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My first SFG!!!

Post  twangster on 2/22/2011, 11:14 pm


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Post  twangster on 2/22/2011, 11:17 pm


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My first SFG!!!

Post  janefss2002 on 2/22/2011, 11:18 pm

Beautiful! Isn't SFG great! sunny
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Re: My first SFG!!!

Post  quiltbea on 2/23/2011, 12:27 am

It looks like you are off to a great start. I love seeing green in my garden.
Good luck.

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Re: My first SFG!!!

Post  FarmerValerie on 2/23/2011, 10:07 am

GREAT JOB!!!

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Wow, great job!

Post  Megan on 2/23/2011, 10:14 am

Very nice, Twangster! You are up and ready to go! What will you be growing?

That surrounding fence looks like it was a lot of work, too... looks great.

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what I'm growing

Post  twangster on 2/23/2011, 10:20 am

Right now, I'm going to grow Cabbage, collards, lettuce, and onions. In the spring I want to plant tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, and eggplant. I'm currently trying to learn how to sprout seeds with an Aero Garden we got for our wedding and haven't used but once. Also, I'm trying to figure out the best way to grow a lot of strawberries. I'm interested in the stackable grow pots the sale at the hydroponics store. I put the fence up to keep the dogs and other critters out!

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Re: My first SFG!!!

Post  FarmerValerie on 2/23/2011, 10:30 am

I was admiring your fence, I need one, I may start salvaging all the wood hubby has lying around, and use that roll of hog wire we found lying along side the road. Yep, I made him stop and pick it up, it was brand new.

We went to the salvage yard the other day, and I saw all kinds of neat things I wanted to bring home to use for trellises. Wrought Iron fences, and things like that.

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Re: My first SFG!!!

Post  LentilSoup on 2/23/2011, 2:45 pm

Cinder block!

Why didn't I think of that? Inexpensive, long-lasting, durable, paintable!

Do you think Mels Mix would 'stay inside' pretty good? Or could a little bit 'leak' out between the blocks? I'm thinking the gap between blocks may get bigger over the years with the freezing/thawing of the ground. But other than that, I'd love to make my next SFG from cinder blocks.

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Re: My first SFG!!!

Post  Furbalsmom on 2/23/2011, 3:10 pm

Cinder Block

LentilSoup, Check out the above link, specifically page 4.

CarolynPhillips has made many many gardens using cinder blocks with no mortar between the joints. There is a lot of information on that page.

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Re: My first SFG!!!

Post  boffer on 2/23/2011, 4:26 pm

@LentilSoup wrote:Cinder block! ...Do you think Mels Mix would 'stay inside' pretty good? Or could a little bit 'leak' out between the blocks? I'm thinking the gap between blocks may get bigger over the years with the freezing/thawing of the ground....

If you think that might be an issue, line the inside of the block wall with weedcloth or heavy plastic. I like blocks because their holes can be used for growing stuff too.

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Re: My first SFG!!!

Post  shawnlx86 on 2/23/2011, 7:59 pm

garden looks great! especially like the fence, this is gonna be my first garden this spring and have been looking for fencing ideas as i have 2 big dogs that like to stand on my chainlink fence and talk (bark) to dogs walking through neighborhood. i dont think wire fence with the standard green stakes will be strong enough to hold them. are those 2x4's atached to the outside of 4 x 4 posts and how tall is the fence? looks great and good luck!!

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Post  twangster on 2/23/2011, 8:10 pm

Thanks Shawn! Yes, they're 4 X 4 posts with 2 X 4 framed on the outside. The fence is 3' tall. It's some kind of pvc coated fence from home depot. I thought that metal post wouldn't do the trick for dogs too. I'm thinking of planting strawberries around the base of the fence in cinder blocks.

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Post  shawnlx86 on 2/23/2011, 8:34 pm

thanks for info Very Happy

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