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Post  Bluphrog on 3/20/2012, 1:04 pm

I live in a little town just north of Houston and have decided to try SFG again. Tried it in the early '90s, but the kids thought everything was a weed, no matter how hard I tried keeping them out of the garden. Now the kids are grown and gone, so thought I'd give it another try.

We used old RR ties the first time since we got them for nothing, but I'm thinking we'll try 5 gallon buckets this time to go around our little patio.
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Post  AvaDGardner on 3/20/2012, 2:07 pm

Welcome!

One thing I LOVE about SFG is you can tell what is a weed because it isn't where you planted it. It think of that over and over as I observe my garden, even if I don't always remember if it was a 16/9/4 square (the 1's I remember!).

Are you going to plant in the buckets? They will get hot and will break down over time. I think mine generally last about 2 years before the plastic starts to shatter. And our zones would be close to the same.

You don't want to use your RR ties?
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Post  Bluphrog on 3/20/2012, 3:15 pm

The RR ties broke down and what was left got carted away. Since I haven't done any gardening in years, I figured that using buckets would give me a chance to see if I really want to do this or not. If I don't like it, I'll just scatter the potting soil and toss the buckets.

If I do like it, I'll get wooden boxes built to set around my patio. In fact, I may set the boxes on top of sawhorses to raise them up to a more comfortable level for me.
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Post  walshevak on 3/20/2012, 4:42 pm

" If I do like it, I'll get wooden boxes built to set around my patio. In fact, I may set the boxes on top of sawhorses to raise them up to a more comfortable level for me."

That's the ticket, tabletops for us with challenging knees and backs. I love mine. Very Happy

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Post  sfg4uKim on 3/20/2012, 4:51 pm

Welcome! Have you read the All New SFG book yet? I used the original method too.

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Post  shannon1 on 3/24/2012, 4:20 am

@walshevak wrote:" If I do like it, I'll get wooden boxes built to set around my patio. In fact, I may set the boxes on top of sawhorses to raise them up to a more comfortable level for me."

That's the ticket, tabletops for us with challenging knees and backs. I love mine. Very Happy

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