Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
New England...Nov. 2015 Toplef10New England...Nov. 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...Nov. 2015 I22gcj10New England...Nov. 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
» August planting
by Scorpio Rising Today at 9:12 pm

» Jalapeños - Time to start canning!
by Scorpio Rising Today at 9:07 pm

» N&C Midwest: August 2020
by Scorpio Rising Today at 9:02 pm

» Pesto
by has55 Today at 2:15 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing July, August, September
by Kelejan Today at 7:19 am

» my worms are gonna get hungry
by p14shooter Yesterday at 6:45 pm

» Tom Thumb
by p14shooter Yesterday at 6:35 pm

» Tomato Tuesday - 2020
by plantoid 8/10/2020, 8:31 pm

» another idea from do nothing gardening-composting tea
by plantoid 8/10/2020, 7:46 pm

» Green Chili's
by OhioGardener 8/10/2020, 6:55 pm

» 2020 SFG in Brooks, GA
by sanderson 8/10/2020, 6:25 pm

» 2020 SFG Adventures in Hampstead, NC
by sanderson 8/10/2020, 5:37 am

» Newbie SFGer in N. Virginia needing some advice
by novablue 8/9/2020, 7:29 pm

» Hardcore Sustainability - Urban Homesteading
by TCgardening 8/9/2020, 12:23 pm

» A couple of recipes for when the tomatoes show up ;-)
by Scorpio Rising 8/9/2020, 9:35 am

» Tomato Mosaic Virus...Fearing the Worst :(
by Yardslave 8/7/2020, 12:26 pm

» The SFG journey-Overview of the Redesign Compost Tea Brewer
by has55 8/7/2020, 3:50 am

» Tampa newbie
by TCgardening 8/6/2020, 9:11 am

» Pull Bean Plants to Pick Beans?
by Scorpio Rising 8/5/2020, 8:45 pm

» Safety of cardboard in compost
by Scorpio Rising 8/5/2020, 8:42 pm

» Succession seed sowing now
by Scorpio Rising 8/5/2020, 8:37 pm

» Hello from southern Wisconsin
by AtlantaMarie 8/5/2020, 6:07 am

» Stroke - Country Naturals
by countrynaturals 8/4/2020, 7:28 pm

» Cheerleaders needed, please. This is daunting.
by mollyhespra 8/4/2020, 2:19 pm

» Almost 68, and this is a new one on me !!!!
by sanderson 8/4/2020, 2:06 pm

» SFG Journey: Beneficial nematodes experiment
by has55 8/4/2020, 1:01 pm

» New England, August, 2020
by SFGHQSTAFF 8/4/2020, 4:18 am

» Earwigs 2.0!
by OhioGardener 8/3/2020, 2:52 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by Scorpio Rising 8/3/2020, 12:56 pm

» N&C Midwest—July 2020
by Scorpio Rising 8/3/2020, 12:40 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

New England...Nov. 2015

Page 1 of 2 1, 2  Next

Go down

New England...Nov. 2015 Empty New England...Nov. 2015

Post  quiltbea on 11/2/2015, 10:46 am

It seems no one thought to start a new monthly post so here I am, visiting.  My garden is asleep for the winter.  I brought in the 2 thyme pots and they are doing well.
I've been taking pix of my neighborhood birds at my 2 feeders.  I've got chickadees, tufted titmouse, white-breasted nuthatches, and blue jays I'm enjoying.



New England...Nov. 2015 10-30-11
New England...Nov. 2015 10-30-11
quiltbea
quiltbea

Female Posts : 4712
Join date : 2010-03-21
Age : 78
Location : Southwestern Maine Zone 5A

Back to top Go down

New England...Nov. 2015 Empty Re: New England...Nov. 2015

Post  AtlantaMarie on 11/3/2015, 10:05 am

Awww....  Pretty birdy!  Is that the titmouse?
AtlantaMarie
AtlantaMarie

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 5374
Join date : 2014-03-18
Age : 57
Location : Buford, GA - Zones 7B/8A

http://www.defensivespecialties.com

Back to top Go down

New England...Nov. 2015 Empty Re: New England...Nov. 2015

Post  CapeCoddess on 11/3/2015, 11:08 am

QB, do you get wildflowers beneath the bird feeders?

Stellar weather we're having this week!  And we're at peak foliage ta boot!

