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Hello from Northern Virginia!

Post  greenmama on 2/18/2011, 5:42 pm

Hello all happy hi
I am a natural-living mother of 3 wonderful kiddos, here in northern Virginia. I am brand new to gardening. It has always been something I wanted to do, but the idea has always scared me off due to the awful soil here, amount of time required etc. So imagine my happiness when I came across the SFG book and method! I'm so excited to begin this year! I'm sure you'll be seeing alot of me, as I have lots of questions already!


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Post  Megan on 2/18/2011, 6:35 pm

Hi there, Amy, welcome to the forum, to SFG and to gardening too! Smile glad you\'re here

I am very likely a neighbor of yours, as I am in northern VA also. Can't wait to hear more about your questions and plans. It is never too late to start gardening! Just remember, it's only seeds. You can do it! Smile

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Post  Dunkinjean on 2/18/2011, 9:21 pm

Welcome Amy! glad you\'re here

We are so glad you joined our website and SFG gardening.

You will find your vegetables growth much better!



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Post  quiltbea on 2/18/2011, 10:13 pm

Welcome to the group.
We're all here to answer your questions if we can.
Some are very experienced so its a great place to find the answers.
I hope you have great success with your first spring at SFG.
Good luck.

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Post  greenmama on 2/18/2011, 10:15 pm

Thanks! And Megan, I'm in the Woodbridge area--Howdy neighbor! I'll be messaging you with questions about what does well here I'm sure!

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Post  Furbalsmom on 2/18/2011, 11:25 pm

Welcome GreenMama welcome and Thank you for joining our forum.

I'm sure you will find lots of people who are so willing to help you if you have questions. If you have comments to add to a member's post, please feel free. We also just I love you photos.

Again, Welcome and please take some time and review some of our postings. If you go to the Forums Button at the top of this page, you will find lots of information and maybe the answers to some of your questions. If you still need help with some of your questions, please feel free to ask, there are so many prople that would be glad to help you.

Thank you again for joining our group,

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Post  miinva on 2/18/2011, 11:49 pm

Welcome! I'm a couple of hours away and have been SFG'ing for two years. I started for the same reasons... I'd been intimidated and thought I had a black thumb, but I was wrong Very Happy As long as you follow the soil recipe and don't skimp on the five kinds of compost it's pretty hard to get it wrong.


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Post  ander217 on 2/19/2011, 7:23 am

Welcome to the forum, Amy. We love newbie gardeners.

Don't worry about making mistakes. We all did, do, and will. It's a never-ending learning process. Just compost your mistakes and turn them into something better as you start over. This is a great place to share and learn.


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