Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
Garden update Toplef10Garden update 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.

Garden update I22gcj10Garden update 14dhcg10

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

Join the forum, it's quick and easy

Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
Garden update Toplef10Garden update 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.

Garden update I22gcj10Garden update 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 OhioGardener Today at 10:44 am

» Aero Garden for starting seeds?
by OhioGardener Today at 8:23 am

» Garden Tools
by yolos Yesterday at 6:16 pm

» worms and compost tumbler
by sanderson Yesterday at 1:47 am

» Starbucks for coffee grounds!
by sanderson 1/30/2023, 1:37 am

» N&C Midwest: January & February 2023
by OhioGardener 1/29/2023, 7:33 pm

» Placing Box on Cement
by OhioGardener 1/29/2023, 2:57 pm

» How I compost using a Tumbler
by Soose 1/29/2023, 2:45 pm

» Garlic Chives in SFG?
by OhioGardener 1/29/2023, 8:56 am

» Soaking Seeds for Better Germination
by Soose 1/29/2023, 5:26 am

» Microgreens Gardening
by sanderson 1/28/2023, 11:42 pm

» How do I source Mels Mix for 190 cu ft????
by sanderson 1/28/2023, 11:35 pm

» Johnson Su composting Bioreactor instructions for home, not the farm.
by has55 1/28/2023, 10:57 am

» homemade vermicomposting/Worm Casting Compost Sifters
by has55 1/28/2023, 10:45 am

» Famous Gardening Quotes
by OhioGardener 1/28/2023, 8:29 am

» The SFG Journey-Johnson Su Bioreactor for composting, No turning
by has55 1/28/2023, 12:09 am

» seed starting Mel's way
by plantoid 1/27/2023, 7:09 am

» Home Made Compost
by plantoid 1/27/2023, 6:18 am

» Kiwi's SFG Adventure
by KiwiSFGnewbie 1/27/2023, 2:46 am

» Back In The Saddle I Suppose
by Scorpio Rising 1/26/2023, 8:03 pm

» New but Old
by lovey 1/25/2023, 1:49 am

» Dani's Brand New SFG For 2023
by danieggert 1/24/2023, 6:24 pm

» Seed Exchange - January 2023
by sanderson 1/24/2023, 4:43 am

» Chicken Poop compost
by OhioGardener 1/22/2023, 5:28 pm

» Holy snow Batman!
by OhioGardener 1/22/2023, 10:27 am

» IRRIG8R NEW TO SFG
by Irrig8The916 1/21/2023, 10:51 pm

» Mel's mix for flower planters
by sanderson 1/21/2023, 7:05 pm

» Can I Use This Compost As One Of My Five Different Ones?
by sanderson 1/21/2023, 6:53 pm

» Clamps /clips for covering frames
by Soose 1/21/2023, 6:43 pm

» What DON'T I want in my 5 different composts
by sanderson 1/21/2023, 4:34 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

Garden update

5 posters

Go down

Garden update Empty Garden update

Post  GloriaG 9/19/2010, 5:44 pm

I know it's not the beginning of the month - but I was so busy that I just got around to taking photos of our fall garden. Our development requires that I have to keep everything "landscaped". So I just have a number of self-watering containers plus the two SFG's.

Everything seems to be doing fine so far. I still have the "real" fall crops to put in like spinach and garlic when the herbs are done.
Gloria

Acorn Squash
Garden update Acorn-10

Spaghetti squash "Tivoli"
Garden update Spaghe10

Square foot garden - added a second bed in August
Cucumber and Butternut squash in back
Garden update Sfg-2010

Broccoli, cauliflower and beans
Garden update Brocco10

Lettuce, peppers and herbs
Garden update Lettuc10

Beets
Garden update Beets-10

Tomato and eggplant
Garden update Tomato10

Orange tree, mandarin tree and lemon tree
Garden update Citrus10
avatar
GloriaG

Female Posts : 440
Join date : 2010-03-15
Location : Double Oak, TX Zone 8a

http://www.laketrailstudio.com

Back to top Go down

Garden update Empty Re: Garden update

Post  Chopper 9/23/2010, 5:20 am

Very pretty. Love your boxes! You really took the space and went all out with it.
avatar
Chopper

