Latest topics» The SFG journey-Shade cloth removal
by has55 Today at 12:16 pm
» beneficial nematodes
by has55 Today at 12:15 pm
» Planting Asparagus seedlings.
by OhioGardener Today at 11:56 am
» Elevated beds
by joseluis Yesterday at 5:23 pm
» Hello from your Mid-South Host
by BarbaraG Yesterday at 10:17 am
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 7:35 am
» Tomato Pie
by Scorpio Rising 9/21/2020, 9:02 pm
» N&C Midwest: September 2020 !
by Scorpio Rising 9/21/2020, 8:58 pm
» Lettuce & Greens always bitter
by plantoid 9/20/2020, 3:59 pm
» Squirrels again
by RJARPCGP 9/20/2020, 12:12 pm
» New England, September, 2020
by RJARPCGP 9/19/2020, 11:30 pm
» Tomato Tuesday - 2020
by OhioGardener 9/19/2020, 8:43 am
» Late season Planting?
by Scorpio Rising 9/18/2020, 11:35 am
» Quick Fall Crops
by Scorpio Rising 9/18/2020, 11:31 am
» Prior planning prevents poor plantings performance
by Scorpio Rising 9/16/2020, 10:30 am
» South West Gal returns to SQF
by AtlantaMarie 9/15/2020, 7:20 am
» Any Strange and Wonderful Visitors? Photos please!
by Scorpio Rising 9/13/2020, 12:36 pm
» Fire Season
by TCgardening 9/13/2020, 9:35 am
» Eddie Willers 1st rookie mistake, what to do?
by TCgardening 9/13/2020, 9:26 am
» Happy Birthday!!
by Scorpio Rising 9/11/2020, 10:25 am
» Fall Pollinators
by OhioGardener 9/10/2020, 4:19 pm
» New to SFG in Michigan 6a
by OhioGardener 9/10/2020, 3:32 pm
» OhioGardener SFG
by OhioGardener 9/10/2020, 3:26 pm
» How much compost do I need?
by sanderson 9/10/2020, 2:32 am
» Old New Guy
by TCgardening 9/8/2020, 2:45 pm
» Greetings from Central Florida
by TCgardening 9/8/2020, 2:43 pm
» TD - A Journey Through Prostate Cancer
by Scorpio Rising 9/7/2020, 2:50 pm
» Ediblegardengirl's post about square foot gardening
by Scorpio Rising 9/4/2020, 9:22 am
» Monthly Avatar: September, Show Off Your Garden Harvest!
by Scorpio Rising 9/3/2020, 9:32 am
» To Replace or Amend current soil
by OhioGardener 9/2/2020, 10:47 am
How did you find the SFG Forum
Glad you found us jgoose! This is a great place to find answers, get help, and just hang out with some spectacular crazies!
- Posts : 3435
Join date : 2011-02-16
Age : 55
Location : Zone 4A - NE SD
I posted this a few months ago: "found this Forum in Feb 2013 while searching for some forgotten veggie-growing topic. It was either through Google or YouTube. I then ordered a used ANSFG 1st Ed on eBay and a few days later I had 4 small boxes. I haven't stopped since."
I think I read his book in the 80's but after getting the second book a few years ago, I found the forum by accident on google.........
- Posts : 812
Join date : 2011-06-21
Age : 66
Location : Washington, Pa. Zone 6a
6 years ago I was in the library looking for a book my father-in-law used to get his veggies going, Alan Chadwick's French Intensive Gardening. I stumbled upon "The Square Foot Gardening" book, and realized that Mel's method was far easier than double digging beds and planting rows of veggies that I couldn't possibly consume (all those row crops ripening at that same time). I read it from cover to cover and built boxes, ordered a custom soil blend and set out to grow things in a far easier way. My only regret is that Mel hadn't published the second edition before I built 6, 18" deep boxes that took 1530 cubic feet of mix; I could have gotten away with less than 1/3 of the amount of mix, and spent 1/3 of what I had to fork out for redwood boxes. I'm still learning as I go- the biggest thing I've learned is to pay attention to Mel's Mix ingredients. I've tweaked it and replaced the peat with coconut coir and it seems to hold more precious water.
- Posts : 449
Join date : 2012-01-19
Age : 69
Location : Carmel Valley, Ca.
I found the Forum because it was mentioned in the Certified Instructor training.
I have seen women looking at jewelry ads with a misty eye and one hand resting on the heart, and I only know what they're feeling because that's how I read the seed catalogs in January - Barbara Kingsolver - Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
I'm bumping this survey, as the last post was 11-2-14. For new members, please let us know how you found us. Thanks, Sanderson
Google search for more info on SFG after reading the ANSFG book.@sanderson wrote:I'm bumping this survey, as the last post was 11-2-14. For new members, please let us know how you found us. Thanks, Sanderson
- Posts : 5336
Join date : 2015-05-04
Age : 73
Location : Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Did a search on raised bed gardening.
- Posts : 121
Join date : 2017-02-26
Location : DFW Texas
Google search for SFG spacing question!
- Posts : 7768
Join date : 2015-06-12
Age : 58
Location : Ada, Ohio
Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum