Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
New England, September 2015 Toplef10New England, September 2015 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.

New England, September 2015 I22gcj10New England, September 2015 14dhcg10

[/td][/tr][/table]

Join the forum, it's quick and easy

Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
New England, September 2015 Toplef10New England, September 2015 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.

New England, September 2015 I22gcj10New England, September 2015 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
» Horsey poop
by MrBooker Today at 5:39 pm

» Calling all juice bar waste composters...
by KiwiSFGnewbie Today at 5:21 pm

» Sealing Barrels Flowers Struggling-Need Ideas
by Scorpio Rising Today at 10:10 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by Scorpio Rising Today at 10:00 am

» Compost bins: Open vs. closed
by Scorpio Rising Today at 9:59 am

» Famous Gardening Quotes
by sanderson Yesterday at 10:53 pm

» Hello From the Kern River Valley from Kernville, Ca
by sanderson Yesterday at 9:52 pm

» N&C Midwest January & February 2024
by OhioGardener Yesterday at 2:46 pm

» Mark's first SFG
by sanderson 2/25/2024, 1:36 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by sanderson 2/25/2024, 1:26 am

» Prefab compost question
by DMann 2/24/2024, 12:37 pm

» Starbucks for coffee grounds!
by OhioGardener 2/24/2024, 7:44 am

» Kiwi's SFG Adventure
by sanderson 2/23/2024, 5:39 pm

» Hello from Surrey
by sanderson 2/23/2024, 12:29 am

» Kitty Control
by sanderson 2/22/2024, 10:49 pm

» Western Mount/High Plains: Seed Planting Dates
by Turan 2/22/2024, 4:07 pm

» Jjean59 first SFG - 2024
by Scorpio Rising 2/22/2024, 11:00 am

» Winter Lag - Waiting for Sprimg
by sanderson 2/21/2024, 4:36 pm

» TDs 2024 SFG
by Turan 2/21/2024, 12:09 am

» Hello! From GA! Newbie
by sanderson 2/20/2024, 9:53 pm

» Sweet Potato Slips - Buy or Grow?
by sanderson 2/20/2024, 1:27 pm

» Seeds 'n Such Free Shipping
by sanderson 2/20/2024, 1:09 pm

» Ohio Gardener's Greenhouse
by OhioGardener 2/19/2024, 5:46 pm

» Hi from Central Oregon
by donnainzone5 2/18/2024, 5:50 pm

» Mealybugs?
by OhioGardener 2/17/2024, 11:02 am

» Holy snow Batman!
by OhioGardener 2/17/2024, 10:59 am

» Second Life for Determinate Tomatoes?
by OhioGardener 2/16/2024, 7:35 am

» Recommended store bought compost - Photos of composts
by sanderson 2/9/2024, 10:52 pm

» Now is The Time To Take Seed Inventory
by sanderson 2/5/2024, 5:34 pm

» Homemade Seed Starting Mix
by sanderson 2/4/2024, 4:05 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

New England, September 2015

+12
CapeCoddess
sdugas164
Marc Iverson
johnp
Goosegirl
NHGardener
Scorpio Rising
jimmy cee
AtlantaMarie
sanderson
camprn
mollyhespra
16 posters

Page 1 of 4 1, 2, 3, 4  Next

Go down

New England, September 2015 Empty New England, September 2015

Post  mollyhespra 9/1/2015, 7:21 am

Well, here we are again in September.  Things are winding down in my garden and I have ONE almost-ripe tomato to speak of.  Busy weekend this last one with cleaning up spent plants, harvesting things that are harvestable, etc. 

