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Howdy from north of Dallas

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Howdy from north of Dallas

Post  SweetTxMama on 2/22/2011, 1:47 pm

Hello everyone. This is my 3rd year of SFG. The first year it did great, didn't have enough time to do much last year, but this year I'm ready to go! I'm in The Colony which is a suburb just north of Dallas, south Denton County, and have got some seeds started already. Just joined the forum and would love to see & here about what everyone is planting!

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Post  elliephant on 2/22/2011, 3:05 pm


Howdy!

I'm way at the other end of the state, but just wanted to say

I lived in Denton for 4 years, and 30 minutes north of Denton (Gainesville) for a little while just a couple of years ago. You'll find this is a great forum!

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Post  Furbalsmom on 2/22/2011, 4:01 pm

SweetTxMamma

We are so glad you could join us. You will find that we have members from all over Texas and they are very helpful.
Since this is your third year with a SFG, maybe you can help them out. Smile

We I love you pictures and hope you will share photos of your progress in your SFG.

Welcome

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Post  Goosegirl on 2/22/2011, 5:05 pm

Welcome SweetTxMamma!

Some of us are still just dreaming of what we can soon (not soon enough!) plant. Keep us updated on what you have going and post PICTURES!

TC

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Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 2/22/2011, 6:50 pm

Welcome aboard!!

I have never heard of as much snow in a winter as y'all have had. Hope your garden is ready for a great spring. Happy to have you here.

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Re: Howdy from north of Dallas

Post  SweetTxMama on 2/22/2011, 7:09 pm

Thanks everyone. And yes, we had a lot of snow! Of course, everything was shut down for days and then all of a sudden the last few weeks have been gorgeous! In the 70s and even low 80s. We got a mild cold front and today just the 60s but I am definitely okay with that. Knock on wood, it will stay mild for the rest of the year. This was the coldest winter I can ever remember and I've lived in this area my whole life, sans 4 years in east Texas for college.

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Post  janefss2002 on 2/22/2011, 7:21 pm

Hi Neighbor!

I'm in Garland. We are into our 3rd year of SFG and love it. Our daughter is in Grad School at UNT. We've noticed just how different the temps, weather, etc can be on any given day from Garland to Denton!

You are going to love this Forum.

And this weather lately has been something else sunny. I think we deserve some good weather after what we had earlier!

jane

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Post  FarmerValerie on 2/22/2011, 8:07 pm

Welcome from my corner of Texas, Texarkana area!!! The hot cold hot cold hot cold has us all sick so stay well!!!!

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Post  Odd Duck on 2/22/2011, 8:43 pm

Welcome and have fun!

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Welcome

Post  ander217 on 2/22/2011, 9:37 pm

Wow, the Texans have come out in force today. Welcome to the forum. It's always nice to have another veteran gardener.

Keep us posted on how your garden grows. Can't wait to see some photos.


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Re: Howdy from north of Dallas

Post  GloriaG on 2/23/2011, 11:34 am

SweetTxMama,

Do you use hoop-houses to extend your growing season?

I'm very near you and still harvesting last years lettuce, arugula, spinach, broccoli, cauliflower and most herbs. My fall onions, garlic, peas and beets are just starting to grow again and I've got my spring tomatoes in.


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Re: Howdy from north of Dallas

Post  SweetTxMama on 2/23/2011, 12:09 pm

I haven't used them yet but may in the future. The first year we just had 4 basic boxes. Last year, we put up a fence around them after we found our Lab/Aussie mix puppy & easy access to garden do not mix.

This year, we were thinking of adding some type of covering but haven't made any definite plans. So far, we are just starting out in the basic boxes again.

Our 2 very active elementary-aged kids are forever busy with school & sports-related activities in the spring so it's hard to find the time to get things done.

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Re: Howdy from north of Dallas

Post  ashort on 2/23/2011, 6:52 pm

Looks like we are right down the street from either.. I live in the SW corner of Frisco... Whatcha planting over there?

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Hi neighbor

Post  AAmick on 2/23/2011, 7:35 pm

I'm new to the SFG method and looking forward to getting started. I live in Little Elm so we're not too far apart. :-)

Adam

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WELCOME ADAM

Post  Furbalsmom on 2/24/2011, 10:26 am

Adam,

This Texas contingent just keeps getting bigger and bigger. I guess one of the reasons is you all are starting to get warm enough weather to do some planting outside.

We are so happy you joined us.

Please let us know how you heard about us and what you are planning now. We enjoy hearing about everyone's plans and experience.

We absolutely love pictures and feel free to ask questions. We have lots of members who are willing to help you along.

Again, Welcome.

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