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Post  jimmy cee on 5/18/2014, 10:14 am

Last year when I set up my beds for sfg I found an old CB  antenna in my basement.
I stuck it in one of the bed corners and there it has sat.
((( stuff  is eventually usable ))) )))
Now I came up with what I consider a wonderful idea... thinking
Using this antenna as a flag post to SFG
So I attempted to put together a flag dedicated to SFG..
I may somehow try to get this, or similar transferred  to a material and hopefully have it proudly flying over my beds.
Any thoughts will be greatly appreciated, I just put this together this morning
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Post  dsfin on 5/18/2014, 11:41 am

Add a trowel in the upper left hand corner?!!!

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Post  dsfin on 5/18/2014, 11:49 am

Add the letter SFG in the top three middle squares?!!!

More Symbolism and the initials for "Square Foot Gardening"!!!!

Maybe the carrot as a symbol too?

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Post  camprn on 5/18/2014, 12:09 pm

Please keep in mind to avoid any trademarked images.

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Post  Kelejan on 5/18/2014, 12:17 pm

camprn wrote:Please keep in mind to avoid any trademarked images.

... or get permission to use them.
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Post  jimmy cee on 5/18/2014, 12:36 pm

dsfin
To many items would make it very gawdy ( in my opinion )

kelejan & camprn
I'm only making this for my own use, in my garden, made from my computer, out of my head...LOL whats left of it.
Certainly not interested in going any further than that.
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Post  camprn on 5/18/2014, 12:39 pm

Kelejan wrote:
camprn wrote:Please keep in mind to avoid any trademarked images.

... or get permission to use them.
don't hold your breath...

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Post  camprn on 5/18/2014, 12:54 pm

jimmy cee wrote:dsfin
To many items would make it very gawdy ( in my opinion )

kelejan & camprn
I'm only making this for my own use, in my garden, made from my computer, out of my head...LOL whats left of it.
Certainly not interested in going any further than that.
nice! I hope to see it soon.

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Post  AtlantaMarie on 5/18/2014, 5:28 pm

jimmy cee wrote:I'm only making this for my own use... 
Certainly not interested in going any further than that.

Hahaha!  You KNOW how we like to copy ideas, Jimmy!
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Post  gwennifer on 5/19/2014, 1:19 pm

jimmy cee wrote:So I attempted to put together a flag dedicated to SFG..
I may somehow try to get this, or similar transferred  to a material and hopefully have it proudly flying over my beds.
Any thoughts will be greatly appreciated, I just put this together this morning
I think turning that old CB antenna into a flag for your garden is a great idea! Do you or anyone you know sew? That would be a super easy pattern to sew together. Make your flag base out of green then sew on yellow strips in a grid pattern. Use an outdoor fabric: http://www.ehow.com/how_4810198_own-decorative-outdoor-flag.html.

For now you could just print it on paper and then laminate it. Not sure how long that would hold up outside it could get through the gardening season at least I bet.
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Post  camprn on 5/19/2014, 1:26 pm

Paint on a sheet works pretty good too. Wink 

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Post  plantoid on 5/19/2014, 2:44 pm

I think you can still get inkjet iron on transfer sheets in A4 size sheets .. simply use your ink printer to print your design on the special sheet and then iron it on according to the instructions  .



Just checked " Iron on inkjet A4 transfers "  on our UK amazon , there are oodles & oodles for about £ 10 per 10 A4 sheets . USD conversion is about $15 for 10 sheets .

Here is the accompanying blurb from the first one I looked at  ...

 This high quality transfer paper (also known as Iron On / Fabric Paper) will enable you to print a block of text or an image directly on the paper using your own Inkjet printer to be transferred onto any light fabric such as T-Shirts, Cotton Bags and Even Baby Aprons. The A4 transfer paper is suitable for any Inkjet Printer including Brother, Canon, Dell, Epson, HP, Kodak and Lexmark. Each pack contains the number of sheets of your choice and our very own guide to t shirt transfer printing. Be unique and express your creativity with your own wearable art!
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Post  jimmy cee on 5/19/2014, 9:32 pm

All great ideas, another just cropped into my head, I was considering a  flag, however now I may do a weather vane.
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Post  boffer on 5/19/2014, 10:07 pm

Razz 

wood, metal, or plastic weather vane?

