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
» My new compost heap
by brianj555 Yesterday at 8:48 pm

» Today's Harvest
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 8:13 pm

» Microgreens Gardening
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 6:34 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 6:31 pm

» 2017: First full year of SFGing in ND
by Robbomb116 Yesterday at 11:55 am

» Holy snow Batman!
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 11:08 am

» Alternative cover to straw for overwintering strawberries.
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 9:38 am

» First Frost!
by brianj555 11/20/2017, 3:27 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by BeetlesPerSqFt 11/20/2017, 11:29 am

» How Many Square Feet Do You Have?
by BeetlesPerSqFt 11/20/2017, 8:56 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by countrynaturals 11/19/2017, 1:16 pm

» The Winter Journey and greenhouse plastic
by BeetlesPerSqFt 11/19/2017, 11:14 am

» Tomato Questions
by brianj555 11/19/2017, 11:07 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by AtlantaMarie 11/19/2017, 5:37 am

» N&C Midwest; November Already? 2017
by Scorpio Rising 11/18/2017, 7:34 pm

» BOOK GIVEAWAY #5 - ENDS 11/17/17
by brianj555 11/18/2017, 4:12 pm

» What I learned this year
by countrynaturals 11/18/2017, 1:45 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by trolleydriver 11/18/2017, 9:26 am

» First Tromboncino female flower
by countrynaturals 11/17/2017, 5:51 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver 11/17/2017, 1:59 pm

» Free lunaria seeds
by hammock gal 11/17/2017, 10:12 am

» Plastic containers / trash cans?
by sanderson 11/16/2017, 10:33 pm

» Mels book
by Scorpio Rising 11/16/2017, 7:04 pm

» Mid-Atl - Nov 2017 - Warming Up AGAIN?
by sanderson 11/16/2017, 4:17 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by Turan 11/15/2017, 4:59 pm

» Goodbye to my SFG Raised Beds
by Turan 11/15/2017, 4:41 pm

» Pickle recipes
by sanderson 11/15/2017, 4:12 am

» What variety of avocado would you recommend?
by dstack 11/14/2017, 9:12 pm

» Saffron?
by plantoid 11/14/2017, 3:32 pm

» Free Sunchoke Tubers
by BeetlesPerSqFt 11/13/2017, 6:36 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

OLD SFG DIRECT SEEDING TIP

View previous topic View next topic Go down

OLD SFG DIRECT SEEDING TIP

Post  shannon1 on 5/9/2011, 5:21 am

I don't remember if this in the new book or not. Mel had this great tip, out in the box after zip zapping you can use vermiculite to plant your seeds in. Not only does it help keep the seeds moist but you know where they are are so you need not water where there would be no benifit in doing so. I have found it especialy helpful to mark those tiny lettuce seeds. I just make indentations where I am going to plant the seeds add the vermiculite mist to wet it and put the seeds on top. sunny
avatar
shannon1

Posts : 1697
Join date : 2011-04-01
Location : zone 9a St.Johns county FL

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: OLD SFG DIRECT SEEDING TIP

Post  Blackrose on 5/9/2011, 9:19 am

That's a great tip for knowing where to look for seedlings to emerge, but I would still water everywhere else. I find that if the MM dries out, it's extremely hard to rehydrate it. I water all of my squares, even the empty ones every time I water.

I will definitely use this tip to help me remember where I planted the seeds though. Thanks! Smile
avatar
Blackrose

Female Posts : 710
Join date : 2010-03-21
Age : 44
Location : Aurora, Ontario, Zone 5a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: OLD SFG DIRECT SEEDING TIP

Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 5/9/2011, 10:01 am

@Blackrose wrote: I find that if the MM dries out, it's extremely hard to rehydrate it. I water all of my squares, even the empty ones every time I water.

This.

But, I, too, agree it's a great tip to eliminate the guesswork of "is that a weed or my seed?"
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: OLD SFG DIRECT SEEDING TIP

Post  shannon1 on 5/10/2011, 12:44 am

@Blackrose wrote:That's a great tip for knowing where to look for seedlings to emerge, but I would still water everywhere else. I find that if the MM dries out, it's extremely hard to rehydrate it. I water all of my squares, even the empty ones every time I water.

I will definitely use this tip to help me remember where I planted the seeds though. Thanks! Smile
Good point MM is hard to get wet I think you are right best to keep it moist.
avatar
shannon1

Posts : 1697
Join date : 2011-04-01
Location : zone 9a St.Johns county FL

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: OLD SFG DIRECT SEEDING TIP

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