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
» Comfrey
by countrynaturals Today at 8:00 pm

» Anyone in SE Idaho or near by?
by mlpii66 Today at 7:59 pm

» Carrot Week 2017!
by countrynaturals Today at 7:58 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals Today at 7:54 pm

» 2017: First full year of SFGing in ND
by Robbomb116 Today at 6:04 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in March 2017
by sanderson Today at 5:00 pm

» Mary Mary quite contrary, how does your garlic grow?
by sanderson Today at 4:50 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by sanderson Today at 4:49 pm

» Squares under siege... by grass!
by sanderson Today at 4:47 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by Kelejan Today at 1:07 pm

» New England March 2017
by yolos Today at 1:03 pm

» Hello from Southern Illinois
by MrBooker Today at 4:23 am

» Ground Cherries
by sanderson Today at 2:20 am

» N & C Midwest: March 2017 Brink of Spring
by CitizenKate Yesterday at 10:11 pm

» Terrible News: Bumblebees In Trouble
by audrey.jeanne.roberts Yesterday at 9:41 pm

» New from OK City
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:34 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 11:56 am

» Tomato Mystery Mix
by Avinash Yesterday at 12:06 am

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by TCgardening 3/22/2017, 9:46 pm

» New to SFG!
by TCgardening 3/22/2017, 9:39 pm

» North Texas - Square Foot Garden
by Scorpio Rising 3/22/2017, 8:34 pm

» How can we save this tree?
by countrynaturals 3/22/2017, 2:30 pm

» Ontario - trying out SFG
by Kelejan 3/22/2017, 12:39 pm

» List of Forum Members with Blogs
by Cajun Cappy 3/22/2017, 12:31 pm

» SUGA 2017
by SQWIB 3/22/2017, 9:26 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by AtlantaMarie 3/22/2017, 8:42 am

» who has chickens
by sanderson 3/21/2017, 3:00 pm

» Rolling Boxes
by sanderson 3/21/2017, 2:50 pm

» Bok Choy
by Scorpio Rising 3/20/2017, 7:16 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by countrynaturals 3/20/2017, 11:53 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

they're gonna get HOW big?,

View previous topic View next topic Go down

they're gonna get HOW big?,

Post  jazzymaddy on 5/1/2011, 10:24 pm

So the book says to plant zukes one per 2 squares. So I did. Well, I actually put 3 in one square because I'm really new to this, and having killed a good many plants in my day... so I just got rid of two of them (tried to move them actually, and they got mad at me and died), and so the one remaining one has two squares to itself. I have no idea if it's a vining type as it was a gift from a fellow gardening friend. What can I do to make sure it doesn't take over nine squares? I can't spare a square...

Thanks!!!
avatar
jazzymaddy

Female Posts : 309
Join date : 2011-03-20
Age : 42
Location : Fort Mill, SC

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: they're gonna get HOW big?,

Post  Miss M on 5/1/2011, 11:16 pm

In MM, it will take over 9 squares, no matter what type it is! Laughing

I have 5 planted in 10 squares. They have taken over each other, and the surrounding territory. At least, planting them all together, much of the 9 squares each plant takes up is just more squash squares anyway. What a Face

We have grown squash before, but I've never seen anything like this (1st year SFG)! Shocked

Someone posted a way to trellis such squash. She plants a secure, hefty stake with the squash, and then ties it to the stake repeatedly as it grows. She trims off all leaves that are below the fruit. In this manner, she actually has grown summer squash 1 per square. It made for a pretty wild picture, a squash plant 4 feet in the air! Wish I could find the thread that mentioned it, but I think I described it pretty well. I could draw it, if you like...

Miss M

Posts : 343
Join date : 2011-03-08
Location : Zone 8b, Coastal & Tropical South

View user profile http://sithrahfarm.com

Back to top Go down

Re: they're gonna get HOW big?,

Post  jazzymaddy on 5/1/2011, 11:46 pm

Hmmm I'll have to search for that. Since it's already planted, I don't want to have to pull it out now, so if I can trellis it successfully, I'ma give it a go.

Thanks so much for your answer.
avatar
jazzymaddy

Female Posts : 309
Join date : 2011-03-20
Age : 42
Location : Fort Mill, SC

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: they're gonna get HOW big?,

Post  jazzymaddy on 5/2/2011, 12:08 am

Well, I am reminded to search before I ask. This topic has been well discussed. I am going to try the stake and prune method. I'll report back.
avatar
jazzymaddy

Female Posts : 309
Join date : 2011-03-20
Age : 42
Location : Fort Mill, SC

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: they're gonna get HOW big?,

Post  Miss M on 5/2/2011, 12:14 am

Ah, I'm glad you found it! I must not have used the right search terms, or maybe I'm just tired. It looks pretty crazy, doesn't it? I think I might try it myself... my five squash plants have totally taken over!!! Shocked

Miss M

Posts : 343
Join date : 2011-03-08
Location : Zone 8b, Coastal & Tropical South

View user profile http://sithrahfarm.com

Back to top Go down

Re: they're gonna get HOW big?,

Post  quiltbea on 5/2/2011, 12:46 am

I thought I posted this but I can't find it now.

This was a video from mysquarefootgarden.net that was posted on this forum once before.
Its a great way to save space.
The video is quite long but very informative about many crops.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogPfOrJM0Ho&feature=player_embedded
avatar
quiltbea

Female Posts : 4624
Join date : 2010-03-21
Age : 74
Location : Southwestern Maine Zone 5A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: they're gonna get HOW big?,

Post  Miss M on 5/2/2011, 2:10 pm

That is an incredible video!!! (Although it did make me feel a little motion sick...)

That's the same tomato pruning idea that Acara uses! I'm going to start that, and the summer squash one. What a Face

Miss M

Posts : 343
Join date : 2011-03-08
Location : Zone 8b, Coastal & Tropical South

View user profile http://sithrahfarm.com

Back to top Go down

Re: they're gonna get HOW big?,

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