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New SFG to the ATL

Post  sheslostit on 3/7/2011, 2:09 pm

Looking forward to starting a SFG this year. I tried the old school row gardening last year and did not succeed. Hoping for a better crop this year.

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Re: New SFG to the ATL

Post  Furbalsmom on 3/7/2011, 4:54 pm

Welcome sheslostit (luv the name)

So glad you are trying SFG. It is so much easier than the old Row type of gardening. Once your SFG beds are made and filled with Mel's Mix, the rest is easy.

A couple of tips on your Mel's Mix, if you are using it.
Remember that peat moss is usally sold in compacted bales that fluff up to about twice the volumne listed on the package. Use the "fluffed" measurement when mixing your MM.
Try your best to find at least five different varieties of compost. Not brands, but types of ingedients such as, composted forestry products, composted cow manure, composted chicken manure, worm castings, mushroom compost, and if a package says garden compost, check out the list of ingredients. By having five types of ingredients, your plants will have access to a larger variety of nutrients. If you are unable to locate five types, don't panic, the more varieties the better, but you can still grow a good garden with less.

Please keep us updated on the progress of your garden. We love photos. And don't forget, if you have questions, please ask. There are lots of members who would be glad to assist you if they can.
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Re: New SFG to the ATL

Post  quiltbea on 3/7/2011, 5:04 pm

Welcome from the cold country.

This is the best way to garden, SFG. I'm so glad I discovered Mel's book in spring 2009. Its put lots of fresh, and the tastiest foods, on our tables at my place.
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Re: New SFG to the ATL

Post  The Cat's Other Mother on 3/7/2011, 6:31 pm

Howdy, neighbor! I live in Decatur, and last year was my first SFG. I've tried the row gardening once or twice, but was discouraged by the weeds. SFG = NO WEEDS! Hope you love it as much as I do. Right now I've got onions and strawberries and peas going, with potatoes to get in the ground asap. Very Happy

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Re: New SFG to the ATL

Post  sheslostit on 3/7/2011, 7:42 pm

thanks guys i'm looking forward to it. Hey cat i live in Kennesaw, just a little bit away. I'll keep you guys posted as the garden grows. Thanks for the support!

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Post  ander217 on 3/8/2011, 9:58 am

Welcome to the forum, shelostit.

We row-gardened for decades, but tried SFG last year and now we'll never go back.

Keep us posted on how your garden grows.

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Re: New SFG to the ATL

Post  Clayton on 3/8/2011, 11:56 am

Hey neighbors - I'm glad to see some Atlanta folks here. My wife and I split our time between Lithonia (where the garden is) and East Atlanta. Last year was our first SFG and we've expanded this year. I'm curious to see how many volunteers we have in our second generation boxes compared to our three new boxes with new MMix.

We started late last year and even with the hot dry summer, we ended up with lots of tomatoes, beans and okra. The tomatillos and squash struggled though. I'm tinkering with hoop houses and drip irrigation this year too.

Do you guys consider yourself MidSouth or LowerSouth for this forum? I haven't seen much activity in either group so far this spring... Myself included.

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Re: New SFG to the ATL

Post  sheslostit on 3/8/2011, 1:12 pm

I would consider us lower south...but it seems like not much there. Nice to see some ATL here.

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