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
» Tomato Tuesday 2017
by sanderson Today at 11:19 am

» Ginger
by llama momma Today at 10:34 am

» Bug/Pest Identification....Help!
by sanderson Today at 10:14 am

» WANTED: Pictures of Compost Bins
by has55 Today at 9:03 am

» My SFG Journey:Returning to the Original Square Foot Garden Method
by has55 Today at 3:05 am

» Monarch Supporter
by CitizenKate Today at 1:43 am

» Today's Harvest
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 8:33 pm

» New England September 2017
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:18 pm

» N&C Midwest - September 2017
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:15 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:01 pm

» Any Strange and Wonderful Visitors? Photos please!
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 5:08 pm

» Amaranth
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 12:06 pm

» Birds of the Garden
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 11:29 am

» Tomatoes in New England
by Scorpio Rising 9/17/2017, 9:02 pm

» Ground Cherries
by Ginger Blue 9/17/2017, 5:39 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals 9/17/2017, 11:20 am

» Skinny Cucumbers?
by brianj555 9/17/2017, 11:15 am

» Trellis
by CapeCoddess 9/17/2017, 10:19 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by bigdogrock 9/17/2017, 8:43 am

» Garden Videos 2017
by brianj555 9/16/2017, 9:48 pm

» What I learned this year
by brianj555 9/16/2017, 9:19 pm

» This sounds too simple: Aspirin and tomato plants
by bigdogrock 9/16/2017, 3:02 pm

» Annie's Salsa
by kygardener 9/16/2017, 2:54 pm

» Suggestions please!! Cherry Tomatoes
by countrynaturals 9/16/2017, 1:07 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by sanderson 9/16/2017, 10:35 am

» Oregon City Newbie
by Scorpio Rising 9/15/2017, 9:44 pm

» Introduction!
by AtlantaMarie 9/15/2017, 3:00 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by AtlantaMarie 9/15/2017, 10:09 am

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver 9/14/2017, 6:50 pm

» Harvesting Beans for Drying?
by sanderson 9/14/2017, 6:14 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

How About...

View previous topic View next topic Go down

How About...

Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 4/4/2011, 12:10 pm

How many of you would pay attention to a regional forecast? It's a huge area, and would be kind of hard to do. But, I think a generic forecast of what will happen over the course of the week would be fun to watch for?

Let me know. The last thing I would want is to bite off more than I can chew. But, I am searching for ways to give this forum a very "local" feel.

Would anyone actually pay attention?
avatar
BackyardBirdGardner

Male Posts : 2727
Join date : 2010-12-25
Age : 43
Location : St. Louis, MO

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: How About...

Post  dizzygardener on 4/4/2011, 12:24 pm

If I were in your region (and heck even though I'm not) I'd pay attention.

At the very least it wouldn't prompt me to check my local weather.
avatar
dizzygardener

Female Posts : 668
Join date : 2011-01-26
Location : WNC 6b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: How About...

Post  FarmerValerie on 4/4/2011, 1:17 pm

You mean like this?
http://www.weather.com/outlook/weather-news/news/articles/severe-weather-outbreak-latest-updates-april-2011_2011-04-01

Check your low temps for after your storms blow through, mine here in NE TX is supposed to be 37.
avatar
FarmerValerie

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: How About...

Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 4/4/2011, 2:48 pm

I suppose. I was going to look for some links to provide people. That would certainly make things easier on me.

But, I was looking for some temp graphs, too. Something to provide some text along with a graph. Something that would break our region up into a few parts. I guess these days, we can all find our local forecasts. I just wonder who does vs who would like it spoonfed a little easier?

I was thinking I would go subregion by subregion on Thursdays providing a crude weekend forecast for our SFG'ers with 9 to 5's. I would do it on Monday, but so much changes from Monday to Thursday still.


Afterthought......maybe I hit the bigger cities and just regurge the area forecasts here? Or, at the very least provide the links?

Chicago.....future link
Indianapolis...future link
Minneapolis...future link
and so on...

I know things change, sometimes over 10 miles, but this may at least help some cruising the forum to stop in here and see other local info as well as their regional weather for the weekend gardening plans.
avatar
BackyardBirdGardner

Male Posts : 2727
Join date : 2010-12-25
Age : 43
Location : St. Louis, MO

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: How About...

Post  FarmerValerie on 4/4/2011, 2:53 pm

Try here for breaking down the regions
http://www.farmersalmanac.com/calendar/
avatar
FarmerValerie

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: How About...

Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 4/4/2011, 3:54 pm

BINGO!! Perfect.
avatar
BackyardBirdGardner

Male Posts : 2727
Join date : 2010-12-25
Age : 43
Location : St. Louis, MO

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: How About...

Post  FarmerValerie on 4/4/2011, 4:33 pm

YW, I love to check the long range predictions, and then keep track to see how acurate they are, they are a few days behind this year so far.
avatar
FarmerValerie

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: How About...

Post  ashort on 4/4/2011, 5:34 pm

How about...

http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/forecasts/

Looks like the odds favor a hotter than normal summer here in TX, but cooler across the northern tier...
avatar
ashort

Male Posts : 520
Join date : 2011-02-17
Age : 49
Location : Frisco, TX zone 8a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: How About...

Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 4/5/2011, 12:50 pm

These are exactly the tools I would use. I am a huge NOAA and Wunderground honk. I realize I could just tell people to go there and punch in their zip codes, but they wouldn't need to come HERE anymore.

Most of us avid people are doing this anyway, too.

My only issue with the NOAA site is it really varies from location to location. There's a difference in the way STL, KC, and Tulsa are all set up. But, it's the most thorough site out there by far.

I'm bouncing back and forth between taking people to the sites or taking the sites to the people. I think we need to find a way to deliver the forecasts to the members of the forums. That way they get in the habit of checking here for their weather, too........and checking some recent posts while here.
avatar
BackyardBirdGardner

Male Posts : 2727
Join date : 2010-12-25
Age : 43
Location : St. Louis, MO

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Watching the forecast.

Post  ErinAdkins on 4/7/2011, 8:35 am

I have to watch the regional forcast everyday. Our weather here in Ohio usually comes from the west or south west so whatever is going on west of us one day will be upon us in the following days.
avatar
ErinAdkins

Female Posts : 20
Join date : 2011-03-08
Age : 37
Location : Greenfield, Oh

View user profile http://themisadventuresofanordinaryhousewife.blogspot.com

Back to top Go down

Re: How About...

Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 4/7/2011, 8:38 am

Me too. I find that what usually happens in Tulsa, OK, happens to me the next day. It's likely the same for you in Ohio. You watch us in STL or a little south of us, and you know a little more of what you can expect?
avatar
BackyardBirdGardner

Male Posts : 2727
Join date : 2010-12-25
Age : 43
Location : St. Louis, MO

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: How About...

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