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Post  efnjim on 4/3/2013, 9:29 am

hello this is jim from north hampton n.h. been using sguare foot gardening for the past 8 years. just purchased mel's new book, spent a lot of time looking for dfferent compost, have to do with 3 of the 5 compost for now. the only way to go is sfg. will send pictures when i figure how to send them.

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Post  camprn on 4/3/2013, 9:42 am

Hey Jim, Welcome to the SFG Forum!
If you go on over to the New England sub- forum, we have another member from the NH North country and may be able to steer you in the good compost direction. Here is a link to a thread in the NE Forum. Just click.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t15061-april-2013-new-england#156188

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Post  camprn on 4/3/2013, 10:02 am

oops, Embarassed Jim when I read your post for some reason my brain thought New Hampton... BUT, it just so happens we have members from the Seacoast as well! Very Happy

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Post  efnjim on 4/3/2013, 11:35 am

thanks for the reply on compost.

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Post  quiltbea on 4/3/2013, 12:54 pm

I want to glad you\'re here another New Englander. I hope you find the other composts you need. Since you already plant SFG, you won't need much help from us but we love pictures, so after your week is up (no pix allowed), you can post pics of your ongoing garden and chime in with answers to garden questions. Someone may even be able to help you now and then. Enjoy our forum.

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Post  Swany on 4/3/2013, 2:30 pm

Hi, I have just set up my square foot garden for the first time. I am hopeful of a productive amount of veggies this year. I live in the Tampa area of Florida. The yellow pollen is already here for my Northern Gardening friends! Soon it will be the rainy season where we live up to the title of Lightning Capital of the US! It rains so much here that I never have to think of keeping the sprinklers on over the 6 month period. I am looking forward to gleaning info on how to do the veggies from everyone. Right now after a week in the dirt my dill plants are dying. So that is my first question, any ideas on what may be wrong? I used to garden in Green Bay Wisconsin and I put in compost which was free for the hauling, so anything I did grew well over the previous years crop. Thanks for any help anyone has to offer and I look forward to listening in. Swany

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Post  Pepper on 4/3/2013, 2:32 pm

glad you\'re here to the forum efnjim! Hope you have great success with your garden.
To answer your question on posting pictures:
On the "home" page there is a block about the third down that is labeled " HOW TO..."; a lot of great info there. Here is a link to the last item in that area about how to post a picture" http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t129-how-to-post-a-picture-located-on-your-computer
Note when I hit "copy" another box poops up asking if I want to "allow access" to my computer so I click the "Allow Access" then "Ctrl +V" (copy) the image in the reply box. Then hit "up load". I am notorious for misspelling so I "preview" all my posts before I "Send".

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Post  Pepper on 4/3/2013, 2:38 pm

glad you\'re here to you also Swany.
Sorry about your dills but I have no answer for you. The reason for the Mel's Mix is to take the problems from the soil having "ISSUES" out of the equation. As a second year gardener I can't help ya with the problem you are having; sorry.

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Post  efnjim on 4/6/2013, 4:38 pm

I was looking for different types of compost, I had cow manure,mushroom,and organic humus from lowe's. I found worm casting and lobster compost across the street. what a small world. I am awake now

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Post  audrey.jeanne.roberts on 4/6/2013, 4:50 pm

@efnjim wrote:I was looking for different types of compost, I had cow manure,mushroom,and organic humus from lowe's. I found worm casting and lobster compost across the street. what a small world. I am awake now
WELCOME to the forum.

That's great! Having all five composts is much more important than most people realize.

I'm a "sophmore" SFG girl, this is my second year at it. In reading the forums over the winter I have noticed a very prominent pattern. When people follow the Mel's Mix recipe to the "T" there are few if any problems, when people get frustrated or in a hurry and try to make do with an "almost MM" they're back with lots and lots of issues.

I've had this lifelong philosophy that summed up is this, "I'll learn from your mistakes because making my own is too darn slow and painful!" LOL! I've been trying to learn how to do it right the first time so gardening is a joy not a frustration. Sounds like you're well on your way Have fun Laughing

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Post  plantoid on 4/6/2013, 5:49 pm

I'm glad it only took you a year AJ ..pity others don't follow your learning curve .
They'd save themselves much wailing , gnashing of teeth and the mandatory wearing of sack cloth . Wink

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Post  efnjim on 4/15/2013, 9:57 am

last year I planted these flowers and i forgot what they where called. they grow to about 6' and the wind blow them over. the flowers appeared late summer and attracked numerous bees,butterflys and humming birds. love to plant them again. can any one tell me the name of the plant? thank you

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Post  Goosegirl on 4/15/2013, 10:53 am

The blossom looks like a kind of Zinnia, but not sure. Is that name striking a memory? It could also be some kind of Echinacea

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Post  Nicola on 4/15/2013, 9:43 pm

I thought it looked like an echinacea, too so I did a search. Maybe it's "Salsa Red" "Tomato Soup" or "Solar Flare".

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