Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
Hello from Central Ohio Toplef10Hello from Central Ohio 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 Central Ohio I22gcj10Hello from Central Ohio 14dhcg10

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

Join the forum, it's quick and easy

Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
Hello from Central Ohio Toplef10Hello from Central Ohio 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 Central Ohio I22gcj10Hello from Central Ohio 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
» The SFG Journey- SQUASH STINK BUGS **SECRET** HOW TO CONTROL
by has55 Today at 4:01 pm

» The SFG Journey-Squash Vine Borer, the fix
by has55 Today at 3:59 pm

» the SFG Journey-SFG wicking tub, water saver, use your imagination
by has55 Today at 3:57 pm

» Anyone ever used the bug (water) blaster
by has55 Today at 3:20 pm

» Message from Sanderson
by has55 Today at 3:17 pm

» The SFG Journey-Portable Greenhouse
by has55 Today at 3:13 pm

» Coconut coir
by OhioGardener Today at 11:01 am

» Is this enough variety for compost mix?
by plantoid Today at 10:59 am

» New Gardener in Utah
by sanderson Yesterday at 9:34 pm

» N&C Midwest—May 2021
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:45 pm

» Famous Gardening Quotes
by OhioGardener Yesterday at 9:45 am

» What's everyone planting?
by sanderson 5/16/2021, 5:30 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by OhioGardener 5/16/2021, 5:12 pm

» Compost Tumblers
by yolos 5/16/2021, 4:27 pm

» trellis & Green Beans
by sanderson 5/16/2021, 4:07 pm

» Re-starting my passion
by sanderson 5/16/2021, 3:36 pm

» Can I add Mel's Mix directly over loose soil?
by Nomin 5/13/2021, 9:10 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by sanderson 5/13/2021, 6:57 pm

» elevated raised bed over cemented area
by sanderson 5/13/2021, 6:54 pm

» Are these good for first mel's mix?
by plantoid 5/13/2021, 5:36 pm

» Galvanized Fire Ring for Rhubarb Raised Beds?
by plantoid 5/13/2021, 4:54 pm

» Good Gardening Movie
by Dunkinjean 5/12/2021, 9:17 pm

» Questions about compost for Mel's Mix
by FRED58 5/12/2021, 1:53 pm

» Bokashi
by OhioGardener 5/10/2021, 4:53 pm

» Alternative Composting for Urban Dweller-Vernmenting.
by has55 5/10/2021, 12:37 pm

» Protect yourself from skin cancer and pre-cancerous spots
by sanderson 5/8/2021, 2:02 am

» Biochar?
by sanderson 5/8/2021, 1:42 am

» Mark's first SFG
by sanderson 5/8/2021, 1:35 am

» 2021 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by sanderson 5/8/2021, 1:30 am

» Hello From Far Southwest Texas and Northwest Ohio
by AtlantaMarie 5/7/2021, 7:29 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

Hello from Central Ohio

Go down

Hello from Central Ohio Empty Hello from Central Ohio

Post  bgardner 4/3/2020, 4:25 pm

Brian here. I've been gardening for over 40 years, and only this year have decided to do Square Foot Gardening. I also grow a large area of hardneck garlic, with an annual yield of about 150 lbs. I can't wait for my transplants to come out from under the lights and get into the new raised beds. At an unprecedented time like this, stress is all around, and I can't think of anything better than digging in the dirt and watching new life come up. 

Everyone stay safe!

Brian
bgardner
bgardner

Male Posts : 48
Join date : 2020-04-03
Age : 66
Location : Central Ohio

https://reallygoodfood.us

Back to top Go down

Hello from Central Ohio Empty Re: Hello from Central Ohio

Post  OhioGardener 4/3/2020, 4:36 pm

Welcome aboard, Bgardner, from an old gardener about 50 miles west of you! I agree that working in the garden during this trying time is very good therapy, and soon you'll get tomatoes from it.  I transplanted the Kale, Spinach, and Swiss Chard from under the lights and out into the raised bed. I also have Radish, Lettuce, Carrots, and Beets that were direct sowed in the bed up and growing. It'll be another month before I can plant out the peppers and tomatoes, though.


Hello from Central Ohio Garden18

____________________________

Never plant without a bucket of compost at your side.
OhioGardener
OhioGardener

Forum Moderator

Posts : 2509
Join date : 2018-08-06
Location : SW Ohio

Back to top Go down

Hello from Central Ohio Empty Re: Hello from Central Ohio

Post  countrynaturals 4/3/2020, 4:51 pm

glad you\'re here BGardener, from Northern California.
countrynaturals
countrynaturals

Female Posts : 5703
Join date : 2016-04-12
Location : Redding, CA

http://countrynaturals.com

Back to top Go down

Hello from Central Ohio Empty re: welcome

Post  bgardner 4/3/2020, 10:22 pm

@OhioGardener: wait, I could have already started lettuce and carrots directly around these parts? I'm just now starting lettuce inside and planned to direct sow carrots in a week or so. I have so much to learn.
bgardner
bgardner

Male Posts : 48
Join date : 2020-04-03
Age : 66
Location : Central Ohio

https://reallygoodfood.us

Back to top Go down

Hello from Central Ohio Empty Re: Hello from Central Ohio

Post  ralitaco 4/3/2020, 10:42 pm

Brian, welcome from Coastal NC. You have found the best forum on the web. We love pictures, and everyone is willing to help.
ralitaco
ralitaco

Male Posts : 1285
Join date : 2010-04-04
Location : Hampstead, NC

Back to top Go down

Hello from Central Ohio Empty Re: Hello from Central Ohio

Post  OhioGardener 4/4/2020, 8:28 am

@bgardner wrote:@OhioGardener: wait, I could have already started lettuce and carrots directly around these parts? I'm just now starting lettuce inside and planned to direct sow carrots in a week or so. I have so much to learn.

