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Hello from the Northeast Coast

Post  candy02780 on 4/30/2014, 12:17 pm

Hi! Im Candy from Eastern Massachusetts. Just received my SFG book. Cant wait to get started.....Come on sunshine!

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Post  AtlantaMarie on 4/30/2014, 1:09 pm

Hi Candy.   welcome 

Lots of great folks w/ super info here from your general area.

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Post  candy02780 on 4/30/2014, 2:03 pm

Thank you AtlantaMarie....Im regrouping now....I got my first info regarding SFG from the internet. I just got the book in the mail yesterday. Seems that some things have changed. I already ordered by mail, a 15 lbs of worm poop...... Sad. Im hoping someone can direct me to the source of vermiculite. I purchased bags after a clerk at our local mill said no one else around sold anything other. And it doesn't seem to be very course to me. Im looking for all the help I can get Smile

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Post  sanderson on 4/30/2014, 2:17 pm

Candy, Welcome to the Forum!  glad you\'re here 

PS I sent you a PM (click on P.M. above)

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Re: Hello from the Northeast Coast

Post  lyndeeloo on 4/30/2014, 2:46 pm

Welcome Candy
 I'm from western Mass. Had trouble finding coarse vermiculite locally, as well. Settled for medium. Many Agway dealers, if they don't stock it can order it in for you to pick up at their store. I found an Agway feed and grain/garden/hardware store over the line in CT.  that carried it. $32 for 4 cu ft bag. It's cheaper on line but the shipping cost is obscene.
 
Welcome to the forum and to SFG. You'll love it!

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Re: Hello from the Northeast Coast

Post  candy02780 on 4/30/2014, 2:49 pm

Rolling Eyes 
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whoops, that didn't land where I thought it would....lol
Thank you sanderson!

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Post  camprn on 4/30/2014, 2:51 pm

Hey Candy. Welcome.  happy hi 

The vermiculite I actually found at my local lumber yard in the insulation department. Another thing to keep in mind is that perlite is a perfectly good alternative to the vermiculite and can be bought at Agway, etc.

Try sourcing various composts through Craigslist or Freecycle,
http://southcoast.craigslist.org/search/gra?zoomToPosting=&catAbb=gra&query=compost&minAsk=&maxAsk=&excats=

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Post  candy02780 on 4/30/2014, 3:07 pm

Thank you sooo much camprn (btw,I just got my first camper  Very Happy )
Anyhoo....nothing in my area on Craigslist (great idea tho) And I would have NEVER thought about freecycle.....woohoo! Goin there now.......thx a bunch!

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Re: Hello from the Northeast Coast

Post  CapeCoddess on 4/30/2014, 3:23 pm

Hi Candy!  glad you\'re here 

The Cape Agways and some local nurseries have vermiculite.  Also, I believe there's a source link somewhere on this forum.  I sat down with the phone and called around til I found the cheapest bags.

I'm ready for a little warmth, how about you?

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Post  candy02780 on 4/30/2014, 3:30 pm

happy hi brrr........heck yeah. Im a Texas transplant. Winters sure are looonnnggg up here. I cant wait to be kissed by sunshine, and get my hands dirty.

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Re: Hello from the Northeast Coast

Post  CapeCoddess on 4/30/2014, 3:38 pm

OH, we garden in the rain and cold! I'm from FL as are about half the New England folks on this forum.   Check out the New England April thread and you can see where we're all at with our dirty hands.  Wink 

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Post  candy02780 on 4/30/2014, 4:06 pm

^5! will do.  Wink

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Post  cpl100 on 5/1/2014, 12:38 pm

Not sure where you are but I got mine at Kane's Nursery in Peabody.

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Re: Hello from the Northeast Coast

Post  quiltbea on 5/1/2014, 12:50 pm

Welcome to the northeast.  Its colder and the winters are longer, but we don't get those hundred plus temps and the droughts that ruin crops either.  And the cool weather crops can be grown in spring and then again in fall.
Like anything else, you get used to it.  I lived in Florida for 3 years and that took some adjusting.
If you have questions, there's plenty of us New Englanders on the board.  Good luck.

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Post  Triciasgarden on 5/1/2014, 2:52 pm

Welcome to the forum!  It will take getting used to the difference in weather.

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Post  RJARPCGP on 5/1/2014, 6:16 pm

@CapeCoddess wrote:OH, we garden in the rain and cold! I'm from FL as are about half the New England folks on this forum.   Check out the New England April thread and you can see where we're all at with our dirty hands.  Wink 

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