Female Posts : 2467
Join date : 2010-05-05
Age : 67
Location : Warner Springs, CA USDA Zone 8a, Sunset Zone 7 (I think)

http://thezimmermannfamilytoo.blogspot.com

Back to top Go down

Garden update Empty Re: Garden update

Post  acara 9/23/2010, 5:46 am

Ahh ... another person with "HOA challenges"...... *hugs* ...I know your pain...LOL

How do you like those self-watering containers ??
acara
acara

Male Posts : 1012
Join date : 2010-08-27
Age : 53
Location : Wesley Chapel, Florida (Zone 9)

Back to top Go down

Garden update Empty Re: Garden update

Post  GloriaG 9/23/2010, 8:47 am

Hi acara, You're right - my hoa requires everything to be landscaped.

I LOVE self-watering containers. We're in Double Oak, TX near Dallas and it gets really hot here for a long time in summer. SWC's help keep my plants from drying out between watering. I do find that the large plants like full grown tomatoes and squash need to be watered twice per day so I added an automatic watering system and it's easy.

Chopper, Thanks for the kind words. I was determined to do as much as possible with the space I have. The 4x4's are a little close - but not terrible.

Gloria
avatar
GloriaG

Female Posts : 440
Join date : 2010-03-15
Location : Double Oak, TX Zone 8a

http://www.laketrailstudio.com

Back to top Go down

Garden update Empty Re: Garden update

Post  Old Hippie 9/23/2010, 11:25 pm

What is 'HOA'? I am assuming it is some kind of committee or organization who tells what you may or may not do in your condo or whathaveyou. If that is the case, my condolences to all of you and congratulations as well for doing such an amazing job in spite of the extra challenges you face. Your garden looks awesome.

GK
Old Hippie
Old Hippie
Regional Hosts

Female Posts : 1156
Join date : 2010-08-12
Age : 71
Location : Canada 3b

Back to top Go down

Garden update Empty Re: Garden update

Post  Chopper 9/23/2010, 11:32 pm

HOA = Home Owners Association. Not everyone is subject to them. Only in newer developments as a rule.
avatar
Chopper

Female Posts : 2467
Join date : 2010-05-05
Age : 67
Location : Warner Springs, CA USDA Zone 8a, Sunset Zone 7 (I think)

http://thezimmermannfamilytoo.blogspot.com

Back to top Go down

Garden update Empty HOA's and SFG's

Post  GloriaG 9/23/2010, 11:55 pm

Old Hippie,

You are absolutely right - it is a real pain. I have to keep everything "landscaped". We have an acre of land but I can only use the beds immediately around the house and anything else I can "sneak" into the landscape. Nothing can be visible to the street.

That wouldn't be so bad - except we live on a corner and our whole yard is visible to a street! Garden update Icon_sad
avatar
GloriaG

Female Posts : 440
Join date : 2010-03-15
Location : Double Oak, TX Zone 8a

http://www.laketrailstudio.com

Back to top Go down

Garden update Empty Re: Garden update

Post  acara 9/24/2010, 5:24 am

What makes it worse is that we pay the HOA every year, for the privelage of being harassed.

Same thing here on the "landscaping" everything has to be same color, type, style, height shape; both within your yard and it can't clash with the neighborhood, or your neighbors. Materials and colors that aren't on the "approved" list have to be submitted/approved ..blah, blah, blah

On top of that, if you want to do something "creative" like a SFG, it has to go through the architectural design review board (my SFG is still pending approval ....hopefully they wont come see it until all the PVC trellis is covered with pretty vines & fruit).

If you have grass, have their recommended landscape service come mow/edge/weedwhack once a week, use their recommended pest/lawn sprayer come once a month & do nothing else to your yard .....your safe. Heaven help you if you use another service provider, cut your own grass, or *god-forbid* .... plant something or do something creative (like want to paint yr house something other than tan or yellow).

Honestly, I could have built another 1/2 dozen SFG boxes for what it cost me to landscape that side of the house, just so I could build the SFG & put the other plants there....and I had to empty, re-paint/re-seal every container in my yard, sothat they match. I also had to relocate the sqaure/rectangular containers to the backyard (hidden), because all the other containers were round.

It's definately a headache.

