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Post  dwhitham28 on 9/24/2013, 7:24 am

Hi,

My name is Darryl Whitham and I am a new Square Foot Gardener. I originally started  my gardening hobby with Earthboxes, but slowly but surely will move to all SFGs. I just set up my first 2X2 SFG about a week ago (fall crops) and all of my seeds have just about sprouted. I decided to keep my first SFG on my back deck because of the southern exposure and easy protection from the wild animals and my dogs.


I have read the entire SFG book straight through and decided that this is the way I would like to go due to the organic characteristics and use of homemade compost. I love the idea of not needing to buy fertilizer and garden lime ever again.

I just purchased a 4X4 cedar raised bed that will be used in the spring. I can't wait to load that up with organic, heirloom crops.

Happy to have converted to the SFG method and I believe that I am a SFG fanatic now...

Regards,

Darryl

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Post  cheyannarach on 9/24/2013, 9:09 am

Welcome to the forum and to SF Gardening!! You will love it!! What did you plant in your first box? Keep us posted on your progress and if you ever have a question we are happy to help! What is your zone in VA?

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Post  landarch on 9/24/2013, 9:27 am

Welcome.  Did you buy compost for your first mix or did you already have some home-made on hand?  I had problems with nutrient levels my first year with purchased, bagged compost (poor quality).

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Post  dwhitham28 on 9/24/2013, 12:22 pm

I planted Swiss Chard, Radishes, Romaine Lettuce and Winter Kale. The compost components (5 different composts) were purchased from a garden center. My Zone in Virginia is 7a.

Thanks for the quick reply and great information....

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Post  sanderson on 9/24/2013, 1:42 pm

Darryl, Welcome to the Forum!  glad you\'re here I'm a first year gardener using SFG and I think this Forum is an excellent place for information and help.  Lots of good folks.

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Post  dwhitham28 on 9/24/2013, 3:39 pm

Thanks to all for welcoming me to the forum..I will have lots of questions, until hopefully I become a resident SFG expert.

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Post  landarch on 9/24/2013, 4:32 pm

I have yet to get my kale and chard in the ground...maybe this weekend.  those are two powerhouse veggies in terms of good stuff to eat.

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