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Post  jarity on 12/10/2014, 4:39 pm

hi,
am glad to have found this forum. I reside in chicago. the park district here has allowed me to put up a hoop house over my 4 x 8 plot to experiment/learn about winter gardens.
that's how i got here. became a fanatic, studying 8 hrs/day!!! so much to learn and lots of people willing to share. immediately looked up sfgarden in my library and they have it!!! have put a hold on it. have not had time to read thru this forum as i just joined a few minutes ago. i find winter gardening fascinating!!
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Post  walshevak on 12/10/2014, 6:20 pm

glad you\'re here   Be sure to learn how to post pictures.  We love Pictures.  And enjoy learning all about the SFG method.

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Post  sanderson on 12/11/2014, 2:45 am

Jarity, Welcome to the Forum from California! glad you\'re here

I'm so glad you have reserved the book. It has all the basics to get started, and to continue. After you have read the book, you will probably want to buy the book (I got mine gently used online) so you can make notes and put sticky tabs on ideas. A 4' x 8' plot is a nice size to work with. We are here to help you if you have any questions. And we love photos, the good, the bad and the ugly! Very Happy
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Post  AtlantaMarie on 12/11/2014, 7:43 am

Hi Jarity!  Welcome from Atlanta, GA!

We're glad you've joined us.  It will be exciting to hear/see what you learn in your experiment.

Please keep us updated!!  hyper hyper
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Post  Kelejan on 12/11/2014, 10:23 am

glad you\'re here Jarity. I love fanatics. Of the correct variety of course.
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Post  jarity on 12/11/2014, 2:52 pm

sanderson,
this is just so neat! moving the growing zone north/south depending on the under layers. thanx for taking the time to send me this link.
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Post  jarity on 12/11/2014, 2:56 pm

Kelejan wrote:glad you\'re here Jarity. I love fanatics. Of the correct variety of course.
Oh MI!!! i might be in trouble here.
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Post  sanderson on 12/11/2014, 3:07 pm

Jarity, We love to help Newbies. Very Happy Winter is a slow time for gardening, even here in mid California there is only so much we can grow. With a green house, we can extend the season at the beginning and at the end. But, only so much.

This is the time of the year where (No. Hemisphere) we can research and explore topics on the internet. In about 2 months, folks will be posting their indoor seedlings under fluorescent lights.
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Post  jarity on 12/11/2014, 3:41 pm

AtlantaMarie wrote:Hi Jarity!  Welcome from Atlanta, GA!

We're glad you've joined us.  It will be exciting to hear/see what you learn in your experiment.

Please keep us updated!!  hyper hyper
Hi AtlantaMarie,
i will try to keep U up on what i am learning in order to teach U a lesson in boredom!! U guys R so over my head U will only chuckle!!
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"To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul. "      Simone Weil        French Philosopher  (1909-1943)
it was meaningful to me at this time of my life.
here is also something i found that i thought might be of interest to the the community??. i pinched it from another website. INDEED!!!
'“The soil is the great connector of lives, the source and destination of all. It is the healer and restorer and resurrector, by which disease passes into health, age into youth, death into life. Without proper care for it we can have no community, because without proper care for it we can have no life.”
― Wendell Berry, The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture"
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Post  AtlantaMarie on 12/12/2014, 1:10 pm

Oh, I like that!  Thank you for posting it.

I think the big thing to remember is that it's all a learning process...  We each have successes & failures.  Post both & learn from everyone you can.  Your postings will help teach others.  That way, we all win!

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Post  jarity on 12/17/2014, 2:19 pm

sanderson wrote:Janity,  I just watched this cold weather video.
you posted
just watched that movie that U posted for me again taking my time to absorb what is being said.
very helpful.
thanx and stay warm as they say around here.
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