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
» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing January 2017
by Kelejan Today at 2:26 am

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by yolos Today at 1:16 am

» Escarole in SFG
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 12:55 am

» Spring Fever Anyone?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 10:48 pm

» N & C Midwest: January 2017!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 10:36 pm

» Seed starting station..
by jimmy cee Yesterday at 10:03 pm

» To all my SFG pals and more.
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 9:11 pm

» Cauliflower
by sanderson Yesterday at 7:37 pm

» Sad News from Jimmy Cee
by ralitaco Yesterday at 7:27 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by sanderson Yesterday at 5:30 pm

» Grow Light Question
by camprn Yesterday at 4:30 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by donnainzone5 Yesterday at 4:24 pm

» New England January 2017
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 2:20 pm

» My Shreveport Garden 2017
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 1:15 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 12:15 pm

» Forum Poll: Social Media
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 12:07 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by yolos Yesterday at 11:44 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:56 am

» 2017 Burpee seeds are already on display at HD
by yolos Yesterday at 12:49 am

» EMT Clips
by sanderson 1/21/2017, 6:51 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by sanderson 1/21/2017, 4:24 pm

» Baker Creek's Seed Bank Store in Petaluma, CA
by sanderson 1/21/2017, 4:18 pm

» Making Smoothies
by sanderson 1/21/2017, 12:45 am

» Holy snow Batman!
by AtlantaMarie 1/20/2017, 8:18 pm

» Food Dehydrators
by sanderson 1/20/2017, 1:21 pm

» Green Ice Leaf Lettuce
by MrBooker 1/20/2017, 4:46 am

» Gardening Australia
by Scorpio Rising 1/19/2017, 10:05 pm

» New Forum Feature
by Scorpio Rising 1/19/2017, 9:56 pm

» Microgreens Gardening
by yolos 1/19/2017, 9:45 pm

» Hi from Acworth GA
by AtlantaMarie 1/19/2017, 9:40 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

New to SFG, Actually most gardening

View previous topic View next topic Go down

New to SFG, Actually most gardening

Post  Patch on 3/15/2011, 7:24 pm

Hey, My name is Patch and I started to beds this year. One for veggies and one for herbs. I also bought a compost bin and built a rolling bin. So far, I'm not doing well. Compost won't heat up and seeds are doing great in the seed starting tray. I forgot to add that I'm in central Oklahoma and I built raised bed because the soil here is red clay as hard as a rock. I put in Mel's mix and hope the growing season gets here soon, so I can if all I've read in Mel's book works out.

Patch

Male Posts : 21
Join date : 2011-03-15
Age : 69
Location : Oklahoma

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: New to SFG, Actually most gardening

Post  Furbalsmom on 3/15/2011, 8:06 pm

Patch

Glad to meet you.

That red clay can be a pain in the toosh. SFG is truly the answer, because we don't care what our soil is like, we don't use it. Mel's Mix is great stuff.

You said you compost isn't heating up? Is your compost bin for a pile or is it a tumbler type? Since I don't know how you built it and how you have filled it, perhaps the info in this thread will help.

Compost 101

In general, you want both green and brown compostables, a pile at least 3 ft X 3 ft and touching the ground so the beneficial microorganisms can join in the fun. The compost pile should be kept damp (not wet) and it will work faster if it is moved, turned, or whatever it takes to mix the ingredients every week or so.

To be honest, I have never used a rolling bin, so I don't know what it might need.

Your seed starting trays are doing great? That's wonderful. We have had some members with problems like leggy seedlings.

Please keep us updated on your progress and post pictures if you can. We really enjoy them.

Again, Welcome.

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

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum