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.


Display results as :


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Disappointed...Italian Long Hots...and tomatoes
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 5:45 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by Judy McConnell Yesterday at 3:08 pm

» Today's Harvest
by brianj555 Yesterday at 2:20 pm

» N&C Midwest; November Already? 2017
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 10:49 am

» The Winter Journey and greenhouse plastic
by has55 Yesterday at 6:26 am

» New England Nov 2017
by trolleydriver 11/23/2017, 8:53 am

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by trolleydriver 11/23/2017, 8:49 am

» Happy Thanksgiving All!
by AtlantaMarie 11/23/2017, 8:26 am

» Birds of the Garden
by Scorpio Rising 11/22/2017, 9:01 pm

» Holy snow Batman!
by trolleydriver 11/22/2017, 3:44 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by sanderson 11/22/2017, 12:33 pm

» Microgreens Gardening
by AtlantaMarie 11/22/2017, 11:55 am

» My new compost heap
by AtlantaMarie 11/22/2017, 8:20 am

» 2017: First full year of SFGing in ND
by Robbomb116 11/21/2017, 11:55 am

» Alternative cover to straw for overwintering strawberries.
by BeetlesPerSqFt 11/21/2017, 9:38 am

» First Frost!
by brianj555 11/20/2017, 3:27 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by BeetlesPerSqFt 11/20/2017, 11:29 am

» How Many Square Feet Do You Have?
by BeetlesPerSqFt 11/20/2017, 8:56 am

» Tomato Questions
by brianj555 11/19/2017, 11:07 am

» BOOK GIVEAWAY #5 - ENDS 11/17/17
by brianj555 11/18/2017, 4:12 pm

» What I learned this year
by countrynaturals 11/18/2017, 1:45 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by trolleydriver 11/18/2017, 9:26 am

» First Tromboncino female flower
by countrynaturals 11/17/2017, 5:51 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver 11/17/2017, 1:59 pm

» Free lunaria seeds
by hammock gal 11/17/2017, 10:12 am

» Plastic containers / trash cans?
by sanderson 11/16/2017, 10:33 pm

» Mels book
by Scorpio Rising 11/16/2017, 7:04 pm

» Mid-Atl - Nov 2017 - Warming Up AGAIN?
by sanderson 11/16/2017, 4:17 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by Turan 11/15/2017, 4:59 pm

» Goodbye to my SFG Raised Beds
by Turan 11/15/2017, 4:41 pm


Search SFG Forum

Mid January in the Lower South

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Mid January in the Lower South

Post  ashort on 1/20/2012, 12:28 am

So many things to do! Outdoor planting time will be here before you know it! Here are some things to get done now:

Prepare beds. Make sure your beds are all cleaned up from the fall - composting old plant material if possible. Composting is a bit slower in the winter, but it is still going on. If you have new beds going in, now is the time to build them, because time will run out before you know it!

Planning, planning - get out that pen and paper and start planning - keep in mind crop rotation and companion planting. Try to not plant the same family of vegetables in the same spot two years in a row - this is especially important with the nightshade family (peppers, eggplants, tomatoes, and potatoes) and cruciferous plants (cabbages, broccoli, cauliflower, collards, brussel sprouts). For companion planting - check out the book Tomatoes Love Carrots or this thread. Get out the seed catalogs and get those orders in.

Onions, leeks - believe it or not, time to get those sets in the ground! Short day varieties work in the whole area, except that bit that ends up in VA. Intermediate day works for the whole region except for a a fair part of Texas. Check the information on the Dixondale Onion Farms site - they have great info!

Also time to prune deciduous trees, shrubs and vines. By mid Feb, my sweet gum trees and crepe myrtles will start budding out...

Seedling starts - if you haven't got them started, then get after it this weekend. Avg frost free dates are as early as Feb 28 in San Antonio, TX to as late as April 10 in Raleigh, NC. So we are as close as 6 weeks up to 12 weeks out. If you have to get seed, you need to add in some time for them to be delivered.

Now is the time to get ready for a fun filled gardening season! If I have forgotten anything, feel free to chime in!

Last edited by ashort on 2/1/2012, 12:14 am; edited 1 time in total

Male Posts : 520
Join date : 2011-02-17
Age : 49
Location : Frisco, TX zone 8a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Mid January in the Lower South

Post  walshevak on 1/20/2012, 6:45 am

I am part of the narrow strip of lower south in Northern NC. I've been watching the local farmers and they are out preparing their fields, This is a big area for cabbage farming. So when they plant, I plant my brassicas and go from there. Frost date is actually mid April



Elizabeth City, NC
Find more about Weather in Elizabeth City, NC
Click for weather forecast

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4362
Join date : 2010-10-17
Age : 74
Location : wilmington, nc zone 8

View user profile

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