Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
Spring to Summer transition Toplef10Spring to Summer transition 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.

Spring to Summer transition I22gcj10Spring to Summer transition 14dhcg10

[/td][/tr][/table]
Square Foot Gardening Forum
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» TD - A Journey Through Prostate Cancer
by AtlantaMarie Today at 7:16 am

» What Have You Picked From Your Garden Today
by markqz Yesterday at 10:57 pm

» Weed Killer Spray and my garden
by sanderson Yesterday at 10:13 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by RJARPCGP Yesterday at 6:44 pm

» New England, October, 2020
by RJARPCGP Yesterday at 6:40 pm

» Bokashi
by OhioGardener Yesterday at 6:08 pm

» Self Watering containers?
by OldCrow Yesterday at 1:38 pm

» N&C Midwest—October 2020
by nrstooge 10/20/2020, 8:19 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by Scorpio Rising 10/20/2020, 7:50 pm

» Garden Veggie Plants Dying
by Scorpio Rising 10/20/2020, 7:43 pm

» Help with bush beans
by LilBittyBean 10/17/2020, 1:41 pm

» Hello!
by AtlantaMarie 10/16/2020, 6:42 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by kauairosina 10/15/2020, 7:57 pm

» my worms are gonna get hungry
by OhioGardener 10/15/2020, 12:49 pm

» Mark's first SFG
by markqz 10/15/2020, 12:11 pm

» 2020 SFG in Brooks, GA
by yolos 10/13/2020, 11:32 pm

» Fern leaf tomato?
by plantoid 10/13/2020, 4:28 pm

» Prior planning prevents poor plantings performance
by sanderson 10/12/2020, 2:08 am

» Tomato Pie
by sanderson 10/12/2020, 2:03 am

» Seed Exchange: Looking for Greek Sweet Red Squash
by sanderson 10/12/2020, 1:47 am

» OhioGardener SFG
by OhioGardener 10/10/2020, 6:27 pm

» Your first frost date ...had it yet?
by plantoid 10/10/2020, 8:23 am

» California - What are you doing this month?
by Yardslave 10/9/2020, 2:58 pm

» What new seeds are you saving this year?
by llama momma 10/8/2020, 5:23 pm

» Squirrels again
by OhioGardener 10/7/2020, 7:50 pm

» Fire Season
by Scorpio Rising 10/4/2020, 8:24 pm

» Hello from your Mid-South Host
by sanderson 10/2/2020, 12:19 am

» Hi all!
by sanderson 10/1/2020, 11:42 pm

» Tacos
by Scorpio Rising 10/1/2020, 11:05 pm

» October Avatar: Fall Gardening
by OhioGardener 10/1/2020, 10:02 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

Spring to Summer transition

Go down

Spring to Summer transition Empty Spring to Summer transition

Post  Andrea13 on 4/20/2013, 9:42 am

Hello Everyone!

I welcome any feedback or suggestions as I plan for my Summer garden. I have included what I have currently (4 empty squares = x). Most of the spring crops are about in the middle of their growing cycle (zone 6, I think 6b).

I plan on having the following hot weather veggies:
- 6 Cukes (4 squares, trellis)
- 5 Tomatoes, Indeterminate (8 squares so they can have a little extra room, florida weave/trellis)
- 8 Squares of green beans (or more?)
- 4 Peppers
(total of 24 new squares, hoping some lettuce/kale/spinach may survive into the summer with some shade).

I'm struggling with where everything should go, and how to transition when the cool weather stuff is just getting going, but the summer stuff needs to go in soon. Do I just not have enough room for everything? I realize I may have to sacrifice some lettuce or something to accommodate tomatoes, etc.

Also, I'm concerned about being able to reach things in the middle, so would it be better for the larger, or smaller plants?

Any suggestions are greatly appreciated, thanks!

Spring to Summer transition Garden12
Andrea13
Andrea13

Female Posts : 38
Join date : 2012-03-09
Age : 41
Location : Sykesville, MD

Back to top Go down

Spring to Summer transition Empty Re: Spring to Summer transition

Post  walshevak on 4/22/2013, 7:23 am

When I lived in No. VA, I planted my summer garden on Memorial Day weekend. Usually had a pretty good crop going by mid to late July that lasted until first frost. Kale can sometimes take the heat so try to preserve it. I've had some last over a hot southern summer, rebound in the fall and produce until killing freezes. Didn't intend to keep it going it just did. I've never grown brussel sprouts, but I think they take a very long time to start producing. I also follow my peas with pole beans and plant the beans between the pea plants. By the time the beans sprout and start looking for trellis space the peas are done. (I don't do bush beans) Tall plants like eggplant and okra take 1 square but can be direct seeded in the middle of a lettuce square. When the lettuce finally bolts, I pull it and top dress the new plants. Try this with your pepper transplants 1 per existing lettuce square. Put the tall pepper plants in the middle and the squash on the outside squares so they can fall over (help them a bit) and sprawl in the area outside the bed. Start some new lettuce inside and when the peppers get tall, put lettuce at their feet. Try replacing the spinach with swiss chard for a summer green. Picked very small, it is as good in salads as spinach. Don't forget, the broccoli leaves make a good cooked green like cabbage, so use them up too. That's about all I can offer.

Kay

____________________________

A WEED IS A FLOWER GROWING IN THE WRONG PLACE
Elizabeth City, NC
Find more about Weather in Elizabeth City, NC
Click for weather forecast
walshevak
walshevak

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4371
Join date : 2010-10-17
Age : 77
Location : wilmington, nc zone 8

Back to top Go down

Back to top


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