Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
N&C Midwest—June 2020 - Page 2 Toplef10N&C Midwest—June 2020 - Page 2 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.

N&C Midwest—June 2020 - Page 2 I22gcj10N&C Midwest—June 2020 - Page 2 14dhcg10

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

Join the forum, it's quick and easy

Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
N&C Midwest—June 2020 - Page 2 Toplef10N&C Midwest—June 2020 - Page 2 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.

N&C Midwest—June 2020 - Page 2 I22gcj10N&C Midwest—June 2020 - Page 2 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
» What are you eating from your garden today?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 2:28 pm

» Hi from Lapeer Michigan
by Scorpio Rising 7/13/2024, 1:05 pm

» N&C Midwest—July 2024
by Scorpio Rising 7/13/2024, 12:18 pm

» Baker Creek Heirloom Whole Seed Catalog Pre-Order
by OhioGardener 7/11/2024, 4:00 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by OhioGardener 7/11/2024, 1:01 pm

» Mark's first SFG
by sanderson 7/9/2024, 2:23 pm

» Wasabi Radish
by markqz 7/8/2024, 10:14 pm

» Check out your local (seed) library !
by OhioGardener 7/8/2024, 11:45 am

» YIKES! I'm hosting uninvited guests in my squash...
by tappingmom 7/3/2024, 9:43 am

» Baked Eggplant
by OhioGardener 7/2/2024, 7:45 am

» N&C Midwest—June 2024
by nrstooge 7/1/2024, 7:48 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by AtlantaMarie 7/1/2024, 5:54 am

» Epic Gardening "Master Class on Square Food Gardening"
by sanderson 6/26/2024, 10:03 pm

» Cover Crops to Kill Nematodes
by sanderson 6/25/2024, 6:17 pm

» Growing Tomatoes in 6" of soil?
by sanderson 6/25/2024, 4:21 pm

» What Have You Picked From Your Garden Today
by markqz 6/25/2024, 2:42 pm

» Frequency/amount to water
by OhioGardener 6/22/2024, 5:34 pm

» Rhubarb Tom Collins
by DonP 6/19/2024, 2:10 pm

» Change email address
by sanderson 6/19/2024, 2:00 am

» Howdy from San Diego, CA
by sanderson 6/19/2024, 12:49 am

» Getting Started
by Turan 6/18/2024, 12:58 pm

» Turan's Garden Western Mountains and Plains
by Scorpio Rising 6/18/2024, 11:49 am

» Question about replenishing squares after harvest
by SMEDLEY BUTLER 6/17/2024, 12:14 am

» My NWA garden
by Guinevere 6/13/2024, 11:13 am

» creating grids
by plantoid 6/13/2024, 6:42 am

» SFG jOURNEY-What's Hiding in your organic fertilizer
by has55 6/13/2024, 12:40 am

» Got zucchini? Toot your own horn!
by MrBooker 6/12/2024, 5:19 pm

» Ohio Gardener's Greenhouse
by has55 6/12/2024, 1:17 pm

» New SFGer from Perth Australia.
by sanderson 6/8/2024, 3:23 am

» National Gardening Week?
by Scorpio Rising 6/5/2024, 11:17 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

N&C Midwest—June 2020

4 posters

Page 2 of 3 Previous  1, 2, 3  Next

Go down

N&C Midwest—June 2020 - Page 2 Empty Re: N&C Midwest—June 2020

Post  Scorpio Rising 6/15/2020, 5:53 pm

So exciting!  What kind of radish do you plant now, OG?  Sora?  

On the ground cherry front; must be Arrested Development in the germination category...more green bits in now 2 of the peat pots....remaining on heating pads/lights.  Will. Have. Ground. Cherries.
Scorpio Rising
Scorpio Rising

Female Posts : 8793
Join date : 2015-06-12
Age : 62
Location : Ada, Ohio

Back to top Go down

N&C Midwest—June 2020 - Page 2 Empty Re: N&C Midwest—June 2020

Post  OhioGardener 6/15/2020, 7:18 pm

Scorpio Rising wrote:So exciting!  What kind of radish do you plant now, OG?  Sora? 

For the Squash companion plants, I plant White Icicle Radish - they are the most effective a repelling the Cucumber and Squash bugs.

For the eating radishes in the other beds, yes I am planting the Sora. They like the heat, and most radishes don't.

