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Post  MacRadDoc on 3/26/2016, 11:34 am

Just started SFG this past fall.  I grew my first winter garden.  Now I have at least four people I know starting or thinking about starting SFGs.  I've signed up for the instructor course to learn as much as possible to help my friends, don't want to steer them wrong.  They just keep asking me all about it even thought I point them to the website. They are in disbeleif that I grew as much as I did with the relatively minimal effort, after initial setup that is.  The one thing I keep emphasizing is to use Mel's mix.

My prior efforts in gardening seemed to be carbon copied into Mel's books where he describes the primrose path that recreational backyard gardeners are drawn down.

Starting lots of heirloom tomatoes and peppers.  Found a lot of the varieties listed in "Epic Tomatoes".  One of the seed companies even had a subsection in tomatoes for the book.  I'm looking forward to seeing how the vertical nets work with them, squeezed in a cucumber crop on them late this fall.
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Post  sanderson on 3/26/2016, 3:42 pm

MRDoc, Welcome to the Forum from California! glad you\'re here Isn't SFG amazing? Good for you taking the instructor class.

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Post  MacRadDoc on 3/26/2016, 4:24 pm

It's incredible. Everybody keeps passing about it. Nobody believes how easy it is, when you follow the instructions.
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Post  Kelejan on 3/26/2016, 7:47 pm

glad you\'re here MadRadDoc  happy hi
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Good on you for encouraging others even though you are just a starter in this method and alsofor  being aware not to give the wrong information.
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Post  ralitaco on 3/26/2016, 11:12 pm

Mac, welcome from Coastal NC.
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Post  AtlantaMarie on 3/27/2016, 3:53 pm

MacRadDoc, welcome from Atlanta, GA! Glad you found us... I know you'll enjoy the instructor class.

Looking forward to seeing your garden. :-)
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Post  MacRadDoc on 3/27/2016, 5:18 pm

Looking forward to it. Not much that I haven't read in the SFG 101 and 201. I've got a small stack of books including the new High value veggies book. I seen some topics listed for others sessions that may answer some questions I've got.
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LUNCH!!!!

Post  Kathy Gizzi on 3/28/2016, 12:26 pm



My very first veggie!  The rest aren't ready yet, and this one had very little taste, but it has begun in SC!!!!
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Post  Windmere on 3/28/2016, 12:36 pm

Awesome Kathy!  Congratulations!
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Post  Kelejan on 3/28/2016, 1:21 pm

Kathy, the first one is always so special. Very Happy  Lots more to come.
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Post  Kathy Gizzi on 3/28/2016, 1:36 pm

I don't even like radishes and this little baby is beeeeeeaaaauuuuuutiful!
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Post  ralitaco on 3/28/2016, 2:14 pm

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Post  Scorpio Rising on 3/28/2016, 10:11 pm

Yum! I love love love radishes! I have 3 kinds in right now; Sparkler, white icicle, and Chinese red meat. Salt, radish, yummo. They are much better early. Not so bitey, or pithy.
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Post  AtlantaMarie on 3/29/2016, 8:42 am

Awww... Kathy, that's so cute!
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Post  Kathy Gizzi on 3/30/2016, 12:12 pm

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Post  yolos on 3/30/2016, 12:38 pm

Those are better looking than any I have ever grown.  Nice job.
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 3/30/2016, 1:20 pm

Lovely bouquet you have there Kathy!  Breakfast, lunch and supper!  Bread, butter, salt, radish sandwich!
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Post  Kelejan on 3/30/2016, 3:08 pm

Katy, we know exactly how you feel. Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile
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Post  ralitaco on 3/30/2016, 3:31 pm

@Kathy Gizzi wrote:Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile
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Post  Kathy Gizzi on 3/30/2016, 3:50 pm

@Kelejan wrote:Kathy, the first one is always so special. Very Happy  Lots more to come.
Have to laugh!  The pic I posted says click on image to enlarge and see full size...LOL.  That is the full size of that little baby!  Harvested my whole crop today!
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Post  AtlantaMarie on 4/1/2016, 7:35 am

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Post  Kathy Gizzi on 4/1/2016, 11:26 am

Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad
About an hour ago, it was very dark and grey.  Being a new found weather addict, I check the app on my phone to find that HARD rain and hail is expected for most of the day.  As I start to make my rounds of the house looking for things I can transform into suitable rain shelters for my veggies......BOOM......it begins; torrential downpour!

All of my boxes are now covered with upside down lawn chairs, laundry baskets, totes, 5 gallon pails and inverted grow trays.  Geesh; what a moment of sheer panic!
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Post  CapeCoddess on 4/1/2016, 12:23 pm

Laughing
I'd love to see a photo of that! 
Downpours here, also, but probably nothing like yours.

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Post  sanderson on 4/1/2016, 4:47 pm

Gosh, yes! Photos! What we won't do for our gardens. . . Razz

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