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Post  mlpii66 on 4/12/2017, 10:04 pm

Hello all in the Northwest High Country!  Idaho Falls here.

New to SFG but have seven of eight overbuilt beds done and just finished breaking and leveling ground.  The beds are 4' x 4' and 12 inches deep. After a search of the local garden centers and nurseries for the elements to mix my own soil I've decided to have a local garden center deliver their "raised bed mix".  Should have the beds down, leveled and filled this weekend and start planting as soon as possible after. Pictures to follow.

Looking forward to seeing and hearing about other high cool country gardens.
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Post  countrynaturals on 4/13/2017, 2:59 am

happy hi from a low hot country gardener. rofl Looking forward to your pics. glad you\'re here
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Post  AtlantaMarie on 4/13/2017, 5:28 am

Hi Mark. Welcome from Atlanta, GA!

I too look forward to your pics.

Have you read the All New SFG (2nd Edition)? What are you going to be growing?
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Post  mlpii66 on 4/13/2017, 9:43 pm

@countrynaturals wrote:happy hi from a low hot country gardener. rofl Looking forward to your pics. glad you\'re here
I was stationed at Travis AFB, near Fairfield Vacaville. Always liked it when we could make a drive through Redding. Disappointed I never saw Bigfoot though!
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Post  mlpii66 on 4/13/2017, 9:53 pm

@AtlantaMarie wrote:Hi Mark.  Welcome from Atlanta, GA!

I too look forward to your pics.

Have you read the All New SFG (2nd Edition)?  What are you going to be growing?
I've been reading it.  Read the original version too. My wife likes to can so I imagine a lot of cukes as her and her sisters' favorite is pickles.  I'd like to get some daikon radishes and carrots pickled for sushi!  Had pretty good success last year with zucchini tomatoes and potatoes.  We're all looking to try some low carb options so maybe a rutabaga, parsnip and turnip or two.

Weather is being fickle, beautiful all week and as I have tomorrow off... Rain and even some flurries maybe!  Tough seeing some folks talking about trellising zucchini already!
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Post  AtlantaMarie on 4/15/2017, 5:51 am

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I've been reading it.  Read the original version too. My wife likes to can so I imagine a lot of cukes as her and her sisters' favorite is pickles.  I'd like to get some daikon radishes and carrots pickled for sushi!  Had pretty good success last year with zucchini tomatoes and potatoes.  We're all looking to try some low carb options so maybe a rutabaga, parsnip and turnip or two.

Weather is being fickle, beautiful all week and as I have tomorrow off... Rain and even some flurries maybe!  Tough seeing some folks talking about trellising zucchini already![/quote]

I've thankfully had the opportunity to read all of them. Thank goodness Mel made it easier for us as he went...

There are several of us on here that do canning. I didn't see tomatoes listed..... or is that just a given, lol?

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Post  mlpii66 on 4/16/2017, 9:39 am

I've been reading it.  Read the original version too. My wife likes to can so I imagine a lot of cukes as her and her sisters' favorite is pickles.  I'd like to get some daikon radishes and carrots pickled for sushi!  Had pretty good success last year with zucchini tomatoes and potatoes.  We're all looking to try some low carb options so maybe a rutabaga, parsnip and turnip or two.

Weather is being fickle, beautiful all week and as I have tomorrow off... Rain and even some flurries maybe!  Tough seeing some folks talking about trellising zucchini already![/quote]

I've thankfully had the opportunity to read all of them.  Thank goodness Mel made it easier for us as he went...

There are several of us on here that do canning.  I didn't see tomatoes listed.....  or is that just a given, lol?

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  Definitely tomatoes are a given! Along with the standard veg! Friday 4/14, I got 8 of my, I'll call them primary, 4 x 8 beds set and the raised bed soil delivered and in two beds.  It snowed and sleeted on me on and off the whole day.  Then when I was too tail draggin' dog tired to go on, it clears up!  My oldest son and I got the remaining beds filled Saturday. Now I am going to build two 1 foot x 6 foot beds for cukes and maybe melons and three 4 foot x 8 foot to grow three sisters and cover crops. Still six weeks out from last frost but feel like I'm way behind this year!
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Post  mlpii66 on 4/18/2017, 10:10 pm

Saturday my oldest son and I got the beds filled with soil and the volunteer onions in a bed. Not the best pics, a Quaky Ash tree is in the perfect spot to block the ladder I was on but I think you get the idea. Where the pup is standing is where two more 8 foot by 4 foot beds are going.   Then I want to put a couple of 2 foot by 8 foot beds across the top.  Then strawberry towers along the sides.




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