Todays smoothie harvest: New England...Nov. 2015 11010

along with a few maters and ground cherries for tonights salads: New England...Nov. 2015 10410

The asparagus is turning gold now: New England...Nov. 2015 09910

Still have visitors on the flowers: New England...Nov. 2015 09710
New England...Nov. 2015 10210

I haven't planted my garlic yet.  Embarassed  Hope to get that done this weekend.
CapeCoddess
CapeCoddess

Posts : 6824
Join date : 2012-05-20
Age : 64
Location : elbow of the Cape, MA, Zone 6b/7a

Back to top Go down

New England...Nov. 2015 Empty Re: New England...Nov. 2015

Post  quiltbea on 11/3/2015, 11:30 am

A Marie.....Yes, that's a titmouse with a Chickadee on the tall pole in front.

CapeC.....Your garden just amazes me.  Love seeing it still blooming.

I haven't had wildflowers under these feeders yet since I've recently moved them from the far side of the yard near the pine trees to a spot closer to my kitchen door.  There were wild somethings coming up there but they were mowed down each week.
quiltbea
quiltbea

Female Posts : 4712
Join date : 2010-03-21
Age : 78
Location : Southwestern Maine Zone 5A

Back to top Go down

New England...Nov. 2015 Empty Re: New England...Nov. 2015

Post  CapeCoddess on 11/5/2015, 3:48 pm

Tour time!

Pepperoncini peppers still going, but boy are they HOT this time of year!: New England...Nov. 2015 00812

Carrots and daikon: New England...Nov. 2015 00610

The cherry toms are still going strong but I also have these-
Striped Romans: New England...Nov. 2015 01312

Brandywines: New England...Nov. 2015 01412

Greens with beets along the front: New England...Nov. 2015 01611

Leeks, 1 of 2 squares: New England...Nov. 2015 02010

A view from the back: New England...Nov. 2015 00512

Outside the box

Planted corn end of July and the coons ate most all of them, so here's my one and only (no laughing;): New England...Nov. 2015 02512

Parsnips could be pulled anytime now: New England...Nov. 2015 01811

Strawberry bed is slowly getting it's annual cover of pine needles and leaves: New England...Nov. 2015 02312

The ground cherries are about done.  Now, if I'd only bend over and collect the good ones that are just laying there: New England...Nov. 2015 02412

Still collecting raspberries.  Also, apples and pears from a neighbors trees: New England...Nov. 2015 02812

What a Face
CapeCoddess
CapeCoddess

Posts : 6824
Join date : 2012-05-20
Age : 64
Location : elbow of the Cape, MA, Zone 6b/7a

Back to top Go down

New England...Nov. 2015 Empty Re: New England...Nov. 2015

Post  quiltbea on 11/5/2015, 7:11 pm

CapeC...I just love your garden.
As for the Parsnips, have you had any frosty nites yet?  They taste best after getting a couple of frosts to sweeten them.
quiltbea
quiltbea

Female Posts : 4712
Join date : 2010-03-21
Age : 78
Location : Southwestern Maine Zone 5A

Back to top Go down

New England...Nov. 2015 Empty Re: New England...Nov. 2015

Post  sanderson on 11/6/2015, 2:10 am

And I see some beautiful tall pink flowers??

____________________________

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

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 19144
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 71
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

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

Back to top Go down

New England...Nov. 2015 Empty Re: New England...Nov. 2015

Post  CapeCoddess on 11/7/2015, 9:19 am

@sanderson wrote:And I see some beautiful tall pink flowers??
Actually that's a burning bush behind the tomato trellis. But if you mean the tall pink flowers in the previous set of photos, those are cosmos. And they are still going!
CapeCoddess
CapeCoddess

Posts : 6824
Join date : 2012-05-20
Age : 64
Location : elbow of the Cape, MA, Zone 6b/7a

Back to top Go down

New England...Nov. 2015 Empty Re: New England...Nov. 2015

Post  Scorpio Rising on 11/7/2015, 9:48 am

Nice! Everything done here except some chard and a few annuals.
Scorpio Rising
Scorpio Rising

Female Posts : 7695
Join date : 2015-06-12
Age : 58
Location : Ada, Ohio

Back to top Go down

New England...Nov. 2015 Empty Re: New England...Nov. 2015

Post  AtlantaMarie on 11/10/2015, 9:04 am

CC - the flowers with the asparagus - are those the cosmos?  They look like a daisy....
AtlantaMarie
AtlantaMarie

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 5374
Join date : 2014-03-18
Age : 57
Location : Buford, GA - Zones 7B/8A

http://www.defensivespecialties.com

Back to top Go down

New England...Nov. 2015 Empty Re: New England...Nov. 2015

Post  CapeCoddess on 11/11/2015, 12:35 pm

@AtlantaMarie wrote:CC - the flowers with the asparagus - are those the cosmos?  They look like a daisy....

