Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
Hello from Portugal Toplef10Hello from Portugal 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.

Hello from Portugal I22gcj10Hello from Portugal 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
» Pesto
by has55 Today at 2:15 pm

» N&C Midwest: August 2020
by OhioGardener Today at 12:11 pm

» Jalapeños - Time to start canning!
by OhioGardener Today at 9:31 am

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

» August planting
by Bobbiebb21 Yesterday at 8:44 pm

» 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

Hello from Portugal

Go down

Hello from Portugal Empty Hello from Portugal

Post  PortugueseAna on 2/2/2019, 9:04 am

Hello everyone,

I'm Ana, I live in the north of Portugal where my husband and I bought a farm last year. My background is Physics, my husband is an economist, and we lived in the big city up until last year, so we are totally new to gardening. However, I'm excited about starting SFG this year. We are going to start with just a few beds and we plan on adding more in the coming years. I have the beds planned out and we are going to start building them in the next couple of weeks! I know that Mel's book advises starting your crops from seed, but I'm a bit afraid of going in over my head if I start from seed instead of buying the seedlings at a local store and then transplanting them. What do you think? What would you advise me?

Greetings from Portugal
PortugueseAna
PortugueseAna

Female Posts : 2
Join date : 2019-02-02
Location : Portugal

Back to top Go down

Hello from Portugal Empty Re: Hello from Portugal

Post  trolleydriver on 2/2/2019, 11:10 am

Welcome Ana from cold and snowy Ottawa, Canada.

There are some things that are easy to grow from seed directly planted in the Mel's Mix.  Some do not like to be transplanted. For me I have to either start things like tomatoes and peppers indoors or buy transplants.  

Its not difficult to grow vegetables from seeds. I grow things like carrots, beets, squash, parsnips, lettuce, etc. directly from seed sown outside.  It depends a lot on your climate.

You could experiment by growing some from seeds with transplants as well in case the seeding does not work.
trolleydriver
trolleydriver

Forum Moderator

Male Posts : 5330
Join date : 2015-05-04
Age : 73
Location : Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Back to top Go down

Hello from Portugal Empty Re: Hello from Portugal

Post  yolos on 2/2/2019, 7:04 pm

The first year I gardened I exclusively used  purchased transplants for everything I could buy.  The next year I tried seeding tomatoes inside about 6 weeks before my last frost.  It worked so well that that is the only way I grow tomatoes now.  So now I try to grow seedlings in the spring inside that will be ready to transplant when I want to plant them in the garden and not when the plant nurseries think I should plant them.  I use season extending methods and sometimes plant things a 2 - 4 weeks earlier in the spring.  But take it easy the first year because you will be spending a lot of time building beds, learning about insect pests,  and learning how to grow.  So save yourself some time the first year and buy transplants whenever possible (if you can afford them).
yolos
yolos

Female Posts : 3954
Join date : 2011-11-20
Age : 70
Location : Brooks, Ga Zone 7B/8A

Back to top Go down

Hello from Portugal Empty Re: Hello from Portugal

Post  AtlantaMarie on 2/3/2019, 7:39 am

Hi Ana. Welcome from the SE USA & Atlanta, GA.

You'll find that many of us use a combination of seeds & bought plants. Nothing wrong with that at all!

Looking forward to seeing photos of your garden!
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

Hello from Portugal Empty Re: Hello from Portugal

Post  sanderson on 2/3/2019, 3:08 pm

Ana, Welcome to the Forum from California, West USA. As already stated, you will learn a lot in the first year, and using starts is perfectly acceptable.

____________________________

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

Hello from Portugal Empty Re: Hello from Portugal

Post  PortugueseAna on 2/4/2019, 10:44 am

Thanks everyone for taking the time to help me out.

I think I'll take your advice and do mostly transplanting. I'll try a few from seed, such as tomatoes. I once tried to grow tomatoes from seed to use in pots at our balcony and they did ok. I'll also try carrots and beets from seed in March. Our climate is not very cold, we are running through our coldest days now and we have around -1ºC during the night, but we are above 10ºC during the day.

I'll show you some photos of the built beds as soon as we have them in place! Very Happy
PortugueseAna
PortugueseAna

Female Posts : 2
Join date : 2019-02-02
Location : Portugal

Back to top Go down

Hello from Portugal Empty Re: Hello from Portugal

Post  sanderson on 2/4/2019, 3:54 pm

Looking forward to your photos! bounce

____________________________

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

Hello from Portugal Empty Re: Hello from Portugal

Post  Scorpio Rising on 2/4/2019, 6:51 pm

glad you\'re here PortugeseAna!  You cannot go wrong with this method.  Do what makes sense.  Just keep lots of notes with dates, what worked, what didn’t!  You will find yourself referring to those notes often forever!  Every year is different.  

Can’t  wait to hear from you.  What do you like to eat?
Scorpio Rising
Scorpio Rising

Female Posts : 7692
Join date : 2015-06-12
Age : 58
Location : Ada, Ohio

Back to top Go down

Hello from Portugal Empty Re: Hello from Portugal

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