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Hello from Greenville, Ohio

Post  mbernhard on 4/20/2014, 9:03 am

Hello from Greenville, Ohio - Birthplace of Annie Oakley, builder of Kitchen Aid appliances, and in Zone 5B
I am excited to be enrolled in an upcoming Square Foot Gardening certification class.  I'm a long time traditional gardener but ended up trying square foot gardening last summer as a compromise with my husband. He is a non-gardener who doesn't like his yard messed up!  Even he couldn't believe how much produce came out of three 4X4's.

With an interest in wellness issues and education experience I can certainly see the possibilities of reaching out to my community and beyond with square foot gardening. I am establishing a small 2X4 square foot garden next week for my two- and one-yr-old grandchildren in VA.  The hardest part was finding the most economical way to get Mel's Mix shipped to their house!
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Re: Hello from Greenville, Ohio

Post  AtlantaMarie on 4/20/2014, 9:08 am

Hi Mbernhard!  Welcome to the party!  You'll find lots of good folks & good info here.

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Re: Hello from Greenville, Ohio

Post  llama momma on 4/20/2014, 9:20 am

glad you\'re here  from central Ohio, between Columbus and Lancaster.
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Re: Hello from Greenville, Ohio

Post  sanderson on 4/20/2014, 2:59 pm

Mbernhard, Welcome to the Forum! As a converted row gardener to SFGer, you have an appreciation of how much can be grown in little spaces. Enjoy the class.
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Re: Hello from Greenville, Ohio

Post  bonnie0128 on 4/21/2014, 12:52 pm

Hello from NE Ohio (Lake Milton) between Akron and Youngstown.
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Re: Hello from Greenville, Ohio

Post  herblover on 4/22/2014, 12:15 pm

I'm just north of Columbus; welcome!
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Hello From Uniontown Ohio

Post  Sorka on 4/22/2014, 10:42 pm

It seems Bonnie and I are practically neighbors! I have one raised bed set up and one that needs to be moved. I have no dirt yet, but I do have some seeds started inside!!
 Looking forward to mixing up some dirt and getting started!
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Re: Hello from Greenville, Ohio

Post  catbranch on 4/22/2014, 11:14 pm

Hello and welcome from me too! Good luck in your certification class!

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Re: Hello from Greenville, Ohio

Post  FamilyGardening on 4/23/2014, 1:36 am

how fun and exciting your grandchildren are going to be!!

our children have learned so much by gardening....of course the sowing and harvesting is the first real treat....but then they start to learn so much more....about pollinators...soil structure....the importance of the sun and the rain and so on!!

welcome to SFG!
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Re: Hello from Greenville, Ohio

Post  AtlantaMarie on 4/23/2014, 8:23 am

Hi Sorka!  Welcome to you as well!

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Hello - newbie from new phila;

Post  zman56 on 4/23/2014, 9:32 pm

Trying to get 5 different types of compost - can I use "Worm Castings" by Readi Soil found at Tractor Supply - zman
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Re: Hello from Greenville, Ohio

Post  sanderson on 4/23/2014, 11:48 pm

If this product is basically worm castings, then yes, it is a good source.
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Re: Hello from Greenville, Ohio

Post  Marc Iverson on 4/24/2014, 2:13 am

Welcome!

SFG's for a one and a two-year-old? I guess it's time for you to go buy some strawberry plants! Wink

Hope you enjoy the class.
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compost types

Post  zman56 on 4/24/2014, 1:53 pm

it says it is worm casting soil, not sure of worm casting percentage;
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Re: Hello from Greenville, Ohio

Post  yolos on 4/24/2014, 2:58 pm

I went to the Tractor Supply website.  It says RediSoil with worm castings.  It did not say what percent worm castings.  It might be all worm castings who knows.

Here is the RediSoil website.  Read all about it.  I did not take the time to read it so I don't know if the site will tell you the percentage.  You can always contact RediSoil thru their website and ask them directly to find out.
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Re: Hello from Greenville, Ohio

Post  audrey.jeanne.roberts on 4/24/2014, 3:34 pm

Sounds like you're going to be a very valuable member of our community!  Welcome  Very Happy
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Re: Hello from Greenville, Ohio

Post  bonnie0128 on 4/25/2014, 7:18 pm

Sorka wrote:It seems Bonnie and I are practically neighbors! I have one raised bed set up and one that needs to be moved. I have no dirt yet, but I do have some seeds started inside!!
 Looking forward to mixing up some dirt and getting started!
Denise

Hi Neighbor!
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