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 tips growing with Jiffy Pots
by krsbing Today at 10:05 am

» Mary Mary quite contrary, how does your garlic grow?
by ispinwool Today at 9:59 am

» On the Road
by farmersgranddaughter Today at 8:52 am

» N&C Midwest - MAY! Spring has sprung!
by farmersgranddaughter Today at 8:48 am

» Butterfly Junction
by AtlantaMarie Today at 7:23 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by AtlantaMarie Today at 7:21 am

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by trolleydriver Today at 6:49 am

» Just starting in NW Conneticut
by farmersgranddaughter Yesterday at 10:55 pm

» Pests...How to keep at bay
by farmersgranddaughter Yesterday at 10:36 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by RJARPCGP Yesterday at 4:11 pm

» Fourth Year SFG in Canada
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:10 pm

» New SFG box-Humanitarian way
by sanderson Yesterday at 1:59 pm

» Lurking newby
by farmersgranddaughter Yesterday at 8:30 am

» Powdery Mildew already striking
by sanderson Yesterday at 1:50 am

» Greenbeards Grove 2018
by sanderson Yesterday at 1:29 am

» Compost pile in Schwenksville PA.
by sanderson Yesterday at 1:17 am

» Help! Onion Maggots!
by Sunsanvil 5/22/2018, 5:53 pm

» Situation in Hawaii
by CapeCoddess 5/22/2018, 4:29 pm

» New England May 2018
by CapeCoddess 5/22/2018, 3:43 pm

» Just Completed my Garden.....What Should I Plant NOW!
by ispinwool 5/22/2018, 11:09 am

» Hi from Buffalo
by ispinwool 5/21/2018, 2:20 pm

» Hi from Burrrrlington Vermont!
by ispinwool 5/21/2018, 2:07 pm

» Volunteer Mushroom
by Windsor.Parker 5/21/2018, 9:16 am

» 2018 SFG in Brooks, GA
by yolos 5/20/2018, 10:16 pm

» Tomato Tuesday 2018
by hammock gal 5/20/2018, 10:51 am

» Potato growing
by Scorpio Rising 5/20/2018, 9:49 am

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

» 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

Google

Search SFG Forum

Aspiring New Gardener in Ohio!

Go down

Aspiring New Gardener in Ohio!

Post  MasonGarden on 3/17/2010, 4:03 pm

Greetings All! I have read the book, have a nice sunny area in the garden calling my name, and am ready to become a SFG'er! I've never gardened before, but at 50+, I've decided that now is as good a time as any. I live just outside of Cincinnati, OH (6a), the weather is starting to warm-up, and I'm ready to assemble my materials to build my boxes. I'm planning on (1) - 2x4x6 box for strawberries (we love them, but I hear they can take over a garden if you don't separate them); (1) - 4x4x6 box; and (1) - 4x4x12 box (to include potatoes, carrots, onions and tomatoes). I'm interested in hearing from other SFG'ers in this area regarding which vegetables and fruits grow best, and where I can get my hands on the elusive vermiculite, or a pre-mixed soil similar to Mel's Mix since he doesn't ship outside of Utah! Thanks in advance for your help, and I'm looking forward to communicating with this community!
avatar
MasonGarden

Female Posts : 284
Join date : 2010-03-17
Location : Mason, OH

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Aspiring New Gardener in Ohio!

Post  Lavender Debs on 3/17/2010, 4:29 pm

Hey hi! I'll be 53 tomorrow and I am doing my 1st SFG. I run out with my coffee every day to see how many millimeters the peas have grown. It is more fun than a new car (and I like to drive!)

Deborah ....in the other Washington
avatar
Lavender Debs

Posts : 2054
Join date : 2010-03-03
Age : 61
Location : Everett, WA USA

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

Back to top Go down

Re: Aspiring New Gardener in Ohio!

Post  happyfrog on 3/17/2010, 4:55 pm

welcome to the forum!

i'm in ohio, too. newark/columbus area.

really just about anything will grow in mel's mix!

i'm trying to grow brussel sprouts - already have some sprouting (i made mini greenhouses for them to keep them warm - the mini greenhouse is a milk jug - bottom cut off)

spinach, canteloupe, tomatoes, green peppers, leafy lettuces, red beets, nasturtiums, carrots, etc all do well here. oh yeah, broccoli, kale, garlic, too and beans and . . well you get the idea. Smile

welcome again! so glad to see another ohioan!

👋

happyfrog

Female Posts : 625
Join date : 2010-03-04
Location : USA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Thank You!

Post  MasonGarden on 3/17/2010, 5:14 pm

Lavender Deb and HappyFrog, thanks for the welcome! Lavender Deb, I am watching Donna's videos on YouTube for inspiration as you suggested in a posting to another member. HappyFrog I am pleased to know that so many plants grow well here, so I'm looking forward to my first harvest!

Happy Gardening!
avatar
MasonGarden

Female Posts : 284
Join date : 2010-03-17
Location : Mason, OH

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Aspiring New Gardener in Ohio!

Post  WardinWake on 3/17/2010, 5:45 pm

@MasonGarden wrote:Greetings All! I have read the book, have a nice sunny area in the garden calling my name, and am ready to become a SFG'er! I've never gardened before, but at 50+, I've decided that now is as good a time as any. I live just outside of Cincinnati, OH (6a), the weather is starting to warm-up, and I'm ready to assemble my materials to build my boxes. I'm planning on (1) - 2x4x6 box for strawberries (we love them, but I hear they can take over a garden if you don't separate them); (1) - 4x4x6 box; and (1) - 4x4x12 box (to include potatoes, carrots, onions and tomatoes). I'm interested in hearing from other SFG'ers in this area regarding which vegetables and fruits grow best, and where I can get my hands on the elusive vermiculite, or a pre-mixed soil similar to Mel's Mix since he doesn't ship outside of Utah! Thanks in advance for your help, and I'm looking forward to communicating with this community!

Howdy and welcome to the Square Foot Gardening forum. A Google search found one hit on Vermiculite in Ohio. I don't know how far Pebbles, OH is from you. If it is close try Good Seed Farm. They have a website so check it out or call. They may also know were to get vermiculite closer to you. Also check out the vermiculite forum under the General Forum banner. If a listing is there for your area give it a go. When you find your V. please post where you found it and the price you paid for it.

As for what veggies grow in your area contact the local Master Gardeners. Master Gardeners may be in the same office with the local Extension Agent who should be listed in the phone book.

God Bless, Ward.
avatar
WardinWake

Certified SFG Instructor

Male Posts : 935
Join date : 2010-02-26
Age : 68
Location : Wake, VA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Thanks for the Info!

Post  MasonGarden on 3/17/2010, 6:00 pm

Ward - Many thanks for the vermiculite information, and the suggestion to contact a Master Gardener. I was also able to locate a certified SFG'er through the SFG regional page for Ohio. He lives about 20 miles away (Alfred Hall - terrapinfarm@yahoo.com) and also teaches classes on SFG. It's been a productive day for me in SFG-land!

Happy Gardening!
avatar
MasonGarden

Female Posts : 284
Join date : 2010-03-17
Location : Mason, OH

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Aspiring New Gardener in Ohio!

Post  WardinWake on 3/17/2010, 6:08 pm

Howdy:

When you talk to Mr. Hall ask him to post his sources for vermiculite on the Vermiculite Forum. Thanks.

God Bless, Ward.
avatar
WardinWake

Certified SFG Instructor

Male Posts : 935
Join date : 2010-02-26
Age : 68
Location : Wake, VA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Aspiring New Gardener in Ohio!

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