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Post  Jeff wit a black thumb on 6/3/2013, 11:34 pm

Just downloaded the book and read it last week.
Built two boxes this weekend and am excited to see the results. Very Happy
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Post  ETNRedClay on 6/3/2013, 11:59 pm

Pictures, pictures, we love pictures!

This is my first with veggies and my first year with SFG as well. I built 2 beds back in the fall, 2.5'x16' and planted them early spring and.... man, I need more space, so I kept building.... and kept building and built another 4'x8' and planted it in 4-sisters on 6/1 and I still have 7 empty beds I just put in the front yard over Memorial Weekend...

Addictive! And healthy. I've had a meal/day out of the SFG since 4/1... THAT's hard to argue with.

I have 310sf growing now -- did the math twice, WOW -- plus another 126sf built but haven't finished filling nor planting yet. Those will be more 4sisters, can't have too much corn, beans, squash and sunflowers. Yes, addictive.

(Or maybe perennial fruits, mmm, that's a thought...Can't have too many ground cherries, raspberries, blue berries, or blackberries either. NEW PLAN.)

Problem is, once it's planted, there's nothing to DO except water and pull a weed every other day and gardening is supposed to be WORK. My spring is supposed to be filled with hoeing and weeding and tilling... At least that's what I remember from my late Mee-Maw's garden when I was a kid.

My mother. who spent her youth hoeing and tilling and weeding with Mee-Maw in the 2-acre row garden took a tour this morning and she couldn't believe it. You're growing what up those trellises? I didn't know lettuce got that big. Did you hire somebody to pull all the weeds? How did you get toms this early? You have potatoes growing in that tall box?


Here, have a snap pea. Or a cucumber. Or a strawberry. Or a sweet pepper. Want some lettuce or spinach or swiss chard? How about a 6" white radish?

We had lunch as we wondered around. And I sent her home with a box full.

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Post  sanderson on 6/4/2013, 12:06 am

Welcome to the forum. Lots of topics, answers and good people.

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Post  cheyannarach on 6/4/2013, 12:08 am

Welcome to the forum! I love watching the new seeds come up! Wish you lots of luck!

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Post  donnainzone5 on 6/4/2013, 11:24 am

Welcome, Jeff!

One warning, however: SFG, as well as this forum, are addictive.

Where are you in Oregon?

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