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Post  Ethni-City Gardens on 4/10/2014, 3:18 pm

Hello Everyone!

We are in our second year of gardening. This will be our first year trying out square foot gardening. We got the book from the library, and we are setting up our site this month. Any suggestions would be of great help.
We are thinking of buying the Garden Stamp. Is anyone familiar with that product? and if you are, is it worth the money?

Thank you for your help and advice,
Ethni-City Gardens
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Post  boffer on 4/10/2014, 3:49 pm

Welcome to the forum.

They are known as dibber boards. There's plenty of info about how to make them on the net, if you're a DIYer and want to save money.

I haven't tried them because I plant seeds a few squares at a time, and it would take more time to find the tool than it does to poke holes with my fingers. Also, I like to experiment with spacing sometimes.

What are you planning on planting?
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Post  Ethni-City Gardens on 4/10/2014, 9:53 pm

Thanks for the info.

We will plant watermelon, salads, spinach, flowers, swiss chard, herbs, radishes, onions, carrots, brussels sprouts, kohlrabi, squash etc.

We are just getting into the book, so we haven't read what goes with what in a square foot, or about succession planting in square foot gardening.
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Post  sanderson on 4/11/2014, 12:44 am

Ethni-City,  Welcome to the SFG Forum!   glad you\'re here 

SFG using Mel's Mix is very different from row gardening or even plain raised boxes.  Because of the Mel's Mix, the planting is more intense, closer together.  I think most of us plant seeds by making a hole with our finger, and little seedlings using our hands.  A dibber board isn't necessary, except for carrots and onions if you want.

When you have finished the book, you will find a whole new way of gardening!  Very Happy
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Post  yolos on 4/11/2014, 9:27 am

@boffer wrote:Welcome to the forum.

They are  known as dibber boards.
They are also known as dibble boards.
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Post  AtlantaMarie on 4/12/2014, 8:03 am

Hi Ethni-City.  Welcome!

You'll find lots of nice folks with great info on this forum.  I've already learned so much from so many!
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Post  Windmere on 4/12/2014, 11:36 am

Welcome welcome.  This is a marvelous place to get nuggets of information.  I've avoided many mistakes because of the helpful posts I found here. 

I wish you much success.  Happy gardening!
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