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First Time SFG Box

Post  jab3359 on 4/26/2013, 1:54 pm

This is my first attemp at a SFG, or any garden for that matter. It is a 4' x 8' x 18" box with 12" garden soil topped with 6" MM with a drip irrigation system.
The trellis system is 1/2" galv. electrical conduit and the removable critter box
is 1/2" PVC and plastic mesh.

I have planted cucumbers, green beans, and two types of tomatoes in the row next to the trellis. Next row is broccoli and three types of peppers. Next row is cilantro, carrots, romain lettice and zenias. Last row is two other types of lettice, basil, green onions, and zenias. There are two squares of each plant/variety. Everything was been started from seed in the box. The peppers were very slow to start and seem small for planting in Feb, I guess I should have started them indoors?


First two pictures taken March 24



Last two pictures takes April 21


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Re: First Time SFG Box

Post  camprn on 4/26/2013, 2:08 pm

Very nice!

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Post  bnoles on 4/26/2013, 2:08 pm

That is one very well done SFG. You will make Mel proud Very Happy

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Re: First Time SFG Box

Post  jab3359 on 4/26/2013, 2:52 pm

It's been a lot of fun and not too much work with just one box. Maybe I'll add another box or two next year next year cheers
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Post  jazzycat on 4/26/2013, 3:41 pm

Nicely done!

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Post  Lemonie on 4/26/2013, 4:13 pm

golly gee whiz Beautiful! And everything looks so happy and healthy! good job!
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Re: First Time SFG Box

Post  Valrinette on 4/30/2013, 10:47 am

I am like you as a new SFG gardener this year. I hopt that my own boxes look like yours.
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Re: First Time SFG Box

Post  R&R 1011 on 4/30/2013, 11:00 am

@jab3359 wrote:This is my first attemp at a SFG, or any garden for that matter. It is a 4' x 8' x 18" box with 12" garden soil topped with 6" MM with a drip irrigation system.
The trellis system is 1/2" galv. electrical conduit and the removable critter box
is 1/2" PVC and plastic mesh.

I have planted cucumbers, green beans, and two types of tomatoes in the row next to the trellis. Next row is broccoli and three types of peppers. Next row is cilantro, carrots, romain lettice and zenias. Last row is two other types of lettice, basil, green onions, and zenias. There are two squares of each plant/variety. Everything was been started from seed in the box. The peppers were very slow to start and seem small for planting in Feb, I guess I should have started them indoors?


First two pictures taken March 24



Last two pictures takes April 21
Very pretty! What's the artwork you have in the background? It looks nice.
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Re: First Time SFG Box

Post  Pepper on 4/30/2013, 1:37 pm

you rock jab3359 very nicely done! rahrah way to go happy2

glad you\'re here to the forum jab3359 and Valrinette.
With this spectacular a start you have made a TALL bar for yourself. We all look forward to watching; in pictures; y'alls progress throughout the years.
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Re: First Time SFG Box

Post  jab3359 on 5/3/2013, 10:53 am

@Valrinette wrote:I am like you as a new SFG gardener this year. I hopt that my own boxes look like yours.

Looks like you have a good start there, I guess we get a bit of a head start on the growing season here in southern california. sunny
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Very pretty! What's the artwork you have in the background? It looks nice.

The artwork in the background is actually an art panel from a freeway installation in Orange County, CA. It's a fiberglass panel with 3D relief that a friend of mine who works for Caltrans gave to me. It was a prototype and he let me "field test" it for the UV resistance of the image. I wanted to hang it higher on the wall but my neighbor didn't like the idea (bolting into the wall of his garage). affraid
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3 week up date

Post  jab3359 on 5/19/2013, 11:14 pm

Some pics from two weeks lateer. First bounty, lettuce and cilantro


The tomatoes are starting to set fruit. I notice these spots on the tomatoes


A good overall shot


looks like snails or slugs or catepillars?




the culprit


looks like im going to get a stalk of lettuce if I keep picking the outer leaves


first zenia
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Awesome

Post  Marie14513 on 5/19/2013, 11:36 pm

Great pictures, hope I can get mine to look so good! I have a ground hog in the back yard! thinking
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Re: First Time SFG Box

Post  sanderson on 5/20/2013, 12:47 am

Very pretty. Love the color.
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June Update

Post  jab3359 on 6/4/2013, 11:27 pm

Things are really taking off, looks like somethings are finished. The cilantro is in full bloom. Guess I don't eat as much cilantro as I thought I would. Much of the lettuce is blooming or ready to. It all seemed to grow so vertical, even the romain. Next time I won't space them so closely, seem to be reaching for sunlight.




Tomotoes are doing well. Carrots are tall but only abbout 4" long. The green onions never took off, maybe to much shade from evrything else. All my peppers petered out, next year I will start indoors and not plant seed. I bought some nursury plants to replace my puny peppers.

The basil is starting to come on stronger. Green beans are better but don't think they are up to green bean standards. I'm most excited about my first cucumber.
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Post  Goosegirl on 6/5/2013, 7:46 am

Amazing the growth in just a month! Lovely!

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