____________________________

"In short, the soil food web feeds everything you eat and helps keep your favorite planet from getting too hot. Be nice to it."  ~ Diane Miessler, "Grow Your Soil"
OhioGardener
OhioGardener

Forum Moderator

Male Posts : 4628
Join date : 2018-08-06
Location : SW Ohio

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkKWnsWrs0RIcyIQD1_Z26g

Back to top Go down

N&C Midwest—June 2020 - Page 2 Empty Re: N&C Midwest—June 2020

Post  Scorpio Rising 6/15/2020, 9:17 pm

Oh wow, thanks OG

Good info...I have White Icicle seeds but they might be old...they tend to be good germinators though!

I love Sora, you are right, it is tolerant of the heat. thanks for the recommendation!  I am waiting for a couple squares to come open!
Scorpio Rising
Scorpio Rising

Female Posts : 8793
Join date : 2015-06-12
Age : 62
Location : Ada, Ohio

Back to top Go down

N&C Midwest—June 2020 - Page 2 Empty Re: N&C Midwest—June 2020

Post  nrstooge 6/16/2020, 7:45 am

I'm going to have to try those radish varieties.  Thanks for the information.
nrstooge
nrstooge

Posts : 118
Join date : 2017-02-19
Location : W Des Moines, IA/Zone 5

Back to top Go down

N&C Midwest—June 2020 - Page 2 Empty Re: N&C Midwest—June 2020

Post  OhioGardener 6/17/2020, 11:10 am

It is the middle of June already, and the beds are all in full produciton. Have tomatoes about 2" in diameter, so it won't be long before we're enjoying fresh tomatoes.

N&C Midwest—June 2020 - Page 2 Raised32

N&C Midwest—June 2020 - Page 2 Raised34


N&C Midwest—June 2020 - Page 2 Raised33

____________________________

"In short, the soil food web feeds everything you eat and helps keep your favorite planet from getting too hot. Be nice to it."  ~ Diane Miessler, "Grow Your Soil"
OhioGardener
OhioGardener

Forum Moderator

Male Posts : 4628
Join date : 2018-08-06
Location : SW Ohio

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkKWnsWrs0RIcyIQD1_Z26g

Back to top Go down

N&C Midwest—June 2020 - Page 2 Empty Re: N&C Midwest—June 2020

Post  Scorpio Rising 6/17/2020, 7:39 pm

My maters are just now flowering, OG....but looking good!   I need to take some pics this weekend...

The perpetual spinach is bolting, but still going so going to use it as much as possible!

Watered the herbs, going to preserve some of them fresh, as I have some leftover pesto from last year.  Dill, basil, parsley, and cilantro!  You pay a ton of money but so easy to grow!  Herbs are a DEFINITE grow!
Scorpio Rising
Scorpio Rising

Female Posts : 8793
Join date : 2015-06-12
Age : 62
Location : Ada, Ohio

Back to top Go down

N&C Midwest—June 2020 - Page 2 Empty Re: N&C Midwest—June 2020

Post  OhioGardener 6/17/2020, 8:06 pm

Scorpio Rising wrote:The perpetual spinach is bolting, but still going so going to use it as much as possible!

That's odd, they usually don't bolt until the 2nd year.  I had some that I carried through the winter in the coldframe, and they kept producing leaves even through the coldest weather, but when I took them out of the coldframe and planted them in the beds this spring they all bolted to seed. I cut them off just above the crown and they started growing new plants - don't know how long they will last, but it will be interesting to see if they stay productive.

____________________________

"In short, the soil food web feeds everything you eat and helps keep your favorite planet from getting too hot. Be nice to it."  ~ Diane Miessler, "Grow Your Soil"
OhioGardener
OhioGardener

Forum Moderator

Male Posts : 4628
Join date : 2018-08-06
Location : SW Ohio

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkKWnsWrs0RIcyIQD1_Z26g

Back to top Go down

N&C Midwest—June 2020 - Page 2 Empty Re: N&C Midwest—June 2020

Post  Scorpio Rising 6/19/2020, 3:35 pm

I was surprised too...although my first try with it.  I really like it a lot though!  I think I will try chopping it down and see what happens!
Scorpio Rising
Scorpio Rising

Female Posts : 8793
Join date : 2015-06-12
Age : 62
Location : Ada, Ohio

Back to top Go down

N&C Midwest—June 2020 - Page 2 Empty Re: N&C Midwest—June 2020

Post  OhioGardener 6/21/2020, 10:02 am

Transplanted 10 squash plants to the raised beds last evening. A raccoon dug up one of the Butternut squash overnight, and I had to re-plant it this morning.  I have 4 large winter squash -- Cushaw and Hubbard -- and 2 cucumbers to put out this evening. Other than starting some more leaf lettuce, the gardens will be fully planted.

