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Horsetail weed

2/23/2018, 12:17 pm by Kate888

Has anyone successfully rid themselves of Horsetail weed?  My mom has this in her yard and after researching to find out what it was I have learned it's extremely difficult to get rid of.  If you dig it out, you will always miss some root and it will just come back.  It is mostly immune to weedkiller unless you cut it first.  It spreads by spores, as well, so you need to cut it before it has …

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How much time for gardening?

3/7/2018, 1:25 pm by kamigh

How much time do you have (allow yourself to have?) for gardening?
SFG appeals to me because I get to spend more time actually in the garden, not weeding or tilling or other things I consider not fun.
But as a woman in my mid 40s, I have SO MANY other responsibilities . . . full time job, kids, husband, kid activities, plus my other hobby of papercrafting.  I love my garden, but with my kids …

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Do You Get The SFG Newsletter?

4/3/2010, 5:44 am by WardinWake

Howdy Folks:

Do you get the SFG Newsletter? If not go to the main page of this site and click on "What Is SFG" then click on "Newsletter" and subscribe. The newsletter should come to you monthly (or more often) as an e-mail.

God Bless, Ward.

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Can you till Mel's mix?

3/11/2018, 8:58 pm by liam1027

First time SFG'er here. Apologies if this is has been covered already on the forum, but I couldn't find anything using the search.

I've been reading up on Mel's mix and SFG for a while and this will be the year I give it a shot. I built 2 4'x8'x11" raised beds and plan to fill them with the following composts:
- Mushroom compost
- Composted cow manure (black kow)
- Composted horse manure
- …

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Our Louisiana Yard 2018

3/2/2018, 4:58 pm by Cajun Cappy

I know we aint been saying much lately and if ya read the blog ya know why.  Anyways March is always our favorite month when stuff starts budding and blooming and greening up.  Here is out story today and a video showing the sad state of afairs.  With work it will get better or at least we will have fun trying.


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hanging grow light suggestions

2/24/2018, 11:31 am by aliceingardenland

I have a wooden shelf mounted on the wall in my laundry room. I want to get a hanging grow light to go above it, any suggestions? I've looked up some I know they are pricey

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TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer

10/2/2016, 12:31 am by trolleydriver

@trolleydriver wrote:
@landarch wrote:... Here's an interesting DIY digital compost thermometer for cheap...


Thanks Landarch for the link to that DIY compost thermometer.

I have ordered 3 digital refrigerator thermometers from a seller on Ebay. The total cost is around $5 Canadian with free shipping from Hong Kong. Downside is uncertain delivery time ... …

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My experiences with commercial cedar raised beds

2/24/2017, 1:19 pm by Judy McConnell

My original boxes were home-made, using pine boards, etc. They have lasted almost 10 years with some rotting out.

To replace the rotten ones, I decided to try commercial beds a couple of years ago - not certain that I will do this again - even if they were on sale at the end of the season, because:
1) the end pieces (that hold the side boards) split over time and the side boards must be staked …

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Convert raised bed to sqft garden?

2/27/2018, 10:46 am by cwb124

Hey folks,

Still learning the ways of sqft gardening and had a question I couldn't find an answer to in the books or anywhere else.  Aside from the small 8x2 sqft garden I build last summer, I have a larger traditional raised bed I built 5 years that has done very well so far.  I was thinking of converting it to a sqft garden to utilize the space better.  It is horseshoe shaped and is 76 sq …

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