Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
June in Upper South Toplef10June in Upper South 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.

June in Upper South I22gcj10June in Upper South 14dhcg10

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

Join the forum, it's quick and easy

Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
June in Upper South Toplef10June in Upper South 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.

June in Upper South I22gcj10June in Upper South 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
» ‘White dust’ underside Chard/Silverbeet leaves
by sanderson Today at 4:52 pm

» Would you buy this hay to compost?
by sanderson Yesterday at 1:17 pm

» maintaining Mel's Mix
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:30 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by OhioGardener 11/25/2022, 2:28 pm

» N&C Midwest: November & December 2022
by OhioGardener 11/25/2022, 2:22 pm

» Food waste being turned into compost for Ohio greenhouse
by OhioGardener 11/25/2022, 9:34 am

» Happy Thanksgiving
by OhioGardener 11/24/2022, 8:27 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by sanderson 11/23/2022, 6:40 pm

» Pressure treated wood - covered with plastic?
by dstack 11/22/2022, 1:32 pm

» Hello from NSW, Australia
by Scorpio Rising 11/22/2022, 7:22 am

» Happy Thanksgiving 2022
by Scorpio Rising 11/21/2022, 10:11 pm

» How to Harvest Winter Squash
by OhioGardener 11/21/2022, 9:18 am

» Ohio Gardener's Greenhouse
by sanderson 11/20/2022, 10:37 pm

» Mark's first SFG
by markqz 11/20/2022, 6:00 pm

» Question about pets using the raised bed
by dstack 11/19/2022, 2:36 pm

» Thanksgiving Dishes from the Garden
by OhioGardener 11/19/2022, 2:30 pm

» Sweet Potatoes
by sanderson 11/19/2022, 12:05 am

» Senseless Banter...
by OhioGardener 11/18/2022, 10:40 am

» Wood Chip Mulch & Earthworms
by dstack 11/17/2022, 6:00 pm

» Bokashi
by sanderson 11/17/2022, 1:58 pm

» Holy snow Batman!
by sanderson 11/16/2022, 3:32 pm

» Any ideas what is eating my cos?
by KiwiSFGnewbie 11/12/2022, 2:23 pm

» Using Trail Cams to Monitor Garden Critters
by MrBooker 11/12/2022, 9:31 am

» For MM, does vermicast count as manure-based?
by sanderson 11/10/2022, 2:12 pm

» Experiences with electric snail fences
by KiwiSFGnewbie 11/7/2022, 7:35 pm

» Garlic SFG
by donnainzone5 11/5/2022, 11:55 am

» Path materials
by KiwiSFGnewbie 11/3/2022, 1:29 am

» Flower bulbs that should have been planted in the fall
by OhioGardener 11/2/2022, 7:54 pm

» November: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas
by sanderson 11/2/2022, 4:47 pm

» tomato plant roots
by stevenfstein 11/1/2022, 3:52 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

June in Upper South

3 posters

Go down

June in Upper South Empty June in Upper South

Post  pattipan 6/2/2011, 2:13 am

May is behind us now and after record rains and a flurry of planting almost everything seems to be off to a decent start in my SFG. Everything is planted that I wanted to get planted and a few extra things I threw in for the challenge of it.

I decided to try sweet potatoes this year. I ordered a dozen Vardeman slips from http://www.tatorman.com . Stuck them in one corner (six squares, 2 plants per) of my 8" deep 4 x 8 box. This was done between rain showers and they took right off. They have very pretty purple-green foliage too. They're supposed to be a bush type, but I fully expect them to take over the one side of the box! Oh yeah, one thing about not planning ahead...before I had decided to plant the sweet potatoes I already had planted some red-core carrots in three adjacent squares. It will be an interesting experiment to see if two root crops can coexist. I will keep you posted -- good or bad.

June in Upper South 12swee11

Enjoying lots of salads, as a meal with chicken or steak, and as a side. Salads with strawberries and leafy lettuces. My Red Romaine that lived through the winter is starting to bolt now, but it's been delicious! Tried a new mini butter lettuce called Tom Thumb and liked it so much, that I stuck some seeds here and there so I could have more. It grows fast too!

June in Upper South Lettuc10

June in Upper South Lettuc11

I cut the heads off the broccoli for supper tonight. Steamed them and sprinkled them with lemon pepper and added a pat of butter. Soooo good. We also had some of our sugar snap peas. Here's a view of the garden taken yesterday. You can see that the peas have topped the trellis! I don't remember that happening last year.

June in Upper South 00sfg010

My eggplant leaves look like Swiss cheese due to flea beetles despite spraying with Rotenone and dusting with diatomaceous earth. I read an article about using red plastic mulch to ward off flea beetles. So in my desperation I ordered some from amazon.com and put it down with homemade garden staples (a.k.a. bent wire) this morning. I went out to check late this afternoon and did not see any flea beetles -- not one! Could it be that easy?? The jury is still out, but I am crossing all my fingers and toes.

We've also been eating lots of strawberries. I even had enough for the family picnic last Saturday to serve with pound cake and whipped cream. The first crop is almost done now but I'll get two more this season from these day-neutral plants -- yum!

Radishes are finished and spinach has been pulled. I did a second planting of spinach, but with temps in the 90's this week, it will be amazing if it lives. Celery has grown a little, but when you check everyday it's hard to tell for sure. Summer squashes and cucumbers doing well and are already getting their second set of leaves.

Tomatoes are loving the heat, and you can read my latest Tomato Tuesday report to hear about the progress of my 'maters. I've got blooms! June is the month of rapid growth in the garden, so there will be lots more to talk about in July. Can't wait to see the winter squashes climbing up the ladder trellises!

There lots of plants I didn't mention here, but I better get this posted before I fall asleep. So my fellow Upper Southerners...How are your gardens coming along, do you have all you squares filled yet?

pattipan
pattipan
pattipan

Female Posts : 808
Join date : 2010-03-04
Location : WV -- Zone 6a

https://squarefoot.forumotion.com/gallery/personal160.htm

Back to top Go down

June in Upper South Empty Re: June in Upper South

Post  HPartin 6/2/2011, 6:49 am

Your garden area is beautiful.. I especially like your wooden trellis ladders.

Heidi
avatar
HPartin

Female Posts : 120
Join date : 2011-02-14
Location : 7b (Angier, NC)

Back to top Go down

June in Upper South Empty Re: June in Upper South

Post  dizzygardener 6/2/2011, 9:38 am

Red plastic mulch huh?

Please keep us updated on that! There is a local farmer that is trying to get a handle on his flea beeetles. He says he has tried everything. I wonder if he tried that?
dizzygardener
dizzygardener

Female Posts : 668
Join date : 2011-01-26
Location : WNC 6b

Back to top Go down

June in Upper South Empty Re: June in Upper South

Post  pattipan 6/2/2011, 10:19 am

dizzygardener wrote:Red plastic mulch huh?

Please keep us updated on that! There is a local farmer that is trying to get a handle on his flea beeetles. He says he has tried everything. I wonder if he tried that?

It's Day 2 with the red plastic mulch and not a flea beetle in sight! The newest eggplant leaves might actually look normal! I'm going to start a new thread on this later under Pests. Here's the article where I first read about it:

http://www.veggiegardeningtips.com/eggplants-flea-beetles/

pattipan
pattipan
pattipan

Female Posts : 808
Join date : 2010-03-04
Location : WV -- Zone 6a

https://squarefoot.forumotion.com/gallery/personal160.htm

Back to top Go down

June in Upper South Empty Re: June in Upper South

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