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My First SFG Garden, from England

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Re: My First SFG Garden, from England

Post  Jay Bird on 2/23/2011, 3:09 pm

I thought the french ate slugs??
Something like es-cargo

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Re: My First SFG Garden, from England

Post  LaFee on 2/23/2011, 3:20 pm

The French do eat snails (with lots of butter and garlic and herbs and wine)...but not slugs. Yes, there's a difference.

Welcome back, guyl01 -- don't be a stranger this year!

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Improvements to our SFG!

Post  guyl01 on 2/23/2011, 3:50 pm

Hello Furbalsmum,
Nice to hear from you!
We were pleased with the veg we grew on the SFG last year. Had a plentiful supply of salads - yummy!
We realised a few things last year, that we hope to improve on this year.
The base of the SFG is made of a piece of 'Garden Fleece', folded over to increase the thickness and strength of it. When we put our bamboo canes into the SFG to support the tomato plants and the beans we were very careful NOT TO piece the cloth base of the SFG with the canes, then one day I had an idea!
We have bottles of water and when empty the bottle is recycled and the screw top is usually thrown away.
Why not use these tops to fit onto the base of the bamboo canes! they could quite easily be attached and the wide flat top would sit safely in the compost or on the base of the SFG where the risk of going through the bottom is greatly reduced!!
Another thought we have had is to make up some brackets to act as supports for the top of the canes, holding the canes securely in an upright position.
We were so pleased with the net on the hoops that we discarded the idea of a wooden frame. Where the wooden frame would be angular / square the gentle curves of the SFG as it is are gentle on the eye and we like them, so they will be staying on the SFG.
The weather will be improving here in a few days time, Very Happy and I will be starting some seeds of in the garden room to then plant out the seedlings in the SFG and get the season off to a flying start Very Happy
Will try to remember to take more photos along the way.
Cant wait to get started!!
Wishing you all success with your SFG gardening this year,
Guyl01

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This SFG thread has moved to......

Post  guyl01 on 2/26/2011, 3:33 pm

Welcome to my 'New SFG Page' at...

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t5371-follow-up-on-my-sfg-in-england#45354

Please come on over for a chat and things SFG'ish!

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