How's everyone else's gardens looking?
mollyhespra
mollyhespra

Female Posts : 1087
Join date : 2012-09-21
Age : 58
Location : Waaaay upstate, NH (zone 4)

Back to top Go down

New England, September 2015 Empty Re: New England, September 2015

Post  camprn 9/2/2015, 7:46 pm

I miss my garden. Sad

____________________________

43 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
https://squarefoot.forumotion.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

https://squarefoot.forumotion.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



New England, September 2015 WxBanner?bannertype=wu_clean2day_cond&airportcode=KEEN&ForcedCity=Keene&ForcedState=NH&zipcode=03431&language=EN
camprn
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14169
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 61
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

https://squarefoot.forumotion.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

New England, September 2015 Empty Re: New England, September 2015

Post  sanderson 9/3/2015, 2:22 am

Shocked Camp, please explain. Life getting in the way?

____________________________

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

Forum Administrator

Female Posts : 21458
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 75
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

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

Back to top Go down

New England, September 2015 Empty Re: New England, September 2015

Post  CapeCoddess 9/3/2015, 12:49 pm

Still going with lots of the spring planted leafy greens! Giving away bags of them. The ground cherries continue to keep me supplied. Maters are still giving but seem to be slowing down. The cukes and peppers just started putting out and the leeks keep getting bigger. The beets are still trying to ball up.

Other than that, my SFG is looking a little sad, with limp leaves during the heat of the days and big gaps where planted lettuce, carrots, beet & pak choi seeds refuse to sprout - could be too old now. Also, I need to sprout lettuce indoors but just don't seem get around to it. I still have some baking potatoes to dig up, maybe this weekend. I don't know what happened to my pole beans but they are kinda gross with some kind of waxy stuff all over them.

The squash is just about none existent. Got one delicata from 5 plants. No tromboncinos yet from 4 plants. BUT, there are 4 butternuts of various sizes and bizarre shapes from 6 plants, AND it looks like ONE hand pollinated zuke (out of 5 plants) is forming, all outside the SFG.

I'll get some photos at lunch today.
CapeCoddess
CapeCoddess

Posts : 6824
Join date : 2012-05-20
Age : 67
Location : elbow of the Cape, MA, Zone 6b/7a

Back to top Go down

New England, September 2015 Empty Re: New England, September 2015

Post  CapeCoddess 9/3/2015, 3:54 pm

My SFG gets watered twice a week, sometimes with bucket water, sometimes with city water.

Sick pole beans, leaves are falling off pretty quickly: New England, September 2015 00810
New England, September 2015 01010
Suggestions welcome.

Black Cherry & Sweetie tomatoes and greens still going: New England, September 2015 01211
New England, September 2015 03210

Cukes on the right side of this bed are finally producing, but nothing from that zuke in the lower left.  The April planted carrots are ready but so small. Orchard in the back ground, old school SFGs along the right: New England, September 2015 02710
here are 3 ready for picking: New England, September 2015 02810

Speaking of squash, my 1 & only zuke beginning to form: New England, September 2015 02110
And the 1 & only delicata who's leaves are quickly dying off: New England, September 2015 01510

Pepperoncinos on the right & left ends of this box, chard & bush beans further in.  I did start some sugar snap peas along the trellis that were growing beautifully til slugs or something took all but 2 down: New England, September 2015 01410
The bush beans have that same weird mosaic leaves & fruits as the pole beans.

Outside the box
What happened to all my beautiful squash leaves??? It's like they melted: New England, September 2015 02210
But the volunteer grape tom in the midst of them is outstanding! New England, September 2015 02310
All my cherry toms have been great this year!

Next in line from the butternuts are the parsnips.  I'm concerned about them as the outer leaves are falling over and seem to be melting a bit: New England, September 2015 02410
And the asparagus behind them is making red berries but are supposed to be all males.

The tromboncinos are struggling but the Morning Glories are glorious! New England, September 2015 02910

It's a weird summer but I sure am loving my once or twice a day fresh green smoothies!

