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 in September 2016
by trolleydriver Today at 4:02 pm

» Mid-Atl - Oct 2016 - Fall Garden 2016
by llama momma Today at 3:14 pm

» The Research Journey:what to plant now, fall gardening in Dallas-Ft worth
by sanderson Today at 2:37 pm

» Tryst with my first DIY SFG
by sanderson Today at 2:31 pm

» EXPERIMENT: Tomatoes to Powder
by llama momma Today at 1:58 pm

» mulching
by dstack Today at 1:46 pm

» Soil Blocks: Tutorial In Photos
by Kelejan Today at 12:49 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 8:08 am

» compost thermometer
by trolleydriver Today at 8:06 am

» Mid-Atl - Jul 2016 - Wwwwaaaaahhhhh!
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 8:03 am

» NEW ENGLAND OCT 2016
by AtlantaMarie Today at 8:02 am

» Mix for making soil blocks
by trolleydriver Today at 7:54 am

» 1,000 worms on their way....
by Cajun Cappy Today at 7:01 am

» soil testing
by Kelejan Yesterday at 9:26 pm

» Kale Question
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 9:15 pm

» Terrible News: Bumblebees In Trouble
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:51 pm

» Facebook - SFG Foundation postings
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:49 pm

» A traditional German dish with a Fall twist.
by sanderson Yesterday at 6:38 pm

» Apparently Radishes Need Sun
by sanderson Yesterday at 6:28 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by sanderson Yesterday at 6:22 pm

» SFG Adventure of a first time gardener in ND
by sanderson Yesterday at 5:49 pm

» Second Year SFG in Canada
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 4:00 pm

» Plantoid' s going into hospital ....
by Judy McConnell Yesterday at 2:45 pm

» N&C Midwest: September 2016
by landarch Yesterday at 11:04 am

» When is a great time to start a garden? The Fall!
by landarch Yesterday at 9:46 am

» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania
by trolleydriver 9/22/2016, 8:27 am

» The Most Annoying Pest In The Yard
by has55 9/22/2016, 7:51 am

» Just to say HI from Zone 9A
by Yardslave 9/21/2016, 3:26 pm

» winter squash
by Scorpio Rising 9/21/2016, 1:49 pm

» This Years Garlic crop
by Cajun Cappy 9/21/2016, 10:35 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

Squash and Grids Question

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Squash and Grids Question

Post  berezava on 5/14/2011, 3:05 am

I'm new to SFG, and I'm really trying to follow the book (my OCD tendencies are having a heyday!! Shocked ). Mel says to plant a vine type summer squash "in the middle of a 2-square-foot-space under your vertical frame." I built the typical 4x4' beds... so do I have to remove my grids for that 2-square-foot section, and if so, how do I do that while leaving the rest of the square dividers intact??? Or is it alright to leave the grids as they are and just put the seed in somewhere near the middle? And if I do this, will the grids get in the way of the huge leaves and vines that are surely going to come??

Any help would be so appreciated. I have just a few weeks before I can plant the summer squash anyway, but tomorrow I am going to put in some of my colder stuff (yes, I'm late Sad ) and I want to make sure that I'm leaving the right kind of room for my squash that will come later.

I'll try to be patient as I anxiously await some great input!!

berezava

Posts : 2
Join date : 2011-05-14
Location : North Idaho

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Squash and Grids Question

Post  elliephant on 5/14/2011, 9:27 am

I would definitely give the squash two squares at the edge of the bed and just go ahead and plant the seed in the outermost square. It's air rights that the squash needs most, not root space. And just leave the grid in place.

What kind of vining squash are you growing? I've got Tatume and Tromboncino (aka Rampicante) growing strong.

elliephant

Female Posts : 842
Join date : 2010-04-09
Age : 41
Location : southern tip of Texas zone 9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Squash and Grids Question

Post  Furbalsmom on 5/14/2011, 3:27 pm

@berezava wrote:I'm new to SFG, and I'm really trying to follow the book (my OCD tendencies are having a heyday!! Shocked ). Mel says to plant a vine type summer squash "in the middle of a 2-square-foot-space under your vertical frame." I built the typical 4x4' beds... so do I have to remove my grids for that 2-square-foot section, and if so, how do I do that while leaving the rest of the square dividers intact??? Or is it alright to leave the grids as they are and just put the seed in somewhere near the middle? And if I do this, will the grids get in the way of the huge leaves and vines that are surely going to come??

Any help would be so appreciated. I have just a few weeks before I can plant the summer squash anyway, but tomorrow I am going to put in some of my colder stuff (yes, I'm late Sad ) and I want to make sure that I'm leaving the right kind of room for my squash that will come later.

I'll try to be patient as I anxiously await some great input!!
beezava

You sure came to the right place and we are so glad you are here. I hope reading ALL NEW SQUARE FOOT GARDENING helped you feel confident in planting your new SFG. The spacing, the watering, the specific ingredients are all spelled out along with seeding tips and general information regarding germination times.

I second elliephant regarding planting in the corner square under the trellis and leaving the next square under the trellis empty. If you are more comfortable planting close to the middle of that two block section, it will work well. No need to remove the grid in that area.
I also am interested in knowing the variety of your vining squash. I did find a vining zucchini, I believe the variety is Black Hawk, and I will be trying it this year for the first time.

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

Re: Squash and Grids Question

Post  Sponsored content Today at 4:54 pm


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