We can brainstorm  for a long time!   
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Post  jimmy cee on 5/20/2014, 7:20 am

Probably be a while with all thats going on here.
After having gorgeous seedlings planted, (warm weather crop). I think I may need to replace them all.
My lack of planting patience, messed up weather, all turned against me..soooooo
I'm off to the greenhouse to get some flats...maybe next year


soooooo much fun....... Sad
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Post  Kelejan on 5/20/2014, 10:42 am

Oh jimmy!  I feel for you. Sad 
I keep asking my savvy neighbour "Is it OK yet to plant my tomatoes?"
and she still says "Hold your horses until I say so", so for me yours is a lesson reinforced.
I think  our official last-frost day is May 21 but there is still snow on the tops of the visible mountains around here and that is what the locals tell me, "Wait until the white is gone".
I am getting fed up with plants hanging around the place.  This fall I am definately going in for some frost protection but I have so much on my plate right now. Except veggies. Sad
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Post  llama momma on 5/20/2014, 2:23 pm

Y'know Kelejan I haven't used my dining room table for at least the past month so next year I swear I'm seeding things in flats at the very bare minimum of time.  My tomato packets say to start indoors either 4-8 or 6-8 weeks before setting out.  Next year I swear none of them are getting seeded till 4 weeks ahead of transplant time.  Once they come off the flats and hit the dining room table with sunlight all that work to keep them short and compact under close lighting goes right out the window and they get leggy no matter how I try to hold back on water and draw the blinds on them.  I put them outside in dappled light to harden off and the little stinkers get even greener and longer, yikes!  No more - It's crazy!
Maybe next year Jimmy and I will start very late -- together!


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Post  jimmy cee on 5/20/2014, 4:16 pm

3 years ago I had to place our air conditioners in the windows. the 1st of May.
That was quite a season, this year I am still running our fireplace in the AM to warm up the house, however only for a warm up.
Yep I started much to early this season, only really started broccoli, and cold crops.
Then I said well why not try this, before you know it I had all my plants going and they were gorgeous.
Maybe next year I will have 2 setups for seedlings, one early and one late in case of extreme weather.
My cold frame is coming along very nicely, kohlrabi's are forming, broccoli heads should be along soon, swiss chard can be picked now, parsley and other herbs are being used now, just those dang hot weather plants...
Fun isn't it ?
  oh ohhhh I better get back to my flag....LOL
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Post  boffer on 5/20/2014, 4:39 pm

Yep, all that fancy schmancy radar doppler long-range satellites high-price remote-sensing gizmos to tell us what the weather is going to be, and my arthritic knees are just as accurate!
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Post  Marc Iverson on 5/20/2014, 9:45 pm

llama momma wrote:Y'know Kelejan I haven't used my dining room table for at least the past month so next year I swear I'm seeding things in flats at the very bare minimum of time.  My tomato packets say to start indoors either 4-8 or 6-8 weeks before setting out.  Next year I swear none of them are getting seeded till 4 weeks ahead of transplant time.  Once they come off the flats and hit the dining room table with sunlight all that work to keep them short and compact under close lighting goes right out the window and they get leggy no matter how I try to hold back on water and draw the blinds on them.  I put them outside in dappled light to harden off and the little stinkers get even greener and longer, yikes!  No more - It's crazy!
Maybe next year Jimmy and I will start very late -- together!

One nice thing about tomatoes, at least, is that so much of this kind of thing can be made up for simply by burying the tomatoes deeper, turning lots of that leggy stalk into some nice root. I worry about it a lot more with things like lettuce and chard, which can already have very weak stalks on shallow roots.
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Post  llama momma on 5/20/2014, 10:26 pm

You're so right Marc with planting deeper.  I got quite a shock at the nursery with their very dark green and amazingly compact short tomatoes.  I'd love to do that at home.   There must be a trick to this tomato stuff, this is only my 2nd yr. growing from seed. 

Sorry Jimmy about the derailment, Now back to Jimmy's topic!
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Post  Kelejan on 5/21/2014, 1:55 am

LLM, I went back over this thread to see who derailed it and it was jimmycee himself.  Very Happy 
I just wanted to make sure it was not me, as I am rather inclined to wander off the subject matter. Just like real life conversation as opposed to debate.
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Post  sanderson on 5/21/2014, 2:02 am

boffer wrote:Yep, all that fancy schmancy radar doppler long-range satellites high-price remote-sensing gizmos to tell us what the weather is going to be, and my arthritic knees are just as accurate!  

Or like the yarn, braided "worm" my son made for me years ago. Hang it outside.

If it's dry, it's sunny.
If it's wet, it's raining.
If it's stiff, it's freezing.
If it's horizontal, it's windy.
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Post  jimmy cee on 5/21/2014, 8:03 am

Kelejan wrote:LLM, I went back over this thread to see who derailed it and it was jimmycee himself.  Very Happy 
I just wanted to make sure it was not me, as I am rather inclined to wander off the subject matter. Just like real life conversation as opposed to debate.
WANDER ???? mmeeeeeeeeee ????
Gollygee my mind can't stay on any subject very long, and when I think of something I gotta spill it out !!!
WHY ??  if I don't I'll forget it...LOL
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Post  AtlantaMarie on 5/21/2014, 8:04 am

(snicker...) +1, Sanderson.

There's another good use for your flag, Jimmy!
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