And the seed saving begins: New England, September 2015 03410
CapeCoddess
CapeCoddess

Posts : 6824
Join date : 2012-05-20
Age : 67
Location : elbow of the Cape, MA, Zone 6b/7a

Back to top Go down

New England, September 2015 Empty Re: New England, September 2015

Post  CapeCoddess 9/3/2015, 4:56 pm

Good bean problem site:
http://www.harvesttotable.com/2009/05/bean_growing_problems_troubles/

Nothing about waxy cover pods though. What ever it is apparently I'd better clean up the dropped leaves and not continue using them as mulch.
CapeCoddess
CapeCoddess

Posts : 6824
Join date : 2012-05-20
Age : 67
Location : elbow of the Cape, MA, Zone 6b/7a

Back to top Go down

New England, September 2015 Empty Re: New England, September 2015

Post  camprn 9/3/2015, 8:53 pm

sanderson wrote:Shocked   Camp,  please explain.  Life getting in the way?
yup yup. Just wicked busy and not in the garden.

____________________________

43 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
https://squarefoot.forumotion.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

https://squarefoot.forumotion.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



New England, September 2015 WxBanner?bannertype=wu_clean2day_cond&airportcode=KEEN&ForcedCity=Keene&ForcedState=NH&zipcode=03431&language=EN
camprn
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14169
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 61
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

https://squarefoot.forumotion.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

New England, September 2015 Empty Re: New England, September 2015

Post  CapeCoddess 9/4/2015, 1:03 pm

Today's one handed harvest, plus 3 apples in my pockets from a neighborhood walk earlier Very Happy  : New England, September 2015 00111
CapeCoddess
CapeCoddess

Posts : 6824
Join date : 2012-05-20
Age : 67
Location : elbow of the Cape, MA, Zone 6b/7a

Back to top Go down

New England, September 2015 Empty Re: New England, September 2015

Post  AtlantaMarie 9/4/2015, 3:58 pm

Nice!  What is that pretty, large tomato?
AtlantaMarie
AtlantaMarie

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 5598
Join date : 2014-03-18
Age : 60
Location : Buford, GA - Zones 7B/8A

http://www.defensivespecialties.com

Back to top Go down

New England, September 2015 Empty Re: New England, September 2015

Post  jimmy cee 9/4/2015, 4:22 pm

CC
I love your pictures, worth a thousand words
jimmy cee
jimmy cee

Certified SFG Instructor

Male Posts : 2215
Join date : 2013-02-16
Age : 88
Location : Hatfield PA. zone 6b

Back to top Go down

New England, September 2015 Empty Re: New England, September 2015

Post  Scorpio Rising 9/4/2015, 11:01 pm

CC, is that a Delicata squash? Do they need trellises?
Scorpio Rising
Scorpio Rising

Female Posts : 8657
Join date : 2015-06-12
Age : 62
Location : Ada, Ohio

Back to top Go down

New England, September 2015 Empty Re: New England, September 2015

Post  CapeCoddess 9/5/2015, 9:51 am

The yellow tomato in the photo above is a yellow Brandywine. I found it to be a little tough and rather bland so I won't grow them again. I normally only grow Brandywines for my mother but she hasn't come up yet this summer. So mostly I give them away.

Thanks, Jimmy. I agree, photos tell a good story and they help me out a lot because sometimes I struggle with descriptions.

Yes, SR, that is a delicata squash - the only one I have this year. They don't need trellising. My friend grows them en masse in his raised beds without a trellis.

What a beautiful day today! This is why I live here! Heading out to dig potatoes, fill the water buckets for tomorrow's watering , pick some cukes and top off the tomatoes. And I think I'll go play in the compost pile, too. It looks like the pile from last fall is mostly ready so I need to start a separate new one now.
CapeCoddess
CapeCoddess

Posts : 6824
Join date : 2012-05-20
Age : 67
Location : elbow of the Cape, MA, Zone 6b/7a

Back to top Go down

New England, September 2015 Empty Re: New England, September 2015

Post  NHGardener 9/5/2015, 12:16 pm

My tomatoes are ripening, but they're getting a lot of bites out of them. Of course, it would help if I had TRELLISED them... but we won't get into that. This summer I'm still preoccupied with getting the soil in the entire area built up and just right.

