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Hello, first day from Missouri

Post  miller63366 on 12/18/2013, 1:49 pm

Hello all,



I look forward to all the great ideas and stories from this forum. I have bought and gave away many square foot gardening books. I love the concept of square foot gardening, but due the layout of my home I could never really get anything going/growing. But now I have moved onto 7 south facing acres. So I hope this will change my growing experiences. I have very high hopes of growing great food. I think I attached a picture of my garden plans. (if the picture doesn't post, please tell me how to do it...)

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Post  sanderson on 12/18/2013, 3:54 pm

Miller,  Welcome to the Forum!   glad you\'re here You'll be able to post photos in a week.  With 7 acres you should be able to find a wonderful spot for your boxes.

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Post  meatburner on 12/18/2013, 6:28 pm

Welcome, miller63366!  Great forum  here.  So, is this your first day in Missouri or your first day away from Missouri?  Getting your zone in your profile will help getting more useful responses.   The Missouri/Texas has me confused which is pretty easy. Rolling Eyes

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Post  Goosegirl on 12/18/2013, 7:23 pm

welcome Miller!!!  Wow!  7 acres!  We look forward to pics and updates as you get things going.

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Post  boffer on 12/18/2013, 7:33 pm

@miller63366 wrote:... I think I attached a picture of my garden plans. (if the picture doesn't post, please tell me how to do it...)

Welcome to the forum.  Your first week as a member, you can't post links to external websites, but you can post pictures using the forum's host server.  You can find 'how to' post a picture instructions here:
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t16654-video-tutorial-how-to-post-a-picture-located-on-your-computer

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Post  miller63366 on 12/19/2013, 1:29 pm

Thank you all for all the warm welcomes. To meatburner, that was my first day in this forum, I currently live in Missouri but hoping to move to Texas (longer growing season).

I corrected the zone issue, thank you.

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Re: Hello, first day from Missouri

Post  quiltbea on 12/19/2013, 1:41 pm

Welcome miller. We are from vastly different weather zones but the idea is the same. Great gardening with SFG. I hope you kept a book or 2 from the past so you can get going with yours soon.

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Post  miller63366 on 12/19/2013, 1:45 pm

Boffer, thank you for the link, it worked great!!!

 

 

So here are my garden plans. In the upper right hand view there are 2 open areas. One is for the entrance (closest to you) the other is where I plan to put a park bench (to watch the plants grow).

I hope to use a underground drip irrigation system that uses rain water/pond water.

If anyone sees issues with this please let me know.

 


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Re: Hello, first day from Missouri

Post  quiltbea on 12/19/2013, 2:01 pm

I don't see distances between boxes listed (or its too tiny for my old eyes) but make sure you have 3 feet between boxes so you can mow down the weeds that will spread unless you are going to lay down a thick, bark mulch to prevent weeds (preferably over sheets of cardboard). Believe me, the weeds will come if given half a chance.

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Re: Hello, first day from Missouri

Post  sanderson on 12/19/2013, 2:43 pm

Hi Miller, Can you make your Font larger? So it is the same size as the others? It will help my older eyes a lot. Thanks

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Post  sfg4uKim on 12/20/2013, 10:09 am

Agree with the 3' between boxes. You will probably need to push a wheel barrow between the beds.

Looks great!

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Re: Hello, first day from Missouri

Post  miller63366 on 12/22/2013, 2:04 pm

yes 36" inbetween the boxes. i hope this font size is better.
i plan to have a privacy fence on the north sive to shade my rain rain barrels.

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Post  CapeCoddess on 12/22/2013, 2:16 pm

miller, is this plan for nine 4x4' boxes with ten outer boxes?  Shocked  That's a huge garden. Will you be doing the whole thing at once or in piecemeal over the years?

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Re: Hello, first day from Missouri

Post  sanderson on 12/22/2013, 3:54 pm

@miller63366 wrote:yes 36" inbetween the boxes. i hope this font size is better.
i plan to have a privacy fence on the north sive to shade my rain rain barrels.

Font is good. thanks

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Post  miller63366 on 12/22/2013, 4:38 pm

Yes 9 4'x4' boxes, it will be piecemeal, but most likely all in the same season. The overall size will be 28' x 28'. i just need to figure out the watering method (routing). I looks like alot of work, but i have a few boxes already made. so there is hope... lol

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Post  sanderson on 12/28/2013, 1:00 pm

Miller, Pictures!!!

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Re: Hello, first day from Missouri

Post  miller63366 on 1/4/2014, 1:20 pm

sanderson,
I’m still making the boxes, trying to use reclaimed wood. It’s a slow process due to the snow, and cold temps we are having. Also does anyone know where I can get a large amount of vermiculite that’s cheap…? Like 4 cubic ft around $20?

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Post  Goosegirl on 1/4/2014, 2:20 pm

Try a big box home improvement center in the insulation dept. I got my 3 cu ft bags for $14.99 ea. a few years ago. Also check out our vermiculite database on the home page.

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Post  sanderson on 1/4/2014, 3:28 pm

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