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My first SFG!

Post  Ukulele JJ on 3/28/2012, 5:59 pm

Hi gang,

I posted here briefly last year, but was put off starting my first garden due to the cicadas infestation at the time. Shocked

Anyhoo, I finally got my act together and made my first, simple, 4x4 SFG...



A bit dark because it was getting late in the evening by the time I finished up.

The box is the $35 kit from Home Depot. Slats are some cheap wood lath (also from Home Depot) that I cut, drilled, and put nuts/bolts into. I found vermiculite and all the other MM ingredients at the first place I stopped at... thanks vermiculite database!

I planted seeds for two squares of spinach, one square of chard, and another square of lettuce. After a few weeks I'll probably do another chard and another lettuce. No idea if any of that will work (maybe a bit too late to start from seeds???), but what the heck. I've got 16 squares--one of them is bound to come out okay, right?

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Well done!

Post  BackRiver_SFG on 3/28/2012, 6:14 pm

Your SFG looks real nice! I like the corner posts. Aesthetically pleasing.
I had the best time my first year with my 4X4 SFG. I made two more the next year. Up to 48 squares these days. Always improving and learning.

Enjoy! cheers
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Re: My first SFG!

Post  llama momma on 3/28/2012, 6:16 pm

Looking good and welcome to the forum!
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Post  CarolinaGirl on 3/28/2012, 9:48 pm

Well I know where I'm going next year (or maybe will purchase this year for next) when I expand... home depot it is! Will totally spend $35 for a 4x4 bed that I can just easily put together without the skill saw and my wonky measuring lol.
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Re: My first SFG!

Post  The Cat's Other Mother on 3/28/2012, 10:39 pm

I went to the Home Depot yesterday and bought two 16'x10"x2" boards for $12.+ each, and had them cut to four foot lengths, and a box of 3" screws for $11. It's not quite as pretty, but much cheaper and just as easy, if you have a drill/driver.

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