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My prides and joy(s)?! Well my first ever SFGing foray

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Post  Pink-Gardener on 4/4/2012, 6:14 pm

So here are the pics of the beds I've made. Here is a 6x3 and a 3x3
2 are made of proper wood, the other is improvised with what I can find in the garden. That piece of paper in this pic is my gardening plan, all printed out with clip art images plastered all over it. Think I may have got a tad enthusiastic
As you might be able to see there are a few slopes around. I hope I've dealt with them ok. Not as beautiful as everyone elses but I'm not allowed on the lawn in my garden, mother's orders, so I've hidden them where I can!

I had some questions but at this moment they've gone out of my head so I'll post when I remember!


Any suggestions that might improve them are welcomed Smile I love you


covered under this fleece are some beetroot seedlings.

This bed also has peas planted on the left hand side that haven't sprouted yet. I would say the size of the bed is 3x2 on the left hand side and about 2 x1.5 on the other. Unconventional size but it's all the land I have!

Can't remember exactly what I've planted to germinate I'll have to go and check, being over enthusiastic probably started off too much, but I know i definitely have runner beans, peas, tomatoes, sweet corn, brocilli, cabbage, spaghetti squash, butternut squash, some other squash, beetroot, carrots, sunflowers, cucumber, courgette, aubergine, onions, garlic. I also have a raspberry root thing, a blackberry root tree thing and am trying to germinate some strawberry seeds although there has been limited success so far.

My runner bean beans that I'm growing in a jar with kitchen towel, like a school project, have sprouted but turned mouldy before they sprouted, will this be a problem?

Sorry about the images being scatterd all over the post, i cant seem to do it any other way...

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Post  UnderTheBlackWalnut on 4/6/2012, 7:54 am

You're off to an enthusiastic start, P-G Smile ...Keep us posted! Smile

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Post  givvmistamps on 4/8/2012, 4:57 pm

Looks a bit like my first boxes, right down to the green twine dividers. Good luck!

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Post  plantoid on 4/8/2012, 5:09 pm

It sounds like you over watered the beans or don't have drainage holes in the container .

You should be able to plant the bean seeds direct in your location due to the city heat . ... soak the beans for 24 hrs in clean water then plant them in situ.

Re :- Not knowing what you have sown .. cut up any white plastic containers to make seed labels make them as long as you can , nine inches is a great length for it allws a decent bit to be pushed in the bed and you to use large letters on the bit above the bed..

Some of the guys & gals are using the white disposable plastic spoons and knives and writing on them .

Write on them in permanant marker or china graph the crop and date planted /sown .

If using chinagraph most white plastics will come clean with a run with a plastic scotch brite pad and soapy water then a soak in a mild bleach solution for a couple of hours to sterilize them for the next usage .

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Post  FamilyGardening on 4/9/2012, 2:43 am

congrats on your box's

cant wait to see more pics as your garden grows Very Happy

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Post  Pink-Gardener on 4/13/2012, 5:06 pm

Thanks for all the lovely words. Have put in cabbage, brocilli and cucumber so far but the squirrels dug up all my cabbage Sad Lucky I planted too many seeds so have some seedlings to transplant.

I was told they don't like garlic but they dug up my garlic too! What do you do to keep squirrels away?

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Post  elliephant on 4/13/2012, 5:11 pm

Who else had to Google "chinagraph?"

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Post  quiltbea on 4/13/2012, 5:32 pm

@Pink....Are you getting enough sunlight near those fences? Remember, our gardens need 6-8 hrs of sun a day.

Your garden beds are looking good. Use what you can, as long as you can contain the soil. Anything that makes a bed can be useful.

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Post  kbb964 on 4/13/2012, 6:24 pm

Elliphant I am 13 years older than you so I knew what Chinagraph was lol

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Post  Chopper on 4/13/2012, 9:26 pm

@kbb964 wrote:Elliphant I am 13 years older than you so I knew what Chinagraph was lol

I've got a few years on you and I had never heard of it. Wonder if it is regional. I heard of a wax pencil, but not that.

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Post  Lavender Debs on 4/13/2012, 9:31 pm

@elliephant wrote:Who else had to Google "chinagraph?"

me

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Post  UnderTheBlackWalnut on 4/13/2012, 11:39 pm

@Lavender Debs wrote:
@elliephant wrote:Who else had to Google "chinagraph?"

me

I think it's more of a European term so in areas with more European influence, it might be more common. Plantoid used it in a post a couple of months ago, and I had to Google it then...LOL. To me it's always been a "grease pencil". Smile I have to admit "Chinagraph" sounds way prettier...as do most of Plantoid's expressions. Smile

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Post  walshevak on 4/14/2012, 8:56 am

@Pink-Gardener wrote:Thanks for all the lovely words. Have put in cabbage, brocilli and cucumber so far but the squirrels dug up all my cabbage Sad Lucky I planted too many seeds so have some seedlings to transplant.

I was told they don't like garlic but they dug up my garlic too! What do you do to keep squirrels away?

You may have to make a critter cage for your beds.

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t4958-squirrels-again

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t8524-possible-critter-cage-plus-trellis-solution

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Post  Lavender Debs on 4/14/2012, 10:02 am

@Pink-Gardener wrote: ....snip.... What do you do to keep squirrels away?



Good against crows and rats too.

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Post  RoOsTeR on 4/14/2012, 10:13 am

@Lavender Debs wrote:
@Pink-Gardener wrote: ....snip.... What do you do to keep squirrels away?



Good against crows and rats too.

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Post  camprn on 4/14/2012, 10:43 am

Good dogs! What a Face

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Post  Pink-Gardener on 4/15/2012, 8:01 am

That is some impressive critter control there!

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