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Post  734Greenhouse on 4/28/2010, 3:31 pm

Hello everyone. I am so glad to have found your forums. I am attempting to grow a garden yet again. I am hopeful that since this time it is SFG's I might have success. My beds are larger but that is only because they will also serve as my only flower beds. They are 4x8. I don't have the grids in yet. (that is this weekend) But it is so pretty. I did build them a little higher than recommended (18") but that is because it was fewer cuts for my husband and I didn't want to press my luck. lol
I am a stay at home, homeschooling mother of 3 children. I live in Harrisburg (near Eugene and/or Albany)
I am charting my beds right now. I am anxious to plant. I live a couple miles from Johnson bros. nursery (northwestgardenplants.com) and it is killing me not to go get my plants. I still have a week or two before I should plant I think. Remember I have NOT been successful in the past. So I am trying hard to resist putting things in to early.
Do any of you have your gardens "in" yet?
If so will I need to "cover" them? at night or 24x7??

I am looking forward to my first successful garden this year. With your help maybe I can do it. Here's to 2010 being my year of harvest. ha ha
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Post  Lavender Debs on 4/28/2010, 4:37 pm

Is that your garden in the avactar? Beautiful!

If someone else doesn't get back to your spacific questions I will in a bit. I am a distance learning teacher (homeschool but different) and have been on SFG too long already!

Again, Welcome!
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Post  Nola on 4/28/2010, 4:42 pm

This also my first year trying a SFG. So far I have planted radishes, beets, carrots, spinach, broccoli green onions and peas all from seeds and they are sprouting nicely. I also have shallots and strawberries that I bought already started from the nursery. None are covered and they are all doing well.

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Post  Lavender Debs on 4/28/2010, 9:01 pm

Hey green! Take a look at Nola's list. You can probably put her list in right away.

Welcome to both of you!
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Post  GardeningMaster on 4/29/2010, 12:38 am

Hi I live in Albany. Plant your Cold crops in the Garden now. If you do not know what they are go to your nursery and they will help you. I have mine in now. I will post pictures tomorrow.
Good luck Larry
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Post  boffer on 4/29/2010, 12:42 am

Hello Green and Nola glad you\'re here

I didn't think Eugene's weather was too different than Seattle's. I would think it's safe to put in everything that Nola mentioned. We've been eating lettuce, spinach, and radishes for several weeks now, but I always push the limits on cool crops. If they grow it's great, and if they don't I still have time to plant them again.

I think you're going to enjoy your taller bed, especially since you've got the top trim board to sit on.

Nola, is your weather comparable to what I see on the news? I've lived in Burien, Wallingford, and North City, and I swear the weather man was forecasting about a different city altogether-it never came close to the weather I was getting!
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Post  Nola on 4/29/2010, 12:27 pm

I agree! You can never go by the weather forcast in Seattle.

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Post  Banderson on 6/2/2010, 2:57 pm

I just came across this site today, and I am in Eugene. Because of the weather, I have yet to even GET a box built (thinking about ordering one from here), but we live where there are a TON of deer and we have no fence. Curious to see how things go for you!

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Post  Momma Pajama on 6/3/2010, 12:38 am

Hello Greenhouse!
Look at the post "May in the Pacific NW" to see some pictures of my gardens so far. Congrats on going SFG! Last year was my first year with one bed: now I'm hooked and up to 5 beds this year!

I have all my cold crops in and have been eating off them. I'm planning to to FINALLY get in my tomatoes, peppers and melons by next weekend. Maybe my eggplant too, with nighttime covers!
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