They are perennial mums called Sheffield - the best I've ever had - and they grow like weeds, multiply like rabbits and the pollinators LOVE them. The whole neighborhood is slowly getting covered with Sheffields from a single plant I bought from the distress table 3 or 4 yrs ago.
Laughing

FINALLY planted my garlic yesterday! Better late than never, and I'm sure they will love this rain we're having for 3 days. Only 8 sqs this year but lots of extras under the 4 fruit trees in hopes of keeping pests away.
CapeCoddess
CapeCoddess

Posts : 6824
Join date : 2012-05-20
Age : 64
Location : elbow of the Cape, MA, Zone 6b/7a

Back to top Go down

New England...Nov. 2015 Empty Re: New England...Nov. 2015

Post  AtlantaMarie on 11/11/2015, 1:25 pm

They sure are pretty!  Maybe THAT'S what our neighbor towards the front of the subdivision has....  They're pink, look like daisies, hold up well.  And they are perennials....

Thanks!
AtlantaMarie
AtlantaMarie

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 5374
Join date : 2014-03-18
Age : 57
Location : Buford, GA - Zones 7B/8A

http://www.defensivespecialties.com

Back to top Go down

New England...Nov. 2015 Empty Re: New England...Nov. 2015

Post  CapeCoddess on 11/11/2015, 3:09 pm

My Sheffields are peachy pink, but there is one call Sheffield Pink. It's very pretty.
CapeCoddess
CapeCoddess

Posts : 6824
Join date : 2012-05-20
Age : 64
Location : elbow of the Cape, MA, Zone 6b/7a

Back to top Go down

New England...Nov. 2015 Empty Re: New England...Nov. 2015

Post  Scorpio Rising on 11/11/2015, 6:27 pm

I was admiring those mums too, really holding up,well into fall! So pretty! Will keep my eyes peeled for some in spring.
Scorpio Rising
Scorpio Rising

Female Posts : 7695
Join date : 2015-06-12
Age : 58
Location : Ada, Ohio

Back to top Go down

New England...Nov. 2015 Empty Re: New England...Nov. 2015

Post  CapeCoddess on 11/13/2015, 3:06 pm

Woooooweeee!  Hit the mother-lode at the beach during lunch break today!
New England...Nov. 2015 00510
My new compost pile will be so happy!

If any of you want some Sheffield seeds I'll see if I can get some this year...or it may be early next spring.  Not sure when the seeds are ripe, or even if they will sprout, but it's worth a try.
What a Face
CapeCoddess
CapeCoddess

Posts : 6824
Join date : 2012-05-20
Age : 64
Location : elbow of the Cape, MA, Zone 6b/7a

Back to top Go down

New England...Nov. 2015 Empty Re: New England...Nov. 2015

Post  sanderson on 11/13/2015, 6:15 pm

Your eastern kelp looks easier to gather and use than CA kelp. I have to chop it up. New England...Nov. 2015 Kelp_o10

____________________________

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

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 19144
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 71
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

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

Back to top Go down

New England...Nov. 2015 Empty Re: New England...Nov. 2015

Post  CapeCoddess on 11/14/2015, 1:44 pm

Today's harvest:New England...Nov. 2015 Img_2010

Maters still going:New England...Nov. 2015 Img_2011

Found this under some fading leaves:New England...Nov. 2015 Img_2012
Shocked  Knock me over with a feather!
CapeCoddess
CapeCoddess

Posts : 6824
Join date : 2012-05-20
Age : 64
Location : elbow of the Cape, MA, Zone 6b/7a

Back to top Go down

New England...Nov. 2015 Empty Re: New England...Nov. 2015

Post  CapeCoddess on 11/14/2015, 1:57 pm

@sanderson wrote:Your eastern kelp looks easier to gather and use than CA kelp.  I have to chop it up.  New England...Nov. 2015 Kelp_o10
Wait a minute! I can't get the size perspective from the photo. Do you leave those things that look like giant eels and take the rest? What are those things? Beautiful photo by the way. Bet it's a lot warmer than than my photo.
sunny
CapeCoddess
CapeCoddess

