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Post  kshimpi on Sun Aug 22, 2010 8:01 pm

My kits finally came from the SFG site (not impressed by the way...only sent one weed mat for 2 kits and one of the boards had to be sawed in order for it to fit into the other one). Anyway, my boxes are together, filled with Mel's mix and as of this evening fall vegetable seeds - lettuce, swiss chard, sugar snap peas, carrots, onions. Waiting for broccoli and collard green plants to be available at the garden stores.
With my helpers, I even got the deer netting up as well this weekend. That is what I call teamwork! I made the deer fence bigger than what I actually needed b/c I could only find 100ft of netting, and I might add more beds if these first 2 turn out ok.

Anyway, just wanted to share some updated pics...hoping for something to germinate in a few weeks!

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Post  boffer on Sun Aug 22, 2010 8:24 pm

Lookin' good! You're thinking ahead by making room for next years new boxes Wink

I bet your peas will be sticking their heads out in about 8 days.

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Post  kshimpi on Sun Aug 22, 2010 8:32 pm

Boffer,

Do I need to cover the seeds until they sprout? I am remembering something like this from the book.

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Post  boffer on Sun Aug 22, 2010 8:41 pm

You might have to cover them if you have critter or bird problems.

I cover just my peas and beans because the jay birds like them until the plants are 2-3 inches tall. They don't bother anything else.

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Post  kshimpi on Sun Aug 22, 2010 8:44 pm

thanks for the tip boffer!

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Post  Megan on Sun Aug 22, 2010 8:44 pm

Looks great! Looks like you have some enthusiastic helpers, too!

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Post  pattipan on Sun Aug 22, 2010 8:49 pm

Our SFG is on a slight slope, east and north sides. Kind of hard to get away from slopes here in the mountains! It was a lot of work initially, but it's worth it! Although...I have to confess the hubby did 95% of the box-installing labor. I supervised. Wink This picture was taken August 3rd.



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Post  Megan on Sun Aug 22, 2010 8:51 pm

Wow, really neat and orderly, pattipan! I love it. Ours is on a slope about same as yours. We had to tier some landscaping timbers but it wasn't too bad.

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Post  pattipan on Sun Aug 22, 2010 9:07 pm

I don't know about neat and orderly, the picture is small!

You should see the spaghetti squash now, nothing but vine, squash and and maybe a dozen leaves. Despite spraying with Mildew Cure and Neem, the powdery mildew got ahead of us. There are 18 spaghetti squash on the left-hand trellis and 6 BonBon (buttercup) squash on the right. Hope they live until harvest! You're supposed to wait until the stems look slightly corky, but if they start dropping, I'm picking them anyway!

We love our SFG! And where it's located we get a lot folks stopping by to ask about it. Everyone wants to know what's on those trellises!

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Post  pattipan on Sun Aug 22, 2010 9:19 pm

thinking

I replied to wrong thread! Took me too long to notice and now it's too late to delete. Ah well. I think I go have a bowl of ice cream to clear the head...

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Post  kshimpi on Sun Aug 22, 2010 9:29 pm

pattipan,

I am glad you responded to this thread (even if it was by accident). I got to show the hubbie pics of what can actually grow in a square foot garden. So, thanks for that!

And, at our house everything slopes down towards the Northwest. I am hoping the raised beds help with this. We have done a lot in the back with the sloping and the pool water drainage.

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Post  pattipan on Sun Aug 22, 2010 9:37 pm

If he still needs convincing, here's the link to my forum gallery. And then there are lot of other galleries he can peruse as well.

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Post  Megan on Sun Aug 22, 2010 9:39 pm

Here's mine, as of a few weeks ago. The back bed with the tomatoes, tomatillos, peppers and chard etc is almost entirely hidden.


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