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Post  Alice16 on 2/17/2016, 9:39 am

Hi all. I  love watching things grow magically from seed. I did not like vegetables until I grew them myself in a garden and discovered how good they taste.  I like trying different gardening methods. I have a small yard in the city so I must be frugal with my space.  I love Michigan and the wonderful 4 seasons we have.  I live in northern lower Michigan so the late cold springs are a challenge for me.  I look forward to learning gardening tips from others.
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Post  AtlantaMarie on 2/17/2016, 10:29 am

Hi Alice16! Welcome from Atlanta, GA. Glad you've joined us!!

You'll find that SFG takes up a lot less space than traditional methods. Along with less water, etc. Many of us also utilize buckets, pots, pallets, etc. for smaller space gardening as well.

I'd recommend 2 things: 1. If you don't have it already, go to the library & get the All New SFG, 2nd Edition book. Read it thru a FEW times.

2. Take a look thru the archives... There's a LOT of good, hard-won info there for the gleaning!

Ask questions. We're here to help you succeed!!
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Post  Kelejan on 2/17/2016, 11:51 am

glad you\'re here  Alice 16 happy hi 
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SFG will be ideal for your small space.
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Post  sanderson on 2/17/2016, 12:36 pm

Alice, Welcome to the Forum from California! glad you\'re here I also have a small city back yard and SFG is absolutely perfect for it. I have 107 sq ft tucked here and there. I also use 5-gal buckets for some of the tomatoes and potatoes, and storage tubs for sweet potatoes.

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Post  Alice16 on 2/17/2016, 6:11 pm

Thanks for the nice welcome from all of you Smile    I look forward to trying out some of the ideas here and reading all the books on this type of gardening.  I had hubby build a cold frame for me last year from 4 old storm windows. Just need to put a hinged top on it this spring. I will be ordering seeds soon to have ready to start them.  I am excited to try the pvc watering grid system  I saw on site here today.  Just need to get hubby busy building it Smile   We built one oblong raised bed to use this year  but now want to build a few small square beds also.
It is in the 20's here but my brain is already thinking spring planting.  carrot
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 2/17/2016, 6:42 pm

Welcome, Alice, from Northern Ohio! You will love love love SFGing for your urban yard, it's the bomb cherry

You will learn so much this first year, from your own experience, as well as from ours! Post often, and pictures are super fun and helpful. Looking forward to seeing you around! glad you\'re here
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