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Hello from Northern AR.

Post  Esteban on 11/16/2010, 12:02 pm

Hi folks,
I just joined the SFG group today.
My main interest will be table top gardening.
I am sure I will have many, many questions for all you experienced folks.
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Re: Hello from Northern AR.

Post  Chopper on 11/16/2010, 2:34 pm

Wonderful. Boffer is out TT expert and there are lots of posts on it if you do a search. I look forward to hearing about your progress. Welcome.

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Post  ander217 on 11/16/2010, 3:11 pm

Welcome to the forum, Steve.

Are you in the Upper South or Mid-South? I live in the Upper, but host the Mid-South region. Be sure and check out the regional forums, too, for area-specific information.

My ma-in-law in eastern AR is happy with her TT box. To check out that thread which had many helpful replies search for "ma-in-law's happy", or search for many other threads on TT boxes.

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Post  Esteban on 11/16/2010, 5:04 pm

Thanks for the welcome Ander.
I live in Rogers, about as far Northwest as one can get.
Thanks for the heads up on the site, I am headed that way now.
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Hello from Northern AR.

Post  Esteban on 11/16/2010, 7:43 pm

Hi Chopper,
Thanks for the welcome.
I have been looking thru some of Boffer's postings and photo's, he is truly a craftsman. Wish I had some of his skills.
Steve

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Post  Megan on 11/16/2010, 7:50 pm

Hi Esteban, welcome to the forum! glad you\'re here
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Post  WardinWake on 11/17/2010, 3:32 pm

@Esteban wrote:Hi folks,
I just joined the SFG group today.
My main interest will be table top gardening.
I am sure I will have many, many questions for all you experienced folks.
Steve

Howdy Steve:

Table Top (TT) is the way to go. I have most of my SFGs at TT height except for the climbing veggies. I enjoy the ease of harvest of the lower growing veggies. I even had one climbing tomato in a TT box with a short trellis and allowed it to drape over the trellis and back down to the ground. A different look for sure. How are you going to control the weeds/grass that can grow under a TT box? I have a few ideas if you would like.

So a hearty welcome to the forum and remember that any question is a good question.

God Bless, Ward and Mary.
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Post  Esteban on 11/17/2010, 4:38 pm

Megan & WardenWake,
Thanks for the welcome, the more I read this Forum, the more I like it...great folks.
WardenWake: I plan on utilizing my weed-eater to keep the grass under control beneath my TT's. However, I would certainly like to hear your thoughts on the issue.
Thanks again,
Steve

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Post  Furbalsmom on 11/18/2010, 9:01 am

Ward, I had not considered weed/grass control under my new TT which I hope to have completed next month.
I will be setting them up on a grassey area of the front lawn. We do not own the property, though we intend to live here several years, so I am not sure we want to set up something that will be hard to restore to grass in the distant future. What suggestions do you have for keeping the area under the TT attractive and weedfree?
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Re: Hello from Northern AR.

Post  Megan on 11/18/2010, 7:30 pm

Weed barrier? That is what we have down in the back yard, though we'd put that down already, not in anticipation of TT's.... Maybe you could find a nice creeping plant, moss or thyme?
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Post  WardinWake on 11/19/2010, 10:43 am

@Furbalsmom wrote:Ward, I had not considered weed/grass control under my new TT which I hope to have completed next month.
I will be setting them up on a grassey area of the front lawn. We do not own the property, though we intend to live here several years, so I am not sure we want to set up something that will be hard to restore to grass in the distant future. What suggestions do you have for keeping the area under the TT attractive and weedfree?

Furbalsmom:

Weed/grass along the outside edges can be easily controled with a weedeater type of edger. Talk with your land lord about using weedblocker under the bed and if he/she does not have a problem with it I would go ahead and use it. Most samll areas that are kept weed/grass free can be reseeded easily when the beds are moved and the grass will take over within a few months. When I was in Navy housing gardens were allowed as long as the area was reseeded on moving out.


God Bless, Ward and Mary.
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Hello from Northern AR.

Post  Esteban on 11/20/2010, 9:25 am

Hi Ward (check my spelling of your name )
Thanks for the heads up on the weed blocker. That would certainly beat trying to get a weedeater in the middle of the area.
I have really enjoyed reading your interesting post throughout the forum.
Last, but not least: Thanks for serving for 20 years.
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Hello from Northern AR.

Post  Esteban on 11/20/2010, 9:29 am

Ward, I put a grinn symbol at the end of the first line, as you can see, it didn't come thru.
I have a terrible time expressing humor on the 'net.
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Post  Megan on 11/20/2010, 9:38 am

I thought you came through just fine, Esteban. Smile

To make the smiley, keep the : right next to the ), that may help.

We put down weedblocker in our backyard a couple years back. That weedblock fabric is a bit expensive, though. If you are on a budget and appearances are not super-important, you might consider cardboard, thick layers of newspaper, or even a tarp to keep down weeds. Or get some contractor trash bags and zip them open to lay them flat, as a substitute for a tarp. Weight it down with bricks or stones to keep in place. Or, mulch heavily.

Happy gardening! flower
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Post  WardinWake on 11/20/2010, 11:50 am

Esteban:

At work the other day a large banner was torn by the wind and could not be put back up. So what is a SFG'er supposed to do? Why, take it home and use it for weed blocker! Turned upside down the printing "Contractors Day" does not show and it is as thick as a tarp. 3 feet wide by 14 feet long. Cut to size it is just great and the price is - priceless.

God Bless, Ward and Mary. bounce
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Post  camprn on 11/20/2010, 11:55 am

@WardinWake wrote:Esteban:

At work the other day a large banner was torn by the wind and could not be put back up. So what is a SFG'er supposed to do? Why, take it home and use it for weed blocker! Turned upside down the printing "Contractors Day" does not show and it is as thick as a tarp. 3 feet wide by 14 feet long. Cut to size it is just great and the price is - priceless.

God Bless, Ward and Mary. bounce
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Hello from Northern AR.

Post  Esteban on 11/20/2010, 12:22 pm

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Post  ander217 on 11/21/2010, 6:38 am

Yay, Steve, you're an emoticonner!
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