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Old 06-03-2013, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Somewhere out there
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Hello everyone I just joined the forum, I live in Up state NY the land here is 99% sand Ive done several soil test and could not even get a reading so I started square foot gardening this year and I'm following the book for soil mix Vermiculite I found at my local Agway Wish me luck!
Welcome to CD and to the square foot gardening thread hope you enjoy it. Good luck with your garden.

Sorry MA4S I have not heard of your beans.
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Old 06-03-2013, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Interior AK
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Fava beans are a type of pea, but they're flattened more like lima beans and have a bunch of foliage. They're the only shelling "bean" that I know are cold hardy and mature fast enough to grow here. I've seen them grown in mounds with a center-stake and string "teepee" at 8-10" spacing with 24" row spacing, but wondering with flat trellis training whether that would equate to 2/sq (like cukes) or if I should stick with 1/sq (or maybe even 18" spacing).
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Old 06-04-2013, 07:22 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, Tx.
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Speaking of Dogs while back we brought home a puppy, first one in 40 yrs. First lesson learned had to fence off anything I wanted to keep nothing was safe from chewing, so I the first thing I did was fence off half of my back yard to protect my garden also keeps the deer out
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Old 06-06-2013, 05:02 AM
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Fava beans are a type of pea, but they're flattened more like lima beans and have a bunch of foliage. They're the only shelling "bean" that I know are cold hardy and mature fast enough to grow here. I've seen them grown in mounds with a center-stake and string "teepee" at 8-10" spacing with 24" row spacing, but wondering with flat trellis training whether that would equate to 2/sq (like cukes) or if I should stick with 1/sq (or maybe even 18" spacing).
From what I just read it looks like one per square.
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Old 06-06-2013, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Interior AK
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From what I just read it looks like one per square.
That's what I'm thinking as well. I'll give the favas a full square the first year, and adjust up/down the following if applicable.

I also keep seeing Kohlrabi listed 4/sq... now maybe they don't get big anywhere else, but up here they're almost as big as cabbage, broccoli & cauliflower so I'll give them a full square to start.
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Old 06-06-2013, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Somewhere out there
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That's what I'm thinking as well. I'll give the favas a full square the first year, and adjust up/down the following if applicable.

I also keep seeing Kohlrabi listed 4/sq... now maybe they don't get big anywhere else, but up here they're almost as big as cabbage, broccoli & cauliflower so I'll give them a full square to start.
If they get that big don't they get 'woody'? Ours are about the size of a baseball here.
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Old 06-06-2013, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Interior AK
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If they get that big don't they get 'woody'? Ours are about the size of a baseball here.
Well, it's typically below 80 but with 24-hr sunlight, so they grow big even though they aren't matured and woody yet. The ones I've grown in previous garden in Anchorage (south of where I am now) would easily get softball/grapefruit sized (3-4 lbs) before starting to get woody. But even if the bulbs don't get that big, the foliage is gi-normous compared to the L48. Cool season brassicas really thrive in our summers!
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Old 06-07-2013, 04:58 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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TA DAH!!! It ain't much, but it's one more healthy tomato than I had last year.
Don't know what is wrong with the poor zucchini, and so far it has no brothers or sisters. Baby steps.
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Old 06-07-2013, 05:24 PM
 
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Congrats gentlearts you'll get a big bounty one day soon.
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Old 06-08-2013, 06:29 AM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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Thanks. I notice the big ones on the vine are getting cracks. I think this is from too much rain. Anyway, hoping for a bumper crop.
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