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.


Display results as :


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Greenhouse Venting Techniques & Equipment?
by has55 Today at 6:53 pm

» Microbes - Glomalin
by has55 Today at 6:52 pm

» Fall garden push
by Cajun Cappy Today at 6:11 pm

» cheapest large greenhouse
by has55 Today at 5:26 pm

» The Research Journey: Introduction of MICRO-DYNAMIC to the Dallas-Ft. Worth, Tx gardeners.
by has55 Today at 4:42 pm

» Second Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Today at 4:11 pm

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by trolleydriver Today at 3:53 pm

» N&C Midwest: October Happenings!
by llama momma Today at 3:04 pm

» Hello from Ann Arbor, Michigan!
by sanderson Today at 2:43 pm

» Share your winningest slow cooker recipes! (please)
by sanderson Today at 2:36 pm

» California's Drought
by sanderson Today at 1:57 pm

» New England October, 2016
by camprn Today at 12:12 pm

» Keeping bees
by camprn Today at 12:09 pm

» Sweet Potatoes
by yolos Today at 8:46 am

» Please Welcome Our Newest Forum Moderator!
by jimmy cee Today at 8:35 am

» Tomato Tuesday 2016
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 7:33 pm

» Hello all
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 7:21 pm

» Outrageous amount of Green tomatoes
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 6:55 pm

» MM (Mel's Mix) and Composting Material Calculator
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 4:38 pm

» Can i just mix up the Mel's mix right in the garden box?
by donnainzone5 Yesterday at 11:50 am

» The Research Journey:Composting Leaves Only
by has55 Yesterday at 11:01 am

» Microbes...you gotta see this one !!!
by has55 Yesterday at 10:57 am

» The Research Journey:Back to Eden Organic Gardening 101 Method with Wood Chips VS Leaves Composting Garden Soil
by has55 Yesterday at 10:34 am

» CANADIAN REGION:What are you doing in October 2016
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 8:34 am

» When do I prep potted raspberries for winter?
by trolleydriver 10/26/2016, 1:19 pm

» who has chickens
by bigdogrock 10/26/2016, 7:12 am

» Sanderson's experiments with Bio-Flora Ag Products
by dstack 10/26/2016, 6:13 am

» Flowers that easily reseeded
by yolos 10/26/2016, 12:07 am

» Jade Plant
by Scorpio Rising 10/25/2016, 11:21 pm

» Fun Spider addition to Home Page
by Scorpio Rising 10/25/2016, 9:49 pm


Search SFG Forum

Howdy from NE TX

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Howdy from NE TX

Post  FarmerValerie on 1/29/2011, 2:47 pm

Just thought I'd pop in and say hello from my corner of the world. As for the profile picture, yes that is a working tractor, it belongs to my father in law, and my husband has his own part of our garden he gets to plow, till, or what ever he wants. It keeps him happy, and me as well, as it keeps him out of my part of the garden,which is in boxes or beds which ever you prefer.

We've been gardening off and on for a few years now, last year was our first with the SFG method, and I loved it, but had to stop due to a back injury (I could not go further than the couch), and lost most of it all to bugs. The tomatoes, southern peas, and peppers survived. I had to use what we had on hand, landscape timbers, and the dirt God provided including rocks, but my husband just pulled up with a trailer full of what is called mulch around here, too me it looks like black gold. So I'll be digging out the junk dirt currently in the boxes and filling them with this, hoping to add to it as I go. I've managed to sell my husband on the idea of SFG, but due to finances we are still using what we have on hand for now, adding raised beds and Mel's Mix as we can. I hope to start building boxes soon, with hardware cloth on the bottom, and weed block underneath too, so I can build chicken & rabbit tractors when we get chickens & rabbits (when my husband gets a round tuit).

We've been together 26 years, have 4 kids (2 grown-one of which is still here, and 2 under 18) and 2 grandsons, my oldest comes over every other weekend, gardening with him is the highlight of my life. In fact he is waiting for me to empty that trailer of dirt, better go.


Female Posts : 1611
Join date : 2011-01-29
Age : 50
Location : NE Texas, 75501, Zone 8a

View user profile http://www.rocksinmygarden.blogspot.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Howdy from NE TX

Post  elliephant on 1/29/2011, 3:25 pm

glad you\'re here When I was growing up my mom had a wooden circle on the wall that said TUIT. I was a teenager before I found out what it meant! rofl


Female Posts : 842
Join date : 2010-04-09
Age : 41
Location : southern tip of Texas zone 9

View user profile

Back to top Go down


Post  ander217 on 1/30/2011, 8:38 am

Welcome to the forum, Valerie. My husband reads the forum, too, and he'll love your tractor. He used to drive A, B, and 720 John Deeres way back in our early days of farming.

We also row-gardened for many years and decided to try SFG for the first time last year, leaving half the garden row-style and building SFG boxes and raised beds on the other half. By the end of summer the entire garden was converted to raised beds and boxes, and as time and finances permit several of the raised beds will be converted to SFG boxes. Hubby still likes some raised beds. (I think he never got over that boy-thing of digging in the dirt.) He reserves those for larger crops such as corn, okra, big watermelons, and sweet potatoes. But he has come around to the idea of the boxes, and we have plans to build a few more this spring.

Keep us posted on how your garden grows. We love seeing photos.

glad you\'re here


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

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Howdy from NE TX

Post  FarmerValerie on 1/30/2011, 9:08 am

@ander217 wrote:

Keep us posted on how your garden grows. We love seeing photos.

glad you\'re here

I do have some pictures on my blog. They are actually a digital scrapbook. I ran across this thing last year, and use it for my garden, oh and family too. It is free to download and free to use so you can share it. If you want to print the calendars or burn the show/card to dvd you can pay by month or year. I have been using the free version just fine. This year though I am doing a calendar, posting pictures each month from the garden, and making small notations on the dates of what we did. I'll pay to have that printed out at the end of the year for a keepsake, and for notes on my garden for future reference. If you have time, hop on over to my blog and see what we had last year, before a back injury sidelined my gardening and the squash bugs took over....http://rocksinmygarden.blogspot.com/2011/01/2010-garden.html


Female Posts : 1611
Join date : 2011-01-29
Age : 50
Location : NE Texas, 75501, Zone 8a

View user profile http://www.rocksinmygarden.blogspot.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Howdy from NE TX

Post  quiltbea on 1/30/2011, 10:15 am

Welcome to the group. I see you've made great inroads with your SFG.
I added your blog to my favorites so I can check in from time to time to see what you're up to.
Enjoy this spring.


Female Posts : 4613
Join date : 2010-03-21
Age : 74
Location : Southwestern Maine Zone 5A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Howdy from NE TX

Post  Sponsored content Today at 7:32 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