Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
checking out down under Toplef10checking out down under 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.

checking out down under I22gcj10checking out down under 14dhcg10

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

Join the forum, it's quick and easy

Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
checking out down under Toplef10checking out down under 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.

checking out down under I22gcj10checking out down under 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
» LARGE tyre for potatoes?
by OhioGardener Today at 11:17 am

» Ohio Gardener's Greenhouse
by OhioGardener Yesterday at 7:28 am

» How to Grow Vegetables From Seed
by OhioGardener 12/7/2022, 11:57 am

» Trellis
by KiwiSFGnewbie 12/6/2022, 8:10 pm

» alfalfa meal
by OhioGardener 12/6/2022, 3:11 pm

» Aerogardening
by OhioGardener 12/6/2022, 8:34 am

» Kiwi's SFG Adventure
by KiwiSFGnewbie 12/6/2022, 12:18 am

» Plant Probiotic (EM-1) that got rid of whitefly
by Soose 12/5/2022, 6:34 pm

» The compost bin
by KiwiSFGnewbie 12/3/2022, 4:27 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by sanderson 12/3/2022, 2:15 am

» COMPOST 101
by OhioGardener 12/2/2022, 10:05 am

» Hi from Nelson, New Zealand.
by Soose 12/1/2022, 12:33 pm

» Would you buy this hay to compost?
by Soose 12/1/2022, 12:30 pm

» Starbucks for coffee grounds!
by OhioGardener 12/1/2022, 9:05 am

» TWENTY-FIVE slugs in one night!!!
by OhioGardener 11/30/2022, 5:28 pm

» Non "fluffy" peat...
by KiwiSFGnewbie 11/30/2022, 4:37 pm

» ‘White dust’ underside Chard/Silverbeet leaves
by Eos 11/29/2022, 9:33 pm

» N&C Midwest: November & December 2022
by Scorpio Rising 11/29/2022, 12:18 pm

» Chick N Poo Compost
by cyclonegardener 11/28/2022, 9:47 pm

» What Have You Picked From Your Garden Today
by OhioGardener 11/28/2022, 5:53 pm

» maintaining Mel's Mix
by sanderson 11/27/2022, 2:30 am

» Food waste being turned into compost for Ohio greenhouse
by OhioGardener 11/25/2022, 9:34 am

» Happy Thanksgiving
by OhioGardener 11/24/2022, 8:27 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by sanderson 11/23/2022, 6:40 pm

» Pressure treated wood - covered with plastic?
by dstack 11/22/2022, 1:32 pm

» Hello from NSW, Australia
by Scorpio Rising 11/22/2022, 7:22 am

» Happy Thanksgiving 2022
by Scorpio Rising 11/21/2022, 10:11 pm

» How to Harvest Winter Squash
by OhioGardener 11/21/2022, 9:18 am

» Mark's first SFG
by markqz 11/20/2022, 6:00 pm

» Question about pets using the raised bed
by dstack 11/19/2022, 2:36 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

checking out down under

+3
boffer
Ray'ssfg
WardinWake
7 posters

Go down

checking out down under Empty checking out down under

Post  WardinWake 3/1/2010, 7:02 pm

checking to see if down under forum is working.
WardinWake
WardinWake

Certified SFG Instructor

Male Posts : 935
Join date : 2010-02-26
Age : 72
Location : Wake, VA

Back to top Go down

checking out down under Empty Working down under

Post  Ray'ssfg 3/2/2010, 12:26 am

WardinWake wrote:checking to see if down under forum is working.
checking out down under Icon_biggrin Working down under and glad to be back on the forum.
I have a new "handle" now ray'ssfg rather than grante9 (my son set that up previously) with his name.
So looking forward to participating as the real me.
Cheers from Aus
Ray
Ray'ssfg
Ray'ssfg

Male Posts : 122
Join date : 2010-03-02
Age : 76
Location : Paynesville, Victoria, Australia

Back to top Go down

checking out down under Empty Re: checking out down under

Post  boffer 3/2/2010, 1:07 am

"I have a new "handle" now ray'ssfg rather than grante9"

I'm glad I happened to catch your post.....Ray!

