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Greetings from SoCal

Post  AvaDGardner on 2/17/2012, 12:57 am

In light of the humor I've already seen, my id is AvaDGardner, an homage to the star but perhaps I should have made it "AviDGardner!"

I've been growing roses for 18 years next to my townhome (about 24 in all) and on 1/30 my name was called to obtain a 10x10 community plot!

In 2 weeks time we 'did it the hard way' not knowing about landscape cloth and Mel's mix. We built boxes, tested the soil, did a moisture and silt test, sifted and cleaned the dirt removing rocks and roots, treated the crab grass...and planted strawberries (all given to me by other plot renters) in one box. Now 3 for veggies.

What I'm struggling with is how big plants get, and how I can fill the boxes. I want to do a winter garden while I can.

I read the abridged version of Mel's book, and am looking for more info.
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Re: Greetings from SoCal

Post  llama momma on 2/17/2012, 4:34 am

At the top of the Home page you can see a picture of the 2006 edition of the All New Square Foot Gardening book. It is Everything you need to know to get started and be successful the first time out. You can scour this site but others have done so and still missed out on crucial information and didn't get the results they should have gotten. Don't cheat yourself!
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Re: Greetings from SoCal

Post  Furbalsmom on 2/17/2012, 1:19 pm

AvaDGardner, glad to have you join us.

Check out the two California Regional Forums (look on the home page) to see which one better matches your location. Both have great hosts who have listed suggested plantings for this time of year.

Until you get your ALL NEW SQUARE FOOT GARDENING book, or borrow one from your local library, check the "thin to" instructions on your seed packages to determine spacing.

3 inches = 16 per square

4 inches = 9 per square

6 inches = 4 per square

12 inches = 1 per square

We really recommend that you get and read the 2006 edition of ALL NEW SQUARE FOOT GARDENING as there is so much easy to understand information and simple instructions.

Good luck and keep us posted on your progress.
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Re: Greetings from SoCal

Post  AvaDGardner on 2/17/2012, 1:57 pm

Thank you...I must say I am REALLY BUMMED that I can't post in the forum for 7 days after joining. They ought to remove that. What's the point of joining if you can't join in the conversations?
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Post  RoOsTeR on 2/17/2012, 2:13 pm

Where are you not able to post?

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Re: Greetings from SoCal

Post  AvaDGardner on 2/17/2012, 6:02 pm

Anywhere that isn't here.

I tried in the general forum and the SoCal folder. I was told "must wait 7 days before posting."

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Just tried again. Was attempting post in SoCal about Planting Guides. DOH! I was trying to give them a hot link...

New members are not allowed to post external links or emails for 7 days.
Please contact the forum administrator for more information.
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