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
» Tomato Tuesday 2016
by Ginger Blue Today at 10:53 am

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing December 2016
by trolleydriver Today at 8:21 am

» New Member
by AtlantaMarie Today at 7:29 am

» 1st Seed Catalog Arrived :)
by AtlantaMarie Today at 7:24 am

» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania
by AtlantaMarie Today at 7:20 am

» 2016 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by AtlantaMarie Today at 7:09 am

» Garbanzo (Chickpeas, Cicer arietinum) and Kidney Beans
by AtlantaMarie Today at 7:01 am

» Calcium and Magnesium Deficiency
by sanderson Today at 2:14 am

» N&C Midwest: December 2016
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 9:32 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:29 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:58 pm

» New England, December 2016
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:45 pm

» CHALLENGE - Smallest possible footprint
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 8:22 pm

» Facebook - SFG Foundation postings
by sanderson Yesterday at 12:32 pm

» Anyone out there tried crosne tubers?
by sanderson Yesterday at 11:52 am

» California's Drought
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 11:21 am

» Mid-South: December 2016
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 7:40 am

» Second Year SFG in Canada
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:16 am

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by trolleydriver 12/8/2016, 5:21 pm

» Holy snow Batman!
by donnainzone5 12/8/2016, 12:13 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals 12/8/2016, 11:44 am

» Garlic: Freeze, thaw, and heave
by camprn 12/8/2016, 7:05 am

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals 12/7/2016, 10:43 pm

» GF Collard Greens, Kale Recipes
by BeetlesPerSqFt 12/7/2016, 12:49 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

» 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

Google

Search SFG Forum

Hello from Northern AR.

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Hello from Northern AR.

Post  Esteban on 11/16/2010, 12:02 pm

Hi folks,
I just joined the SFG group today.
My main interest will be table top gardening.
I am sure I will have many, many questions for all you experienced folks.
Steve

Esteban

Posts : 26
Join date : 2010-11-16
Location : AR

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello from Northern AR.

Post  Chopper on 11/16/2010, 2:34 pm

Wonderful. Boffer is out TT expert and there are lots of posts on it if you do a search. I look forward to hearing about your progress. Welcome.

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

Welcome

Post  ander217 on 11/16/2010, 3:11 pm

Welcome to the forum, Steve.

Are you in the Upper South or Mid-South? I live in the Upper, but host the Mid-South region. Be sure and check out the regional forums, too, for area-specific information.

My ma-in-law in eastern AR is happy with her TT box. To check out that thread which had many helpful replies search for "ma-in-law's happy", or search for many other threads on TT boxes.

glad you\'re here

ander217

Female Posts : 1450
Join date : 2010-03-16
Age : 61
Location : Southeastern Missouri (6b)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Hello from Northern AR.

Post  Esteban on 11/16/2010, 5:04 pm

Thanks for the welcome Ander.
I live in Rogers, about as far Northwest as one can get.
Thanks for the heads up on the site, I am headed that way now.
Steve

Esteban

Posts : 26
Join date : 2010-11-16
Location : AR

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Hello from Northern AR.

Post  Esteban on 11/16/2010, 7:43 pm

Hi Chopper,
Thanks for the welcome.
I have been looking thru some of Boffer's postings and photo's, he is truly a craftsman. Wish I had some of his skills.
Steve

Esteban

Posts : 26
Join date : 2010-11-16
Location : AR

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello from Northern AR.

Post  Megan on 11/16/2010, 7:50 pm

Hi Esteban, welcome to the forum! glad you\'re here

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: Hello from Northern AR.

Post  WardinWake on 11/17/2010, 3:32 pm

@Esteban wrote:Hi folks,
I just joined the SFG group today.
My main interest will be table top gardening.
I am sure I will have many, many questions for all you experienced folks.
Steve

Howdy Steve:

Table Top (TT) is the way to go. I have most of my SFGs at TT height except for the climbing veggies. I enjoy the ease of harvest of the lower growing veggies. I even had one climbing tomato in a TT box with a short trellis and allowed it to drape over the trellis and back down to the ground. A different look for sure. How are you going to control the weeds/grass that can grow under a TT box? I have a few ideas if you would like.

So a hearty welcome to the forum and remember that any question is a good question.

God Bless, Ward and Mary.

WardinWake

Certified SFG Instructor

Male Posts : 935
Join date : 2010-02-26
Age : 66
Location : Wake, VA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Hello from Northern AR.

Post  Esteban on 11/17/2010, 4:38 pm

Megan & WardenWake,
Thanks for the welcome, the more I read this Forum, the more I like it...great folks.
WardenWake: I plan on utilizing my weed-eater to keep the grass under control beneath my TT's. However, I would certainly like to hear your thoughts on the issue.
Thanks again,
Steve

Esteban

Posts : 26
Join date : 2010-11-16
Location : AR

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello from Northern AR.

