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Hello from sunny, ugh, cold Florida

Post  hartge01 on 12/14/2010, 11:41 am

Greetings all!

I have just started trying to vegetable garden. I figure I have a couple of months before any actual planing and have already started a 4x4 plot in my back yard with full sun. I have asked for both books my Mel for Christmas so I will also have some good reading during the "down time".

I am sure I will post often so I look forward to hearing from/meeting many of you.

Blessings,

Gary
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Post  Furbalsmom on 12/14/2010, 12:43 pm

Gary, glad you\'re here to the SFG Forum.

Hope Santa brings you both SFG books. It is definitely worth your time to read/study them.

Please be sure you visit often. If you have questions, feel free to ask, and if you have suggestions or answers to posts, please chime in.

Let us know how your garden grows and we love pictures.
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Post  WardinWake on 12/14/2010, 4:48 pm

Howdy Gary:

I was just in Maclenny, FL were I was raised and yep, it was cold. Gainsville weather is very simular to Macclenny's being only 60 miles North. When, as a family, we row gardened there we would push the weather man just a bit and plant on Feb. 14 unless the weather was colder then normal and we would wait until Feb. 28. We did have to replant on the rare year when a "late" frost hit, but, we allways had a large garden. I just wish that I knew about Square Foot Gardening then. If I had known I would not have been playing summer Santa Clause and "hoe-hoe-hoeing" all summer.

God Bless and Welcome to the Forum.
Ward and Mary.

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Post  camprn on 12/14/2010, 5:15 pm

@WardinWake wrote:Howdy Gary:I was just in Maclenny, FL were I was raised and yep, it was cold. I just wish that I knew about Square Foot Gardening then. If I had known I would not have been playing summer Santa Clause and "hoe-hoe-hoeing" all summer.

God Bless and Welcome to the Forum.
Ward and Mary.


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howdy neighbor

Post  acara on 12/15/2010, 9:21 am

... Okay, well maybe the 2+ hour drive doesn't make us exactly neighbors, but welcome nonetheless Very Happy

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Post  GardenZen on 12/15/2010, 6:37 pm

Hey there Gary and welcome.

I'm new to all this as well and excited for Spring. :!:

Congrats on the 4 x 4 being set up, you are ahead of me. (I have a LOT of work to do clearing and cleaning out a "backyard" area.)
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Re: Hello from sunny, ugh, cold Florida

Post  Megan on 12/15/2010, 8:44 pm

You and me both, GardenZen! Hard to get motivated when it's so darn cold out there, too. And now hubby's motorcycle is parked in the middle of the backyard, to boot. Sigh.
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Post  camprn on 12/15/2010, 8:51 pm

@Megan wrote:You and me both, GardenZen! Hard to get motivated when it's so darn cold out there, too. And now hubby's motorcycle is parked in the middle of the backyard, to boot. Sigh.
I went out to my hoop the other day to get a few onions and, er, well, I wont be getting any onions out of that bed for a few months... rendeer
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Re: Hello from sunny, ugh, cold Florida

Post  ander217 on 12/16/2010, 9:39 am

hartge01 (Tue Dec 14, 2010 10:41 am) wrote:Greetings all!

I have asked for both books my Mel for Christmas so I will also have some good reading during the "down time".

SFGardners also ask for things like vermiculite and rampicante squash seeds for Christmas and birthdays.

"All I want for Christmas is some coarse vermiculite, some coarse vermiculite, yeah, some coarse vermiculite. All I want for Christmas is some coarse vermiculite, so I can have a Mel-type garden!" (sung to the tune of "All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth.")
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Re: Hello from sunny, ugh, cold Florida

Post  Megan on 12/16/2010, 5:38 pm

Whoops! I completely missed the fact that this was a welcome thread. Embarassed WELCOME, Gary! Very Happy glad you\'re here I hope Santa brings you both books, some vermiculite, and a Baker Creek gift card!
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Re: Hello from sunny, ugh, cold Florida

Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 12/28/2010, 9:51 pm

Welcome aboard! I assumed Florida grew year round, even in the north-ish areas. I thought you would just cover plants in colder weather? But, hey, what do I know? I'm a bit farther north...lol.

I would, however, be interested in hearing from some Floridians as to if you can get year round with covers and hoop houses? Granted, that may take a little experience, but it may be good to know just how far you can stretch your growing season for future plans.
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Post  ander217 on 12/29/2010, 3:00 am

BBG, you might also want to check out the regional forums for the lower and coastal south. There may be some threads posted there to answer your questions.

You can also use the search feature, although at this time it only searches thread titles, and not individual posts.
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