____________________________

"In short, the soil food web feeds everything you eat and helps keep your favorite planet from getting too hot. Be nice to it."  ~ Diane Miessler, "Grow Your Soil"
OhioGardener
OhioGardener

Forum Moderator

Male Posts : 4628
Join date : 2018-08-06
Location : SW Ohio

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkKWnsWrs0RIcyIQD1_Z26g

Back to top Go down

N&C Midwest—June 2020 - Page 2 Empty Re: N&C Midwest—June 2020

Post  Scorpio Rising 6/21/2020, 10:33 am

My last summer planting happens today too.  I have 4 melons to get in somewhere, probably will trellis the non-watermelons.  Also my tiny tiny ground cherries that finally came up!  That’s it!  

Need to pick some lettuces and tend to the tomatoes too.
Scorpio Rising
Scorpio Rising

Female Posts : 8793
Join date : 2015-06-12
Age : 62
Location : Ada, Ohio

Back to top Go down

N&C Midwest—June 2020 - Page 2 Empty Re: N&C Midwest—June 2020

Post  Scorpio Rising 6/21/2020, 3:48 pm

Spent 1 1/2 hours watering everything; flowers, gardens...hot!  Then mowed.  Mower overheated...had to take a break for an hour...basically this afternoon activity!  

Going to plant the melons and made an executive decision to wait on the ground cherries.  Too small.
Scorpio Rising
Scorpio Rising

Female Posts : 8793
Join date : 2015-06-12
Age : 62
Location : Ada, Ohio

Back to top Go down

N&C Midwest—June 2020 - Page 2 Empty Re: N&C Midwest—June 2020

Post  OhioGardener 6/23/2020, 5:30 pm

I have never had bush beans grow so big or as healthy as they have this year. These are Blue Lake 274 Bush Beans, which are only 4 weeks old. They are starting to set buds, so soon there will be beans forming.  But, they are already 18" tall, and the leaves are huge - plenty of leaf surface to absorb the sun and perform photosynthesis. Very Happy


N&C Midwest—June 2020 - Page 2 Beans_12

N&C Midwest—June 2020 - Page 2 Bean_r10

N&C Midwest—June 2020 - Page 2 Bean_l10

____________________________

"In short, the soil food web feeds everything you eat and helps keep your favorite planet from getting too hot. Be nice to it."  ~ Diane Miessler, "Grow Your Soil"
OhioGardener
OhioGardener

Forum Moderator

Male Posts : 4628
Join date : 2018-08-06
Location : SW Ohio

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkKWnsWrs0RIcyIQD1_Z26g

Back to top Go down

N&C Midwest—June 2020 - Page 2 Empty Re: N&C Midwest—June 2020

Post  Scorpio Rising 6/24/2020, 6:25 am

Nice!  I am growing dragon tongue beans for the first time this year...I have gwrown pole beans my entire life so am trying these for a change.  My fave pole bean is the purple burgundy ones (easier to find!) but they just get too  big too fast.  Will see.  I like beans, but don't have a pressure canner (yet???)!
Scorpio Rising
Scorpio Rising

Female Posts : 8793
Join date : 2015-06-12
Age : 62
Location : Ada, Ohio

Back to top Go down

N&C Midwest—June 2020 - Page 2 Empty Re: N&C Midwest—June 2020

Post  OhioGardener 6/24/2020, 5:24 pm

Cool, SR!  I haven't ever grown the purple burgundy beans. This year I am growing the Bluelake Pole Beans, and they are really growing. I have always grown the Blue Lake 274 Bush Beans, but this is the first time I've grown the pole beans. Really looking forward to the harvest of beans - there are two beds of the bush beans, which are one month apart in planting, and the pole beans which were plante in between those dates.

