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Post  tina.moden on Fri 30 Mar 2012 - 15:03

Hi all, Not only am I new to SFG, I am new to posting or reading a forum. Hopefully I am doing this right.Wink I have wanted a garden for years but have continually put it off. Well they say you start living at 40, and atleast with my birthday next week and a new garden it may be true! I have started with a 4X8, we raised the bed and it is 12" deep. I had quite a time sealing the wood. I wanted to go natural, but all the stuff on the market was toxic, I did manage to find this cedar shield eventually so I used that. Also because I have NEVER had a garden I did not have a clue in how to plant, when to plant, or ANYTHING. I have called my local master gardening help line a few times, but mostly I have just used Mel's book. Making Mel's mix was not easy, I had to go to multiple nurseries to get the compost I needed, also dealing with people looking at me funny when I said peat moss please. After alot of stress, I put the first seeds in mix on 3/11/12. We planted corn in a 4X4 section, then individual 1'x 1" for the carrots, peas, radishes, cauliflower, onion, broccoli, lettuce, (2 types romaine & GR), and beans. Today I am seeing sprouts on all of these.Very Happy I realize I planted them deeper than it reccomended. I was afraid, they would just blow away or when I watered just get moved around. We also started soaking seeds for the cucumber, watermelon, pumpkin, & cantelope, which I planted on 3/24. I am already seeing sprouts on the cucumbers & pumpkin! I also planted from seed on 3/24 sunflowers, red onion, and spaghetti squash. Anyway I am super excited, but really not sure of what I am doing. I did snip the excess radishes, but it was hard to do. Sad I see I have some extra corn sprouts growing as well, so I guess I need to snip them too. Is there some additional advice on when and how to do this? Also, I have seen a few black ants around and I am not sure if they are to be too concerned with or not. Any way just wanted to see if there are any others from this area out there, or someone with some advice for a complete novice like me, I really appreciate it. Also I am watering once a day, it currently is about 75 degrees, is that enough?
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Re: New SFG in Nevada!

Post  quiltbea on Fri 30 Mar 2012 - 15:15

tina.....Welcome to the forum. I can't help you with your plantings since I'm in the great Northeast and we had snow 2 days ago and aren't really ready to plant outdoors. I'm sure someone with experience in AZ will be along. Good luck.
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Re: New SFG in Nevada!

Post  chjbr63 on Fri 30 Mar 2012 - 15:19

WELCOME

I am new to SFG and the forum too. The best way to get answers is the white box at the top left hand corner. Just type what your looking for and you will find hundreds of SFG'ners with info.

GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN
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Re: New SFG in Nevada!

Post  UnderTheBlackWalnut on Fri 30 Mar 2012 - 15:30

Welcome!

Check out the threads and posters in the Southwestern Deserts regional forum on the homepage to learn more. I know we've got quite a few members in AZ where they might be dealing with more similar conditions to you. Smile

We are happy to have you here!
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Re: New SFG in Nevada!

Post  sfg4uKim on Fri 30 Mar 2012 - 16:01

Hi and welcome to the Forum.

I lived in LV, Henderson then BC when I was a kid.

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