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
» Mid-South: December 2016
by yolos Today at 5:57 pm

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by trolleydriver Today at 5:21 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing December 2016
by trolleydriver Today at 5:12 pm

» Tomato Tuesday 2016
by AtlantaMarie Today at 4:41 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by PVPind Today at 12:13 pm

» Holy snow Batman!
by donnainzone5 Today at 12:13 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals Today at 11:44 am

» Garlic: Freeze, thaw, and heave
by camprn Today at 7:05 am

» Garbanzo (Chickpeas, Cicer arietinum) and Kidney Beans
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 11:28 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 10:43 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:43 pm

» Second Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 9:41 pm

» N&C Midwest: December 2016
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:18 pm

» CHALLENGE - Smallest possible footprint
by Kelejan Yesterday at 5:19 pm

» GF Collard Greens, Kale Recipes
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 12:49 pm

» 2016 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by sanderson Yesterday at 11:48 am

» New England, December 2016
by CapeCoddess 12/6/2016, 3:27 pm

» Bon fires on the Levee
by Cajun Cappy 12/6/2016, 12:17 pm

» Mid-Atl - Dec 2016 - Seed Catalog ?
by Scorpio Rising 12/5/2016, 10:24 pm

» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania
by Scorpio Rising 12/5/2016, 10:21 pm

» 1st Seed Catalog Arrived :)
by Scorpio Rising 12/5/2016, 10:15 pm

» Amaranth
by countrynaturals 12/5/2016, 12:06 pm

» Live and learn
by jimmy cee 12/5/2016, 9:08 am

» AtlantaMarie's Garden
by countrynaturals 12/4/2016, 2:04 pm

» Mychorrhizae Fungi
by audrey.jeanne.roberts 12/4/2016, 1:28 pm

» December 2016 Avatar: Show your Winter Season Colors!
by Scorpio Rising 12/3/2016, 11:17 pm

» SFG not giving the results I expected
by No_Such_Reality 12/3/2016, 7:21 pm

» New Member
by trolleydriver 12/3/2016, 4:14 pm

» First season SFG results / lessons learned
by countrynaturals 12/3/2016, 10:36 am

» Eat Broccoli Leaves? Brussels Sprouts? Cauliflower?
by sanderson 12/3/2016, 2:55 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

Anyone Greenhousing their SFG for the cold season?

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Anyone Greenhousing their SFG for the cold season?

Post  Inca Heat on 9/27/2010, 1:48 am

I am thinking about converting my current SFG setup into a Greenhouse to extend the season, and perhaps get a head start on things next year. Then I would convert back to the SFG in Spring (I would not be doing anything with the SFG Boxes) Any ideas? Thanks.
A link to more pics of my SFG:

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/showcase-of-gardens-f6/inca-heat-s-sfg-connecticut-2010-t4194.htm

That's my Mom chillin' in the garden a couple of weeks back...





The boxes are 4'x8', and I have 4 of them, spaced, 3' apart all around, within a 17'x25' enclosure.

Bonus!

The evil enemy I spent my spring battling, caught in the act, stuck in my chicken wire (since then further fortified).

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/showcase-of-gardens-f6/inca-heat-s-sfg-connecticut-2010-t4194.htm

Inca Heat

Posts : 37
Join date : 2010-06-02
Location : Westport, CT - Zone 6

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Anyone Greenhousing their SFG for the cold season?

Post  Chopper on 9/27/2010, 3:09 am

It would be easy enough to do a hoop house with bent PVC pipes. I was thinking of doing the same over the winter with a couple or early spring to get things started.

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: Anyone Greenhousing their SFG for the cold season?

Post  acara on 9/27/2010, 5:16 am

@Inca Heat wrote:

Bonus!

The evil enemy I spent my spring battling, caught in the act, stuck in my chicken wire (since then further fortified).

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/showcase-of-gardens-f6/inca-heat-s-sfg-connecticut-2010-t4194.htm

Someone fill a cracker in ...... what is that??

acara

Male Posts : 1012
Join date : 2010-08-27
Age : 47
Location : Wesley Chapel, Florida (Zone 9)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Anyone Greenhousing their SFG for the cold season?

Post  LaFee on 9/27/2010, 5:49 am

Unless I'm mistaken, that's a groundhog, Acara -- a big, fat, very destructive rodent. (Big as in twice the size of a housecat).

Fortunately, I've never heard of them in Florida.

LaFee

Female Posts : 1023
Join date : 2010-03-03
Location : West Central Florida

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Anyone Greenhousing their SFG for the cold season?

Post  Garden Angel on 9/27/2010, 12:52 pm

Do they burrow under ground? we had to put chicken wire on the bottom of all the boxes as we have gophers, now they can't come up through the box and if we cover with something the top is safe too. Worth the effort, that is such a nice set up you have there, hope the fence keeps out most of the critters.

Garden Angel

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

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Anyone Greenhousing their SFG for the cold season?

Post  boffer on 9/27/2010, 1:01 pm

@Inca Heat wrote:I am thinking about converting my current SFG setup into a Greenhouse to extend the season, and perhaps get a head start on things next year. Then I would convert back to the SFG in Spring (I would not be doing anything with the SFG Boxes)

I don't understand what you are thinking about. Hoop houses? Cold frames? Free standing greenhouse?

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: Anyone Greenhousing their SFG for the cold season?

Post  Inca Heat on 9/27/2010, 1:14 pm

@boffer wrote:
@Inca Heat wrote:I am thinking about converting my current SFG setup into a Greenhouse to extend the season, and perhaps get a head start on things next year. Then I would convert back to the SFG in Spring (I would not be doing anything with the SFG Boxes)

I don't understand what you are thinking about. Hoop houses? Cold frames? Free standing greenhouse?

Something like freestanding, not hoop house or cold frame:

http://pvcgreenhouse.blogspot.com/

Interesting, but wonder how to adapt to my current setup with the posts already in place. I don't necessarily want to increase the footprint my garden takes up currently.

Inca Heat

Posts : 37
Join date : 2010-06-02
Location : Westport, CT - Zone 6

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Anyone Greenhousing their SFG for the cold season?

Post  ribarr4 on 9/27/2010, 11:07 pm

Temporary hoop houses using PVC are very easy to construct, take down and store for next season. I don't know what kind of height you will get if you try to span across your two beds with the 3' walkway. You might try to go across one bed (4') and then your walkway. You might can get across it all, but you need to get a couple of 3/4" x 10' PVC pipes and couple them together. Then you need to cut off 6" of each pipe and make a hoop over them all and see if you get enough height to work under. Let me know if you think you want to try this and I'll help you more with the details.

ribarr4

Male Posts : 117
Join date : 2010-09-17
Location : Middle TN

View user profile http://www.green-cityzen.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: Anyone Greenhousing their SFG for the cold season?

Post  middlemamma on 9/27/2010, 11:59 pm

I had criss cross PVC over my boxes in spring...but yesterday hubby converted them all to wagon wheel style...(pvc bent over each end with tees and a stability bar across to the other hoop and tee) OH MY WORD!!! SO much more room....I am a very happy gal....I am in love with PVC...so cheap...and unlike conduit even the tee's were cheap!! YAY!!

middlemamma
 
 

Female Posts : 2260
Join date : 2010-04-25
Age : 39
Location : Post Falls Idaho and LOVING it

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Anyone Greenhousing their SFG for the cold season?

Post  Sponsored content Today at 6:58 pm


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