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Belated Hello from SE Iowa

Post  mlr77062 on 5/23/2016, 1:45 pm

I joined the forum over five years ago but never posted.  Didn't have much to add that would be of interest.

My first SFG was created in 1987.  I became aware of Mel's methods via a PBS series.  My first effort was a raised bed with stone borders.  I used 12"x12" cement blocks for walkways/ perimeters.  No grid used.  Many years of usage in Houston, Texas.

My latest are five SFG boxes 4'x4' in Iowa.  I originally used wood strips as urged in the later update.  This spring my grids were in horrible condition.  I had available some surplus 3/8" steel rebar.  I cut each bar to size and fastened with fence staples.  The result was both sturdy, attractive and probably will long out last me.  Last week I posted about this in one of the grid post areas.

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Post  sanderson on 5/23/2016, 2:55 pm

Hello again. glad you\'re here

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Post  countrynaturals on 5/23/2016, 3:50 pm

happy hi I'm new to this forum, but, like you, I started the sfg method back in the 80s. Welcome back.

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Post  AtlantaMarie on 5/23/2016, 4:14 pm

Hi Mir770662. Not sure I saw you last week.... So welcome (back) from Atlanta, GA!

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