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Post  ArkansasSFGardener on 5/1/2013, 3:41 pm

Hello fellow SFGs!!! I am really excited about this year and our new SFG! I am very optimistic about how everything is going to grow! I just recently discovered SFG... My wife and I planted a garden, the old fashioned way.... Then while scouring the web for gardening tips and answers, I always kept getting a lot of the same thing... Square Foot Gardening!!!! That was the first red flag!! I was breaking my back tilling up our existing soil... AHHHH... Doing more research about SFG, and then purchasing the book... I decided that we were going to redo the entire thing... And that's what we did!!! So much more happy with how it looks and is going to look without all those weeds!!!

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Post  CapeCoddess on 5/1/2013, 3:47 pm

Oh this is just beautiful! And the MM is so dark. Stunning and well done. Keep the photos coming so we can see how it does for you.

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Post  ArkansasSFGardener on 5/1/2013, 3:50 pm

There are a few more pics in the show off your sfg section!
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Post  ArkansasSFGardener on 5/4/2013, 10:36 am

Anybody else get these few cold days in the Southeast?? It is just ridiculous to have close to freezing temps in May!!!
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Post  jjlonsdale on 5/4/2013, 11:36 am

YES! In North Texas here... can't remember the last time it got close to freezing in MAY. I suppose my lettuce is enjoying the cooler weather but my peppers and tomatoes could really do with some sun and heat!
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Post  ArkansasSFGardener on 5/4/2013, 11:39 am

I know it's ridiculous!!! I was contemplating whether or not to cover the toms and peppers last night... but it said it was only getting down to 37 so i took the risk...
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Post  jjlonsdale on 5/4/2013, 11:47 am

Oh, and I can't believe I didn't mention it -- your garden setup looks WONDERFUL! Do please keep us posted with pix and updates.
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Post  ArkansasSFGardener on 5/4/2013, 11:49 am

Thanks you so much! Do you have any pics of yours?
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Post  slimbolen99 on 5/4/2013, 1:02 pm

I cannot let my wife see your photo of your garden; she would want mine that neat and clean. Very nice!
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Post  ArkansasSFGardener on 5/4/2013, 5:00 pm

HAHA nice! I got a pretty good deal on the cypress mulch.. Bags were only $2.30 a piece... so less than $10 for 4 bags, which is good... best way to buy mulch is by the scoop, which is about a square yard... you can usually get it for like $20 bucks a square yard... but i don't have a truck so, I couldn't get it that way...
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Post  walshevak on 5/4/2013, 11:17 pm

@jjlonsdale wrote:YES! In North Texas here... can't remember the last time it got close to freezing in MAY. I suppose my lettuce is enjoying the cooler weather but my peppers and tomatoes could really do with some sun and heat!

+1 The tomatos and okra are holding up pretty good, but the sweet potatos and peppers are struggling. I still have the eggplants under wraps until they get a little bigger and the sun comes back out. All from seed. I have 1 tomato that is still only about 1" high and only has 5 leaves yet others are bushy 10 inchers.

Even my sown lettuce and spinach is struggling. The store bought starts are going gangbuster though.

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