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Post  sanderson on 7/10/2015, 1:34 am

Kathy,  I think your garden looks fantastic for the heat you have had.  You may get bigger production when the weather mellows out.  Everything looks so healthy and I think part of the reason is because you nicely mulched.

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Post  Marc Iverson on 7/10/2015, 12:50 pm

Looking good so far, and you still have lots of season left to go.
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Re: MomVet - My first Square Foot Garden

Post  trolleydriver on 7/10/2015, 12:53 pm

Excellent Kathy. Nice work.  Smile
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Re: MomVet - My first Square Foot Garden

Post  AtlantaMarie on 7/11/2015, 7:41 am

Awesome, Kathy!
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Re: MomVet - My first Square Foot Garden

Post  momvet on 7/19/2015, 5:51 pm

Just wanted to show you guys what I harvested today. I have been out of town for 2 weeks and DH has been in charge. Luckily we had rain (NEVER happens in summer in So Cal!). Peppers and tomatoes (a few with end blossom rot). Just wish my squash would do something:roll:

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Re: MomVet - My first Square Foot Garden

Post  sanderson on 7/19/2015, 6:49 pm

Good looking harvest. Very Happy

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Re: MomVet - My first Square Foot Garden

Post  Marc Iverson on 7/19/2015, 6:54 pm

Looking great, Kathy! I always especially like those lumpy tomatoes -- they have character!
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Post  AtlantaMarie on 7/20/2015, 8:11 am

NICE, Kathy!
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Post  momvet on 7/20/2015, 2:20 pm

@Marc Iverson wrote:Looking great, Kathy! I always especially like those lumpy tomatoes -- they have character!
The lumpy ones are Purple Cherokee - the ones you said were "Cat-facing" - and yes they are, but they still taste good!
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 7/20/2015, 5:10 pm

I can't wait for my peppers and tomatoes.. I have had a few cherry tomatoes, just as a fun bite while getting squash, etc. They were delish! Pole beans just starting here....will take a week or 2 to get a mess.
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Re: MomVet - My first Square Foot Garden

Post  momvet on 8/27/2015, 4:06 pm

I haven't posted because it has been HOT and humid and I spend little of my off time in the garden. I am still very happy that I started SFG because I got SO much more than I have in the past. Pluses - tomatoes, lots and lots - still coming even though they have slowed down some. Peppers and eggplant seem to love the heat. I am so sad that I can no longer seem to grow squash, which I used to have to give away - my favorite fruit is zucchini!! Zinnias are doing well. Thinking about planting for fall, but not sure that October will be cool enough so don't exactly know when to start my plants. Anyway, these are the only pictures I have and I want to keep this thread going so I can learn from 1) you guys and 2) my mistakes.

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Re: MomVet - My first Square Foot Garden

Post  Scorpio Rising on 8/27/2015, 6:27 pm

Nice, Kathy! I have had the same experience as you, more than I thought possible out of these little boxes!

I never gave it a thought to use my original post line as a learning tool. albino
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Post  Kelejan on 8/27/2015, 6:30 pm

Well done, Momvet.  Isn't it nice to see the progress you have made?
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Re: MomVet - My first Square Foot Garden

Post  sanderson on 8/28/2015, 12:48 am

I've kind of used the No Cal thread the same way. Do you want the name changed to MomVet - My first Square Foot Garden?

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Post  AtlantaMarie on 8/28/2015, 8:28 am

Woo-hoo!  LOVE those little eggplant...!

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Post  Marc Iverson on 8/28/2015, 2:14 pm

Great results Kathy! Glad you've enjoyed and profited from the journey so far.
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 8/28/2015, 10:25 pm

@sanderson wrote:I've kind of used the No Cal thread the same way.  Do you want the name changed to MomVet - My first Square Foot Garden?

I would like to find my first intro threads ....
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Post  momvet on 9/6/2015, 5:33 pm

@sanderson wrote:I've kind of used the No Cal thread the same way.  Do you want the name changed to MomVet - My first Square Foot Garden?
That would be great. I have pulled out everything but zinnias, peppers, tomatoes and eggplants (well, I have chives and parsley in there, too). Planted broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, two kinds of cabbage and celery indoors. Just an experiment but I plan to put them out at the end of October along with kale, lettuce, arugula, swiss chard, pal choy, garlic, beets, turnips, peas, sweet peas and Icelandic poppies. Will see what happens. It's like a science experiment and I love science!
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Post  momvet on 5/13/2016, 5:38 pm

Not long after my last post, we lost our beloved son in law while he was trekking Mt. Kilimanjaro with our daughter. She was physically fine but we are still devastated by his loss. He was 33 years old. I pretty much lost my passion for awhile and the garden shriveled. I planted my first winter garden and got some peas and broccoli but not much else. I am trying very hard to rediscover my passion and even though I am just now planted (late for here), I know I will benefit from your encouragement and support. Thanks.Sad
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Re: MomVet - My first Square Foot Garden

Post  Turan on 5/13/2016, 5:57 pm

Dear Kathy, I am so sorry for your family's loss.

What parts of the garden gave you the most joy? 
I am sure Mr T would appreciate it if you grew him some nasturtiums.
Focus on your joy and what works this late in the season.  Remember to add compost to replenish the soil.

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Post  Scorpio Rising on 5/13/2016, 7:40 pm

Missed you, Kathy, oh my God, what a tragedy for you and your family, especially your daughter. I am so sorry, words just do not express my depth of feeling for you and yours.

I think that as you get your hands into the soil again, you may find a spiritual peace that comes from nurturing. I find a lot of comfort in just doing. Know that you have been missed here, and your garden awaits. I love you
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Post  countrynaturals on 5/13/2016, 7:48 pm

I'm so sorry for what you and your family have been through. Hopefully getting back to your beautiful garden will help ease the pain.
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Post  sanderson on 5/13/2016, 8:24 pm

Momvet, I'm so sorry for the pain your family has been through. I can't imagine the pain of losing a child or their spouse. Peace to you and your family.

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Post  Kelejan on 5/14/2016, 12:58 am

I am so, so sorry Kathy and your daughter for your loss.  It must be devastating.

You have our encouragement and support. Always. Love from Kelejan.
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Post  AtlantaMarie on 5/15/2016, 7:43 am

Kathy, I am so sorry. I wish there was something I could do to ease the pain your family is feeling.... Know I am sending peaceful thoughts your way.
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