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.


Display results as :


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» CANADIAN REGION:What are you doing in October 2016
by Kelejan Today at 9:21 am

» Hello from central Massachusetts!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 10:39 pm

» N&C Midwest: October Happenings!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 10:30 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by audrey.jeanne.roberts Yesterday at 9:43 pm

» Microbes...you gotta see this one !!!
by sanderson Yesterday at 9:33 pm

» last chance to pre-order baker seeds-rare seed catalog
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 7:36 pm

» Second Year SFG in Canada
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 7:09 pm

» What's eating my plants
by donnainzone5 Yesterday at 12:30 pm

» Straw Bales with Seeds?
by donnainzone5 Yesterday at 12:26 pm

» Bountea Compost Tea - Got it!!!
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 12:25 pm

» Shallots, Prisma
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 7:59 am

» Asia Region -Showcase of Gardens - Show Us Yours
by sanderson 10/21/2016, 10:16 pm

» Peas and cucumbers: Trellis position and plant spacing
by yolos 10/21/2016, 8:32 pm

» California's Drought
by Kelejan 10/21/2016, 7:37 pm

» Garlic
by recoush 10/21/2016, 5:15 pm

» Mason bees
by recoush 10/21/2016, 5:08 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by CapeCoddess 10/21/2016, 4:51 pm

» Indian Solar Gardening Calendar
by sanderson 10/21/2016, 3:50 am

» New England October, 2016
by Scorpio Rising 10/20/2016, 8:56 pm

» leggy potatoes plants were started too early in the hous
by Scorpio Rising 10/20/2016, 8:38 pm

» Thin Crust Pizza
by No_Such_Reality 10/19/2016, 11:34 pm

» Our Newest Regional Hosts!
by Scorpio Rising 10/19/2016, 8:10 pm

» November Planting in SoCal, time to keep working it and bragging rights time!
by No_Such_Reality 10/19/2016, 10:27 am

» Winter Hobbies and Crafts
by Scorpio Rising 10/18/2016, 7:48 pm

» Cucumber plant visitor
by Scorpio Rising 10/18/2016, 7:31 pm

» Hello all
by Scorpio Rising 10/18/2016, 7:16 pm

» The Most Annoying Pest In The Yard
by Scorpio Rising 10/18/2016, 6:45 pm

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by sanderson 10/18/2016, 4:32 pm

» 2016 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by yolos 10/18/2016, 11:17 am

» Tryst with my first DIY SFG in India
by rajmahendra 10/18/2016, 7:50 am


Search SFG Forum

Moving plants

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Moving plants

Post  doc_jh on 9/27/2011, 11:16 am

I need to move some flowers, a grape vine, and some raspberry vines. When does this need to be done?


Male Posts : 30
Join date : 2010-07-02
Location : London, KY

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Moving plants

Post  mijejo on 9/27/2011, 12:24 pm

Great question doc_jh! I need to do the same. Actually, my list is longer.

- I will need to move strawberry plants to the bed I intend to make a strawberry/asparagus bed (4' x 16'). Is it okay to let them share a space?

- I have grape, blueberry, raspberry and blackberry plants that need to be moved to pots. What size planters should I have for them?

- I have herbs such as oregano and mint varieties that I want to put in pots. I am playing with the idea of using an 8" window box filled with MM. Will they likely survive the winter in this arrangement?

- Lavender, what do I do with it? Will it come back? Should I put it in a pot?

- Rosemary, what about it?

- Red Robin Tomatoe (dwarf). I really enjoyed this little guy. I have read that I can keep it in the house over the winter. I think I may want to try. Do I use MM for inside the house?

I know I have more, but that is all I can think of for now. Then I have to clean up the garden and cover it for the winter.

I will have lots of plant material and I would love to compost it. However, my backyard composter can only hold so much. Any suggestions? Do I invest in a larger (tumbling) type of composter? Make my own? Pile it up in a corner? Can plant material that may have some type of disease be used as compost? I know I have powdery mildew on some of the squash plants. Other plants have some rust-colored spots. Some of the tomatoes have the yellowing stuff that might be blight. I am still way too new at gardening to know for sure. However, should I keep any of these "suspects" away from my compost, or will the decomposition and winter weather kill off the disease?


Posts : 156
Join date : 2011-05-25
Location : Cincinnati, Ohio

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Moving plants

Post  doc_jh on 9/27/2011, 2:10 pm

I don't know about the strawberry/asparagus. My asparagus have a bed all to theirselves. My local library has a book called Carrotts Love Tomatoes and it's a great book on companion planting. "What size planters should I use?" depends on how big your plants are. Also, why are you moving them to pots?(curious, sorry) And your lavender should come back depending on where you live. In KY my lavender is mostly perennial with a few dead branches depending on how cold it gets.


Male Posts : 30
Join date : 2010-07-02
Location : London, KY

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Moving plants

Post  mijejo on 9/27/2011, 4:06 pm

The herb plants I plan to move to pots are the ones I feel are invasive. They are now in my 4' beds and are starting to move outside the perimeter I planned for them. I want to give them enough of their own room to grow and expand (within reason). Basically, they will be in small (less than a foot) square foot gardens, because I will use the MM and have a depth of at least 6".

I may be moving to a farm in a few years. The plants that are established in pots will move with me. That is another reason for putting them in pots.

I currently have my baby dwarf fruit trees in big pots for that same reason.


Posts : 156
Join date : 2011-05-25
Location : Cincinnati, Ohio

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Moving plants

Post  Sponsored content Today at 10:20 am

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