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Hello from Indiana

Post  FatBoy on 3/13/2015, 12:19 pm

Just wanted to say hello from northern Indiana. I don't mean to whine (I'll probably say that a lot) but I'm so sick of winter I could just spit and so I'm looking online for some relief, heck, I just picked up a couple new houseplants yesterday to ease the itch a bit. I'm not sure what square foot gardening is for sure but I've got a small yard so I'm guessing I'll find a thing or two to apply to my situation. My yard was neglected, to say the least, for I dunno how long when I got it so the last two years I've been cleaning up the overgrown mess (especially the poison ivy, geez that stuff is tough to get out when it has a toehold) and working on improving the soil (terrible, rocky stuff to work with here) as well as getting an idea of what I want and where. Anyhoo, I'll probably be quietly reading for the most part but thanks for having me, Mark
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Re: Hello from Indiana

Post  sanderson on 3/13/2015, 1:23 pm

Mark, Welcome to the Forum from California! glad you\'re here Square Foot Gardening is great for small back yards with bad soil. To better understand how easy the method is, I recommend that you get hold of a copy of All New Square Foot Gardening, 1st or 2nd Edition, by Mel Bartholomew. Bad soil? We don't use the soil; we build upwards. Small yard? Build the boxes to fit your situation. Invasive plants? Raise the beds off the ground. But, read the book. It explains things so easily.

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Post  AtlantaMarie on 3/13/2015, 1:52 pm

Hi Mark.  Welcome from Atlanta, GA.  I'm a whiner too, lol!  I HATE the cold.

Sanderson is absolutely correct in everything she's saying.  And we're here to answer any questions.

I would also encourage you to look thru the archives.  You'll find lots of great (PRACTICAL) information there.
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Post  llama momma on 3/13/2015, 2:19 pm

Hi Mark and Welcome


A couple more quick thoughts


Pick an area with 6-8 hours of sunshine
Stay clear of trees and shrubs where roots and shade may interfere
Put the box in an area where it does not puddle after a heavy rain
Enjoy and have fun!
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Post  sanderson on 3/13/2015, 2:32 pm

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Hello from Southern Indiana

Post  steve638 on 3/13/2015, 10:41 pm

Hello, 

You don't have to wait till spring, in the book you can make a 4 x 4 with pvc from corner to corner.  Then put clear plastic over it.  I grew lettuce and carrots over the winter.  It wasn't perfect but it worked.  It will keep you busy and scratch your itch. 

Good Luck!!

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Post  Windmere on 3/14/2015, 12:25 pm

Hello Mark and welcome!  I can empathize with you when it comes to illness.  I'm back with a vengeance however.  This forum is a great resource for information and I think you will enjoy your time here.  Again welcome and I wish you much success with you gardening endeavors!
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