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Hello From Bixby Oklahoma

Post  gibbyx on 2/12/2012, 8:17 pm

Starting my first SFG. Very excited. I found out about all of this SFG stuff at the Bixby Library with my daughter. She had a project to do with a friend and I was stuck in the library for a couple of hours. Found a book called Cubed Foot Gardening. Was interested and wanted to buy my own, but on barnesandnoble.com, everyone posted that you should buy the square foot gardener instead, so I did and am very happy I did.

Built a couple 4x4 frames and have started seeds indoors with the virmiculite. Can't wait for them to start growing.

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Re: Hello From Bixby Oklahoma

Post  plantoid on 2/12/2012, 8:33 pm

Welcome Gibby

Will you just confirm something for me about your book ..is it the " All new Square Foot Gardening " book by Mel Bartholomew 2006 edition ?

I'll let others come along and have a chat .... I'm off to bed as here in Great Britain it's now 01.30 hrs. and I've had a long long day Wink .

catch you around

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Re: Hello From Bixby Oklahoma

Post  Furbalsmom on 2/12/2012, 9:16 pm

gibbyx

Glad to meet you.

Built a couple 4x4 frames and have started seeds indoors with the virmiculite. Can't wait for them to start growing.
Good luck and keep us posted on your progress.

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Re: Hello From Bixby Oklahoma

Post  sfg4uKim on 2/12/2012, 9:19 pm

Hi & welcome.

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Re: Hello From Bixby Oklahoma

Post  ashort on 2/13/2012, 12:05 am

Welcome to the SQF board! You got good advice - the best book out there for raised bed gardening is Mel's book! I grew up just down the road from you - went to Union! My how that area has changed in the last 20ish years... Good luck to you and be sure to ask questions here if you have them - there is a lot of knowledge in some of these folks!

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Post  sngrant on 2/14/2012, 8:59 pm

Hi there. I am so close to you in Sapulpa. In the beginning stages of the building the boxes. Where are you finding the compost, peat moss, etc? Maybe we can stay in touch somehow through e-mail to keep in touch on how things are going. This is my first garden period in my whole life. Very excited!

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Re: Hello From Bixby Oklahoma

Post  ashort on 2/14/2012, 10:26 pm

You two should make sure you are looking in the Upper South Regional forum as well... lots of activity over there that will be especially relevant for ya'll....

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Post  gibbyx on 2/14/2012, 10:31 pm

I'm not sure how to reply to the individual posts I've gotten, but thanks for all the feedback.

The book I started with was the Square Foot Gardener Revised. I really enjoy it. Really easy to follow.

To my Sapulpa friend: I found Stringer Nursery to be very helpful. They are at 41st between Sheredin and Memorial by Home Depot. They have tons of product you need. Peat Moss, Vermiculite and composte. I didn't actually look at all the composte yet, they may not have 5 different kinds but from the look of the place I bet they do. I haven't made my Mel's Mix yet, will probably do that this coming weekend. I've found that most of the stores are just now getting ready for the garden season and haven't put everything out.

At Stringer Nursery I saw a pallet of bags that actually said Square foot garden soil.

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Hello From bixby oklahoma

Post  jfkelly001 on 2/14/2012, 10:57 pm

Hi I am John from Tulsa and you can get 4 cu ft bags of vermiculite for $20 at

Independent Material Company
(918) 582-0196
34 N Owasso AveTulsa,OK74120

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