head of romaine lettuce in the center. There is another square like that on the left just in front of the cucs. After I used the green onions for salads the romaine had more room to mature. There is one square of radishes second from the left. I had more in the herb bed.

GK

Old Hippie
Regional Hosts

Female Posts : 1156
Join date : 2010-08-12
Age : 65
Location : Canada 3b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Zone 3b SFG

Post  Old Hippie on 9/19/2010, 2:35 am

Hey! It worked this time!!

GK

Old Hippie
Regional Hosts

Female Posts : 1156
Join date : 2010-08-12
Age : 65
Location : Canada 3b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Zone 3b SFG

Post  Old Hippie on 9/19/2010, 2:38 am

The herb bed.


Old Hippie
Regional Hosts

Female Posts : 1156
Join date : 2010-08-12
Age : 65
Location : Canada 3b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Zone 3b SFG

Post  Old Hippie on 9/19/2010, 2:42 am

Radishes


Old Hippie
Regional Hosts

Female Posts : 1156
Join date : 2010-08-12
Age : 65
Location : Canada 3b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Zone 3b SFG

Post  Old Hippie on 9/19/2010, 2:53 am

Black Gladiolas



Chocolate Dahlias



Sunflowers




Old Hippie
Regional Hosts

Female Posts : 1156
Join date : 2010-08-12
Age : 65
Location : Canada 3b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Zone 3b SFG

Post  Old Hippie on 9/19/2010, 3:12 am

veggies



Peppers didn't do so good this year....only two bell peppers and one hot green pepper



Corn...got three ears so it wasn't a total loss. One for me, one for Bob and one for the earwigs.
Next year I will plant the corn in a different place. It needs to be in a place where it doesn't get so much afternoon shade and will perform better. And I think I will put some kind of cover over the ground to warm the soil quicker.



pole beans.......I am not sure why the leaves started turning yellow and purple......maybe because it is getting close to the end of the season? They were still blooming and producing more beans though.



These got too big while I was away, but maybe I can use the seeds to plant next year.

GK

Old Hippie
Regional Hosts

Female Posts : 1156
Join date : 2010-08-12
Age : 65
Location : Canada 3b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Zone 3b SFG

Post  Megan on 9/19/2010, 7:47 am

Wow, what a beautiful garden, GK! Beautiful flowers, great looking veggies and herbs!

My pole beans are turning colors too... no purple leaves, but some of the leaves are turning yellow. (The lima pole bean leaves are still bright green.) A lot of mine got big, too; I'm going to use them as dried beans.

Megan

Female Posts : 3350
Join date : 2010-04-27
Age : 49
Location : Manassas, VA - Zone 7a

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

Back to top Go down

Re: Zone 3b SFG

Post  Garden Angel on 9/19/2010, 9:21 am

Just beautiful, love the color of the flowers.

Garden Angel

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

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Zone 3b SFG

Post  Furbalsmom on 9/19/2010, 10:39 am

So glad you could enjoy your garden before that nasty frost hit you a few days ago.
Beautiful, and I love the recycled baby gate for a trellis. Was it tall enough for the cukes?

Furbalsmom

Female Posts : 3141
Join date : 2010-06-10
Age : 69
Location : Coastal Oregon, Zone 9a, Heat Zone 2 :(

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Zone 3b SFG

Post  Old Hippie on 9/19/2010, 11:01 am

Last year it would not have been but this year it was. In my first SFG I used garden netting for the cucs but they got so heavy that the netting just stretched and sagged and did not provide adequate support. I had more cucs than we knew what to do with. This year I knew they needed something sturdier so tried the gate instead. However due to plague and pestilence they didn't do as well as last year at all. I did get enough to keep us in cucumbers through the summer but that was it and they are finished now.

I love finding things that people are throwing away and re-purposing it for something else. Perhaps it is a combination of my Mennonite ancestry, being raised with very little and my hippie days that make wasting things almost painful to me.

GK

Old Hippie
Regional Hosts

Female Posts : 1156
Join date : 2010-08-12
Age : 65
Location : Canada 3b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Zone 3b SFG

Post  happyfrog on 12/6/2010, 5:13 pm

absolutely beautiful gardens - particularly the sunflowers!

brilliant how you repurposed an old child gate. wish i had thought of that myself - i actually gave away several recently when i was cleaning out the basement.

how did you get the sunflowers to 'stay put'? did you have to brace them in some way? i love sunflowers myself but was afriad they wouldn't stay upright in my sfg boxes with the ultra friable soil.

these garden pictuers are even more welcoming on this cold day in december where there's snow all around. .. makes me yearn for spring time!

thanks again for sharing these pics! Smile they are lovely!

happyfrog

Female Posts : 625
Join date : 2010-03-04
Location : USA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Zone 3b SFG

Post  Sponsored content Today at 3:06 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