Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

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][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Anyone growing fall peas in zone 7 TN
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 9:40 pm

» N & C Midwest: August is here!!! 2017
by Scorpio Rising Today at 9:17 pm

» Total lunar / solar eclipse
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 9:14 pm

» Any Strange and Wonderful Visitors? Photos please!
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 9:08 pm

» New England August 2017
by Scorpio Rising Today at 9:03 pm

» Is a natural breed hybrid GMO parent plants, GMO or not?
by No_Such_Reality Today at 8:26 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by countrynaturals Today at 8:19 pm

» What to do with fallen unripe tomatoes?
by ColleenW Today at 8:14 pm

» 2017 corn pictures
by Fiz Today at 7:41 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in August 2017? 2017
by Fiz Today at 7:29 pm

» Composting Particle Board?
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 4:18 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by hammock gal Today at 4:13 pm

» Hello gardener's
by sanderson Today at 1:58 pm

» The Best Steps for Storing Tomatillos
by donnainzone5 Today at 11:36 am

» Eggplant - (Japanese) Millionaire
by countrynaturals Today at 11:10 am

» What I've learned this year
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 9:17 pm

» Plumeria ?
by sanderson Yesterday at 6:07 pm

» How Many Square Feet Do You Have?
by llama momma Yesterday at 1:58 pm

» Cutting back on my SFG about 75%
by sanderson Yesterday at 12:38 pm

» Baba Ghanoush
by sanderson Yesterday at 12:04 pm

» Beets; Don't be intimidated!
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 11:05 am

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by sanderson Yesterday at 10:30 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by sanderson Yesterday at 10:09 am

» Caterpillars -Armyworm?
by BeetlesPerSqFt 8/19/2017, 8:58 pm

» Oregon City Newbie
by trolleydriver 8/19/2017, 1:04 pm

» Newbie Oldbie
by sanderson 8/19/2017, 12:53 pm

» who has chickens
by llama momma 8/18/2017, 1:40 pm

» Tips for compost tumbler
by trolleydriver 8/18/2017, 12:10 pm

» Franken-mato!!!
by hammock gal 8/18/2017, 7:48 am

» Mid-Atl - Aug 2017 - Planning/Planting Fall/Winter Garden
by BeetlesPerSqFt 8/17/2017, 11:05 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Greetings from Costa Rica

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Greetings from Costa Rica

Post  Costa Rica Art on 12/31/2010, 8:35 am

I retired and moved to Costa Rica for several reasons, the people, country and climate. My home is in the Central Valley 6 kilometers north of San Ramon de Alajuela in a village called Los Angeles Sur (I tell everyone that I live in South LA, just 3,000 miles south from downtown LA). Our home is at 3,800 feet which gives us wonderful weather, 54 has been the lowest with the low 60s as the low average, the highest was 85 with the mid 70s as the high average. We do get a lot of rain which, visit my blog (http://agardeninparadise.blogspot.com/), will drown regular gardens so my garden will have a roof. I was a mechanical engineer which has lead me thru several methods of gardening (lots of reading of several books and methods). Many years of moving and getting thru life didn’t help me much with gardening though. While in Bakersfield CA I tried some of the square foot gardening method and made some of the modifications that lead me to building the garden that I now have. Besides me and my wife, Caroline (ex school teacher), there are 5 cats, 2 dogs, 4 parakeets, a pair of silkies with 5 young ones, a pair of bantams with 3 young and 7 egg laying hens. I welcome any comments on my blog; any comments emailed to me and of course any help others have regarding SFG in the tropics. One of the reasons for the garden is some of the veggies we love that we are used to are not grown in quantity here in CR if at all. The locals don’t have the same taste for some of the veggies we like so we will raise our bell peppers, jalapeños, spinach, old fashion tomatoes, okra and others. It will be interesting experimenting with growing things here as there is no killing frost ever. Some things will grow year round here. One thing is a tomato plant, it will be interesting in seeing how that does or doesn’t work. With the New Year things will get back to getting finished and I can get busy experimenting with my garden. Oh, sorry for not saying so before, my wife loves to garden too; she is waiting not very patiently for the garden to be done so I had better get with it.

