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Post  dbrown on 5/23/2010, 2:37 pm

Howdy from WV. This will be my first attempt at a partial sfg. (partial because of no Mel's mix, reason explained)

The last couple of years I had done tomatoes and hot banana peppers in pots as the landlord for my apartment didn't want me digging in the yard or flower beds. I've called them flower beds, but really just decorative gravel round the front of the apartment with a plastic weed barrier. Decided this year I didn't want to deal with the hassles of the flower pots. Between some stray cats and wind last year the pots kept getting knocked over. I ended up tying them to the porch roof post last year. I decided this year I would try to build a couple of planters instead and place them in the gravel areas. Hoping this would allow me to grow some other items. Unfortunately I had already bought the materials (including potting soil) to build and setup the planters before finding this site. I've currently got 2 4x1 planters built with 2x10s and then one 5x3 built using 2x6's. All with plywood bottoms because of the gravel. I'll be putting a 'fence' around the 5x3 in hopes to keep the Cats out of the planter, I've already found tracks from one running through.


So far I've found this forum and site to be extremely helpful and am sure to have questions down the road.

Here's to a good growing season.

Dave

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Re: New from WV

Post  WardinWake on 5/23/2010, 6:40 pm

Howdy Dave:

Welcome to the SFG Forum. We are indeed a friendly group of gardeners. All bring their experiences, trials and errors, and most of all successes. We encourage you to ask all the questions that come to mind. The best place is usually in the General Forum. Be sure to check out your Regional Forum as well.

What are you going to plant and how much sun will your gardens get?

God Bless, Ward and Mary.

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Re: New from WV

Post  dbrown on 5/23/2010, 9:10 pm

Lets see I've got the following

1 4x1 2 Beefsteak tomato plants 1 cherry tomato

1 4x1 hot banana, more than should have been planted given the size of the area

in the 5x3
3 squares for green peppers
2 squares for pickling cucumbers
1 square spinach
4 squares corn
3 squares green beans
2 squares sugar snap peas

I planted around the end of April Which may have actually been too late for the peas, but I had already bought the seeds so figured I'd see what happens. The tomatoes, and both types of peppers were bought already started, everything else was planted from seed.

As for Sun, the planters that the tomatoes and hot banana are in get almost 6 hrs if not a little more. The 5x3 on the other hand I'm not for sure on, its probably around 4 hrs, is the first year I had placed something in that spot so will have to keep an eye on whats planted.

Questions is part of the reason I joined the forum, I had been lurking since finding the site. Though as my luck would have it looks like someone may have asked the question I was going to after I joined. For what ever reason this year I seem to have an abundance of Pillbugs that have decided they want to eat the leaves off of everything. But I'll leave that discussion for the appropriate forum section.

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