Hey, you're the first birthday on the new calendar we get to celebrate-bottom's up checking out down under Icon_cheers
boffer
boffer

Male Posts : 7392
Join date : 2010-02-26
Age : 69
Location : yelm, wa, usa

http://boffer.us/

Back to top Go down

checking out down under Empty Re: checking out down under

Post  Ray'ssfg 3/2/2010, 6:38 am

boffer wrote:"I have a new "handle" now ray'ssfg rather than grante9"

I'm glad I happened to catch your post.....Ray!

Hey, you're the first birthday on the new calendar we get to celebrate-bottom's up checking out down under Icon_cheers

checking out down under Icon_lol Thanks Boffer, first time for anything for me I think, then again a few days to go yet so maybe someone else will slip in first.
Looking forward to hearing about your spring plantings.
checking out down under Icon_biggrin Cheers Ray
Ray'ssfg
Ray'ssfg

Male Posts : 122
Join date : 2010-03-02
Age : 76
Location : Paynesville, Victoria, Australia

Back to top Go down

checking out down under Empty Happy Birthday!!

Post  Lavender Debs 3/8/2010, 2:34 pm

Crumb ....Boff beat me to it,,, but still, Happy Birthday Ray!
Lavender Debs
Lavender Debs

Posts : 2054
Join date : 2010-03-03
Age : 65
Location : Everett, WA USA

http://songs-of-coming-rain.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

checking out down under Empty Checking out down under

Post  Ray'ssfg 3/8/2010, 5:16 pm

Lavender Debs wrote:Crumb ....Boff beat me to it,,, but still, Happy Birthday Ray!
checking out down under Icon_smile Hi Deb,
Thank you for the birthday wishes. Spent the day planting winter greens and then out to lunch at a lovely cafe overlooking the lakes.
Google "Paynesville Australia" and you should come up with some sites about where I live. 75 miles of inland lakes separated from the coast by a sand dune, the lakes are very popular for tourists, boating and fishing.
Cheers Ray checking out down under Icon_biggrin
Ray'ssfg
Ray'ssfg

Male Posts : 122
Join date : 2010-03-02
Age : 76
Location : Paynesville, Victoria, Australia

Back to top Go down

checking out down under Empty Checking out down under

Post  Ray'ssfg 3/9/2010, 5:51 am

boffer wrote:"I have a new "handle" now ray'ssfg rather than grante9"

I'm glad I happened to catch your post.....Ray!

Hey, you're the first birthday on the new calendar we get to celebrate-bottom's up checking out down under Icon_cheers

checking out down under Icon_biggrin Happy birthday Boffer checking out down under Icon_biggrin
I hope you have a great celebration.
Cheers Ray from checking out down under Icon_sunny Down Under
Ray'ssfg
Ray'ssfg

Male Posts : 122
Join date : 2010-03-02
Age : 76
Location : Paynesville, Victoria, Australia

Back to top Go down

checking out down under Empty Re: checking out down under

Post  N.Q 3/16/2010, 9:44 pm

Well add me to the "down under" list

recently moved from Northern Victoria to Townsville..bit of a shock weather wise.
It rains up here



Trapper
avatar
N.Q

Posts : 12
Join date : 2010-03-16

Back to top Go down

checking out down under Empty Down Under

Post  Ray'ssfg 3/17/2010, 1:09 am

N.Q wrote:Well add me to the "down under" list

recently moved from Northern Victoria to Townsville..bit of a shock weather wise.
It rains up here



Trapper
checking out down under Icon_biggrin Hi Trapper, nice to have another Aussie on the forum, it has been a bit lonely. There were several others on the old forum but they don't seem to have signed up again so far.
I am interested to hear about your garden and what you are planning.
I am really enjoying the forum and there are lots of interesting posts and pictures of gardens.
Cheers Ray checking out down under Icon_lol
Ray'ssfg
Ray'ssfg