The original intent of HOA's was to keep property values in a neighbor up, by preventing people from neglecting their yards, having cars up on cinder blocks in the front yard, storing junk in the open, etc ..... unfortunately they are unregulated down here, have almost unlimited power, and are often run/managed by folks who abuse their authority/position.

acara
acara

Male Posts : 1012
Join date : 2010-08-27
Age : 53
Location : Wesley Chapel, Florida (Zone 9)

Back to top Go down

Garden update Empty Re: Garden update

Post  LaFee 9/24/2010, 6:36 am

My first house was under an HOA, but that one was run the way it should be...the tenets of the HOA were there so they could step in if someone was being an idiot...painting their house purple, building an addition out of beer boxes (don't laugh...I didn't make that up!), running a used car lot, etc. They'd step in and hire someone to mow lawns that got long and overgrown, etc....basically just being the good guardian of the development

But everything y'all write above is why I'd never own in an HOA-governed development again.
avatar
LaFee

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

Back to top Go down

Garden update Empty Re: Garden update

Post  acara 9/24/2010, 6:55 am

yep.

Only thing that saves me is that I have a current skin condition that makes me alleric to sunlight so I do all my gardening at night, in the dark, by worklights (wife/daughter call it "vampire gardening")

I can get out in the garden, do what I need to & viola!!!, it magically "appears" the next morning.

The HOA secret police probably come by every day & scratch ther heads thinking "how'd we miss him building/growing that" & probably just let it go.
acara
acara

Male Posts : 1012
Join date : 2010-08-27
Age : 53
Location : Wesley Chapel, Florida (Zone 9)

Back to top Go down

Garden update Empty Re: Garden update

Post  LaFee 9/24/2010, 8:03 am

So you have Bunnicula in your garden, too? Razz
avatar
LaFee

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

Back to top Go down

Garden update Empty Re: Garden update

Post  acara 9/24/2010, 9:10 am

LaFee wrote:So you have Bunnicula in your garden, too? Razz

LOL ...not yet, but I'm hoping the NEEM oil works on those too....I don't remember seeing those listed as "work against" on the label.

However I do have my nightly gardening buddies .... half-dozen of the local cats that all my neighbors "let out for the night".

They all show up just after dark when I hit the worklights, come over and perch in various places and watch my "stupid human tricks" in the garden. Once I'm done & put the gardening stuff away they head off and do whatever cats do in the middle of the night.

Not particularly fond of cats, but they stay out of the way & just sit there and stare .....

I'd pay good money to know what they were thinking ...LOL

acara
acara

Male Posts : 1012
Join date : 2010-08-27
Age : 53
Location : Wesley Chapel, Florida (Zone 9)

Back to top Go down

Garden update Empty Re: Garden update

Post  acara 9/24/2010, 9:25 am

GloriaG .... where did you get those color/coated cages (*jealous*) ...

I can't seem to find anyplace that carries them, or sells in less than full box quanties ($200.00+)

...or did you just do the Krylon-trick like I'm having to do now ??

Garden update DSCN0827

A couple 52" cages in white or green would make my life a whole lot simplier!!
acara
acara

Male Posts : 1012
Join date : 2010-08-27
Age : 53
Location : Wesley Chapel, Florida (Zone 9)

Back to top Go down

Garden update Empty Tomato cage source

Post  GloriaG 9/25/2010, 10:28 pm

Hi acara,

I bought the 42" tomato cages from Amazon.com They are $39.95 for 5 cages. I'm not sure if they have larger sizes available from the manufacturer.

Here's the link to some green ones like my red ones: http://www.amazon.com/Glamos-748096-14-Inch-42-Inch-Tomato/dp/B003WQB8SW/ref=sr_1_46?s=STORE&ie=UTF8&qid=1285467692&sr=1-46

I feel your pain about the HOA. Good luck with these.
Gloria
avatar
GloriaG

Female Posts : 440
Join date : 2010-03-15
Location : Double Oak, TX Zone 8a

http://www.laketrailstudio.com

Back to top Go down

Garden update Empty Re: Garden update

Post  acara 9/26/2010, 5:07 am

Thanks.
acara
acara

Male Posts : 1012
Join date : 2010-08-27
Age : 53
Location : Wesley Chapel, Florida (Zone 9)

Back to top Go down

Garden update Empty Re: Garden update

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