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
» Any Strange and Wonderful Visitors? Photos please!
by brianj555 Today at 5:19 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals Today at 11:12 am

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by countrynaturals Today at 11:06 am

» Today's Harvest
by hammock gal Today at 7:29 am

» Cucumber Plants on the Ground! :-(
by brianj555 Yesterday at 9:27 pm

» New England September 2017
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 7:59 pm

» N&C Midwest - September 2017
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 7:56 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by stealthmayhem Yesterday at 5:19 pm

» Spotted Lanternfly: invasive pest "new" to the US
by sanderson Yesterday at 1:41 pm

» First red kidney bean harvest....now what?
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 6:28 am

» Fall Garden?
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:28 am

» Bug/Pest Identification....Help!
by Scorpio Rising 9/20/2017, 7:12 pm

» question about Garlic and winter
by Scorpio Rising 9/20/2017, 6:38 pm

» Ginger
by has55 9/20/2017, 2:38 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in September 2017
by Kelejan 9/20/2017, 2:29 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by AtlantaMarie 9/20/2017, 9:08 am

» harvesting wood chips
by Kelejan 9/19/2017, 9:55 pm

» Tomato Tuesday 2017
by brianj555 9/19/2017, 7:18 pm

» leeks again
by donnainzone5 9/19/2017, 12:17 pm

» WANTED: Pictures of Compost Bins
by has55 9/19/2017, 9:03 am

» My SFG Journey:Returning to the Original Square Foot Garden Method
by has55 9/19/2017, 3:05 am

» Monarch Supporter
by CitizenKate 9/19/2017, 1:43 am

» Amaranth
by trolleydriver 9/18/2017, 12:06 pm

» Birds of the Garden
by countrynaturals 9/18/2017, 11:29 am

» Tomatoes in New England
by Scorpio Rising 9/17/2017, 9:02 pm

» Ground Cherries
by Ginger Blue 9/17/2017, 5:39 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals 9/17/2017, 11:20 am

» Skinny Cucumbers?
by brianj555 9/17/2017, 11:15 am

» Trellis
by CapeCoddess 9/17/2017, 10:19 am

» Garden Videos 2017
by brianj555 9/16/2017, 9:48 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

hello from the PNW

View previous topic View next topic Go down

hello from the PNW

Post  sarahcraig2010 on 1/11/2012, 12:16 pm

Hello!!

I ran across this book and read it in about 2 hours....and then I couldnt sleep because I was so excited to start my garden!

For the past 4 years I have been a manager of a farmers market, with no need to grow my own (plus I lived in an apartment with a manager that was pretty "doushy" with the rules).

Then last year I got pregnant with twins, and lets just say I was due in May and wasnt really up for gardening.... So, this year I am SOOO ready!!

So, I am planning and ready to get started. I also have chickens, which are pretty fun!
avatar
sarahcraig2010

Female Posts : 4
Join date : 2012-01-03
Age : 37
Location : Tacoma, WA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: hello from the PNW

Post  Lavender Debs on 1/11/2012, 12:29 pm

Hello Sarah!

I'm guessing that you are not in the Apartment any more? (chickens are the clue )

I'm a long drive away but have almost the same weather. Get your camera ready cause we want to ooou and awwww at your progress and your twins (and some of us get all silly about chickens too!)

The next four weeks are usually our four coldest in the PNW...a great time to stay active building boxes and mixing mix (while the twins nap).

Big farmers market hug to you and your babies (all your little bi-peds!)

Debs
avatar
Lavender Debs

Posts : 2054
Join date : 2010-03-03
Age : 60
Location : Everett, WA USA

View user profile http://songs-of-coming-rain.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: hello from the PNW

Post  sarahcraig2010 on 1/11/2012, 12:37 pm

no more apartment!! We actually moved 2 weeks before our wedding... cause we are crazy like that!!

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/402109_10150411662471765_684481764_8663472_2127234956_n.jpg

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/399487_10150420557456765_684481764_8694351_1707316777_n.jpg

hope those pics work.... i dont really have any of the chickens! Smile
avatar
sarahcraig2010

Female Posts : 4
Join date : 2012-01-03
Age : 37
Location : Tacoma, WA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: hello from the PNW

Post  Furbalsmom on 1/11/2012, 12:46 pm

sarahcraig from Tacoma

We are really glad you are here. How exciting that you have already read the book and are now in a place where you can put that great information to work for you.

BTW, I am expecting twin grandsons this coming May. cheers I also have an 18 mo old grandson in Bremerton and two older granddaughters in GA. (Proud Nani Razz )

Before you start creating your Mel's Mix, read this thread HEART AND SOUL OF SFG . It will help you make the best Mel's Mix ever.

My climate is a bit different from yours as I am on the Southern Coast of Oregon. We live on a lake with some surrounding hills that protect our tiny valley. Because we don't have a lot of really low temps, I am considered zone 9.

You will need to check your last frost date and determine if you should be starting any indoor seeds soon. Here are some helpful links. FROST DATES AND OTHER HELPFUL LINKS

Look around the forum and use the SEARCH box in the upper left of the screen for specific subjects. Please feel free to ask questions. Be sure to keep us updated on your progress and again, Welcome.



Edited to add: oh those boys are gorgeous!


