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Post  NepetaCataria on 2/12/2018, 11:21 pm

First and foremost. Hello everyone  Very Happy Glad to be here. 

Here's me in a nutshell (at least the relevant gardening info.... the rest is secret) Shhhh hiddenID

I grew up gardening with my dad in our small vegetable garden, after that had a few gardens in various areas around SE Mass that I lived, worked at a few greenhouses, nurseries and even joined a gardening club once upon a time. 
Then I hurt my neck.. OUCH.. enter chronic injury, after a few years of harsh New England winters, said SCREW THIS and moved to California for about 8 years. No land out there, but still tried to keep a little herb garden going where ever I went, and took a few workshops on Floral Design (guess I was jonesin' for the pretty pretty flowers), but alas... it's darn expensive to live out there and after a bad breakup came back across the country (ugh I hate winter. I got back just in time for Snowmageddon ), but was at least excited that I could start gardening again.
Alas, the first winter I was back I ended up knocking myself out hitting the ground in a parking lot and enter 4 years of constant headache and a LOT of memory loss. (including most of my gardening knowledge)  pale
BUT... over the last year and a new pain management regimen I've actually been getting some higher functioning back and I want to GROW things again!!! Even if it means learning everything all over again, so while trying to relearn things that used to come naturally to me (like gardening, and cooking ... darn I missed cooking. /sigh) whoops... lack of focus is still a problem with my brain... back on topic before this intro becomes a novella.... while researching and trying to relearn I came across some youtube videos talking about square foot gardening and it caught my attention because it seemed like something I might actually be able to manage, so I bought the book and a couple premade 4x4 raised beds and am waiting very impatiently for the stores to start stocking their composts so I can get them filled (peat and vermiculite aren't a problem to find, but a few varieties of compost is leading me on a bit of a hunt in the still cold month of February) But the seeds are in the stores... so soon!!!! YAY


Ok... ramblin' done... for now. Happy to be here, and I'm sure I'll have dozens of questions. Thanks in advance for having this community around. It gives me a bit of peace of mind feeling like I don't have to learn it all alone. 

Toodles for now. 
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Post  sanderson on 2/13/2018, 2:47 am

Nepeta, Welcome to the Forum from Fresno, CA! glad you\'re here If you want to SFG, you have come to the right place. You have the book (All New Square Foot Gardening?) and bought a couple of beds. Looking for compost, check out this thread with some photos. You should be able to find Lobster compost in Mass. Very Happy http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t21089-recommended-store-bought-compost-photos-of-composts

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Post  AtlantaMarie on 2/13/2018, 6:50 am

Hi NepetaCataria! Welcome from the (not so) sunny south - Atlanta, GA.

Glad you've found us!
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Post  BeetlesPerSqFt on 2/13/2018, 10:13 am

:welcome:No back-breaking digging required is just one of the awesome features of ANSFG.
(Can we call you Catnip? ...or is that your ...secret identity... hiddenID )
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 2/14/2018, 8:31 pm

Welcome to SFGing, Nepeta!  You will love it!  I can’t wait to hear your thoughts as you try this new method—my prediction: I love you

Glad you are on your own path, sounds like it’s a good one!  Take notes, you will learn a lot this first year or 2!

New England has some wonderful curators to help you on your way!  You will find a monthly regional post to share with everybody whatcha got goin’  on!
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Post  deanpegal on 3/6/2018, 11:18 am

Hello Nepeta, I'm Dean and I'm also new here. Hope we have a good time here.
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Post  sanderson on 3/7/2018, 1:19 am

Hi Dean,  Welcome to the Forum from central CA.  glad you\'re here   Would you like to introduce yourself, a bit about your gardening experience or your hopes for gardening?

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Post  AtlantaMarie on 3/7/2018, 8:24 am

Hi Dean. Yes, you'll find a good time here! And welcome from the Atlanta, GA area.

Yes, please. Tell us about your garden plans....
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Post  farmersgranddaughter on 3/7/2018, 8:26 am

Welcome, Nepeta and Dean!  I recently joined and have learned much already.  The "Search" box is an awesome tool and the people here are very encouraging.  Just looking at photos of their gardens gives me hope.   Smile
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Post  countrynaturals on 3/7/2018, 3:12 pm

happy hi  and  glad you\'re here  Nepeta & Dean. Looking forward to sharing your gardening adventures. You'll find lots of help and encouragement, here.  rock on
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Post  deanpegal on 3/10/2018, 2:51 am

Thank you everyone, Gardening is something I personally like to do. As a child, I like greenery and spend most of my time in the garden and as I grew up my this habit never fade away. Now I have a beautiful outdoor garden and make improvements there at weekend.
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Post  countrynaturals on 3/10/2018, 11:49 am

@deanpegal wrote:Thank you everyone, Gardening is something I personally like to do. As a child, I like greenery and spend most of my time in the garden and as I grew up my this habit never fade away. Now I have a beautiful outdoor garden and make improvements there at weekend.
Ooo, sounds like we need to see lots and lots of PICTURES!
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Post  sanderson on 3/10/2018, 2:53 pm

Pictures!

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Post  BeetlesPerSqFt on 3/10/2018, 7:26 pm

@deanpegal wrote:Thank you everyone, Gardening is something I personally like to do. As a child, I like greenery and spend most of my time in the garden and as I grew up my this habit never fade away. Now I have a beautiful outdoor garden and make improvements there at weekend.
Hi Dean! I like how you put this.
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