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Hi from Southwest Florida

Post  thebarley7 on 9/4/2012, 1:37 pm

Well hello there,

New here. I live in Cape Coral, Florida, which is on the southwest coast.

I stumbled upon Mel's book in the library as I was looking for southern gardening methods for vegetables, since here in southwest Florida August is the beginning of our season.


garden in progress

I made my first boxes the second week of Aug, and in 3 days the seedlings spouted and in a week some were close to a foot tall. In a little over 3 weeks I have 3 inch summer squash. The watermelon is climbing the trellis and is over 3 1/2 feet tall. I have never seen anything like it. I did follow the book exactly as it instructed and I can't believe the difference the MM makes, especially since we are so close to the coast and our soil is, uh, sand. Haven't had much luck with that, so I am thrilled not having to mess with native "soil" anymore.



3 weeks, 4 days



This is too great not to share. So now I'm off to get my certification.

25 days


Being active in our local 4-H clubs for years, I am hoping to teach this technique as well as maybe work with the extension office. I'm also active in some ministries that have people that could really benefit from the successes of sfg'ing. Maybe even have classes through the parks and rec. I have been home schooling for 22 years and I know the local home school community will embrace this. (I already have received the sfg classroom curriculum). Would love working with the public schools with this, if that door opens. study

However, the primary reason for enjoying the sfg'ing method is to provide my family with fresh chemical-free veggies, and to teach my children the benefits of hard work and sunshine. (Although I wouldn't exactly call sfg'ing hard work Wink ) Plus, it's just refreshing and fun.

Looking forward to meeting others in my area who have suffered through the challenges of gardening in southwest FL.

Donna B.










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Post  CapeCoddess on 9/4/2012, 1:51 pm

OMGosh...that's remarkable! I'll have to remember that when I'm at my apt in Miami...which is never lately.

Thanks for sharing this! Keep us posted on your endeavors to spread the word. Laughing (pun intended)

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Post  cheyannarach on 9/4/2012, 2:00 pm

Wow, your pictures and progress are incredible! Have fun getting certified! It looks like you will be keeping busy and spreading lots of SFG joy! Thank you for posting!

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