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Post  Ladyblu72 on 3/13/2012, 1:08 pm

I am a first time SFG and looking forward to it. I have grow tomatoes,potatoes and peppers in a small area. Looking to expand my
Garden knowledge. Below is what seeds I have.
Spinach - bloomsdale longstanding 
Radish- early scarlet globe
Carrots- Nantes coreless
Cucumber-marketmore 76
Lettuce -butter crunch 
Sweet basil-
Parsley -italian
Onion-evergreen bunching
Cabbage-flat dutch late
Cauliflower-snowball early
Cucumbers-marketmore 70
Carrots-little finger
Corn-kandy corn
cabbage-all season 
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Re: New to SFG and need help with a 4x4 box

Post  quiltbea on 3/13/2012, 1:31 pm

Welcome to the forum. It looks like you are ready for a good season. Nice varieties in your list. Good luck.


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Post  FamilyGardening on 3/13/2012, 7:19 pm

welcome to the forum!

we planted and grew kandy corn last year and are going to grow more this year.....it was really yummy and very pretty....the husks were purple Very Happy

if your interested in seeing it....do a search above for the *three sisters thursday* and you can find some pictures of the corn from start to finish Very Happy




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Re: New to SFG and need help with a 4x4 box

Post  walshevak on 3/13/2012, 7:39 pm

I don't want to rain on anybody's parade, but I also want you to have a successful season and not get discouraged. That is a very extensive list for only one 4x4. Although some is for early season and you can replant the squares for a summer crop you may not get enough from the one or two plants you could accomodate in the box. Corn alone takes 4 squares together to get good gemination. Just saying. Although you can get a lot more out of one box than most people can imagine.

Have you read the ALL NEW SQUAREFOOT GARDENS book? Not only does it outline the method, but it has suggested plantings and spacing.



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Re: New to SFG and need help with a 4x4 box

Post  Windsor.Parker on 3/14/2012, 7:13 pm

Ladyblu72, and to the forum.
The majority of the plants on your list are on mine, too! I agree with Kay, that's quite a long list for a 4' x 4' box. I also urge you to read "All New Square Foot Gardening" by Mel Bartholomew, if you haven't already. It contains a wealth of gardening knowledge and tips, and is easy reading.
Come back often to the forum. The folk here are friendly, knowledgeable, helpful, and inspirational.


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Post  Too Tall Tomatoes on 3/14/2012, 10:52 pm

If you want to try corn in your garden, I'd suggest making one box just for it.

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