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Post  siscoweb on 1/1/2011, 5:46 pm

Hi My name is Mike and I started gardening last year. I did OK but I know there are lots of other stuff I haven't learned how to do yet. I built rased beds because here in southern Missouri the soil is clay filled with rock (not good) also my back yard is on a hillside that you need a rope to walk down (steep).
I am looking forward to this years garden and want to do my studying now so I will be ready for spring.

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Post  camprn on 1/1/2011, 5:54 pm

glad you\'re here to the Forum Mike! If you have not had a chance to take a look at the All New Square Foot Gardening book it offers a host of ideas that you may find helpful. There is a ton of info to be found here on the Forum, which can be found by reading back threads. Our search feature isn't the best, so if you have questions please do not hesitate to ask. Cheers!

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Post  sfg4uKim on 1/1/2011, 9:16 pm

Welcome to the Forum, Mike.

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Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 1/1/2011, 10:47 pm

Hey, Mike. If you have a steep hillside, I would look into terracing your SFG beds. If the hill is really steep, you may use a bunch of 2' wide beds. The elevation changes will obviously affect the depth of the Mel's Mix you would use. But, like he says in his books, you only need 6 inches. Anything below 6 could be sand or your soil used as filler to maintain a level bed.

Wherever you decide to put your beds, take some pictures and let us see, too. And, never be afraid to ask a question. Happy gardening.

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Post  Furbalsmom on 1/2/2011, 1:56 am

glad you\'re here Mike,

So glad you joined us. As Camprn said, reading the All New Square Foot Gardening Book will certainly give you a lot of good information. Especially Mel's Mix, a soilless growing medium that helps rid you of problems like poor soil, rocks and weeds.

If you have questions, please ask, and if you have answers or experience in one of the topics, please chime in.

By the way, we LOVE pictures.

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Post  ander217 on 1/3/2011, 8:41 am

Welcome Mike, from another Missourian. I'm in the southeast, between Poplar Bluff and Sikeston.

Don't forget to check out the regional forums. Are you in the Upper South or Midwest? You can find out there if you aren't sure.

We'll be looking forward to hearing more about (and seeing photos of) your garden.

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