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 Questions
by Scorpio Rising Today at 6:44 pm

» First Tromboncino female flower
by countrynaturals Today at 6:43 pm

» Bryan Greenbeard of Minnesota's 2017 Plans
by brianj555 Today at 6:38 pm

» Using city water, how does your comsumption increase
by sanderson Today at 3:57 pm

» Today's Harvest
by brianj555 Today at 3:20 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by trolleydriver Today at 1:11 pm

» Coffee Substitute?
by countrynaturals Today at 1:09 pm

» Howdy, from Central Florida
by AtlantaMarie Today at 9:26 am

» Biochar?
by SQWIB Today at 8:18 am

» My Compost Bin
by SQWIB Today at 8:09 am

» A really, really Frugal Gardener
by sanderson Today at 3:30 am

» Worm bin?
by sanderson Today at 3:24 am

» Compost pit?
by No_Such_Reality Today at 12:05 am

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in October 2017
by Mimi2 Yesterday at 7:33 pm

» N & C Midwest: October 2017!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 7:20 pm

» BOOK GIVEAWAY - ENDS 10/20/17
by brianj555 Yesterday at 11:20 am

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 10:55 am

» Sowing Experiment! Anyone Tried This?
by brianj555 Yesterday at 10:36 am

» Spaghetti Squash ?
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 10:28 am

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver 10/21/2017, 5:34 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by yolos 10/21/2017, 5:16 pm

» Frames for SFG Beds - Versitile PVC frames for Protection
by sanderson 10/21/2017, 4:10 pm

» California's Drought
by AtlantaMarie 10/21/2017, 10:04 am

» Hello from a 7b zone
by AtlantaMarie 10/21/2017, 10:00 am

» Newbie from Ayrshire, West Coast of Scotland
by plantoid 10/21/2017, 7:27 am

» Butterfly Junction
by sanderson 10/21/2017, 12:08 am

» Mels book
by sanderson 10/20/2017, 11:54 pm

» Any Strange and Wonderful Visitors? Photos please!
by countrynaturals 10/20/2017, 11:34 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by sanderson 10/20/2017, 3:38 am

» A great offer for a local SFG,er
by sanderson 10/20/2017, 3:07 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

Beds set up (finally!)

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Beds set up (finally!)

Post  muffinator on 5/23/2011, 9:16 am

I finally got a chance to set up and fill my SFG with mix. It's only Mostly Mel's Mix because the stores local to me (and I was done driving hours for this, lol Wink )only sell two kinds of compost, but I figured it would be OK and it's always easy to add more.

My dad built me the frame with the metal bits, and I built the other. The one that's a full cage, but totally not pretty. It's not easy to build a cage alone. But I managed, and it it isn't pretty it still works! I've got all the started veggies/plants in (mostly tomatoes, because well, I like them), but still have room to plant seeds for carrots and maybe radishes.

This is the cage I built:
DSCN1124

This is the one my dad made:
DSCN1121

I did it all on Saturday and Sunday (mixed the mix, build the boxes and cages, and planted everything) so my back is killing me today, but it is worth it! Smile
avatar
muffinator

Female Posts : 38
Join date : 2011-03-10
Location : New Hampshire

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Beds set up (finally!)

Post  Unmutual on 5/23/2011, 10:06 am

Keeping the rabbits out in style!

Unmutual

Certified SFG Instructor

Male Posts : 396
Join date : 2011-04-23
Age : 45
Location : Greater New Orleans Area Westbank(Zone 9b)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Beds set up (finally!)

Post  Barkie on 5/23/2011, 1:42 pm

I really like the thingamajig cross-piece for the netting top. As you say it does remind you of muscles you might have forgotten you had but it'll be well worth it.

Barkie

Posts : 306
Join date : 2011-03-25
Location : Wales, Uk. Last frost May

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Beds set up (finally!)

Post  Furbalsmom on 5/23/2011, 4:34 pm

Muffinator, that is a lot of work for two days. I can sympathize with the aches and pains. A good long soak may help. But, the hard work is done! Enjoy a job well done, take a deep breath and relax.
avatar
Furbalsmom

Female Posts : 3141
Join date : 2010-06-10
Age : 70
Location : Coastal Oregon, Zone 9a, Heat Zone 2 :(

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Beds set up (finally!)

Post  camprn on 5/23/2011, 6:32 pm

Congrats! Epsom salts are good for tomatoes AND sore muscles! Now all we need is the sun. sunny
avatar
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14165
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 55
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: Beds set up (finally!)

Post  muffinator on 5/23/2011, 6:34 pm

At this rate I'm thinking we'll see the sun by August! Razz
avatar
muffinator

Female Posts : 38
Join date : 2011-03-10
Location : New Hampshire

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Beds set up (finally!)

Post  FamilyGardening on 5/23/2011, 9:04 pm

congrats on your box's they look great!!

we are looking for the sun too! Laughing
hugs
rose
avatar
FamilyGardening

Female Posts : 2424
Join date : 2011-05-10
Location : Western WA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Beds set up (finally!)

Post  NHGardener on 5/23/2011, 9:47 pm

Beautiful!

When I made my boxes, and then when I strung my grids, I couldn't believe how sore I was, and all I did was squat for goodness' sake.

They say it's supposed to finally get warm tomorrow! I'll believe it when I see it, but I'm really hoping they're right!
avatar
NHGardener

Female Posts : 2298
Join date : 2011-02-25
Age : 56
Location : Southern New Hampshire

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Beds set up (finally!)

Post  muffinator on 5/24/2011, 8:57 am

I think you may be right! Either it's the sun I see out there or it's the end of the world... I'm pulling for the sun myself.

Barkie, my dad came up with that metal cross-thing. It gives the chicken wire a bit more stability and keeps the sides straight. It does add a bit of weight though.... But if I can manage to lift it up high enough (It's only about a foot shorter than I am) the bars give it a nice "handle." My dad is supposed to be working on ways to make it easier for me to lift so it clears the tomato plants. lol.

Would you all believe that putting my gardens in made me wicked sick? Stupid pollen. I thought I'd be fine with a face-mask and my allergy meds, but Nope. I spent the entirety of yesterday sneezing and last night and this morning with lovely sinus problems. Oh well. At least I got the beds put in BEFORE I felt like death warmed over.
avatar
muffinator

Female Posts : 38
Join date : 2011-03-10
Location : New Hampshire

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Beds set up (finally!)

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