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Post  d_holck on 12/31/2013, 7:11 pm

And Happy New Year...

I'm a raging newbie but am hoping to turn a bit of space in my yard to good use with a garden this year.  I like the ideas I've seen so far... but will have lots of dumb questions I'm sure.  I promise to try finding the answer before asking...

Thanks...!
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Post  sanderson on 12/31/2013, 8:43 pm

D Holck,  Welcome to the Forum!   glad you\'re here We love raging SFG Newbies.   It is certainly nice of you to try to find the answers first.  But, when in doubt, please feel free to ask questions. That's what everyone is here for, to support one another.   Please post photos when you can.  We love photos of other gardens.

Welcome again, and Happy New Year!
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Post  boffer on 12/31/2013, 8:46 pm

Welcome to the forum, and Happy New Year to you too!   welcome 

We love the enthusiasm of raging newbies, and a question isn't dumb if you don't know the answer.  Have you read the All New Square Foot Gardening book yet?  A lot of the details about how to do the SFG method can be found in it.

What ideas do you have for a garden this year?  Are there certain veggies that you would like to grow?
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Post  Kelejan on 1/1/2014, 1:03 am

@d_holck wrote:And Happy New Year...

I'm a raging newbie but am hoping to turn a bit of space in my yard to good use with a garden this year.  I like the ideas I've seen so far... but will have lots of dumb questions I'm sure.  I promise to try finding the answer before asking...

Thanks...!

Welcome, d_holk, I would be interested in how many answers you find without actually asking us.  Don't forget to use the Search feature top left hand on this page.
Happy gardening to you in 2014. We love to follow newbies efforts. I think most of us can recall the excitement of this new world.  Very Happy
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Re: Greetings from Illinois

Post  d_holck on 1/1/2014, 1:24 am

@Kelejan wrote:
@d_holck wrote:And Happy New Year...

I'm a raging newbie but am hoping to turn a bit of space in my yard to good use with a garden this year.  I like the ideas I've seen so far... but will have lots of dumb questions I'm sure.  I promise to try finding the answer before asking...

Thanks...!

Welcome, d_holk, I would be interested in how many answers you find without actually asking us.  Don't forget to use the Search feature top left hand on this page.
Happy gardening to you in 2014. We love to follow newbies efforts. I think most of us can recall the excitement of this new world.  Very Happy
Thanks for the greetings.  I spent a couple hours browsing, was fun.  I'm interested in growing some basics... peppers, tomatoes, maybe zucchini.  My 'best' spot for the garden is covered with shade, though, much of the day.  Sunshine for a while in the morning, then it's under oak and locust branches.
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Post  camprn on 1/1/2014, 10:24 am

@d_holck wrote:
@Kelejan wrote:
@d_holck wrote:And Happy New Year...

I'm a raging newbie but am hoping to turn a bit of space in my yard to good use with a garden this year.  I like the ideas I've seen so far... but will have lots of dumb questions I'm sure.  I promise to try finding the answer before asking...

Thanks...!

Welcome, d_holk, I would be interested in how many answers you find without actually asking us.  Don't forget to use the Search feature top left hand on this page.
Happy gardening to you in 2014. We love to follow newbies efforts. I think most of us can recall the excitement of this new world.  Very Happy
Thanks for the greetings.  I spent a couple hours browsing, was fun.  I'm interested in growing some basics... peppers, tomatoes, maybe zucchini.  My 'best' spot for the garden is covered with shade, though, much of the day.  Sunshine for a while in the morning, then it's under oak and locust branches.

Greetings and  glad you\'re here  to the SFG Forum.
There is a lot of information here and it's a good place for questions. Regarding the best place for a garden, it is the place that will get at least 6 hours of direct sunlight, but more is better.
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Post  sanderson on 1/1/2014, 1:26 pm

D Holck, It sounds like your yard is sun-challenged, like mine is.  sunny  To work around this problem, I have had to be creative, that is, the boxes are scattered here and there, and some things that require lots of sun (bell and hot peppers) are even in large cheap plastic pots from OSH. I have my husband move them a couple times during the season. The largest boxes are 2' x 4' made out of 2" x 4" studs, and the smallest are 1' x 3' made of 8" cedar fence boards. Actually, the very smallest is a 1' cube and I grew 2 cantaloupe vines in it and trained them vertically where they would catch more sun. I have a new area that will accommodate two 2' x 2' boxes so I am excited to get them built.

Where there's a will, there's a way!  Very Happy 
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Post  walshevak on 1/1/2014, 7:12 pm

One of the benefits of SFG is the ability to locate small garden beds in places an in-ground garden can't be, like on a driveway end or on a deck Start watching your sun patterns and think boxes and containers not plots. You may be surprised at how much space you can find.

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Re: Greetings from Illinois

Post  CapeCoddess on 1/1/2014, 7:34 pm

Welcome, d_holck!

My garden has every kind of light that changes throughout the year, but much of it is dappled or heavy shade. There are lots of veggies that can grow in partial sun but they aren't the ones you listed. When ever I come across one I write it into the back of my ANSFG book so I'll remember what can be planted where through out the year.

It may be different in your area but here's what I have so far for partial sun:
Chard
Beets
Carrots
Cauliflower
Cucumber
Lettuce (full shade in summer)
Onion
Parsley
Radish (full shade in summer)
Spinach
Gourds
Cilantro

Start small, have fun, and remember that every season and every year are different.

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