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Hello, from London Ontario

Post  clightowler on 5/20/2013, 5:14 pm

Hi from London, Ontario.

This is my first year doing SFG. I've been growing vegetables for a while, but not very successfully because with two kids I've not had a whole lot of time and things sometimes didn't get watered Embarassed This spring, I've built myself 3 boxes, 3 x 3, at the front of the house, so I can do a few minutes here and there as I'm going in and out with the kids, instead of having to get my boots and find tools and head to the big garden. It's working pretty well so far! This long weekend is usually the big weekend for planting, but this year I've already got everything in and growing well, so I'm ahead of the game, for once!

I'm still new at this, though, so I'll be browsing, learning, and asking questions! Very Happy

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Post  mschaef on 5/20/2013, 10:11 pm

glad you\'re here My solution to not having time to water was to have my boys go water after dinner.

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Post  clightowler on 5/21/2013, 10:22 pm

My kids would love that idea, but they'd water each other instead of the vegetables, or I'd find them running naked through the sprinkler. Laughing

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Post  walshevak on 5/24/2013, 5:33 pm

@clightowler wrote:My kids would love that idea, but they'd water each other instead of the vegetables, or I'd find them running naked through the sprinkler. Laughing

And what's wrong with that. Sounds like fun if you can get them to aim at the gardens.

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Post  sfg4uKim on 5/25/2013, 10:47 am

Welcome. You will find a lot of help here. Hhhhmmmm I miss those little boy years - mine are now 28 & 30.

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Post  GWN on 5/25/2013, 10:55 am

Welcome, what zone is London? We are having a pretty nice spring out here and I have everything in my gardens too, but one of my neighbours had frost last night......
I tend to plant LOTS so when the dog steps on something it is not the end of the world

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Post  Triciasgarden on 5/25/2013, 8:13 pm

Welcome clightower! I remember those days when my kids were little. I had three beds and I didn't want to risk the little ones doing any possible damage and I was actually quite selfish with my beds. I had never thought of making one for the kids but that would have been a good idea and gotten them more interested. All you can do is the best you can do with watering. Some people on this site use mulch to keep their beds from drying out. It works well.

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Post  clightowler on 5/25/2013, 8:52 pm

@GWN wrote:... but one of my neighbours had frost last night......
Just remembered there's a frost warning for tonight here, too! Must go cover my SFGs!

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Post  GWN on 5/25/2013, 11:56 pm

Lows of 6 here tonite, but ya never know .... so will likely cover mine as well.
Are those your carrots?

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