Post  Furbalsmom on 11/18/2010, 9:01 am

Ward, I had not considered weed/grass control under my new TT which I hope to have completed next month.
I will be setting them up on a grassey area of the front lawn. We do not own the property, though we intend to live here several years, so I am not sure we want to set up something that will be hard to restore to grass in the distant future. What suggestions do you have for keeping the area under the TT attractive and weedfree?

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: Hello from Northern AR.

Post  Megan on 11/18/2010, 7:30 pm

Weed barrier? That is what we have down in the back yard, though we'd put that down already, not in anticipation of TT's.... Maybe you could find a nice creeping plant, moss or thyme?

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: Hello from Northern AR.

Post  WardinWake on 11/19/2010, 10:43 am

@Furbalsmom wrote:Ward, I had not considered weed/grass control under my new TT which I hope to have completed next month.
I will be setting them up on a grassey area of the front lawn. We do not own the property, though we intend to live here several years, so I am not sure we want to set up something that will be hard to restore to grass in the distant future. What suggestions do you have for keeping the area under the TT attractive and weedfree?

Furbalsmom:

Weed/grass along the outside edges can be easily controled with a weedeater type of edger. Talk with your land lord about using weedblocker under the bed and if he/she does not have a problem with it I would go ahead and use it. Most samll areas that are kept weed/grass free can be reseeded easily when the beds are moved and the grass will take over within a few months. When I was in Navy housing gardens were allowed as long as the area was reseeded on moving out.


God Bless, Ward and Mary.

WardinWake

Certified SFG Instructor

Male Posts : 935
Join date : 2010-02-26
Age : 66
Location : Wake, VA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Hello from Northern AR.

Post  Esteban on 11/20/2010, 9:25 am

Hi Ward (check my spelling of your name )
Thanks for the heads up on the weed blocker. That would certainly beat trying to get a weedeater in the middle of the area.
I have really enjoyed reading your interesting post throughout the forum.
Last, but not least: Thanks for serving for 20 years.
Steve

Esteban

Posts : 26
Join date : 2010-11-16
Location : AR

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Hello from Northern AR.

Post  Esteban on 11/20/2010, 9:29 am

Ward, I put a grinn symbol at the end of the first line, as you can see, it didn't come thru.
I have a terrible time expressing humor on the 'net.
Steve

Esteban

Posts : 26
Join date : 2010-11-16
Location : AR

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello from Northern AR.

Post  Megan on 11/20/2010, 9:38 am

I thought you came through just fine, Esteban. Smile

To make the smiley, keep the : right next to the ), that may help.

We put down weedblocker in our backyard a couple years back. That weedblock fabric is a bit expensive, though. If you are on a budget and appearances are not super-important, you might consider cardboard, thick layers of newspaper, or even a tarp to keep down weeds. Or get some contractor trash bags and zip them open to lay them flat, as a substitute for a tarp. Weight it down with bricks or stones to keep in place. Or, mulch heavily.

Happy gardening! flower

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: Hello from Northern AR.

Post  WardinWake on 11/20/2010, 11:50 am

Esteban:

At work the other day a large banner was torn by the wind and could not be put back up. So what is a SFG'er supposed to do? Why, take it home and use it for weed blocker! Turned upside down the printing "Contractors Day" does not show and it is as thick as a tarp. 3 feet wide by 14 feet long. Cut to size it is just great and the price is - priceless.

God Bless, Ward and Mary. bounce

WardinWake

Certified SFG Instructor

Male Posts : 935
Join date : 2010-02-26
Age : 66
Location : Wake, VA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello from Northern AR.

Post  camprn on 11/20/2010, 11:55 am

@WardinWake wrote:Esteban:

At work the other day a large banner was torn by the wind and could not be put back up. So what is a SFG'er supposed to do? Why, take it home and use it for weed blocker! Turned upside down the printing "Contractors Day" does not show and it is as thick as a tarp. 3 feet wide by 14 feet long. Cut to size it is just great and the price is - priceless.

God Bless, Ward and Mary. bounce
alrighta

camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 13984
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

Hello from Northern AR.

Post  Esteban on 11/20/2010, 12:22 pm

Test

Very Happy Cool affraid

Steve

Esteban

Posts : 26
Join date : 2010-11-16
Location : AR

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Congratulations

Post  ander217 on 11/21/2010, 6:38 am

Yay, Steve, you're an emoticonner!

ander217

Female Posts : 1450
Join date : 2010-03-16
Age : 61
Location : Southeastern Missouri (6b)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello from Northern AR.

Post  Sponsored content Today at 1:29 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