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
» Powdery Mildew already striking
by sanderson Today at 2:29 am

» Compost pile in Schwenksville PA.
by ronbart Today at 12:16 am

» N&C Midwest - MAY! Spring has sprung!
by DorothyG Today at 12:01 am

» 2018 SFG in Brooks, GA
by yolos Yesterday at 10:16 pm

» Any tips growing with Jiffy Pots
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 6:51 pm

» Fourth Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 5:38 pm

» Tomato Tuesday 2018
by hammock gal Yesterday at 10:51 am

» Potato growing
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:49 am

» Situation in Hawaii
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 7:40 am

» Help! Onion Maggots!
by sanderson Yesterday at 12:52 am

» Pests...How to keep at bay
by jimmy cee 5/19/2018, 10:41 pm

» Lurking newby
by ispinwool 5/19/2018, 1:12 pm

» On the Road
by sanderson 5/19/2018, 1:09 pm

» New England May 2018
by sanderson 5/19/2018, 12:17 am

» Mr. Booker's Garden -2018
by sanderson 5/18/2018, 12:17 pm

» Volunteer Mushroom
by AtlantaMarie 5/18/2018, 7:13 am

» Hi from Burrrrlington Vermont!
by AtlantaMarie 5/18/2018, 7:10 am

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in MaY 2018
by Kelejan 5/17/2018, 10:30 pm

» Aero Garden for starting seeds?
by Windsor.Parker 5/17/2018, 3:44 pm

» Potatoes: Yes or No?
by jimmy cee 5/16/2018, 11:38 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals 5/16/2018, 8:54 pm

» Interplanting Beans/Cucumbers to repel beetles
by Roseinarosecity 5/16/2018, 1:51 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by sanderson 5/16/2018, 9:55 am

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by countrynaturals 5/15/2018, 10:20 pm

» Sanderson's Urban SFG in Fresno, California
by sanderson 5/15/2018, 2:56 pm

» Texas Dream garden 2017
by has55 5/15/2018, 12:14 pm

» Happy Mother's Day!
by countrynaturals 5/14/2018, 2:55 pm

» Just Completed my Garden.....What Should I Plant NOW!
by stealthmayhem 5/14/2018, 8:55 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by MrBooker 5/14/2018, 7:48 am

» Hi from Buffalo
by MrBooker 5/14/2018, 7:28 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

Hello from a 7b zone

Go down

Hello from a 7b zone

Post  TyleeBeez on 10/20/2017, 8:07 pm

My growing area is a blend of fruit trees, permi mounds, raised beds and ground planting. My yard slopes away and retaining water on my plants is difficult. Raised beds (4x8x10") is the cure for growing veggies here. The sun in summer is deadly. Mulch is the cure for my water issues. The ground here is volcanic and fertile but 30% large softball sized blue green granite rocks. I cannot dig without an auger or some power equipment. This is not ideal but it's what I have to work with. 2018 will be my 2nd growing season using SFG in my raised beds. My oldest apple tree was planted in 2012. I have 11 varieties of apples and 1 peach. I will be planting apricot, pear, and cherry in 2018. I consider myself a pleb orchardist and I will always be in learning mode. I am mainly interested in breeding apples and growing organic food.
avatar
TyleeBeez

Posts : 1
Join date : 2017-10-20
Location : 7b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello from a 7b zone

Post  countrynaturals on 10/20/2017, 8:26 pm

@TyleeBeez wrote:My growing area is a blend of fruit trees, permi mounds, raised beds and ground planting. My yard slopes away and retaining water on my plants is difficult. Raised beds (4x8x10") is the cure for growing veggies here. The sun in summer is deadly. Mulch is the cure for my water issues. The ground here is volcanic and fertile but 30% large softball sized blue green granite rocks. I cannot dig without an auger or some power equipment. This is not ideal but it's what I have to work with. 2018 will be my 2nd growing season using SFG in my raised beds. My oldest apple tree was planted in 2012. I have 11 varieties of apples and 1 peach. I will be planting apricot, pear, and cherry in 2018. I consider myself a pleb orchardist and I will always be in learning mode. I am mainly interested in breeding apples and growing organic food.
happy hi Ty.  glad you\'re here from Redding, CA. I do it all, too, and also on rocky ground, but definitely not fertile. Mad Looking forward to your posts and pics, too?
avatar
countrynaturals

Female Posts : 3361
Join date : 2016-04-12
Location : Redding, CA

View user profile http://countrynaturals.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello from a 7b zone

Post  Scorpio Rising on 10/20/2017, 8:35 pm

Nice Ty!  Sounds like you are making the most of your situation!  Glad you found us, and hope for some pictures soon!  

What are your plans? glad you\'re here
avatar
Scorpio Rising

Female Posts : 5905
Join date : 2015-06-12
Age : 56
Location : Ada, Ohio

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello from a 7b zone

Post  sanderson on 10/21/2017, 3:28 am

Hello, Ty.  Welcome to the Forum from Central California.  glad you\'re here  We love photos so please post photos of your unique garden, part SFG, with permi-mounds, orchard and other plants.  Could you edit your "Location" to include a city and State?  As a Moderator I know but Zone 7 includes a lot of territory. Wink That will help folks understand your growing environment.  Temps here in middle California can be in the 100's for days on end and total rainfall varies from little to a little more.  Mulch, sunshade and watering gets the plants through the worst (usually).

____________________________

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

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 15979
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 69
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello from a 7b zone

Post  AtlantaMarie on 10/21/2017, 10:00 am

Hi TyleeBeez. Welcome from Atlanta, GA. My specific area is also 7b. I live on a slope. And I have lots of red clay...

Glad you're here. You'll find lots of great info from these wonderful people!
avatar
AtlantaMarie

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4643
Join date : 2014-03-18
Age : 55
Location : Buford, GA - Zones 7B/8A

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

Back to top Go down

Re: Hello from a 7b zone

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