Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
Hi from the windy and now chilly Mojave Desert Toplef10Hi from the windy and now chilly Mojave Desert 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.

Hi from the windy and now chilly Mojave Desert I22gcj10Hi from the windy and now chilly Mojave Desert 14dhcg10

[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by plantoid Today at 20:14

» Rogue strawberries
by Scorpio Rising Today at 14:25

» Th SFG Journey- Plants and pathogen
by has55 Today at 3:50

» The SFG Journey- agriculture seminar in Organic growing.
by has55 Today at 3:42

» The SFG Journey- The Good, the Bad & the Bugly - Malcolm Beck
by has55 Today at 3:32

» THE LIFE OF MALCOLM BECK-a Texan ahead of his time in organic farming and gardening
by has55 Today at 3:19

» Organic Certification course with free course to give to a friend
by has55 Today at 3:06

» SFG Journey: Memorial Day
by has55 Today at 2:48

» Squash bugs
by Luke Allen Yesterday at 23:54

» A Louisiana hello
by sanderson Yesterday at 21:31

» Panic Buying due to Cornavirus Pandemic
by sanderson Yesterday at 21:12

» Eddie Willers 1st rookie mistake, what to do?
by yolos Yesterday at 17:30

» Saving Kale Seeds
by markqz Yesterday at 4:02

» Birds of the Garden
by Emily49 Yesterday at 1:32

» What Have You Picked From Your Garden Today
by plantoid Thu 28 May - 18:37

» N&C Midwest: May 2020
by Scorpio Rising Thu 28 May - 15:24

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing April, May, June, 2020
by Kelejan Thu 28 May - 13:58

» Almost 68, and this is a new one on me !!!!
by Kelejan Thu 28 May - 13:53

» Hello from Tavistock, Ontario, Canada
by lvanderb Thu 28 May - 11:47

» 2020 Bunny Gardening
by Scorpio Rising Wed 27 May - 23:35

» Cannellini Beans
by sanderson Wed 27 May - 20:01

» New from Rancho Cucamonga, CA
by Tcwilson99 Wed 27 May - 18:33

» Mail order tomato plants
by Scorpio Rising Tue 26 May - 22:50

» Spring Flowers
by OhioGardener Tue 26 May - 22:19

» what do you put in the compost that other may not of thought of?
by Jazzlover Tue 26 May - 7:08

» Can you continuously add material to a pile that is composting?
by mollyhespra Tue 26 May - 3:08

» Cheerleaders needed, please. This is daunting.
by mollyhespra Tue 26 May - 2:30

» New England, May 2020
by Scorpio Rising Tue 26 May - 2:26

» Just about got enough seeds sown & seedlings transplanted
by Scorpio Rising Tue 26 May - 2:22

» Sprouting - 95% success
by Emily49 Mon 25 May - 19:39

Google

Search SFG Forum

Hi from the windy and now chilly Mojave Desert

Go down

Hi from the windy and now chilly Mojave Desert Empty Hi from the windy and now chilly Mojave Desert

Post  varmit on Thu 2 Jun - 21:51

Writing from a tiny town in the desert, which receives more sunshine than anywhere else on the continent. While not a complete novice to gardening and certainly not to this environment, its time to actually learn some techniques to better supply my family and friends with food. My current main questions relate to automatic watering of the squares. So, now its time to search this site for like situated folk and information.
Thanks for the updated book and I'm really glad to find your forum.
avatar
varmit

Posts : 28
Join date : 2011-06-02
Location : Mojave Desert, California -- zone 8a

http://www.experimentalhelo.com

Back to top Go down

Hi from the windy and now chilly Mojave Desert Empty Re: Hi from the windy and now chilly Mojave Desert

Post  walshevak on Thu 2 Jun - 22:05

welcome You have landed on the right forum. The growing medium in Square Foot Gardening is designed to be water retentive. And there are techniques from various gardeners from soaker hoses to drip irrigation to self-wicking "pond" beds. So sit down with the ALL NEW SQUARE FOOT GARDENING book and seach in the forum posts. AND ask questions. We are an opinionated bunch and will chime in the links, experiences and sometimes silliness.

Kay

____________________________

A WEED IS A FLOWER GROWING IN THE WRONG PLACE
Elizabeth City, NC
Find more about Weather in Elizabeth City, NC
Click for weather forecast
walshevak
walshevak

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4371
Join date : 2010-10-17
Age : 77
Location : wilmington, nc zone 8

Back to top Go down

Hi from the windy and now chilly Mojave Desert Empty Thanks for the welcome and the good information.

Post  varmit on Fri 3 Jun - 1:22

I've been following your suggestion since signing in -- reading the Wiggler Hilton posts; very interesting and informative. The newest edition should arrive Sat. In meantime am reading the 1981 edition.
Glad to hear about the mixture as water retentive as you can imagine. There's nothing quite so drying as 100 - 120º, the humidity never getting up to 10%, to really desicate plants. tongue
Lots to read and absorb. But, as it says over and over -- this is easy.
avatar
varmit

Posts : 28
Join date : 2011-06-02
Location : Mojave Desert, California -- zone 8a

http://www.experimentalhelo.com

Back to top Go down

Hi from the windy and now chilly Mojave Desert Empty Re: Hi from the windy and now chilly Mojave Desert

Post  FarmerValerie on Fri 3 Jun - 1:25

Hi from the windy and now chilly Mojave Desert 396615 to the forum, I don't envy your weather, I'm in NE TX and it's warm enough here! Kay is right, there are tons great ideas here about watering and such, she even shared her ideas, if you can't find them just ask and we'll gladly send you on your way to them. We would love to see pictures too!! Let us know how we can help!
FarmerValerie
FarmerValerie

Female Posts : 1611
Join date : 2011-01-29
Age : 53
Location : NE Texas, 75501, Zone 8a

http://www.rocksinmygarden.blogspot.com

Back to top Go down

Hi from the windy and now chilly Mojave Desert Empty Re: Hi from the windy and now chilly Mojave Desert

Post  Furbalsmom on Fri 3 Jun - 8:49

Hi from the windy and now chilly Mojave Desert 654548 Varmit, we are glad to have you join us.

You will be amazed at the changes from the 1981 book to the 2006 book. Life will get easier for you with SFG.

Keep searching and please ask questions if you have them. Keep us updated on your progress and post pictures if you will.

Again, Welcome!
Furbalsmom
Furbalsmom

Female Posts : 3141
Join date : 2010-06-10
Age : 73
Location : Coastal Oregon, Zone 9a, Heat Zone 2 :(

Back to top Go down

Hi from the windy and now chilly Mojave Desert Empty Re: Hi from the windy and now chilly Mojave Desert

Post  varmit on Tue 14 Jun - 2:26

You all have already been a significant help. Just back from an airshow and the travel (truck/camper) time allowed me to read and do some planning. Currently, my thought is to plant a 4x4 sq for the fall. I'll do the get ready stuff now, which will include creating a growing net for peas and a wind diverting fence. Our little town is just over into zone 11 and yes we usually have a great fall. So that's what I've in mind. Comments and suggestions are more than welcome.
avatar
varmit

Posts : 28
Join date : 2011-06-02
Location : Mojave Desert, California -- zone 8a

http://www.experimentalhelo.com

Back to top Go down

Hi from the windy and now chilly Mojave Desert Empty Re: Hi from the windy and now chilly Mojave Desert

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