N&C Midwest—June 2020 - Page 2 Pole_b12

N&C Midwest—June 2020 - Page 2 Pole_b11

N&C Midwest—June 2020 - Page 2 Pole_b13

____________________________

"In short, the soil food web feeds everything you eat and helps keep your favorite planet from getting too hot. Be nice to it."  ~ Diane Miessler, "Grow Your Soil"
OhioGardener
OhioGardener

Forum Moderator

Male Posts : 4628
Join date : 2018-08-06
Location : SW Ohio

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkKWnsWrs0RIcyIQD1_Z26g

Back to top Go down

N&C Midwest—June 2020 - Page 2 Empty Re: N&C Midwest—June 2020

Post  Scorpio Rising 6/24/2020, 7:31 pm

OhioGardener wrote:Cool, SR!  I haven't ever grown the purple burgundy beans. This year I am growing the Bluelake Pole Beans, and they are really growing. I have always grown the Blue Lake 274 Bush Beans, but this is the first time I've grown the pole beans. Really looking forward to the harvest of beans - there are two beds of the bush beans, which are one month apart in planting, and the pole beans which were plante in between those dates.

N&C Midwest—June 2020 - Page 2 Pole_b12

N&C Midwest—June 2020 - Page 2 Pole_b11

N&C Midwest—June 2020 - Page 2 Pole_b13
The interesting thing about pole beans is they are like an indeterminate tomato; they don’t put it all on at once.  So you can pick and pick and pick—like any bean, the more you pick, the more they produce.  I just work so much, things that need a lot of picking get neglected...I prefer pole beans but might have to wait until I have more time!  I hope you like them, OG!
Scorpio Rising
Scorpio Rising

Female Posts : 8793
Join date : 2015-06-12
Age : 62
Location : Ada, Ohio

Back to top Go down

N&C Midwest—June 2020 - Page 2 Empty Re: N&C Midwest—June 2020

Post  OhioGardener 6/25/2020, 8:37 pm

Transplanted the larger winter squash - Cushaw and Hubbard - into the BTE today. This is the first time that section of the garden has been used - it was covered with 8" of wood chips two years ago, so it has time to break down the bottom chips. I raked back the chips to create holes for the squash plants, and filled the hole around the pots with potting soil. I'm hoping the plants will enjoy sprawling over the chips, and the squash should mature better since they will be lying on the chips instead of on the soil.

____________________________

"In short, the soil food web feeds everything you eat and helps keep your favorite planet from getting too hot. Be nice to it."  ~ Diane Miessler, "Grow Your Soil"
OhioGardener
OhioGardener

Forum Moderator

Male Posts : 4628
Join date : 2018-08-06
Location : SW Ohio

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkKWnsWrs0RIcyIQD1_Z26g

Back to top Go down

N&C Midwest—June 2020 - Page 2 Empty Re: N&C Midwest—June 2020

Post  Scorpio Rising 6/27/2020, 10:17 am

Some pictures of my crowded beds! Cold frame with brassicas, Chard, celery and a couple miscellaneous peppers and cuke: 

N&C Midwest—June 2020 - Page 2 F9ca9f10

N&C Midwest—June 2020 - Page 2 Cc99da10

N&C Midwest—June 2020 - Page 2 7322bd10
#2–tomatoes and dragon tongue beans
#3–peppers, beets, carrots and then all peppers


Last edited by Scorpio Rising on 6/27/2020, 10:21 am; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : labels)
Scorpio Rising
Scorpio Rising

Female Posts : 8793
Join date : 2015-06-12
Age : 62
Location : Ada, Ohio

Back to top Go down

N&C Midwest—June 2020 - Page 2 Empty Re: N&C Midwest—June 2020

Post  Scorpio Rising 6/27/2020, 10:25 am

A couple more pics:  Trellised cukes; peppers, sugar snaps and garlics; round with lettuces and Yukon Gold taters!

N&C Midwest—June 2020 - Page 2 A0aa8610

N&C Midwest—June 2020 - Page 2 2cc84910

N&C Midwest—June 2020 - Page 2 B822a110


Last edited by Scorpio Rising on 6/27/2020, 10:28 am; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : labels)
Scorpio Rising
Scorpio Rising

Female Posts : 8793
Join date : 2015-06-12
Age : 62
Location : Ada, Ohio

Back to top Go down

N&C Midwest—June 2020 - Page 2 Empty Re: N&C Midwest—June 2020

Post  Scorpio Rising 6/27/2020, 10:31 am

My south annex of melons and squashes in big containers!  

