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
» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by sanderson Today at 3:45 am

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing February 2017?
by Kelejan Today at 2:00 am

» Oh Baby it's getting HOT Outside
by sanderson Today at 12:58 am

» Hello from DFW
by sanderson Today at 12:56 am

» Lower South Feb 2017
by ralitaco Today at 12:27 am

» My Solar Dehydrator at Work
by ralitaco Today at 12:24 am

» Mel's mix compacted help
by ralitaco Today at 12:23 am

» N&C Midwest: February 2017
by CitizenKate Yesterday at 11:31 pm

» Cauliflower
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 11:15 pm

» How Many Square Feet Do You Have?
by sanderson Yesterday at 9:41 pm

» Hello from Pottstown, PA
by zackshea Yesterday at 9:02 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by Ginger Blue Yesterday at 8:32 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 7:41 pm

» One Very Happy Earthworm!
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 7:14 pm

» Ground Cherries
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 11:32 am

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 11:29 am

» Calling all chicken owners
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 11:26 am

» New SFG not sure where to go this year
by herblover Yesterday at 10:52 am

» Mid-Atl - Mar 2017 - I'm a seed-a-holic
by Mellen Yesterday at 9:43 am

» Compost for Mel's Mix
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 8:05 am

» Hello from (near) our nation's capital!
by sfg4uKim 2/26/2017, 7:31 pm

» Indoor Seed Starting Info?
by sfg4uKim 2/26/2017, 6:21 pm

» My name is boffer, and I'm a juicer.
by trolleydriver 2/26/2017, 4:45 pm

» So. California & Inland Valleys -March / April Planting Guide
by countrynaturals 2/26/2017, 11:32 am

» How to save ground cherry harvest???
by countrynaturals 2/26/2017, 11:13 am

» Advice and Preparations for Sweet Potatoes in Wisconsin
by sanderson 2/26/2017, 1:25 am

» February 2017 Avatar: Time to Wake Up!
by countrynaturals 2/26/2017, 12:17 am

» Bare Root Fruit Trees
by countrynaturals 2/25/2017, 7:13 pm

» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania, 3rd year SFG
by BeetlesPerSqFt 2/25/2017, 6:12 pm

» Invasive Tree Roots - Very important topic for newbies.
by sanderson 2/25/2017, 4:25 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Midwest Suggestion Box..

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Midwest Suggestion Box..

Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 6/28/2011, 5:50 pm

This can be a little suggestion box if you all want. I will try and answer midwest questions first to show the love inside the region.

Bear in mind we have fall topics coming and I plan to talk hoops and season extension in a couple months.

That said, what do you feel you need to know more about? What topics do you want detailed better or expanded on or even covered at all?

BackyardBirdGardner

Male Posts : 2727
Join date : 2010-12-25
Age : 43
Location : St. Louis, MO

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Midwest Suggestion Box..

Post  laurakay60 on 6/28/2011, 6:06 pm

I'd like to know more about what types of things to plant when.... growing up we would plant the garden in late may and be done in august and that was that. While I know the growing season is tricky in northern Wisconsin, I'm excited that it's possible to plant into late summer, etc.

I'm just not sure WHAT to plant. Smile

edit: just saw your designing a fall garden post!! - funny you mentioned eau claire - that's just 40 miles south of me. will take a closer look at that post and watch for your posts about fall planting.

laurakay60

Female Posts : 14
Join date : 2011-06-10
Age : 29
Location : Wisconsin - Zone 4

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Midwest Suggestion Box..

Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 6/28/2011, 6:25 pm

@laurakay60 wrote:I'd like to know more about what types of things to plant when.... growing up we would plant the garden in late may and be done in august and that was that. While I know the growing season is tricky in northern Wisconsin, I'm excited that it's possible to plant into late summer, etc.

I'm just not sure WHAT to plant. Smile

Thanks for asking the question.

First thing first. Do you have a copy of the book in the banner? It has a great section on planning/planting with charts to help you time things based on your frost date. That would be the best starting point.

Second, follow the Fall Garden Design thread I have going. I am transitioning my garden slowly towards fall. But, I am still keeping some quicker to harvest summer things in since I have a long ways to go yet in summer.

Third, do you know your fall frost date? Up there, it's likely mid to late September? You can start thinking of cool season plants again. But, you likely have enough warm weather left to get summer things in, too.

For summer things, you have until frost to harvest them. Probably too late to do tomatoes now, but bush and pole beans come to mind. But, you can also still get crops of beets, carrots, swiss chard, chinese cabbage, cucumbers, kohlrabi, and early harvesting corn.

But, start thinking of longer harvesting cooler crops like potatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, and maybe even celery. I will be putting some potatoes in the groud soon, and starting some broccoli and cauliflower indoors in the next 2 or 3 weeks all the way down here in St. Louis. And, I know your summer will cool off before mine.

BackyardBirdGardner

Male Posts : 2727
Join date : 2010-12-25
Age : 43
Location : St. Louis, MO

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Midwest Suggestion Box..

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