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
» Sprouted Onion Question
by No_Such_Reality Today at 7:01 pm

» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 6:40 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing December 2016
by sanderson Today at 6:21 pm

» California's Drought
by sanderson Today at 6:11 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by sanderson Today at 6:07 pm

» 2016 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by sanderson Today at 6:00 pm

» Greenhouse dreams
by sanderson Today at 5:58 pm

» New England, December 2016
by CapeCoddess Today at 5:49 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by plantoid Today at 5:47 pm

» CHALLENGE - Smallest possible footprint
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 5:05 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals Today at 4:56 pm

» Anyone out there tried crosne tubers?
by llama momma Today at 2:20 pm

» 1,000 worms on their way....
by llama momma Today at 2:16 pm

» Garbanzo (Chickpeas, Cicer arietinum) and Kidney Beans
by llama momma Today at 1:59 pm

» Tomato Tuesday 2016
by Ginger Blue Today at 1:57 pm

» New Member
by AtlantaMarie Today at 7:29 am

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

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

» 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

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

» 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

Google

Search SFG Forum

Greetings from Los Angeles!

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Greetings from Los Angeles!

Post  AndreaHall on 2/18/2011, 9:05 pm

I'm Andrea, and I moved with my husband to Los Angeles from Las Vegas about 8 months ago. I'm fortunate to be renting a really great house with a huge backyard, and to have a landlady who supports our somewhat pieced-together gardening efforts!

Although we're not doing the traditional square foot gardening method this year, we recently read the book and are incorporating many of the methods and suggestions into our garden. I'm especially looking forward to the vertical method of growing tomatoes, but like most new gardeners, I fear I have been overambitious in my grow list Smile

Anyhow, I'm looking forward to having a place to come to for advice and answers to the many questions I'm sure I'll have this summer!


Last edited by AndreaHall on 2/18/2011, 9:21 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : typo)

AndreaHall

Female Posts : 37
Join date : 2011-02-18
Age : 40
Location : San Fernando Valley, CA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Greetings from Los Angeles!

Post  Dunkinjean on 2/18/2011, 9:19 pm

Welcome Andrea! glad you\'re here

You will indeed enjoy the SFG website and gardening.
Everyone is very helpful here.

Dunkinjean

Dunkinjean

Female Posts : 674
Join date : 2010-05-05
Age : 62
Location : Central NJ - From 6A to 7A 2012

View user profile http://2jean@excite.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Greetings from Los Angeles!

Post  quiltbea on 2/18/2011, 10:15 pm

Welcome to the SFG forum.
The folks here are really very helpful.
I don't know what I'd do without this site.
This will be my 3rd spring and I'm still learning.
Good luck and happy harvests.

quiltbea

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

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Greetings from Los Angeles!

Post  Furbalsmom on 2/18/2011, 11:41 pm

Andrea, welcome

We look forward to helping you if you have questions.

So glad you have had a chance to read the All New Square Foot Gardening Book. I am one of those that started out using the original SFG book and using amended soil in my garden. Since reading the All New Square Foot Gardening book, I have already changed from amended soil to Table Top Gardening using Mel's Mix. I have found that using the information from the All New SFG book has a lot of merit. When you can, try some of the methods from the All New Square Foot Gardening book, as you will find there are great advantages including increased yeild and less work.

That said, we all do what we can and work with what we have. The main thing is enjoy gardening, it does not have to be a big chore.

Vertical gardening is great because it gives you the opportunity to use your space more effectively, and perhaps increase your yield. Please let us know how it works for you

Enjoy your gardening, ask questions when you have them and feel free to comment on other forum members questions if you choose. We absolutely I love you photos so please share your experience with us.

Again, glad you\'re here

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

Welcome

Post  ander217 on 2/19/2011, 7:47 am

Welcome to the forum, Andrea.

Last year was the first time for us to use trellises for tomatoes, and we loved it. So much easier than our previous methods of stakes or cages. We also grew butternut squash on trellises, and found that the stems on the squash grew much thicker than normal to hold up the heavy squash. We are adding twelve more feet of trellis this year for more tomatoes, pole beans, and tall peapods.

If you get a chance, you might try making a small SFG box and compare it with your hybrid method. We did that last year, and now I prefer the boxes while Hubby still likes the raised beds with grids on top, especially for larger crops such as corn, okra, and watermelons.


ander217

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

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Greetings from Los Angeles!

Post  Ha-v-v on 2/19/2011, 8:22 am

Welcome to the forum Smile

Ha-v-v

Female Posts : 1123
Join date : 2010-03-12
Age : 56
Location : Southwest Ms. Zone 8A (I like to think I get a little bit of Zone 9 too )

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Greetings from Los Angeles!

Post  Chopper on 2/19/2011, 5:32 pm

Aw! You ought to at least put in one box as an experiment. It is not hard at all. I just put mine right on my lawn over the grass and they are doing fabulously. However I have good grass, not crabgrass and that would need a barrier. I figure when I move I will either lift the boxes and bring the soil with me or rake it out and throw down some grass seed.

Enjoy the garden!

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: Greetings from Los Angeles!

Post  Sponsored content Today at 7:21 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