N&C Midwest—June 2020 - Page 2 5c201010

N&C Midwest—June 2020 - Page 2 A48eda10
Scorpio Rising
Scorpio Rising

Female Posts : 8793
Join date : 2015-06-12
Age : 62
Location : Ada, Ohio

Back to top Go down

N&C Midwest—June 2020 - Page 2 Empty Re: N&C Midwest—June 2020

Post  OhioGardener 6/27/2020, 12:22 pm

Some good looking plants there, SR!  With the rain today, and celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary, I decided to take a day off from gardening.  Smile

____________________________

"In short, the soil food web feeds everything you eat and helps keep your favorite planet from getting too hot. Be nice to it."  ~ Diane Miessler, "Grow Your Soil"
OhioGardener
OhioGardener

Forum Moderator

Male Posts : 4628
Join date : 2018-08-06
Location : SW Ohio

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkKWnsWrs0RIcyIQD1_Z26g

Back to top Go down

N&C Midwest—June 2020 - Page 2 Empty Re: N&C Midwest—June 2020

Post  Scorpio Rising 6/27/2020, 2:19 pm

OhioGardener wrote:Some good looking plants there, SR!  With the rain today, and celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary, I decided to take a day off from gardening.  Smile
Congrats to you and the missus!  Yeah, those were taken last week!  It is seriously muggy here in north west Ohio...
Scorpio Rising
Scorpio Rising

Female Posts : 8793
Join date : 2015-06-12
Age : 62
Location : Ada, Ohio

Back to top Go down

N&C Midwest—June 2020 - Page 2 Empty Re: N&C Midwest—June 2020

Post  OhioGardener 6/30/2020, 2:16 pm

Last day of June, and the tomatoes are coming on strong. Can't wait for them to start ripening so that I can bite into one of them!  Very Happy

Golden Jubilee Tomatoes
N&C Midwest—June 2020 - Page 2 Golden13

Red Brandywine Tomatoes
N&C Midwest—June 2020 - Page 2 Red_br10

Yellow Brandywine Tomatoes
N&C Midwest—June 2020 - Page 2 Yellow12

More Yellow Brandywine Tomatoes
N&C Midwest—June 2020 - Page 2 Yellow13

____________________________

"In short, the soil food web feeds everything you eat and helps keep your favorite planet from getting too hot. Be nice to it."  ~ Diane Miessler, "Grow Your Soil"
OhioGardener
OhioGardener

Forum Moderator

Male Posts : 4628
Join date : 2018-08-06
Location : SW Ohio

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkKWnsWrs0RIcyIQD1_Z26g

Back to top Go down

N&C Midwest—June 2020 - Page 2 Empty Re: N&C Midwest—June 2020

Post  nrstooge 6/30/2020, 5:39 pm

Well, the rest of the lettuce was picked earlier this week.. and I have baby tomatoes forming on some of the plants, m any booms, bush beans are up.. Oh what fun!
nrstooge
nrstooge

Posts : 118
Join date : 2017-02-19
Location : W Des Moines, IA/Zone 5

Back to top Go down

N&C Midwest—June 2020 - Page 2 Empty Re: N&C Midwest—June 2020

Post  Scorpio Rising 6/30/2020, 7:59 pm

This is our time Midwest!  Let’s see what’s going on!!!!  Lots I’m sure!  I am just glad my totally baby ground cherries are up and alive?  That was ridic!  I hope they are worth it, otherwise I’m gong back to Aunt Molly’s.


Last edited by Scorpio Rising on 6/30/2020, 8:00 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : Trying new cultivar: Pineapple.)
Scorpio Rising
Scorpio Rising

Female Posts : 8793
Join date : 2015-06-12
Age : 62
Location : Ada, Ohio

Back to top Go down

N&C Midwest—June 2020 - Page 2 Empty Re: N&C Midwest—June 2020

Post  yolos 6/30/2020, 9:19 pm

OG your tomatoes sure have nice and green leaves.  No disease noticeable.  Is that because you have cut off the diseased leaves or do you just not have as much disease pressure.
yolos
yolos

Female Posts : 4152
Join date : 2011-11-20
Age : 74
Location : Brooks, Ga Zone 7B/8A

Back to top Go down

N&C Midwest—June 2020 - Page 2 Empty Re: N&C Midwest—June 2020

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 2 of 3 Previous  1, 2, 3  Next

Back to top

- Similar topics

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