Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
Update on Garden in Acworth GA Toplef10Update on Garden in Acworth GA 1zd3ho10

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.

Update on Garden in Acworth GA I22gcj10Update on Garden in Acworth GA 14dhcg10

[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals Today at 9:27 am

» weed plant that has caused some frustration around the yard
by Dan in Ct Today at 5:09 am

» Home Made Christmas Gifts
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 12:18 pm

» A really, really Frugal Gardener
by Kelejan Yesterday at 9:51 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 4:53 am

» Gardening Life hack - fixing bucket handles
by Dan in Ct Yesterday at 4:33 am

» BOOKs on growing herbs.
by Dan in Ct Yesterday at 4:22 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by Scorpio Rising 12/13/2019, 6:04 pm

» All I Want For Christmas....Holiday Garden Wish List!
by recoush 12/12/2019, 6:08 pm

» N&C Midwest: November/December 2019!
by Scorpio Rising 12/12/2019, 2:32 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by countrynaturals 12/12/2019, 8:19 am

» Tomato Tuesday - 2018 & 2019
by countrynaturals 12/11/2019, 5:24 pm

» Update on Marie's mom
by donnainzone5 12/11/2019, 8:38 am

» Mark's first SFG
by markqz 12/10/2019, 6:27 pm

» What's your favorite kitchen/garden gadget?
by markqz 12/10/2019, 6:20 pm

» Sanderson - On the Road
by sanderson 12/10/2019, 5:04 pm

» What I learned this year...
by Scorpio Rising 12/10/2019, 3:29 pm

» Serrano Peppers
by countrynaturals 12/9/2019, 8:36 am

» CANADIAN REGION:What are you doing October to December 2019
by Kelejan 12/9/2019, 4:02 am

» Homemade Christmas
by countrynaturals 12/8/2019, 9:22 pm

» Grapefruit
by countrynaturals 12/8/2019, 3:25 pm

» Container Gardening
by countrynaturals 12/8/2019, 7:08 am

» Potato Seeds, not Seed Potatoes
by Dan in Ct 12/8/2019, 3:20 am

» Hydrogen Peroxide
by has55 12/8/2019, 12:50 am

» New England, December, 2019
by sanderson 12/7/2019, 2:07 pm

» Steam canning?
by sanderson 12/7/2019, 1:47 pm

» De Jours 18 Radish
by markqz 12/7/2019, 1:11 pm

» Is this the right place?
by sanderson 12/7/2019, 12:30 pm

» ROOKIE TOPIC XVII Seed Starting Dates
by countrynaturals 12/6/2019, 9:15 pm

» TD - A Journey Through Prostate Cancer
by Scorpio Rising 12/6/2019, 5:37 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Update on Garden in Acworth GA

Go down

Update on Garden in Acworth GA Empty Update on Garden in Acworth GA

Post  runsamok on 5/4/2017, 12:12 pm

Hello everyone! 

I tried square foot gardening awhile ago when the first book was released. It worked but I did not continue it because the plants that I had grown were not the correct type for my climate. 

This January, I went to the Square Foot Gardening site, joined the forum, and decided that I was going to purchase the new book and look at the differences. What a difference that made in my understanding! In any case, I wanted to let you know my progress with the following plants: 

Started from seed onions and seed potatoes: 
Stuttgarter Onions
Snowball Onions
Yukon Gold Potatoes

I labeled which were the potatoes, different onions, etc and kept the seed starter boxes so I know when to harvest. I cannot really tell the difference from the top greenery how the stuttgarter and snowball onions will look when I dig them up. But with all the rain and sunshine we have been getting, I will need some supports for the potatoes because I have filled the containers with soil. I started them with 3 inches and have expanded to 12 inches and now need to get a top hat to support them or a climbing trellis. 

Also, I built a planter from wall blocks from Home Depot and 2" x 6" boards like the instructions said. It was really simple and I don't mind that my planter is on a slope, because that helps the drainage toward the drain that is next to it and covered with ivy. 

I also purchased some mondo grass, pictured on the bench, and some rosemary and italian parsley. None of these are doing well under the grow lights inside so I moved them outside as soon as the weather permitted and now they are going pretty well including watering frequently. I will be planting them around the border of the concrete pad the containers are on. The containers are a foot on each side so they count as dividers and some of them are placed on cement blocks for height. 

Here is the progress on filling up the planter. I had many many boxes that are biodegradeable and cut them up to raise the area under the soil I plan to use. Then I placed weed paper, then on top of that, used up some perlite from the first attempt at square foot gardening, where I mixed my own soil. 

I put some square foot gardening soil I purchased from Home Depot on top. The boxes may sag as they wet down and rot, but I don't really expect that they will leach through the weed paper and perlite. I expect to plant herbs, flowers, and gourds in that planter once I divide it up with small boards. I also need more soil to fill it up a bit more and get six inches of depth.
runsamok
runsamok

Female Posts : 15
Join date : 2016-12-23
Age : 42
Location : Acworth, GA

Back to top Go down

Update on Garden in Acworth GA Empty Re: Update on Garden in Acworth GA

Post  runsamok on 5/4/2017, 12:22 pm

Here are the the progress pictures: Update on Garden in Acworth GA Img_0312

Update on Garden in Acworth GA Img_0212
Update on Garden in Acworth GA Img_0214
Update on Garden in Acworth GA Img_0213Update on Garden in Acworth GA Img_0316
Update on Garden in Acworth GA Img_0317
Update on Garden in Acworth GA Img_0318
runsamok
runsamok

Female Posts : 15
Join date : 2016-12-23
Age : 42
Location : Acworth, GA

Back to top Go down

Update on Garden in Acworth GA Empty Re: Update on Garden in Acworth GA

Post  CapeCoddess on 5/4/2017, 1:34 pm

Boy, you are moving right along.  Did you grow the sweet onions from seed?
CapeCoddess
CapeCoddess

Posts : 6824
Join date : 2012-05-20
Age : 63
Location : elbow of the Cape, MA, Zone 6b/7a

Back to top Go down

Update on Garden in Acworth GA Empty Re: Update on Garden in Acworth GA

Post  runsamok on 5/4/2017, 3:40 pm

Thanks! I grew them from onion sets and potato sets. I tried growing them by seed and it didn't work out.
runsamok
runsamok

Female Posts : 15
Join date : 2016-12-23
Age : 42
Location : Acworth, GA

Back to top Go down

Update on Garden in Acworth GA Empty Re: Update on Garden in Acworth GA

Post  yolos on 5/4/2017, 6:06 pm

I never could grow onions of any decent size from sets.  So when did you plant out the sets??
yolos
yolos

Female Posts : 3820
Join date : 2011-11-19
Age : 69
Location : Brooks, Ga Zone 7B/8A

Back to top Go down

Update on Garden in Acworth GA Empty Re: Update on Garden in Acworth GA

Post  sanderson on 5/5/2017, 12:11 am

You are moving right along. I like the cement garden blocks. They could even be used for table tops if done correctly.

____________________________

Find more about Weather in Fresno, CA
Click for weather forecast
sanderson
sanderson

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 18492
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 71
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

https://connect.xfinity.com/appsuite/#!!&app=io.ox/mail&

Back to top Go down

Update on Garden in Acworth GA Empty Re: Update on Garden in Acworth GA

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum