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Post  choksaw on 3/2/2010, 4:44 pm

since you cant get much farther south then florida with out leaveing the continental united states im hopeing im in the right spot.
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I'm in Odessa (Tampa Bay), FL

Post  sjfrunner on 3/4/2010, 9:38 pm

I'm pretty far south, in the Tampa Bay area, FL. New to SFG, getting ready to put my 4x4 together this weekend.
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howdy

Post  choksaw on 3/5/2010, 12:27 am

your right around the corner from me im in new port richey just finished my 2 boxs today and am working on the ingredients for the mix luckily i found a local supplier for the vermiculite peat is easy to come by the compost is gonna be a pain but ill get it done gl with your garden
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Vermiculite

Post  greneteam on 3/5/2010, 6:01 am

Let me know, I've had to buy in those tiny bags.
I'm wondering why the stuff from the bean bag chairs wouldn't work. Looks the same. Have fun with SFG..

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Central Florida

Post  greneteam on 3/5/2010, 6:05 am

I'm in the middle of the state and the cold has reeked havoc but still the cabbage and collards flourished.Even the strawberries were saved. Onions and parsley looks good. A fun thing to watch this process. I'm not a Gardner.. Well Now I'm certified and loving this process.


@choksaw wrote:since you cant get much farther south then florida with out leaveing the continental united states im hopeing im in the right spot.

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Vermiculite source

Post  choksaw on 3/5/2010, 1:08 pm

The place i found the Vermiculite was at:
Landscape Creations on Plath rd here in new port richey a 28 gallon bag cost $24.95+tax they only had 1 in stock but are ordering the rest that i need very friendly and polite staff. If you try one of your local landscape supply/Nurseries they should be able to help you find what your looking for.

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Landscape Creations
8030 Plathe Rd.
New Port Richey Fl34653
Phone: (727)845-7014
Fax: (727) 841-0986
Owner: Randy Burks
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HEY NEIGHBOR

Post  graficow on 3/7/2010, 6:40 am

Glad to see someone so close - Im in Shady Hills (north east Hudson).
Im so happy to find out where I can get the vermiculite. Ill be there
first thing Monday.Thanks
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Post  boffer on 3/7/2010, 10:14 am

Thanks for posting the info!
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vermiculite

Post  choksaw on 3/7/2010, 12:05 pm

You might want to call ahead of time befor you make the trip i bought the 1 bag that they had and they are ordering me 3 more so as of now that i know they are out of stock on the large bags. but im sure if you call they will be more then happy to order some for you the staff is very polite.
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regional, lower south

Post  critterculler on 3/7/2010, 5:51 pm

"YAHOO" I'm new, I just graduated yesterday. (6 Mar 10) I'm down here,( or up in some cases) in Seville. Glad to be on board. seeya Phi

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Post  critterculler on 3/7/2010, 5:52 pm

thats supposed be Phil.

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YAHOO" I'm new, I just graduated yesterday.

Post  WardinWake on 3/7/2010, 7:51 pm

Congradulations on attending the seminar. What did you learn. What can you teach us?

God Bless, Ward.
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Post  critterculler on 3/8/2010, 6:52 am

Hi Ward Well if you are a follower of "the system", then there's probably not alot. I have been dabbling in SFG for about 10yrs and didn't learn much more about the actual gardening that I didn't understand, But what we did learn was teaching techniques and how and where SFG is being used around the world and the plans for the future. It was a wealth of info. We built beds, both on the ground and 2X4 raised bed, we made "Mels mix, we planted both seeds and bedding plants. We discussed both small home business and also how to apply it to big business. It was a "blast". I plan to get more involved both in schools and church community gardens. seeya Phil

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RE: Regional People

Post  keithw on 3/16/2010, 1:22 pm

Greetings from Orlando. As a complete Newbie, it's nice to connect with some "local" SFG folks. Got my 2 4x4's filled yesterday, laid out my grids this morning. Next will be the chicken wire covers to keep out the squirrels.

I have broccoli, lettuce, chives and some sunflowers seeded and sprouting. 4 tomatoes and 2 peppers in pots waiting to be transplanted. Hope the forecast stays good for the rest of the week.
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complete noob

Post  choksaw on 3/16/2010, 6:37 pm

Welcome aboard your not the only complete noob here this is my first season using SFG so it should be an experience i have a post going called "my garden" in the garden showcase forum. look forward to chatting with some local people about some of the difficulties in planting and gardening here in FL
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Nice garden

Post  keithw on 3/17/2010, 11:44 am

I checked out your garden thread. Really nice boxes. I'm inspired. Mine look nowhere near as nice, but hopefully they'll do the job. I have not done trellises yet. How do you plan to integrate the covers with the trellises? I have not gotten my head around that one yet.

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Post  Lavender Debs on 3/17/2010, 11:46 am

Personally I think these look great. Now get out and poke in some seeds! I wanna see um grow.
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Post  keithw on 3/17/2010, 11:56 am

Thanks Lavender Debs. We have so many squirrels around here that I'm trying to finish bending some chicken wire first. Then we'll get some seeds going an transplant a few other things as well.
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