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Post  krisandbert on 6/5/2013, 9:01 am



SFG that got planted over the weekend. Hopefully not too late! Just put the fence up last night. Still need to get the trellis at the ends.



Salad table got planted on 5/15/2013. I'm thinking my soil was not right! My husband said things should be bigger by now. I've not lost hope. Very Happy



Tomato plant on the back porch. Looks good to me.

Any advice? Thanks, Kristie
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Post  ETNRedClay on 6/5/2013, 9:22 am

Looks good!

And it's never too late. I planted out a 4-sisters on 6/1 -- corn, beans, squash and sunflowers. They are doing great.

As for the things not growing well yet, I have gotten in the habit of doing a soil test on every bed -- just to make sure nothing is too far off. Soil tests are relatively cheap if you get the kit from Lowe's.

Tell us about the ingredients of the bed you're concerned about -- what brands of compost and did you fluff your peat moss and what percentages did you use?

But it's looking good!
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Post  krisandbert on 6/5/2013, 9:42 am

Thanks!

The tomatoes and SFG are all @ 1/3 of compost, vermiculite and peat moss.

The salad table was what ever I had on hand. I don't think it had any compost, vermiculite or peat moss. Probably just top soil/garden soil. I was in too big of a rush to get it done and didn't wait until I had the above mixture. It is on the back porch so maybe it doesn't get as much sun as it should? I water it almost everyday.
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Post  ArkansasSFGardener on 6/5/2013, 10:27 am

Bed looks great... It's never too late! Smile The salad bed might have something to do with the ingredients... My lettuce doesn't want to grow either, but it is in MM so idk...
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Post  krisandbert on 6/5/2013, 10:54 am

Thanks! Hopefully they'll take off soon Smile
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Post  krisandbert on 6/10/2013, 10:58 am

Everything is growing like CRAZY in the SFG! I made my husband come look and he said I don't know what mix of soil you have in there but WOW! The salad table is trying to get there. The lettuce is doing okay in the table.
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Post  ArkansasSFGardener on 6/10/2013, 11:33 am

Pics!!
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Post  krisandbert on 6/10/2013, 11:36 am

I know. I forgot to take a picture over the weekend. I'll try to either tonight or tomorrow. We are supposed to have off/on showers today. I'm wondering how quickly I need to get my trellis up?
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Post  ArkansasSFGardener on 6/10/2013, 11:39 am

What are you trellising? and how big are they as of now?
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Post  krisandbert on 6/10/2013, 12:05 pm

I have cucumbers and beans at one end and zucchini and squash at the other end. They are just sprouts right now.
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Post  ArkansasSFGardener on 6/10/2013, 12:13 pm

If they are just sprouts, you have some time... I would get it up in the next couple weeks. The beans will probably need it first.
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Post  krisandbert on 6/10/2013, 12:36 pm

awesome! Thanks for all the help. I was just reading this thread:

2012 pictures of Birth of new strawberry bed through 1st renovation

I only planted 4 strawberry plants. I'm thinking now I should have planted more than 4 Sad
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Post  ArkansasSFGardener on 6/10/2013, 1:12 pm

I also only planted 4 strawberry plants and all the ripening strawberries are being eaten by slugs...
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Re: First SFG - Northern KY Area.

Post  krisandbert on 6/11/2013, 8:38 am

Here's the pictures ~ 9 days after I planted most of the plants.



Below are the squash, zucchini and okra:



Below are the radishes and jalapeno:



Below are the beans and cucumbers:



I think it looks pretty good for my first SFG Smile

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Post  ArkansasSFGardener on 6/11/2013, 11:52 am

Looks very good Kris and Bert! way to go Looks like you have a bunch of open squares...
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Post  krisandbert on 6/11/2013, 12:09 pm

I have around 7- 9 open. Couldn't think of anything else to plant. I've got lettuce, carrots, parsley, oregano, cilantro spinach, basil and onions that are starting to pop thru. Hard to see in the pictures.
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Post  ArkansasSFGardener on 6/11/2013, 12:23 pm

Somebody on here told me to think about what produce you bought the last time you went grocery shopping. That helped me fill a couple.
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Post  krisandbert on 6/11/2013, 12:32 pm

That's kinda what I did and I looked at a list of veggies. I guess I could plant some more carrots I have some more coming up later.
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Post  krisandbert on 6/11/2013, 12:33 pm

or more lettuce
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Post  ArkansasSFGardener on 6/11/2013, 1:42 pm

You could plant some more carrots this week then more next week and so on, so you can have carrots all the time...
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Post  krisandbert on 6/24/2013, 11:06 am

So while on vacation last week it looks like the garden did good but there may have been some animals eating on my beans and such.

Still think it looks pretty good for my first SFG!



Below is a picture of my green peppers that I accidentally planted on top of my onions. Should I pull all the onions and restart or leave them?  Thanks!

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Post  Goosegirl on 6/24/2013, 10:02 pm

Very nice!

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Post  krisandbert on 6/25/2013, 1:40 pm

Thanks!
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