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    how long, how wide and what orientation are you square foot beds monkeyboy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fivequidnote View Post
    how long, how wide and what orientation are you square foot beds monkeyboy?
    See post #784 ( I think!) there are photos of his set up.

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    I was going to post this in SFG thread but that looks like it's been archived.

    I think similar towards the end of last year, I've been incredibly busy this year with work and home life and very little time for the garden.

    Good points
    Garlic - planted out in December; doing well. Flowers are starting to develop.
    Onions - again, doing reasonably well
    Sweetcorn - growing well, the bushy top flowery things have developed
    Potatoes - growing in buckets really well despite my lack of watering
    Calabrese - the calabrese that's outdoors have started to make the little bud that develops into calabrese

    Bad points
    Calabrese - I didn't get a chance to plant them all out. There are some still in small pots in the propagator and they're in need of transplanting and feeding.
    Padron peppers - again, need a larger pot. These have the whitefly things on them that they had last year. Not doing well.
    Celery - again, turning light green and pale due to lack of space, feed and water.
    Tomatoes -still indoors, need larger pots and feeding; flowers developed and I spotted a tomato growing last night.
    Carrots - seem to be growing okay in a container.

    Will they catch up once transplanted into their final positions with feed and water?

    Really bad
    Strawberry plants - the flowers have developed and are turning into green strawberry bud things but they're getting damaged or eaten or something. I need netting over them. One plant has turned brown and I don't know why.
    Blueberry plants - still small and hasn't grown much.
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    Monkeyboy - I've moved the SFG thread back and merged your post so you can post on it now.
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    Update. A difficult year as some family issues and work issues meant I wasn't able to look after the plants as much as last year. Less watering and less feeding.

    SFG:

    Garlic - I probably left to grow for too long and should have cut off the flowers that had developed. The bulbs were much smaller.

    Onions - some reasonable sized onions, others were very small. No pattern but I suspect 9 per square is too many. I will reduce to 4 per square next year.

    Sweetcorn - grew well but I didn't get a chance to harvest apart from one cob. Was small but reasonably formed and tasty.

    Celery - small. Not sure why. I may give up trying to grow these next year.

    Calabrese - grew well but time constraints meant I didn't harvest when I should have and flower buds were opening. Tasty. Will grow again.

    Containers:

    Potatoes - some better sizes than last year but again, probably overcrowded. One seed potato per container next year.

    Padron peppers - no flowers. Poor growth.
    Jalapenos - as above. Think they need a minigreenhouse or similar for warmth.

    Tomatoes -better now they're in self-watering containers. I didn't feed as often as I should have. Again, needed warmth which we lacked this year.

    Carrots - small. Overcrowded. Will try again in larger containers, different medium, less densely packed.

    Strawberry plants - a few berries but not many. Will see what happens next year.

    Blueberry plants - still small and hasn't grown much. No fruit for year 1.
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    Which of these ^^^ are you growing in SFG and which are in containers/ground?
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    Quote Originally Posted by veggiechicken View Post
    Which of these ^^^ are you growing in SFG and which are in containers/ground?
    Edited. I have been using this thread as a personal log to track what's happening rather than use a separate blog thread.

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    Its best to keep to SFG posts on this thread as it can be confusing otherwise - especially for newcomers to SFG who use it for advice.
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