Male Posts : 122
Join date : 2010-03-02
Age : 76
Location : Paynesville, Victoria, Australia

Back to top Go down

checking out down under Empty Re: checking out down under

Post  N.Q 3/27/2010, 9:08 am

Hi Ray, at the moment we have three 3*7* 200 mm beds made from some old red gum sleepers given to us. Really didnt understand the full deal when we set them up but the concept seemed great so we just went ahead and did it.
Just used some soil and potting mix but managed to grow a bit of stuff throug nearly 1000mm summer so the raised beds really proved the point.
A friend was over and saw what we had done and wanted one built for her elderly father so I built them a 1200*1200*400 bed and capped 2 sides to use as seats so he doesn't have to stand to do the gardening.

Looking to build some 2*6 square raised on to rhs frames for a couple of elderly people I know.

Where have you sourced vermiculite and peat moss from? I'm having a bit of trouble finding bulk amounts.

A school teacher has asked if I'd be interested in teaching the SFG concept to some primary aged kids so I want to be able to set them up properly from th ebeginning

cheers
Trapper
avatar
N.Q

Posts : 12
Join date : 2010-03-16

Back to top Go down

checking out down under Empty Re: checking out down under

Post  LaFee 3/27/2010, 9:01 pm

Trapper, the folks in Europe are having some luck finding vermiculite at a builders' merchant -- it's usually found near the insulation...don't know if that holds true in Oz, but it might be worth a look! (It's much cheaper that way, too!)
avatar
LaFee

Female Posts : 1023
Join date : 2010-03-03
Location : West Central Florida

Back to top Go down

checking out down under Empty Checking out down under

Post  Ray'ssfg 3/28/2010, 4:50 am

Hi Trapper,
We have a garden supply company here in Bairnsdale who stock Vermiculite as we have a lot of commercial vegetable growers in the area.
They get it from "EXFOLIATORS Australia PTY LTD" ph 0397066049
They have a web site if you google the above name.
It would be worth asking them if they distribute to Qld.
I use grade 3 and get it in 6kg bags.

I also have a friend who has a large nursery business in Melb who told me not to use Australian peat moss as it is different to the USA version and not suitable for use in our sfg's.
I just use sandy loam soil, lots of compost and vermiculite and it has been fine.

I have 7 9x2 beds = 126 squares buit up 2 feet with pine sleepers. I can sit on the edge and work on the bed next to it. There are some pictures on the forum under "gallery"
I put in a drip watering system today with a timer to get more consistent watering as I am very busy with my work.
Hope the info helps.
Cheers Ray checking out down under Icon_smile
Ray'ssfg
Ray'ssfg

Male Posts : 122
Join date : 2010-03-02
Age : 76
Location : Paynesville, Victoria, Australia

Back to top Go down

checking out down under Empty Re: checking out down under

Post  N.Q 4/4/2010, 3:33 am

Hi Ray , managed to track down 100 litre bags of grade 3 vermiculite from Mareeba.
Now need to find bulk supply of peat moss

Trapper
avatar
N.Q

Posts : 12
Join date : 2010-03-16

Back to top Go down

checking out down under Empty Re: checking out down under

Post  N.Q 4/4/2010, 3:53 am

a bed i built for an older gentleman

checking out down under High_b10



Trapper
avatar
N.Q

Posts : 12
Join date : 2010-03-16

Back to top Go down

checking out down under Empty Re: checking out down under

Post  hewitt12 8/24/2011, 1:51 pm

That's a real beauty you got there. definitely worth achieving with the fruits of labor.
avatar
hewitt12

Posts : 5
Join date : 2011-08-08
Location : sydney

Back to top Go down

checking out down under Empty Re: checking out down under

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top

- Similar topics

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