Posts : 6824
Join date : 2012-05-20
Age : 64
Location : elbow of the Cape, MA, Zone 6b/7a

Back to top Go down

New England...Nov. 2015 Empty Re: New England...Nov. 2015

Post  sanderson on 11/14/2015, 4:15 pm

Here are 2 more stock photos I found this morning that do not have the big, thick anchoring tubes.  Commercial gathering. New England...Nov. 2015 Kelp_h10

This stock photo shows sandy conditions under which I have to collect the kelp.  Lots of washing needed. New England...Nov. 2015 Kelp_o11

Here are photos from 2013 when I tried drying kelp in the back yard: New England...Nov. 2015 Kelp_d10
New England...Nov. 2015 Kelp_d11

PS I found subsequently that washing and chopping into 6-12" pieces and building a compost pile is a lot better that drying. Embarassed

____________________________

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

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 19144
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 71
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

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

Back to top Go down

New England...Nov. 2015 Empty Re: New England...Nov. 2015

Post  Scorpio Rising on 11/14/2015, 8:07 pm

Are these kelp harvesting situations within walking distance? Seems like a wet project. Is it heavy?

I thought about getting some cornstalk from our local order Amish. They put the corn into shocks to use over the winter, discarding the stalks. And they are organic with a capital "O".
Scorpio Rising
Scorpio Rising

Female Posts : 7695
Join date : 2015-06-12
Age : 58
Location : Ada, Ohio

Back to top Go down

New England...Nov. 2015 Empty Re: New England...Nov. 2015

Post  sanderson on 11/15/2015, 3:49 am

Me? We can drive down to the sand and collect the kelp. They are heavy, slimy, and sandy.

____________________________

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

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 19144
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 71
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

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

Back to top Go down

New England...Nov. 2015 Empty Re: New England...Nov. 2015

Post  CapeCoddess on 11/15/2015, 1:50 pm

Sanderson, that kelp hanging and drying looks like kombu to me. I'd have to eat it!  I didn't realize how massive they are either.

SR, my seaweed is over 100 ft from the parking lot so it's great exercise lugging buckets back & forth across the sand.

Planted wild tulip bulbs today and interplanted garlic in hopes of keeping the bunnies from beheading the tulips in spring....the little rotters.
Mad
New England...Nov. 2015 Img_2013

What happens to garlic if you never harvest it?  I see the ones under the fruit trees from 2 yrs ago are up again now.  And I doubt I'll ever harvest the tulip bed garlic either.  Do the bulbs multiply?
CapeCoddess
CapeCoddess

Posts : 6824
Join date : 2012-05-20
Age : 64
Location : elbow of the Cape, MA, Zone 6b/7a

Back to top Go down

New England...Nov. 2015 Empty Re: New England...Nov. 2015

Post  Scorpio Rising on 11/16/2015, 6:38 pm

Yes, CC, I think they do multiply, like all bulbs, I believe. Squirrels ate every red tulip bloom right off last spring. Evil or Very Mad
Scorpio Rising
Scorpio Rising

Female Posts : 7695
Join date : 2015-06-12
Age : 58
Location : Ada, Ohio

Back to top Go down

New England...Nov. 2015 Empty Re: New England...Nov. 2015

Post  quiltbea on 11/18/2015, 9:39 pm

Has anyone rec'd their 2016 seed catalogs yet?  Today I rec'd High Mowing Seeds and Pinetree Garden Seeds.  Unfortunately, since I won't be putting in a garden next spring, I don't dare open them.  I would normally have to place an order for a Xmas gift to myself this year.
New England...Nov. 2015 11-16-10
Here's the first Downy woodpecker I've seen at my feeder this fall.
quiltbea
quiltbea

Female Posts : 4712
Join date : 2010-03-21
Age : 78
Location : Southwestern Maine Zone 5A

Back to top Go down

New England...Nov. 2015 Empty Re: New England...Nov. 2015

Post  Scorpio Rising on 11/19/2015, 7:45 am

I need to get my feeders up. Why no garden this spring, Bea?
Scorpio Rising
Scorpio Rising

Female Posts : 7695
Join date : 2015-06-12
Age : 58
Location : Ada, Ohio

Back to top Go down

New England...Nov. 2015 Empty Re: New England...Nov. 2015

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 1 of 2 1, 2  Next

Back to top


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