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Post  freedoms1791 on 10/16/2014, 4:24 pm

Hi.
I'm Dennis and new to this forum this is my first time setting up a garden. I been working on it and reading everything I can find on raised bed gardens for the past 60 days. I'm getting as much done for spring 2015. I have so far found that this is away more than just digging a hole and dumping some seed in and filling it with dirt.
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Post  sanderson on 10/17/2014, 3:03 am

Hi, Dennis,  Welcome to the Forum!  glad you\'re here  I think this is a great site to learn about Square Foot Gardening, raised beds and gardening in general.  Have you read All New Square Foot Gardening, 1st or 2nd Edition, by Mel Bartholomew?  It is a great place to start. Feel free to ask questions or post photos of your project. We are here to help. Very Happy

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Post  AtlantaMarie on 10/19/2014, 8:07 am

Hi Dennis!  Welcome from Atlanta, GA.

You're right!  It's LOTS more than digging a hole in the ground.  That's one of the great things about SFG - No digging unless you really want to!! Laughing

Be sure to check out the archives on various topics.  There's SO MUCH there to help you.

And Sanderson's correct - we like photos!
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Post  Goosegirl on 10/19/2014, 8:18 am

Welcome Dennis! You will find lots of help and humor here!
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Post  Marc Iverson on 10/19/2014, 3:49 pm

Welcome Dennis!

I think you'll find that though setting up raised beds can be a fussy process at first, once they're set up properly, especially with good Mel's Mix type soil in them, they're a lot less work in the future and overall the easiest way to go. Hacking at the dirt and turning it over by hand every year, the way one would in a regular row garden -- now THAT!!!!! is hard work!
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Post  Windmere on 10/19/2014, 7:46 pm

Welcome to the forum Dennis!  Like AtlantaMarie, I am also from the Atlanta area.  I have learned a great deal here.  Folks are very nice and always helpful.  When I first started (which was just two springs ago), I new very little.  Now I feel much more confident.  I still have a lot to learn.  It's like any worthwhile pursuit... you never stop learning new things!

Again, welcome and I wish you much success with your gardening endeavors.
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Post  llama momma on 10/19/2014, 7:50 pm

glad you\'re here  Dennis from Central Ohio. Think you're going to love this place!
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Post  jimmy cee on 10/19/2014, 10:03 pm

Hi Dennis
You'll grow young here in these forums. glad you\'re here
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Thanks for all the Welcome's

Post  freedoms1791 on 10/19/2014, 11:52 pm

I'm sure I will have lots of question later I just got the book All New Square Foot Gardening, 2nd Edition, by Mel Bartholomew (Thanks sanderson for the tip) hard to put it down. I also order the Square Foot Gardening Answer Book (2012) I been looking at the forum and all the archives on all the topics also looks like a lot of good info.



Again Thanks everyone



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Post  sanderson on 10/20/2014, 2:11 am

Dennis, I'm glad you were able to get the book; that was fast! Please keep us updated on your journey, and if you have any questions, please ask.

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Well this is where I'm at after 7 Months

Post  freedoms1791 on 5/27/2015, 12:15 am

Well this is where I'm at after 7 Months Everything is planted and growing. 90% of the plants in the garden I started from seed in my garage.  Thanks to AtlantaMarie for donating all the wonderful  seeds. Now I have read up on when to pick.

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Post  Kelejan on 5/27/2015, 1:48 am

A belated glad you\'re here  freedoms1791  happy hi from me, Kelejan.

Great to see you are doing so well, keep us posted.
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Post  sanderson on 5/27/2015, 3:34 am

Really good looking garden!

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Post  MackerelSky on 5/27/2015, 5:22 am

Very nice freedoms! Looks like it's well built and thought out.

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Post  jimmy cee on 5/27/2015, 8:52 am

Really nice work
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Post  AtlantaMarie on 5/27/2015, 9:20 am

Hi Dennis!  You are SO welcome!  I'm glad the seeds have been good to you.  I believe I also sent you leek seeds.  Those came from Kelejan.  (And, no, Kelejan, I haven't planted mine yet...)

Your garden space looks terrific, Dennis.  Way to go!
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Post  freedoms1791 on 5/27/2015, 5:48 pm

Hi everyone thanks for all your input. Marie I have  Kelejan  leek seeds started will be planting them this week Thanks again for your help & Kelejan for the seeds also.
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Post  Goosegirl on 5/27/2015, 9:30 pm

Love your setup, Freedom! 
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