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Post  lexilou on 3/9/2016, 6:51 pm

hello guys! I've done square foot gardening before so its not new to me, but its been a few years, so i have questions sometimes.. also, i moved from idaho to arizona since I've done any gardening. so I have a whole new climate to acclimate myself to and learn how to grow stuff in!

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Post  Scorpio Rising on 3/9/2016, 7:53 pm

Fun! glad you\'re here lexilou! Sounds like a cool new adventure for you in AZ! Glad you found us! Post often, and we love pics!

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Post  lexilou on 3/9/2016, 8:47 pm

Thanks! and thank you for also replying to one of my other questions earlier!Very Happy

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Post  Scorpio Rising on 3/9/2016, 9:23 pm

Very Happy yep! Can't wait to hear of your journey!

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Post  reynajrainwater on 3/9/2016, 11:12 pm

Hi lexilou. I live in Phoenix just an hour or so away. If you haven't yet get your plants going. It's the best time. Especially since we are experiencing warmer weather than normal.

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Post  lexilou on 3/9/2016, 11:49 pm

Wow that's cool you live so close. What have you planted so far? How far along are the plants? I am gonna do some pumpkins, watermelon, honeydew, and some corn ( if I can) and also sugar snaps, some black eyed peas, and I have a tomato plant that is a transplant. It's pretty big already. Got some onions too and remembered it's a cool crop because I set them outside and they wilted until I got them back in. Lol 

I'm not sure when to plant because it's a warm year and I may be late getting some things planted because I don't know how long it's supposed to take to get this hot. Boy since it is so hot, maybe it will be a longer season and it won't matter that I planted some late. We shall see!

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Post  sanderson on 3/10/2016, 4:22 am

Hi Lexilou, Welcome to the Forum from California! glad you\'re here Audrey, Yardslave and I in CA have hot dry summers so you may find our "Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?" thread some help. You also RainWater. Shade cloth or some sort and thick mulch on the beds are really invaluable to getting through the heat of the summer.

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Post  reynajrainwater on 3/10/2016, 11:21 pm

I have 2 4x4' boxes which have tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, carrots, onions, lettuce, green beans, corn, & beets all started the 1st week of February and surprisingly celery, arugula, kale, spinach & garlic planted last October/November. I've been harvesting a lot of kale, arugula & spinach.

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