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
» Senseless Banter...
by donnainzone5 Today at 8:10 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by donnainzone5 Today at 7:47 pm

» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania, 3rd year SFG
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 6:54 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by CapeCoddess Today at 4:43 pm

» New England February 2017
by quiltbea Today at 1:58 pm

» Spaghetti Squash Recipes
by nrstooge Today at 12:28 pm

» New compost bin and 4x8 cedar bed
by Ginger Blue Today at 9:36 am

» N&C Midwest: February 2017
by landarch Today at 8:31 am

» Invasive Tree Roots - Very important topic for newbies.
by MrBooker Today at 7:39 am

» So. California & Inland Valleys -March / April Planting Guide
by sanderson Today at 12:47 am

» 2017 SFG Adventures in Hampstead, NC
by ralitaco Today at 12:38 am

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by sanderson Today at 12:31 am

» Our 2017 garden makeover
by CitizenKate Yesterday at 11:16 pm

» Fall means apples....
by reynajrainwater Yesterday at 10:43 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing February 2017?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:51 pm

» California's Drought
by sanderson Yesterday at 7:08 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 6:40 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by Mellen Yesterday at 6:37 pm

» Root Knot Nematodes - PROGRESS!
by sanderson Yesterday at 1:48 pm

» Plant ID
by No_Such_Reality 2/21/2017, 8:24 pm

» Western Mount/High Plains: Seed Planting Dates zone 5b
by RoOsTeR 2/21/2017, 8:58 am

» I'll get my Texas garden right yet
by RoOsTeR 2/21/2017, 8:57 am

» Roots...information....
by MrBooker 2/21/2017, 6:19 am

» Is this wood correct for building box?
by sanderson 2/21/2017, 4:42 am

» Hello from IA Zone 5
by sanderson 2/21/2017, 4:38 am

» Feedback for my 2017 garden plan
by sanderson 2/21/2017, 2:10 am

» ticks
by camprn 2/20/2017, 11:18 pm

» Peppers with black spots
by camprn 2/20/2017, 10:10 pm

» February 2017 Avatar: Time to Wake Up!
by sanderson 2/20/2017, 9:37 pm

» broccoli stunted
by yolos 2/20/2017, 9:34 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

growing for canning/preserving

Page 4 of 4 Previous  1, 2, 3, 4

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Re: growing for canning/preserving

Post  johnp on 1/21/2014, 8:55 am

I have planted my tomatoes in the same boxes for three years with no problems other than blossom end rot that was my fault. I grow Viva Italia's for freezing, usually 6 plants will produce enough for the following year. They are really big producers, really large plants too. We also plant 24 regular tom's plus two cherries in pots by the back door. I am trying a new variety this year from a local organic farm (Hobbs) that is known for their organic garlic which I use. It is drought tolerant for our dry area and high altitude. Of course I can't remember the name, but the seeds have shipped so I'll know soon enough.

johnp

Male Posts : 644
Join date : 2013-01-05
Age : 71
Location : high desert, Penrose CO

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: growing for canning/preserving

Post  plantoid on 1/21/2014, 11:37 am

Wow !  that's like playing Russian roulette with a  pistol for most of us.. 

I wonder if it is the high plains atmosphere that has prevented you getting blight on/in  your toms .
 
 I live in the green , green grass area of Wales UK ( 40 plus inches of rain per year ). To even think of putting tomatoes or potatoes in the same bed would invite disaster let a lone actually doing it

plantoid

Male Posts : 3663
Join date : 2011-11-09
Age : 66

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: growing for canning/preserving

Post  johnp on 1/21/2014, 12:00 pm

What is rain? Does it come from the sky? We have been so dry I can't remember what it's like to feel humidity. In I think Mel's first book they had a design for flying tomato boxes. They were 2x4 boxes with angled trellis's on each side .I made three of them and that's what I use. I do mix up the soil a lot every year and move soil around to different boxes so that may help but so far so good. Hey Plantoid I flew into England five or six times many years ago, Lakenheath I think. I remember cold, overcast, and room temp. beer. Smile

johnp

Male Posts : 644
Join date : 2013-01-05
Age : 71
Location : high desert, Penrose CO

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: growing for canning/preserving

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 4 of 4 Previous  1, 2, 3, 4

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


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