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
» New Forum Feature
by AtlantaMarie Today at 2:14 pm

» 2017 Burpee seeds are already on display at HD
by trolleydriver Today at 2:12 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing January 2017
by trolleydriver Today at 10:54 am

» Senseless Banter...
by Kelejan Today at 10:40 am

» Winter Sowing vs. Winter Growing
by has55 Today at 3:32 am

» N & C Midwest: January 2017!
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 11:32 pm

» heirloom seed companies around a lot of the world
by ralitaco Yesterday at 10:58 pm

» What about ink on newspaper and cardboard for mulch?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:23 pm

» Turan in the Western Mountains
by Turan Yesterday at 7:20 pm

» Green Ice Leaf Lettuce
by MrBooker Yesterday at 4:28 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:17 pm

» California's Drought
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:46 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 10:22 am

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 9:23 am

» New England January 2017
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 9:20 am

» Holy snow Batman!
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 8:13 am

» 2017 SFG Adventures in Hampstead, NC
by ralitaco 1/17/2017, 11:23 pm

» Gardening Australia
by IrishDigger 1/17/2017, 10:01 pm

» Daikon radishes?
by Scorpio Rising 1/17/2017, 9:49 pm

» Anyone want walking onions??
by Scorpio Rising 1/17/2017, 9:22 pm

» How much to plant?
by trolleydriver 1/17/2017, 2:48 pm

» January: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas
by countrynaturals 1/17/2017, 2:22 pm

» Feedback for my 2017 garden plan
by sanderson 1/17/2017, 2:00 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by countrynaturals 1/17/2017, 1:49 pm

» Show us your kitchen compost container
by CapeCoddess 1/17/2017, 1:23 pm

» Some of our Gluten-free Cajun Recipes
by sanderson 1/17/2017, 12:34 pm

» Crop rotation
by sanderson 1/17/2017, 12:02 pm

» Creamy Basil Pesto
by sanderson 1/17/2017, 11:46 am

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals 1/17/2017, 11:02 am

» Zera (TM) Food Recycler - kitchen composting
by BeetlesPerSqFt 1/17/2017, 10:40 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

New Gardener from Torrance, CA

View previous topic View next topic Go down

New Gardener from Torrance, CA

Post  SoCalET on 7/12/2011, 12:58 pm

Hi all,

I'm a new gardener in Torrance, CA. I believe we are a zone 10, but all that is still confusing to me. My Dad is an avid gardener, doing everything from vegetables to topiaries, bonsai, etc. I am just learning the basics. I have learned much from Dad, but really want to take in as much info from as many sources as possible. I planted my first vege garden (with Dad's help) in early May. We did many of the usual suspects: Tomatoes, cucumber, zucchini, turnips, basil, chives, shiso and eggplant.


My results so far:
The zucchini, as is commonly the story, has buried us (and everyone we know) in vegetables. The turnips grew very well, but my reluctance to thin meant a lot of turnips fighting for space. Herbs all doing reasonably well. I did not understand how to properly prune my basil (still not totally sure I am doing it right), so it grew woods stalks of flowers. A number of very good cucumbers. We have loads of tomatoes fruiting, but they are all still green. Nothing yet from the eggplant.

I just picked up SFG at the library a couple of days ago, so my garden this summer is traditional rows in the back of my yard. I just bought a 4x4 raised bed frame, and will put it in this weekend. Taking my time to set up, and get the soil elements before I rush to stick some seeds in the ground.

Here's a photo of my little piece of earth.


SoCalET

Posts : 19
Join date : 2011-07-12
Location : Torrance, CA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: New Gardener from Torrance, CA

Post  quiltbea on 7/12/2011, 1:09 pm

Welcome to the forum. Its always great to have a garden and a SFG is a lot easier than traditional rows.
Good luck.

quiltbea

Female Posts : 4616
Join date : 2010-03-21
Age : 74
Location : Southwestern Maine Zone 5A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: New Gardener from Torrance, CA

Post  donnainzone5 on 7/12/2011, 1:17 pm

Welcome, neighbor, to the forum and to SFG!

I live and garden just a few miles from you in Culver City. Yes, we're in Zone 10.

If you'd like some assistance in converting your row garden to SFG, just PM me.

donnainzone5

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 1963
Join date : 2010-03-02
Age : 69
Location : Bend, OR (Zone 5-6)

View user profile http://www.amway.com/DonnaKBecker

Back to top Go down

Re: New Gardener from Torrance, CA

Post  SoCalET on 7/12/2011, 2:08 pm

Hi Donna,

Great to see a neighbor here! YGM!

Eric

SoCalET

Posts : 19
Join date : 2011-07-12
Location : Torrance, CA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: New Gardener from Torrance, CA

Post  Mamachibi on 7/12/2011, 2:39 pm

Hey, Torrance! I graduated (well, got my CHSP anyway) from Wilson High just down the road! Great gardening climate there!

Mamachibi

Posts : 300
Join date : 2011-06-17
Location : Zone 6b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: New Gardener from Torrance, CA

Post  SoCalET on 7/12/2011, 4:17 pm

Apparently my earlier attempt at posting the photo didn't work. Let's try again:


SoCalET

Posts : 19
Join date : 2011-07-12
Location : Torrance, CA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: New Gardener from Torrance, CA

Post  Sponsored content Today at 2:15 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