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Post  LoMagick on 8/25/2012, 11:44 am

A long time gardener in Mississippi. I love growing vegetables. My goal every spring I browse all of the beautiful seed catalogs, is to grow enough to can or freeze to feed us through the rest of the year. Of course what I plan and what actually happens are usually two different things.

I've tried the traditional row method and raised beds. Read the original SFG book about two years ago and LOVEd the ideas and philosiphy behind it. Of course people are going to get lazy about maintainence when it's 100 degrees outside, the tomatoes have cut worms or blight, or deer decide your garden is a free salad bar.

I live in the perfect climate to grow vegetales almost all year long. So I'm going for it. I got the new book this summer and am really inspired to try something different. I'd like to start with maybe 4 squares and see how it works out. maybe keep my row garden for corn or squash (because of the space it takes) So get ready for lots of questions.
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Post  gwennifer on 8/25/2012, 12:37 pm

Well hello there LoMagick and glad you\'re here to the forum! Your idea of starting small sounds great to me. There are plenty of people here who grow corn and squash in their SFG's, but also plenty who don't. So experiment and find what's right for you. Lots of friendly folks willing to help answer your questions. Looking forward to hearing more from you!
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Post  yolos on 8/25/2012, 2:04 pm

When I started building my SFG, I kept an area of 4 ft X 32 ft of my old row garden. I will be using it to plant brocolli in the spring and fall and corn in the summer. Of course after using SFG and getting used to the soft soilless soil, I am amending my left-over row garden with six inches of my home made compost and other amendments. I am trying to get it to a point where it is closer to SFG soil. The bottom of that patch is still hard clay but I am hoping the compost will eventually work itself down into the clay.
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Post  cheyannarach on 8/26/2012, 12:54 am

Welcome to the forum! I love to see new people join us! SFG is so much fun and I am a little (lot) jealous of the almost year round growing! Keep us posted on your progress!
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Post  GWN on 8/26/2012, 2:38 am

Hi Lomagic
My goal is also to eventually grow enough to feed us all year, or at least MOSTly.
I think I have grown enough beans this year to feed my family with beans for the full year.....
However not sure if I could live off of beans alone
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Post  gregrenee88 on 8/26/2012, 6:13 pm

glad you\'re here from the east coast of the U.S.! You will find great information and very helpful fellow gardeners on this forum.

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