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Hello from North Idaho, It's where I grow

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Hello from North Idaho, It's where I grow

Post  Idahospud on 4/23/2010, 11:44 pm

Hello,

I'm Scott and i'm a SFGaholic.

This is my second year at SFG and am looking forward to this season and many more. I love it! Even with the short growing season here in Coeur d' Alene I was still able to grow a great garden. Some friends and neighbors (who are also my friends) saw my garden last year and are now doing the SFG this year. It's so dang easy. Thanks Mel!

Here is a picture of last years garden. I have added a couple more squares this year. I'm hooked.



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Re: Hello from North Idaho, It's where I grow

Post  timwardell on 4/24/2010, 11:21 am

Howdy and welcome to the Forum. That is an abundant SFG if ever there was one! Thanks for posting the pic and good luck this year.

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HI FROM POST FALLS!

Post  middlemamma on 4/26/2010, 1:06 pm

Your garden is breathtaking!
I am new to Idaho, new to gardening and this year is my first try. I live in Post Falls and was wondering if you could tell me where you found your vermiculite? I hope in a couple years my yard looks as good as yours!

Jennie from Post Falls

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Re: Hello from North Idaho, It's where I grow

Post  Idahospud on 4/26/2010, 6:28 pm

Hi Tim and Jennie. Thank you for the compliment Jennie. Welcome to Idaho and welcome to gardening. Last year was my first stab at the SFG method and it is very easy gardening compaired to watching my neighbor deal with weeds and soil problems. She is doing 2 boxes this year with more to come.

I found vermiculite at two places. Cenex co-op supply on Government way which is where I bought a couple bags before I found it a little cheaper at D & B Farm and Home store off Kathleen ave. 666-0506. It was $29.99 for 3.5 cubic feet. Last time I called a few weeks back they were out of the coarse material so you may want to call for availability.

Good luck with your garden! Enjoy our short but sweet summers here.

Scott

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Hi Scott

Post  Dietryin on 4/26/2010, 8:04 pm

What a great picture. I am planting my first garden this year. I hope my turns out as lovely as yours

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Re: Hello from North Idaho, It's where I grow

Post  KellyNJ on 4/26/2010, 9:38 pm

Wow! Nice job. Welcome back. For such a short season you sure do make the most out of it. Here's to another successful season for you (and all!).

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Re: Hello from North Idaho, It's where I grow

Post  Amy in Idaho on 4/27/2010, 12:51 am

That is awesome for a first year! I hope mine does as good. I am guessing from everything in this forum that it will. Thanks for the picture!

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hi I'm new

Post  puffmama on 5/1/2010, 11:16 am

Hi,

I'm a real newby to square foot gardening. This is my first year and I will admit I am fairly new to South Dakota as well. I had a traditional plot garden but due to my crazy schedual I ran out of time to maintain it.

So my new garden has a 4'x6' pond on the center, then a 4x4 box on each corner of the pond,next there is another 4x4 on a diamond to the lawn. This is all surrounded by rocks and then a 3' grass path on 3 sides and the lawn on the fourth, all that will eventually be bordered by multiple 2x4 boxes against a chain link fence.

My husband and daughter and son-in-law are helping me build boxes and collect rocks ect. it goes kind of slow because my husband and I both work full time and have a 9 and 7 yr old and I have my own side business. If any one has tips or help I am very grateful as I want to dry, can and freeze as well as eat. My husband is a diabetic and my 9 yr old has other food and nutrition issues. Doing the garden is my way to keeping us all in good health that is getting better. I hate most grocery store food. I like to taste my viatimns. So welcome to other newbees like me and help!

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Re: Hello from North Idaho, It's where I grow

Post  Idahospud on 5/1/2010, 10:26 pm

Hi puffmama it sounds like you will have a beautiful garden. A pond is something I have been thinking about but only small scale. Post some pictures when you can.

I'm no expert on this SFG thing, just one year under my belt but all I did was follow what Mel had in the book. I found 5 different types of compost and mixed it with the vermiculite and peat moss. Once that hard work was done the fun and easy part began. Planting and watching this garden grow. You will be amazed at how easy it is. I did hand water everyday in the warmer part of the summer but otherwise I spent more time harvesting then anything else with the SFG.

One other pointer, don't plant zucchini in the box. I had never grown it before and thought it might grow up the trellis but it more or less just took over the box. It got huge! You can see the leaves of it on the picture, middle left. This year I have a smaller box for just one zuc.

I also found this forum to be a fantastic source of help and information. Good luck and happy SFG'ing!


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Brand new to Sqare Foot Gardening Concept

Post  Linda on 5/2/2010, 10:50 am

Beatiful garden. My main interest is growing flowers with a few vegetables such as beets, tomatoes etc.

Very inspirational - keep posting photos.

Linda

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Post  nadav_avisror on 5/2/2010, 2:29 pm

Hello I Nadav
I also want to now move into the garden
My question is how to invest in the garden every week so she will be reduced

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