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Post  GrdnGrl on 1/28/2012, 10:40 am

Hi Everybody. This summer I will garden for the first time and with all this info I might actually get something to grow!! I've spent hours today reading posts and have already learned so much. I'm planting 2- 8ft by 4ft beds of vegetables out here in Linden, VA.....near the Shenandoah Valley. Here is to a great growing season for all!!
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Post  tomperrin on 1/28/2012, 11:08 am

in the SFG method is by not following the directions in Mel's book. Most common mistake, it seems, is not fluffing up your peat moss before mixing it with your compost combo and vermiculite.

Other than that, the system was pretty much idiot proof for this idiot. Of course, I made dozens of mistakes. But the plants still grew, and we ate very, very, well all summer.
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Post  sfg4uKim on 1/28/2012, 12:28 pm

GrdnGrl. Have you had the chance to read the All New Square Foot Gardening book? Have you had any problems finding the ingredients for Mel's Mix?

Can't wait to see your garden grow!

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Post  martha on 1/28/2012, 1:59 pm

It's an exciting time, GrdnGrl! Welcome!
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Post  Kelejan on 1/28/2012, 2:36 pm

Grdn Girl. Your first season, how exciting. I well remember my first 4x4 and the mistakes I made. My first attempt I skipped on the vermiculite, the second yer I rectified that. Even so I was very happy with what my SFG produced.

No doubt you will make some mistakes yourself. Myself I think the two 8x4 beds may be a little too much to start with but we all have different capabilities, energy and money. If I was younger, stronger, and had more money then I would have started bigger.

Have you actually built your beds yet and sourced your MM ingredients? Look forward to seeing your results. Can't beat homegrown veggies.
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Post  Furbalsmom on 1/28/2012, 3:56 pm

@GrdnGrl wrote:Hi Everybody. This summer I will garden for the first time and with all this info I might actually get something to grow!! I've spent hours today reading posts and have already learned so much. I'm planting 2- 8ft by 4ft beds of vegetables out here in Linden, VA.....near the Shenandoah Valley. Here is to a great growing season for all!!



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Wow, how nice to meet someone else from Linden. My brother and nephew used to live in Linden! Up the paved road, then the gravel road through the apple orchards, onto the dirt road and then across the top onto the boulder road (the fire trail). I loved visiting them there.

Have you had a chance to read the book ALL NEW SQUARE FOOT GARDENING? It is so full of great information and growing instructions. If not, please get a copy before you start planting. It really is easier to start out correctly than to find you made mistakes and need to redo things like your Mel's Mix.

If you have not already read it, this is a great thread MEL"S MIX

Again, Welcome and I am looking forward to hearing about your great growing season.
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Welcome Grdngrl, Glad you decided to join us! Can't wait to hear your stories this season to come.
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Post  EatYourVeggies on 1/29/2012, 3:44 am

and Hello GrdnGrl, from Vancouver Washington. I have to agree with you when you say, "This Forum Is the Best" I've only been here a very short time and everyone is really friendly and always helpful. Good luck with your 2012 garden. Wink
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Post  newstart on 1/29/2012, 8:24 am

Welcome. Thi splace is the best. Its packed with great info and great people. Have fun in your garden this spring
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