Art
avatar
Costa Rica Art

Male Posts : 2
Join date : 2010-12-31
Age : 76
Location : Costa Rica, Central America

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

Back to top Go down

Re: Greetings from Costa Rica

Post  Megan on 12/31/2010, 8:45 am

Hi, Art, and welcome! glad you\'re here

Bakersfield sounds like a tough place to start gardening. If you can get one going there, you can do anything. Can't wait to hear more about your family garden...and we have some readers in tropical latitude areas who I'm sure will be thrilled to have two more gardeners join their ranks!

Please let us know how it goes, and remember, we love pictures! Smile

Happy gardening flower
Megan
avatar
Megan

Female Posts : 3350
Join date : 2010-04-27
Age : 50
Location : Manassas, VA - Zone 7a

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

Back to top Go down

Re: Greetings from Costa Rica

Post  GardenZen on 12/31/2010, 9:03 am

Hello Art and welcome.

You are indeed in paradise. CR is on my bucket list, I would imagine you can grow anything and everything with SFG! Best of luck and look forward to your sharing your experiences....and photos Cool
avatar
GardenZen

Male Posts : 26
Join date : 2010-12-08
Location : Central Arkansas, Zone 7b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Greetings from Costa Rica

Post  sfg4uKim on 12/31/2010, 10:27 am

Welcome Art!

Kim

____________________________

I have seen women looking at jewelry ads with a misty eye and one hand resting on the heart, and I only know what they're feeling because that's how I read the seed catalogs in January - Barbara Kingsolver - Animal, Vegetable, Miracle


sfg4u.com
FB: Square Foot Gardening 4 U



avatar
sfg4uKim

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 1932
Join date : 2010-09-30
Age : 58
Location : Glen Burnie, MD

View user profile http://sfg4u.com

Back to top Go down

Welcome

Post  bettyd_z7_va on 12/31/2010, 11:04 am

So nice to "meet" you.

What an adventure!

Looking forward to hearing about your gardening adventures waaaay down south of me.

We LOVE pictures.

I would love to live in a warmer climate, but can't get the daughter, sil and grandkids on board.

And I 'ain't goin nowhere' without my Babies!!!

Betty




bettyd_z7_va

Female Posts : 123
Join date : 2010-09-16
Age : 63
Location : Central Va

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Thanks for the welcome!

Post  Costa Rica Art on 12/31/2010, 6:17 pm

It is very nice to receive such a grand welcome. There will be lots of photos to come. I am wondering if I should post some of the photos from my blog???? The begining and progress of my SFG which I do have several of. My object of growing veggies in my block raised bed garden is many fold, saving the ol' back is just one of them. What I will have spent total for this block garden is less than the cost of a tiller and many of the garden tools I won't be needing. Several people mentioned how much I'm spending till I remind them of their cost and all the labor they will expend preparing their gardens not to mention the time they'll spend weeding. My back yard is fenced with chain link which I plan to use for climbing crops like mellons. I will make the beds 2'X4' at the base of the fence. I will use the same plastic netting matterial that is used for onion bags to make hammocks for the mellons.
Oops, I guess that I had better just post these things as they occur. flower One does have a tendency to ramble when one is gardening, huh? lol!
Again, thanks for the warm welcome, looking forward to lots of great advise and lots of great veggies. Very Happy
Y'all have a wonderful New Years Eve. :drunken:
avatar
Costa Rica Art

Male Posts : 2
Join date : 2010-12-31
Age : 76
Location : Costa Rica, Central America

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

Back to top Go down

Re: Greetings from Costa Rica

Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 1/1/2011, 5:25 pm

Looking forward to seeing more of you around, Art. Sounds very adventurous to move down there. Like Zen, my bucket list includes Costa Rica since my wife's and my honeymoons were supposed to be there 11 yrs ago....but got derailed by faster than planned kids...lol. Maybe someday. Until then, I will live vicariously through those I know that live/visit down that way. Many good seasons to you, and welcome aboard.
avatar
BackyardBirdGardner

Male Posts : 2727
Join date : 2010-12-25
Age : 43
Location : St. Louis, MO

View user profile

Back to top Go down

welcome

Post  ander217 on 1/1/2011, 9:14 pm

Welcome, CR Art. I loved reading your post. I think it was a ray of sunshine for many of us feeling the cold and dark of winter. We are dreaming of planting, but we can follow along as you and the others who live in warm climes are actually doing it.

So again, welcome, and please send pictures. glad you\'re here

avatar
ander217

Female Posts : 1450
Join date : 2010-03-16
Age : 62
Location : Southeastern Missouri (6b)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Greetings from Costa Rica

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