I harvested my beautiful onions a month ago, and they've been sitting, and I'm trimming them this morning. But almost all of them are leaking as I trim them. Do you know if that's normal, or what? Maybe I'm trimming them too close? Maybe they aren't as dried out as they need to be?
NHGardener
NHGardener

Female Posts : 2305
Join date : 2011-02-25
Age : 63
Location : Southern New Hampshire

Back to top Go down

New England, September 2015 Empty Re: New England, September 2015

Post  CapeCoddess 9/5/2015, 12:39 pm

Leaky onions??? Is that a typo? Sounds kind of gruesome, NHG. I don't trim my onions until I use them so I can't help you there. 

If birds are picking at your tomatoes you could try putting knee highs over the good ones . I found the most disgusting worm inside one of my Roman tomatoes this morning. There were big holes in the side so I knew something was in there.
Evil or Very Mad
Finally got my lettuce seeds planted and put in to the window to germinate. Pok Choi, Four Seasons, Freckles, Grand Rapids, Red Velvet.New England, September 2015 Img_2012
The pot on the right is the cut back stevia sprouting again.
CapeCoddess
CapeCoddess

Posts : 6824
Join date : 2012-05-20
Age : 67
Location : elbow of the Cape, MA, Zone 6b/7a

Back to top Go down

New England, September 2015 Empty Re: New England, September 2015

Post  mollyhespra 9/5/2015, 1:54 pm

NHG, just try leaving a bit of extra length on the stem.  See if that helps.  You may be cutting into a bit of fresh onion, that's all (is my guess).
mollyhespra
mollyhespra

Female Posts : 1087
Join date : 2012-09-21
Age : 58
Location : Waaaay upstate, NH (zone 4)

Back to top Go down

New England, September 2015 Empty Re: New England, September 2015

Post  camprn 9/5/2015, 2:52 pm

I've been so busy I missed the wild elderberries this year. Sad

____________________________

43 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
https://squarefoot.forumotion.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

https://squarefoot.forumotion.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



New England, September 2015 WxBanner?bannertype=wu_clean2day_cond&airportcode=KEEN&ForcedCity=Keene&ForcedState=NH&zipcode=03431&language=EN
camprn
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14169
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 61
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

https://squarefoot.forumotion.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

New England, September 2015 Empty Re: New England, September 2015

Post  camprn 9/5/2015, 2:53 pm

NHGardener wrote:My tomatoes are ripening, but they're getting a lot of bites out of them. Of course, it would help if I had TRELLISED them... but we won't get into that. This summer I'm still preoccupied with getting the soil in the entire area built up and just right.

I harvested my beautiful onions a month ago, and they've been sitting, and I'm trimming them this morning. But almost all of them are leaking as I trim them. Do you know if that's normal, or what? Maybe I'm trimming them too close? Maybe they aren't as dried out as they need to be?
don't cut them so close.

____________________________

43 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
https://squarefoot.forumotion.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

https://squarefoot.forumotion.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



New England, September 2015 WxBanner?bannertype=wu_clean2day_cond&airportcode=KEEN&ForcedCity=Keene&ForcedState=NH&zipcode=03431&language=EN
camprn
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14169
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 61
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

https://squarefoot.forumotion.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

New England, September 2015 Empty Re: New England, September 2015

Post  sanderson 9/6/2015, 1:08 am

camprn wrote:I've been so busy I missed the wild elderberries this year. Sad
What a Face No!! Not the wild elderberries!

____________________________

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

Forum Administrator

Female Posts : 21458
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 75
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

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

Back to top Go down

New England, September 2015 Empty Re: New England, September 2015

Post  Goosegirl 9/6/2015, 5:14 am

sanderson wrote:
camprn wrote:I've been so busy I missed the wild elderberries this year. Sad
What a Face  No!!  Not the wild elderberries!
NOOOOOO!!!  Say it isn't so!

