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My first SFG!

Post  cliftyman on 4/7/2010, 4:31 pm

I'm loving this thing... these pics were taken a week or so ago and since the warm weather hit everything is growing like crazy... I also mulched with fresh grass clippings and the nitrogen is really pumping up my plants.





my SFG... I'm going to mulch it, surround the perimeter with landscaping timbers, put gravel walkways through it, put in a cistern & a drip irrigation system and maybe get some chickens to tend it!






my cauliflower, broccoli and lettuce and spinach






first try at growing strawberries






carrots






cabbage

Future plans:
plant marigolds and fennel (actually did this yesterday) after derby day plant my squash and build the trellis system...
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Re: My first SFG!

Post  choksaw on 4/7/2010, 4:50 pm

WoW your garden is looking great nice lay out future plans sound awesome deffinatly post up more pics as you progress. Did you start those strawberry's from seed or transplants? Im looking into strawberry's planting but have never seen seeds available anywhere only trnasplants.

Be careful on the nitrogen around fruiting vegtables it helps them grow yes but too much nitrogen in the soil and youll get big healthy leafy plants with a low yield on fruiting.
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Re: My first SFG!

Post  ayanefan on 4/7/2010, 10:57 pm

*me is full of jealousy*
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Re: My first SFG!

Post  cliftyman on 4/7/2010, 11:19 pm

thanks I'm pretty proud of it....

I bought those strawberries from Ace Hardware... they came in bunches of 25 tied up with a rubber band. They had single plant transplants but they were a lot more expensive and sold per 9 plants. I'm pretty sure Ace is just buying the bunches of 25 from a local strawberry grower.

I'm guessing they are June bearers because the groups of 25 were probably runners that were picked off of mother plants and I've heard day neutral and everbearing don't produce many runners.

When I got them they hadn't even hardly opened up but with 3 days they were leafed out. They are about twice as big now as when I planted them.

Now if Mel would tell me how to grow morels in my SFG I'd be on cloud nine!
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Re: My first SFG!

Post  new2this on 4/8/2010, 8:08 am

Your gardening space looks great! Now, you need to do like Mel suggests........get yourself a big 'ol rocking chair and stick it right in the middle of your beds so you can enjoy your little garden utopia!

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Re: My first SFG!

Post  timwardell on 4/8/2010, 10:48 am

Nice looking set up cliftyman. Can't wait to see the pics of it once your master plan has been completed. Good luck.
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Re: My first SFG!

Post  martha on 4/8/2010, 7:40 pm

great garden! Thanks for the photos - keep 'em coming.

Choksaw, historically alpine strawberries were the only ones one really could start from seed, although there is a new full size variety for which seeds are being sold.
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Re: My first SFG!

Post  quiltbea on 4/9/2010, 12:11 am

You've made a great start with your garden and the plans sound wonderful.
Keep up the good work.
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