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Hi there from SW NY

Post  NightMist on 3/14/2013, 10:52 am

'allo

I found here and decided to check y'all out.
I am not doing square foot gardening per se, but I have been cramming a lot of plants into a little space for some years now.
Things like putting 9 tomato plants into a 4x4 foot bed, trellising melons, using chard as a bedding plant in the front yard flower beds etc. I grew up rural in a family whereby if your kitchen garden was less than an acre it just wasn't worth bothering with. Rolling Eyes Most of my family thinks I am crazy. My DH tells me my plans won't work every single time, and them happily eats what I grow. Very Happy
I am in one of those neighbourhoods where if you plant food in the front yard you have to make it look ornamental.
New to me this year, going to take the tomatos and strawberries to hanging containers and plant their beds with a variety of beans, peas, and fava, mostly in an effort to cut back on amendments. The more beauteous of the peppers will go into the flower beds this year, where I already have a lot of aliums. Daughter wants corn, and has volunteered herself and her boyfriend as garden slaves, so I am going to try three 8 foot crowded double rows of a native variety in a spot that I don't think gets enough light with cornfield beans planted at their feet. I am thinking I may toss in a squash or two and go full on three sisters with it, but I am getting strong opposition from the household for fear of the size and willfulness of the plants. I might just do it anyways.

I am also one of those people that makes my own starting mix, avoids chemicals, prefers heirloom and native varieties, and tends to look plants up by their latin name.
I will try not to be too obnoxious.Very Happy

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Re: Hi there from SW NY

Post  camprn on 3/14/2013, 11:39 am

@NightMist wrote:'allo


I am also one of those people that makes my own starting mix, avoids chemicals, prefers heirloom and native varieties, and tends to look plants up by their latin name.
I will try not to be too obnoxious.Very Happy
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