Last edited by Furbalsmom on 1/11/2012, 12:48 pm; edited 1 time in total
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: hello from the PNW

Post  Lavender Debs on 1/11/2012, 12:46 pm

Those are some deep blue eyes!
avatar
Lavender Debs

Posts : 2054
Join date : 2010-03-03
Age : 60
Location : Everett, WA USA

View user profile http://songs-of-coming-rain.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: hello from the PNW

Post  sarahcraig2010 on 1/11/2012, 12:57 pm

thanks guys!!

btw, the girl is my daughter, maddy.... she is 11 next week! The boys are Gunnar and Hunter, 8 months old (born May 3rd)

thanks for all the tips, i will for sure post some pics later on of my progress!

i just ordered my seed catalog! Smile
avatar
sarahcraig2010

Female Posts : 4
Join date : 2012-01-03
Age : 37
Location : Tacoma, WA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: hello from the PNW

Post  gwennifer on 1/11/2012, 1:18 pm

Hello sarahcraig! Welcome to the forum. The book is an easy read, isn't it? I'm glad you are excited to start and found us here on the forum. Congratulations on the new babies/home/chickens. Smile

Your daughter Maddy has had to deal with a lot of changes! I hope she will enjoy being your little gardener buddy. She has very pretty dark eyes BTW. Fun thing about SFG is I can give my daughters their very own squares. My oldest wants corn in hers, my youngest wants flowers. Laughing
avatar
gwennifer

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 1413
Join date : 2011-05-11
Location : Vancouver, WA

View user profile http://www.bluekeypm.com

Back to top Go down

Re: hello from the PNW

Post  EatYourVeggies on 1/11/2012, 5:14 pm

sarahcraig2010 wrote:Hello!!

I ran across this book and read it in about 2 hours....and then I couldnt sleep because I was so excited to start my garden!

Then last year I got pregnant with twins, and lets just say I was due in May and wasnt really up for gardening
Pregnant with twins?
I'd say you were really excited about the book. Very Happy Welcome from another gardener, down here in Vancouver WA.
avatar
EatYourVeggies

Male Posts : 155
Join date : 2012-01-10
Age : 56
Location : Vancouver WA Zone 8a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: hello from the PNW

Post  camprn on 1/12/2012, 6:59 am

sarahcraig2010 wrote:Hello!!

I ran across this book and read it in about 2 hours....and then I couldnt sleep because I was so excited to start my garden!

For the past 4 years I have been a manager of a farmers market, with no need to grow my own (plus I lived in an apartment with a manager that was pretty "doushy" with the rules).

Then last year I got pregnant with twins, and lets just say I was due in May and wasnt really up for gardening.... So, this year I am SOOO ready!!

So, I am planning and ready to get started. I also have chickens, which are pretty fun!

to the SFG Forum!!WOW! What a difference a year makes, from an apartment to a small farmstead and 2 toddlers! It's going to be an exciting spring. I hope you have so much fun! Very Happy

____________________________

41 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



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: hello from the PNW

Post  RoOsTeR on 1/12/2012, 7:55 am

Welcome Sarah! You're a step ahead already by reading the book. We have a fun season in the works for the coming year and glad you dropped in to join the fun!
We have lot's of great members here just eager to help and make sure you drop in your regional forum.
We have twin boys too. You got your hands full lol Razz

____________________________


I am my gardens worst enemy.
avatar
RoOsTeR

Forum Administrator

Male Posts : 4312
Join date : 2011-10-04
Location : Colorado Front Range

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: hello from the PNW

Post  LittleGardener on 1/13/2012, 2:57 am

Furbalsmom wrote: sarahcraig from Tacoma

We are really glad you are here. How exciting that you have already read the book and can put that great information to work for you.

BTW, I am expecting twin grandsons this coming May. cheers I also have an 18 mo old grandson in Bremerton and two older granddaughters in GA. (Proud Nani Razz )

Before you start creating your Mel's Mix, read this thread HEART AND SOUL OF SFG . It will help you make the best Mel's Mix ever.

You will need to check your last frost date and determine if you should be starting any indoor seeds soon. Here are some helpful links. FROST DATES AND OTHER HELPFUL LINKS

Look around the forum and use the SEARCH box in the upper left of the screen for specific subjects. Please feel free to ask questions. Be sure to keep us updated on your progress and again, Welcome.

Edited to add: oh those boys are gorgeous!
Thanks for these links! - and Hi Sarah practically neighbors. Close to
JBLM. Maybe all us Washingtonians could get together sometime.

When my daughter was about your sons age, she decided that tasting What a Face the longest earthworm she could pull outa the mud, to be quite the accomplishment, lol. - Kids are so much fun, along with the Gardening. Enjoy it all flower
avatar
LittleGardener

Female Posts : 370
Join date : 2011-07-21
Location : PNWet 7 B

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: hello from the PNW

Post  sarahcraig2010 on 1/13/2012, 9:50 am

you are all so kind and welcoming! Very Happy
avatar
sarahcraig2010

Female Posts : 4
Join date : 2012-01-03
Age : 37
Location : Tacoma, WA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: hello from the PNW

Post  Kelejan on 1/13/2012, 2:53 pm

Welcome Sarah, you are going to have so much fun.
avatar
Kelejan

Female Posts : 4967
Join date : 2011-04-24
Age : 82
Location : Castlegar, British Columbia

View user profile http://www.castlegarinkspot.ca

Back to top Go down

Re: hello from the PNW

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