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My first SFG box!!!

Post  florenceq on 1/17/2011, 12:18 pm

I hope this works. Here is a pic of my very first box. Just finished building. Now I need to fill it and plant in it! I planning brocolli, cauliflower, cabbage, lettuce (hopefully it won't get to hot), peppers, parsley, cilantro and chard.

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Re: My first SFG box!!!

Post  camprn on 1/17/2011, 12:19 pm

VERY Nice!! way to go
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Re: My first SFG box!!!

Post  Blackrose on 1/17/2011, 12:35 pm

Beatiful job!! cheers

I just have one question. Is the grid attached already? If so, you may have to work a little harder to get your Mel's Mix in. Smile
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Re: My first SFG box!!!

Post  jumiclads on 1/17/2011, 12:37 pm

What a great start. You should be proud of yourself. I have yet to start building my first SFG when I have done everything else. Just one thing I noticed is there are no screws where the squares cross each other as I have seen in other SFG boxes. Not sure if this is necessary but someone who knows might answer this question.
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Re: My first SFG box!!!

Post  miinva on 1/17/2011, 12:54 pm

We tied our cross joints with twine Smile

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Re: My first SFG box!!!

Post  Furbalsmom on 1/17/2011, 2:39 pm

FlorenceQ,
Great Job! rahrah

Really looking forward to hearing how your garden progresses. You have planned a nice assortment of veggies
Thanks for the picture.
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Post  ander217 on 1/18/2011, 9:25 am

First box - Woo Hoo! :dancingpepper:

Can't wait to see your photos after it's filled and planted.
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Re: My first SFG box!!!

Post  florenceq on 1/18/2011, 12:38 pm

@Blackrose wrote:Beatiful job!! cheers

I just have one question. Is the grid attached already? If so, you may have to work a little harder to get your Mel's Mix in. Smile

I was so excited to get the box built that I didn't think that far ahead (sigh). I guess I will just have to work around the grids. I will keep this in mind when I build the next box.
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Re: My first SFG box!!!

Post  florenceq on 1/18/2011, 12:41 pm

@miinva wrote:We tied our cross joints with twine Smile

I didn't put screws on the grid joints because I was worried about the wood grid splitting but twine sounds like a good option. I was hoping to get away with out it by using the short grids (4 ft) on the bottom to support the long ones (8 ft) on top. If need be, I think I will try out the twine.
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Re: My first SFG box!!!

Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 1/18/2011, 2:01 pm

Looks great!! IMO, though, it would be less work to pop the grids off than to try and fill MM around them all.
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Re: My first SFG box!!!

Post  Megan on 1/18/2011, 6:32 pm

Wow, that looks FANTASTIC!!! What a great job, Florence. I would be very excited if I were you. Smile

One note about chard: If you've never grown it before, a little goes a long way. I planted 3 squares last year and had far more than I needed, as it is cut and come again. I was giving it away all summer and fall!
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Re: My first SFG box!!!

Post  Ha-v-v on 1/18/2011, 7:35 pm

It is a beautiful box!!! You have done well Smile Very Happy
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Re: My first SFG box!!!

Post  middlemamma on 1/18/2011, 9:03 pm

@BackyardBirdGardner wrote:Looks great!! IMO, though, it would be less work to pop the grids off than to try and fill MM around them all.

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