(I know the despair, I missed the wild chokecherries here as well) very sad
Goosegirl
Goosegirl

Female Posts : 3435
Join date : 2011-02-16
Age : 59
Location : Zone 4A - NE SD

Back to top Go down

New England, September 2015 Empty Re: New England, September 2015

Post  camprn 9/6/2015, 7:51 am

Goosegirl wrote:
sanderson wrote:
camprn wrote:I've been so busy I missed the wild elderberries this year. Sad
What a Face  No!!  Not the wild elderberries!
NOOOOOO!!!  Say it isn't so!

(I know the despair, I missed the wild chokecherries here as well) very sad
what do you use the choke cherries for?

____________________________

43 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
https://squarefoot.forumotion.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

https://squarefoot.forumotion.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



New England, September 2015 WxBanner?bannertype=wu_clean2day_cond&airportcode=KEEN&ForcedCity=Keene&ForcedState=NH&zipcode=03431&language=EN
camprn
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14169
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 61
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

https://squarefoot.forumotion.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

New England, September 2015 Empty Re: New England, September 2015

Post  NHGardener 9/6/2015, 7:54 am

I left about 3/4" stubbies on my onions but I guess that wasn't enough. I hope that doesn't ruin the shelf life to have cut too close to them. This is my first summer with a beautiful onion crop, so it's a learning experience.

I have an amazing elderberry tree. Someone gave it to me as a cutting off their tree. In spring I made 5 cuttings from this tree and gave 4 away and kept one. Next spring I'm going to make a few more cuttings and plant some more.

What do you do with elderberries though? So far mine are going to the birds and the chickens.
NHGardener
NHGardener

Female Posts : 2305
Join date : 2011-02-25
Age : 63
Location : Southern New Hampshire

Back to top Go down

New England, September 2015 Empty Re: New England, September 2015

Post  AtlantaMarie 9/6/2015, 8:23 am

Oh, I'm so jealous, NHG!  Elderberry....

Jam, jelly, pie, cough syrup.
AtlantaMarie
AtlantaMarie

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 5598
Join date : 2014-03-18
Age : 60
Location : Buford, GA - Zones 7B/8A

http://www.defensivespecialties.com

Back to top Go down

New England, September 2015 Empty Re: New England, September 2015

Post  camprn 9/6/2015, 10:18 am

Elderberry cordial. bottoms up

____________________________

43 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
https://squarefoot.forumotion.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

https://squarefoot.forumotion.com/t1306-other-gardening-books



New England, September 2015 WxBanner?bannertype=wu_clean2day_cond&airportcode=KEEN&ForcedCity=Keene&ForcedState=NH&zipcode=03431&language=EN
camprn
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14169
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 61
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

https://squarefoot.forumotion.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

New England, September 2015 Empty FINALLY!!!

Post  mollyhespra 9/9/2015, 5:57 pm

What a weird summer its been... First it was too cold and now its bloody hot!!! But I can't complain, since I got this for a harvest today:
New England, September 2015 Vzm_im10
mollyhespra
mollyhespra

Female Posts : 1087
Join date : 2012-09-21
Age : 58
Location : Waaaay upstate, NH (zone 4)

Back to top Go down

New England, September 2015 Empty Re: New England, September 2015

Post  johnp 9/9/2015, 7:58 pm

My  son lives in Newport RI and he called 2 night ago and said that it was incredibly hot, lawn is brown and the garden is toast. He got most of the tomatoes but he lost most everything else. He said the humidity was like 80 present. H was hoping the grapes made it through.
johnp
johnp

Male Posts : 644
Join date : 2013-01-05
Age : 78
Location : high desert, Penrose CO

Back to top Go down

New England, September 2015 Empty Re: New England, September 2015

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 1 of 4 1, 2, 3, 4  Next

Back to top

- Similar topics

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