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What's red, blue, yellow and green all over?

Post  Josh on 6/17/2012, 11:38 am

SFG's!!!!




My mom and myself teach kids 8-18 gardening classes at the county Extension office every other Saturday, we have four SFGs that the kids planted and maintain. I came up with the idea to paint them different colors, they also have colored trellis and colored tomato cages to match their SFGs.



This is a great way to not only teach the kids, but local people passing by stop in and ask about the gardens!

If you have some spare time you might want to look into maybe starting some SFG projects in your town! School, Extension, business places, and Mel has some great prizes for several contest, so be sure to check them out! http://www.melbartholomew.com/sfg-contests/
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Post  RoOsTeR on 6/17/2012, 11:45 am

Some great looking boxes Very Happy

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Re: What's red, blue, yellow and green all over?

Post  littlejo on 6/17/2012, 11:50 am

Great looking boxes!! What kind of paint did you use? Lego SFG!

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Post  CindiLou on 6/17/2012, 12:10 pm

@littlejo wrote: Lego SFG!

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Re: What's red, blue, yellow and green all over?

Post  ramarks on 6/17/2012, 2:11 pm

Very nice, indeed.
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Post  michellentn on 6/18/2012, 12:18 am

awesome and a very creative way to make gardening livelier and fun! Very Happy
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Great colors! Organic compatible?

Post  Karenberry on 6/18/2012, 12:35 am

I would love to add a splash of color to my boring boxes, but I have been diligently buying only organic compost, organic seeds, and even made my hubby return Miracle Grow enriched peat moss because it wasn't the organic sphagnum peat I wanted. Do you know of any paints/stains that are compatible with organic gardening? Perhaps some made from vegetable dye? Thanks.
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Post  malefacter on 6/18/2012, 10:50 am

you can paint the outside of the box with whatever you want

i remember a stain made with worm castings and boiled red cabbage they dont give a recipe for it tho
http://hypernatural.com/digestive.html
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Post  Josh on 6/18/2012, 3:18 pm

@Karenberry wrote:I would love to add a splash of color to my boring boxes, but I have been diligently buying only organic compost, organic seeds, and even made my hubby return Miracle Grow enriched peat moss because it wasn't the organic sphagnum peat I wanted. Do you know of any paints/stains that are compatible with organic gardening? Perhaps some made from vegetable dye? Thanks.

I used a water base certified safe/non toxic paint. I watered the paint down and used it more like a stain on the wood just enough to give it some color.

There is many organic non toxic paints, and if you give it a google, you will find paints made from natural plants.
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Re: What's red, blue, yellow and green all over?

Post  plantoid on 6/18/2012, 5:23 pm

They look good Josh .. at first sight of the thread title I was thinking of flowers , looking like my front beds are , so I dragged a photobucket piccy over in readiness to shove up as a comparator .

Never mind ... my beds have also attracted lots of comments and questions .

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