Square Foot Gardening Thread

Discussion in 'Gardening' started by krcote, Apr 23, 2011.

  1. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Gosh, these pictures were taken a week ago and I'm amazed how much growth I have on my tomatoes, zucchini, and squash since them. We are having homegrown squash tonight, actually.

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    I have 4 "boxes" started - 2 that are 4 ft x 4 ft and 2 that are 4 ft by 8 ft. In the long boxes, I have tomatoes, banana peppers, radish, okra, and corn. The squares are beans, jalapeno peppers, bell peppers, zucchini and squash.
     
  2. HHandbasket

    HHandbasket The Chickeneer

    Everyone's posts/pics are SO inspiring! I have not been able to get a garden going yet this year. Every single weekend when I am off (my days off are Sunday and Monday), it rains here. Bright and sunny and warm all week long, and by week's end the ground is finally dry enough to start working it and I look forward to Sundays. Two weeks ago, we woke up to half a foot of snow on the ground on the very day I had planned to break ground on the fall garden.

    I'm having a bad case of [​IMG]
     
  3. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    Great thread! I'm doing the tater "tire towers" too this year and am up to a 3 stack...really should be a 4 stack, but I have been SOOOO busy!! We have corn, beans, squash, potatoes, carrots, turnips, peas, okra, cukes, onions, and garlic going. Peppers to set out, along with watermelon and cantaloupe tomorrow. I'm using hot poo from the animals too, and no problems so far. [​IMG] Guess the myth is busted. I'd yake pics, but DD has my camera at the grand Canyon at the moment [​IMG]
     
  4. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Quote:You camera is there without you??!! I'd love to see the canyon again! Lived in AZ for 5 years, last year about 3 hours from the canyon. Spent as much time as I could back then hiking those trails

    Would love to see pics of your garden when you get the camera back
     
  5. Kassaundra

    Kassaundra Sonic screwdrivers are cool!

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    Love visiting the Canyon, I've hiked it twice, this last time (last year) will probably be the last hike down though.
     
  6. jennh

    jennh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The second config will be easier to mow around. [​IMG]

    Yea, that's what I was thinking, too. That's what my DH did. Two feet from the burning barrel, and two feet between each 4 X4 on each side of the BB.
     
  7. math ace

    math ace Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Maybe if you blow really hard you can move some of it down to Cali, AZ, and NM. NM hasn't had rain for over 100days!!!

    x2 on the lack of rain - -- BLOW REALLY hard and send it too NORTH FLORIDA - - - PLEASE!
     
  8. Two Creeks Farm

    Two Creeks Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From lack of rain to too much here......we will be replanting for a fall crop as most seeds washed or rotted. Managed to get corn replanted and is doing good, beans are so-so.
     
  9. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    It's pretty dry here in NC, also. We got a SPRINKLE of rain Friday, but it just was enough to wet the grass and spot up the Jeep.

    I've been having to water everything twice a day to keep it looking decent. A giant, commercial quality hose pipe is the trick.
     
  10. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Quote:Maybe if you blow really hard you can move some of it down to Cali, AZ, and NM. NM hasn't had rain for over 100days!!!

    Yeah maybe we need to install some motors on these wind turbines and send those clouds your way! I feel like we haven't had sun in 100 days!

    Oh not me, Kate-Writer of Words is in NM, I'm in NC. We are either getting nothing or gulley washers which are just as bad as nothing as they run off before they get a chance to soak into the ground. Rain barrels are the only way to go! Only problem with them they don't have enough pressure for the soaker hoses we have laid down (or I'm just too impatient wating for them to drip)( lol well, dang, my little pea brain has another idea I need to go work on now, lol)
     

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