Square Foot Gardening


Square Foot Gardening

This group is for anyone interested in sharing their experiences with Square Foot Gardening.

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Ways to Build Square Foot Gardens Affordably 10 Replies

Started by Bridget Laundra. Last reply by Vicky Myers Aug 12, 2012.

Training cucumbers and squash 3 Replies

Started by Pam Duczkowski MI-Z4. Last reply by Anna Benner-Hellmann Jul 30, 2012.

Growing Up

Started by Patrick A. Goss SC Zone 7a Jan 26, 2012.

Toni's SFG Adventure Blog

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Comment by Julie Grinnell z5 MI on May 23, 2009 at 12:31am
Hi everyone. I guess I don't follow Mel's SFG to the letter, as I don't use his mix. But, I do use the SFG method for laying out my seeds and plants. I was amazed at how much food I got last year out of four 5'x5' beds simply by doing away with 'row mentality'!
This year I expanded my beds to four 3'x20' beds and one 3'x24' bed. Last year I used lumber that I recycled from old pallets that were left 'for free', and this year I was able to acquire a pile of used landscaping bricks to use.

I have photos on my page of last year's beds...new photos should go up sometime this weekend of this year's garden :)

This year I am growing:
Green Beans
Lima Beans
Soy Beans
Sugar Snap Peas
Bell Peppers
Hot Peppers
Swiss Chard
Salad Greens: Arugula, Claytonia, Mizuna and Mâche
Comment by Toni Parker on May 22, 2009 at 9:40pm
Hi Adele! That's awesome about the lumber for your boxes!!! Are you using Mel's Mix?

Here in northern Wyoming, we're in zone 4 just past the avg "last" freeze dates. Sprouting up in my SFG:
Yukon Gold potatoes
Wando Peas (bush type)
Bush Beans

Still to be planted:
roma tomatoes

Happy Gardening!
Comment by Adele Michelsen z6/7 LI, NY on May 22, 2009 at 6:49pm
Hi! I'm just starting my vegetable garden. I was going to buy lumber to build a raised garden bed, but then my neighbor was throwing away old closet doors. He'd cut each pair of bi-fold doors in half so I didn't have to make any cuts. I built myself 3 garden boxes, two 3' x 8', and one 4' x 6'... and they didn't cost me anything, yet... just the seeds.
Comment by Natalie Renee-Reno Kent on May 21, 2009 at 10:51pm
Super excited to find this group, my husband just started our first box!
Comment by Toni Parker on May 12, 2009 at 7:32pm
Anyone delt with wind barriers for their SFG? We're getting some gusty winds here in Wyoming. Blew out one of my squares... had just planted peas!
Comment by Toni Parker on May 8, 2009 at 2:56pm
Hi Giuseppe! Congratulations on your new home & for gathering up supplies to make some boxes! I've got 9 4x4 boxes made... just filled one with Mel's Mix the other day.
Comment by Giuseppe C Campo on May 7, 2009 at 10:00pm
Hi, Giuseppe from South Jersey, the"garden State", Have moved in new home and am excited about the plastic planks 2" thick and 12' long . Finally will build the boxes 4x8 that will last a long time. I located them from a custom deck bilder which purchased the planks then the project was stopped and he was stuck with a large amount of these BROWN planks . Just the right size for me....cant wait to fill the boxes and plant my veggies....
Comment by Toni Parker on May 6, 2009 at 11:23pm
Hi SFGers!
It's Toni from northern Wyoming (zone 4).
I just filled my very first box with Mel's Mix! Very exciting! So much more to do still... Having fun with it though..

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