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My first SFG Photos of progress

Post  Don T on 5/14/2012, 8:44 pm

With the help of those people on the SFG forum and videos on Youtube Vicki and I designed our first SFG. I would like to thank all those who contributed their thoughts and ideas to help make this project a success.

Photo # 1 Location



Photo # 2 Starting to get materials



Photo # 3 Starting to Build



Photo # 4 Continuing with Austin's help



Photo # 5 A little set back a 7 1/2" rain



Photo # 6 laying the foundation



Photo # 7 Weed Protection



Photo # 8 Mel's Mix is in the garden



Photo # 9 The grid is in



Photo # 10 Austin going through the planting plan



Photo # 11 Mostly planted



Photo # 12 Trellis for cucumbers



Look at the corn in the bottom photo. This is 7 days after sticking the seeds in the ground. That MM must also stand for miracle mix.

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Post  camprn on 5/15/2012, 7:16 am

WOW! Fantastic!!! Very Happy

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Post  littlesapphire on 5/15/2012, 7:28 am

Great looking photos, don! You did a wonderful job on your fist SFG. Keep posting pictures!

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Re: My first SFG Photos of progress

Post  acara on 5/15/2012, 8:29 am

Like that foundation .... looks much easier to set/level that way.

Also like the location ... can pull up a chair on the patio-pad and watch the babies grow.

As far as the MM goes ...... yep, it will grow anything, even kids Razz

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Post  RoOsTeR on 5/15/2012, 9:13 am

Looks great Don!



WoW! 7 1/2" of rain. I was noticing in picture #5, it looked like the water was getting pretty high in the lake. Shocked

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Post  kbb964 on 5/15/2012, 9:21 am

Fantastic DON !

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Re: My first SFG Photos of progress

Post  Don T on 5/15/2012, 9:46 am

Actually leveling was the most work. Some bricks had to be dug in while others had to be built up. But it was worth it I'm the end.

I thought it was only 4 1/2" but someone near me had a rain gauge said it was 7 1/2". I didn't have the down spout diverters in place yet. I had to level the back wall again and build up more behind it until the grass grows back in.

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Post  memart1 on 5/15/2012, 10:13 am

Beautiful -- Blends in well with your yardscaping and looks like the patio was planned that way. Great way to keep the garden close and I'm sure it will get lots of care and attention.

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Post  cheyannarach on 5/15/2012, 12:32 pm

Wow Don it looks fantastic!!!

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Post  carybcom on 5/16/2012, 2:11 pm

Outstanding job Don! Looks like your son enjoyed it as well.

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Re: My first SFG Photos of progress

Post  GWN on 5/16/2012, 3:26 pm

What an excellent set of pictures, it is so nice to see how the progression works.
Be anxious to see it in a month or so

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Post  CharlesB on 5/16/2012, 3:35 pm

Is the weed block you put down porous? The black sheeting?

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Re: My first SFG Photos of progress

Post  Don T on 5/16/2012, 3:57 pm

@CharlesB wrote:Is the weed block you put down porous? The black sheeting?

Brand name is "Weed Blocker". Yes it is pourous. Under the weed blocker is cardboard to help stop the grass and weeds growing though. This was suggested to me on this forum. Just about all the info on how to do things came from this forum and YouTube searching under SFG. I am very happy I did my research before starting each phase of building the garden because everyone was so helpful in it's construction.

Thanks everyone for the complements. I can see growth in it every day.

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