We're about 25 miles or so north of Dayton, so I would think Worthington is probably the same temperate zone we are.  Looking at my journal, last year I planted Beets, Radishes, Carrots, and Spinach on March 15th. This year I planted them on March 8th.  All are very frost tolerant, and will even take a light freeze. One year after I planted the seeds we had several inches of snow and I thought that I would probably have to re-plant them. But, as soon as the snow melted, the seeds all came up.

Interesting side note:  A number of years ago I worked at the old Methodist Children's Home there in Worthington, and I volunteered time to work with one of the staff and kids to plant and maintain a garden. I even helped them set up a worm bin, which the kids used to grow fish bait for themselves.

____________________________

Never plant without a bucket of compost at your side.
OhioGardener
OhioGardener

Forum Moderator

Posts : 2509
Join date : 2018-08-06
Location : SW Ohio

Back to top Go down

Hello from Central Ohio Empty Re: Hello from Central Ohio

Post  Scorpio Rising 4/4/2020, 8:41 am

Welcome to the forum, bgardner!  I am also from the Buckeye state, so glad you decided to give SFG a try!  You will find because the beds are raised, you can get a jump start on regular ground farming.  I am a little behind OG, about an hour and a half north of you.  I have radishes and spinach, turnips, Swiss chard, broccoli and Bok Choi in my cold frame right now.  I planted sugar snap peas on or around St. Patty’s Day, but some critter ate them all!  All of this is direct seeded.

On the lights is lettuces right now.  My germination hasn’t wowed me this year, though...

A really wonderful treasure if the SEARCH box in the upper left; tons of great info, not much new on here!  

Also, join us on the N&C Midwest regional thread!
Scorpio Rising
Scorpio Rising

Female Posts : 7922
Join date : 2015-06-12
Age : 59
Location : Ada, Ohio

Back to top Go down

Hello from Central Ohio Empty Re: Hello from Central Ohio

Post  AtlantaMarie 4/4/2020, 9:51 am

Hi Brian. Welcome from Atlanta, GA! Glad you're here!
AtlantaMarie
AtlantaMarie

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 5474
Join date : 2014-03-18
Age : 58
Location : Buford, GA - Zones 7B/8A

http://www.defensivespecialties.com

Back to top Go down

Hello from Central Ohio Empty Re: Hello from Central Ohio

Post  OhioGardener 4/4/2020, 10:00 am

@Scorpio Rising wrote:On the lights is lettuces right now.  My germination hasn’t wowed me this year, though...

Remember that lettuce is one of the seeds that has a physical thermal dormancy, and they will not germinate of the soil is above about 70°F.  To get lettuce to germinate in the heat of summer, I plant them in trays and put them in a cooler with some ice - they love the cool damp environment and promptly germinate. I can then "sun harden" them and plant them in the garden.

____________________________

Never plant without a bucket of compost at your side.
OhioGardener
OhioGardener

Forum Moderator

Posts : 2509
Join date : 2018-08-06
Location : SW Ohio

Back to top Go down

Hello from Central Ohio Empty Re: Hello from Central Ohio

Post  Scorpio Rising 4/4/2020, 2:22 pm

@OhioGardener wrote:
@Scorpio Rising wrote:On the lights is lettuces right now.  My germination hasn’t wowed me this year, though...

Remember that lettuce is one of the seeds that has a physical thermal dormancy, and they will not germinate of the soil is above about 70°F.  To get lettuce to germinate in the heat of summer, I plant them in trays and put them in a cooler with some ice - they love the cool damp environment and promptly germinate. I can then "sun harden" them and plant them in the garden.
Good point!  I can’t remember if I have the heating pad on or not, if so, it’s going off.  In fact Might just bring them up and make room for maters and pepper seeds! Thanks, OG!
Scorpio Rising
Scorpio Rising

Female Posts : 7922
Join date : 2015-06-12
Age : 59
Location : Ada, Ohio

Back to top Go down

Hello from Central Ohio Empty Re: Hello from Central Ohio

Post  sanderson 4/7/2020, 6:05 am

BGardener, Welcome to the Forum from California! glad you\'re here

____________________________

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

Forum Administrator

Female Posts : 19455
Join date : 2013-04-21
Age : 72
Location : Fresno CA Zone 8-9

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

Back to top Go down

Hello from Central Ohio Empty Re: Hello from Central Ohio

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