July 2013 Garden Update

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11 Responses

  1. Emily MySFG says:

    I use different fertilizers for different plants. For onions and corn I use a high nitrogen fertilizer like 34-0-0 or 20-0-0

  2. Emily MySFG says:

    I live in Utah, but you are absolutely right! Some locations that are quite close geographically can have different weather. Also, you may have to plant sooner or later–that might impact your success even more than the variety you grow.

  3. Claire says:

    What do you fertilize with? I didn’t fertilize at all last year and I’m wondering if that’s why some of my plants didn’t end up growing well.

  4. Dorothy Barlow says:

    What is your location? That makes such a big difference in what plants can be successfully grown. I’m beginning my 5th year with the SFG, but I moved 30 miles between year 3 and year 4 and it made a bit of a difference just with that little distance.

  5. daisy says:

    To your reader, Brenda: Feel free to visit my blog. I’m in Florida, and I’d love to help you with your garden. It’s a completely different way to garden as far as seasons. Hope you’ll stop by!

  6. daisy says:

    What a successful garden! It’s the perfect time to see it as most of the country is under snow. I love the pumpkin on the trellis!

  7. geo says:

    When I was a kid my friend lived on a small farm. His mom taught us 3 corn seeds for each hole. “One for the bird, one for the worm and one to grow.” Seems after reading about your corn I would say it still applies.

  8. Andrea says:

    I love the pictures. This will be my first year to square foot garden. I was gardening a bit years ago but it was all in those long rows. But now due to my daughter complaining about a tomato tasting like cardboard from the store, I realized that homegrown is so much better. I was already thinking we could eat a lot better, but how can anyone eat more fresh fruits and vegetables when they taste so bad? So I am going back to garden but going to try SFG due to having an odd shaped yard.

  9. Nickie says:

    Those pumpkins were awesome!! I think I’m going to try that this year! Great job!

  10. Emily MySFG says:

    Brenda–be sure to plant from Fall-Winter-Spring. If you moved from somewhere you can grow in the summer, you’ll be all turned around. 🙂

  11. Brenda Butler says:

    Wonderful garden plots…I’ve tried here in FL & not used to growing here…didn’t do well. Not sure what I did wrong. Broke my heart as I usually have a green thumb. I used mix of garden soil, compost and manure. Plenty of rain and water. I think maybe wrong location & burned up from heat.also had low produce amt.