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
» Sweet Potatoes
by countrynaturals Today at 12:07 pm

» Areogardening
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 12:00 pm

» 1st Seed Catalog Arrived :)
by countrynaturals Today at 11:55 am

» What's Up? Yukon gold potatoes!
by saganco Today at 11:11 am

» N&C MW; Deep Winter December/January 2017-2018
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 7:57 pm

» Garden Clean-Up/Preparation
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 7:53 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 5:35 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in December 2017
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 2:01 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 1:50 pm

» CarbSmart (tm) Potatoes
by sanderson Yesterday at 1:41 pm

» California's Drought
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 10:38 am

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by Kelejan Yesterday at 7:51 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by Scorpio Rising Thu 14 Dec 2017, 10:42 pm

» Spring Fever Anyone?
by Robbomb116 Thu 14 Dec 2017, 4:03 pm

» Air Fryer! HELP!
by countrynaturals Thu 14 Dec 2017, 1:40 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals Thu 14 Dec 2017, 11:01 am

» New England December 2017
by AtlantaMarie Thu 14 Dec 2017, 6:32 am

» jalapeno variety question?
by brianj555 Wed 13 Dec 2017, 6:03 pm

» Sauerkraut & fermenting veggies
by brianj555 Wed 13 Dec 2017, 5:28 pm

» Tomato Questions
by sanderson Wed 13 Dec 2017, 3:04 pm

» Mid-South: December 2017
by AtlantaMarie Wed 13 Dec 2017, 8:24 am

» New Composter - Need Help Filling Correctly
by saganco Tue 12 Dec 2017, 9:10 pm

» December Avatar: 'Tis The Season!
by sanderson Tue 12 Dec 2017, 2:29 pm

» The Research Journey:cardboard covering of newly planted seeds
by saganco Tue 12 Dec 2017, 1:15 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by Turan Mon 11 Dec 2017, 6:39 pm

» Winter Sowing vs. Winter Growing
by countrynaturals Mon 11 Dec 2017, 11:44 am

» Mushroom in my lettuce!
by Scorpio Rising Sun 10 Dec 2017, 10:40 pm

» 5-BOOK BUNDLE GIVEAWAY - ENDS 12/1/17
by No_Such_Reality Sun 10 Dec 2017, 4:15 pm

» December: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas
by countrynaturals Sun 10 Dec 2017, 1:24 pm

» WARNING! Please Read! (Especially Grandparents)
by Scorpio Rising Sat 09 Dec 2017, 8:53 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Hello from Des Moines, Iowa

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Hello from Des Moines, Iowa

Post  dstarr on Wed 23 Feb 2011, 5:31 pm

Greetings to everyone -
This will be my first year SFGing. I have been researching quite a few topics on this site but would love to get some great tips about gardening in Iowa.
That 70 degree day we had last week sure made me antsy for spring!!!

dstarr

Posts : 2
Join date : 2011-02-10
Location : Central Iowa

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello from Des Moines, Iowa

Post  Furbalsmom on Wed 23 Feb 2011, 6:06 pm

Hello there, DStarr, and Welcome.

It's great that you have been poking about and checking out the various forums. Please, feel free to ask guestions if you can't locate the information you need. Even if you locate the info, you may still have questions, so ask away. We have lots of members who are so willing to help.

Those sunny and warm days throw us all into a serious case of Spring Fever. It seems most us us have caught that little bug.

Just so you know, we absolutely I love you pictures, so please share.

Becky
avatar
Furbalsmom

Female Posts : 3141
Join date : 2010-06-10
Age : 70
Location : Coastal Oregon, Zone 9a, Heat Zone 2 :(

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello from Des Moines, Iowa

Post  WardinWake on Thu 24 Feb 2011, 2:09 pm

@dstarr wrote:Greetings to everyone -
This will be my first year SFGing. I have been researching quite a few topics on this site but would love to get some great tips about gardening in Iowa.
That 70 degree day we had last week sure made me antsy for spring!!!

dstar:

Welcome to the SFG family and forum. As with any new garden experience you will learn a lot in the first year, I know we did! We made our mistakes such as starting off with to many beds. Mel says to start off small and increase the size of the garden as you learn. gee...I wished we had. In our first year we had a lot of fun and grew a lot of veggies that had such a good taste. In our second year we downsized by several beds and relocated another 2. This year we are increasing our beds but not to the extent we had in our first year. Lots of fun in building the new beds and we have planted a few peas but nothing else as it is still a bit to cold here in Virginia.

So do tell, how many beds will you have, their sizes and what will you plant? Again, a big WELCOME and be sure to post any questions that you have and if you can help another gardener please do so. We learn from each question and each answer.

God Bless, Ward and Mary.
avatar
WardinWake

Certified SFG Instructor

Male Posts : 935
Join date : 2010-02-26
Age : 67
Location : Wake, VA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello from Des Moines, Iowa

Post  Smartchick on Thu 24 Feb 2011, 2:54 pm

Welcome!

I'm not in Iowa but I am in Eastern Nebraska and the same zone as you I believe so I'll be happy to share my years (ok - 3) of experience with my SFG.

I so badly want to get out in the garden but it is supposed to snow today. Yippee. I'll be out there in two weeks planting peas even if I'm doing it in my winter coat and gloves!
avatar
Smartchick

Posts : 105
Join date : 2011-02-18
Location : Omaha, NE, Zone 5

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello from Des Moines, Iowa

Post  dstarr on Fri 25 Feb 2011, 10:55 am

Thank You to everyone for the warm welcome -

Mary and Ward,
I have started off with 3 3x3 beds this year. One of them is a deep bed. I plan on planting watermelon, peas, beans, spinach, carrot, onion, tomatoes, garlic, basil, broccoli, cilantro, cucumber, green pepper and jalapeno pepper. The onion, garlic and broccoli are new for me this year so, we'll see how they go. I am hopeing that this is a good start - not overly enthusiastic. If this year goes ok I will add 2 beds next year for strawberries and corn.
I am so excited to dig into this method of gardening. I stumbled upon Mel's book mid summer last year and wanted to convert my gardens right then!!!(my huge row garden was over grown with weeds at the time) I had to hold myself back from pulling up the whole garden and starting over. Smile

Hope everyone has a great day,
Darcy

dstarr

Posts : 2
Join date : 2011-02-10
Location : Central Iowa

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello from Des Moines, Iowa

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