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
» to solarize, or not...I'm torn
by AtlantaMarie Today at 6:54 am

» Jaffa's garden - year one
by TNGeezer Today at 6:53 am

» Please comment on the plant layout for 2017
by AtlantaMarie Today at 6:45 am

» Mel's Mix shows it is worth its weight in gold
by TNGeezer Today at 6:44 am

» April 2015: What to plant in No. California/Central Valley area
by sanderson Today at 2:02 am

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 11:43 pm

» Pallet Wacking
by ralitaco Yesterday at 11:40 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in April 2017?
by Jaffa55 Yesterday at 10:49 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by Jaffa55 Yesterday at 9:05 pm

» EWWWWW.........bugs and stuff...good or not so good?
by recoush Yesterday at 8:13 pm

» Sub Irrigation Planter
by CitizenKate Yesterday at 7:55 pm

» cucumber beetles
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 7:48 pm

» New England April 2017
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 7:17 pm

» N & C Midwest: April 2017!
by recoush Yesterday at 6:09 pm

» Amaranth
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 6:06 pm

» Bryan Greenbeard of Minnesota's 2017 Plans
by Greenbeard Yesterday at 5:09 pm

» First of the Season
by newbeone Yesterday at 4:49 pm

» 2017 SFG Adventures in Hampstead, NC
by Turan Yesterday at 1:22 pm

» An excellent read for those with Diabetes
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 6:44 am

» Geezer's 17
by Turan Yesterday at 12:22 am

» Has anyone tried 13 per square?
by Turan Yesterday at 12:04 am

» Get Moving!
by StrongAsMeat 4/22/2017, 10:20 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by StrongAsMeat 4/22/2017, 10:14 pm

» Butterflies
by countrynaturals 4/22/2017, 4:36 pm

» Reading Material?
by TNGeezer 4/22/2017, 3:56 pm

» Hello from Chino, CA (Zone 10a)
by sanderson 4/22/2017, 3:00 pm

» Podding Radishes, Anyone?
by countrynaturals 4/22/2017, 2:48 pm

» who has chickens
by RC3291 4/22/2017, 2:00 pm

» April Avatar: Show Yourself!
by llama momma 4/22/2017, 1:22 pm

» Healthy Meals
by RoOsTeR 4/22/2017, 11:21 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

Hello from Alberta & Chinese Vegetables.

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Hello from Alberta & Chinese Vegetables.

Post  blacksadegirl on 3/26/2010, 5:00 pm

It's still a bit cool and I am itching to get into the gardens. This year my new addition will be at least one SFG and I am very excited. We have a short growing season here but I am determined.

Has anyone had an experience growing Chinese vegetables? I would like to try bok choi and a few others.

Thanks,
Susan

blacksadegirl

Female Posts : 1
Join date : 2010-03-26
Age : 51
Location : Calgary, Alberta

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello from Alberta & Chinese Vegetables.

Post  boffer on 3/26/2010, 5:12 pm

HI,

Welcome to the forum. Glad to see you made it, as I hadn't run into that type of registration problem before.

As you look around the forum, you can see that a lot of us are getting itchy feet! There's more and more folks from Canada showing up, so be sure to check out your regional forum.

I'm sure someone with more experience than I can offer suggestions about Chinese vegetables.

Happy gardening
avatar
boffer

Male Posts : 7392
Join date : 2010-02-26
Age : 64
Location : yelm, wa, usa

View user profile http://boffer.us/

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello from Alberta & Chinese Vegetables.

Post  garlix on 4/1/2010, 4:23 am

I planted Chinese Artichokes this year. It's my first time. I planted one per square. I made a row of squares along a fence line. I might add a second row of different plants in front of that though.
avatar
garlix

Male Posts : 20
Join date : 2010-03-30
Age : 42
Location : finally back in Arkansas

View user profile http://iSaveSeeds.com

Back to top Go down

Growing Chinese Greens

Post  BertieFox on 5/4/2010, 3:13 pm

I am currently growing a Chinese cabbage, Pet-Sai, Monument, four to a square, and they have been doing fabulously. You get so much leaf from them, and at close spacing they sort of blanch themselves while they are growing. Although normally recommended for autumn sowing to avoid bolting, I sowed these in early April and they are showing no signs of bolting, though they get very well watered.
I'd also really recommend Mizuna Greens, at a spacing of nine per square, as you can cut these as cut and come again leaves for stir fry or steaming. I've also got some Kailaan, Chinese Kale, but these are still just young seedlings.

BertieFox

Male Posts : 27
Join date : 2010-04-19
Location : France

View user profile http://www.loire-gites.eu

Back to top Go down

Chinese veggies in Canada

Post  dstubbs on 5/13/2010, 3:40 pm

Hi,

I'm really new at this and so have no advice to offer you, but I'm trying a few Asian vegetables in my own SFG and would be interested to hear how you make out. I've planted Chinese eggplants (which I love), and a couple of experimental things I wasn't familiar with before such as "small leaf radish sai sai" (I gather you eat the leaves) and "radish watermelons" (which look like a cross between a radish and a watemelon but the package describes as being like a turnip!). Good luck!
avatar
dstubbs

Posts : 135
Join date : 2010-05-11
Location : Saint John, NB (zone 5)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello from Alberta & Chinese Vegetables.

Post  Megan on 5/13/2010, 7:17 pm

I am very new to this too. I direct-seeded some extra-dwarf bok choi and it came up alongside my other cool weather plants, though, so give it a try! Very Happy
avatar
Megan

Female Posts : 3350
Join date : 2010-04-27
Age : 50
Location : Manassas, VA - Zone 7a

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

Back to top Go down

Seed source for chinese vegetables

Post  Maya Papaya on 5/13/2010, 9:38 pm

I can offer no experience because this is my first time with a garden, but I have a pretty cool seed source for chinese veggies: kitazawaseed.com. I just bought some seeds from them.

I know there is a seed section, but I thought this person would be interested in that website.

Cheers,

Maya
avatar
Maya Papaya

Female Posts : 90
Join date : 2010-04-11
Location : Zone 9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello from Alberta & Chinese Vegetables.

Post  plb on 5/14/2010, 5:12 am

It's my first year of SFG, and I'm growing bok choy; they are looking great, and grow very fast so I think I'll definitely grow them again.
I have found a brilliant book about oriental vegetables, with tons of information about varieties, how to grow them and when, and how to avoid the typical problems with them, such as bolting. You can take a look at a few chapters here, to see if it's something you'd like to buy or borrow from a library:
http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=b8TeYK0nCWcC&printsec=frontcover&dq=oriental+vegetables+joy+larkcom&cd=1#

plb

Posts : 111
Join date : 2010-03-08
Location : England (South)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello from Alberta & Chinese Vegetables.

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