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An introduction from New England

Post  a savage gardener on 3/18/2013, 1:27 pm

Hello everyone.

I just signed up on Sunday, and hope to be of some help to people, and not a pain in the ****** to everyone else.

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Re: An introduction from New England

Post  andreareynolds on 3/18/2013, 1:40 pm

Hi from another newbie to the forum - first (adult) foray into veggie gardening is underway - collecting all the 'stuff' required and making boxes for the last week or so - without SFG I seriously doubt I would ever have tried again Rolling Eyes too many years of row garden weeding as a kid put me right off. Hoping SFG is as productive and enjoyable as reading the book made it sound Razz
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Post  mollyhespra on 3/18/2013, 2:36 pm

glad you\'re here from upstate NH! What zone are you in? Cape Coddess is already growing stuff outside while some of us are still under the frozen white stuff (and expecting more). Have you done any SFGing before?
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Re: An introduction from New England

Post  a savage gardener on 3/18/2013, 7:01 pm

Molly-

Im in Mass. near the NY, CT tri area. Zone 5-ish. And I'm still frozen out outside.

Squarefoot Gardening? Not by the technical terms of it, but I've done a little bit of gardening in raised beds, so I'm not a total newbie at this.

My father tinkered with SFG when he was alive, and a few years ago I found a bunch of VHS tapes of Mel when he was on the Discovery channel, so I've kinda been easing my way into it the last two years.
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Re: An introduction from New England

Post  RoOsTeR on 3/18/2013, 7:12 pm

Welcome! The method has dramatically changed in recent years. The All New Square Foot Gardening method is much simpler now. Make sure and pick up the latest edition on Mel's book:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1591865484/ref=s9_psimh_gw_p14_d8_i3?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=19Z1ZCGRDX2BH2ZWNWTW&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1389517282&pf_rd_i=507846

It's the go to guide for our forum and the base for just about everything we do Wink

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Re: An introduction from New England

Post  a savage gardener on 3/18/2013, 7:39 pm

Rooster-

Yeah, I bought Mels book last year. The VHS tapes kinda brought a flashback to when I was younger and used to watch the shows on TV.

It seems as if all the gardening shows on today deal more with landscaping instead of fruits and veggies. The Victory Garden used to be my favorite, but my PBS stations only show repeats with the Aussie dude. I wish that if they are going to show repeats, that they would go back into their vault and get some really old shows that we haven't seen in a while.

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Welcome Savage Gardener!

Post  Farmer Don on 3/19/2013, 1:29 am

I know what you mean. I honed my garden skills watching Jim Crockett on the Victory Garden and reading Robert Rodale's Organic Gardening magazine. You learned much more with their shows than the Victory garden of today. I felt very bad about Jim Crockett's battle with cancer. I wonder if all the chemicals he used had something to do with it? Rodale made an early believer out of me for taking the organic path. Welcome aboard and Happy Gardening.
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Re: An introduction from New England

Post  CapeCoddess on 3/19/2013, 2:26 pm

Hi Savage Gardener! Welcome to the forum!

I can chime in here and say I love Crockett! I was reading the book, Crocketts Victory Garden, just last night to find out about the peas but could barely stomach the chemicals being used as I read. It's a good reference though to tell me what to do when as it's laid out month by month.

About last March I got the old SFG vids from our library and then the old SFG book before realizing that there was an updated method and book. So I have some boxes made with the old soil recipe and some with the new MM. Can't see much difference in growth yet to be honest. But when I do I'll replace the old with the MM.

Anyway, nice weather we're having, ey?

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Re: An introduction from New England

Post  a savage gardener on 3/19/2013, 7:52 pm

CapeCoddess-

You can have the wind, I'll take the snow.

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