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Post  windrider1967 on 3/7/2011, 3:38 pm

I am doing a modified plan this year just because of costs. I cut the first three beds today, took them up to my neighbors and did a temporary stake in place. I did a spade depth dig of the entire first bed area and forgot how much clay and pebbles were in that area. Also - reminder to self - don't try digging after a HUGE rain storm the day before! I did add in 2 bags of manure and the entire bed depth came up about 3-4 inches from the original ground level. Not bad for an afternoons work. I am going to go back and re turn everything when it dries out a bit - just to make sure it is good and mixed.

I went up to show off when I saw my neighbors car drive in, just to find out it was her daughter and that she is in the hospital since early Sunday. Apparently an intestinal blockage. I am gonna try and get up to see her tomorrow.
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Post  quiltbea on 3/7/2011, 3:46 pm

windrider,
That's a lot of work but the beginning of SFG is just that, work. Once everything is in place you'll be happy to start planting.

I hope your neighbor heals quickly.
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Post  windrider1967 on 3/7/2011, 4:29 pm

Thanks quiltbea - if nothing else I am getting my exercise - LOL. Almost makes me miss the good old days of row gardening - Hubby chasing the runaway tiller and the kids picking out the grass clumps. But better results with less space will be worth it, I hope. We are actually going to be using more sf than we did last year, but then again we crashed and burned last year. Have a much better variety planned and hope I haven't over planned. We are growing for 2 families of 10 total ppl, so I am either gonna have too much or too little. If you don't mind let me know what you all think of the qtys.

16 sf sweet yellow corn
16 sf red sweet corn
16 sf indian meal corn
16 sf peas - sugar snap
16 sf pole beans
16 sf shelling peas
16 sf spinach
12 sf carrots
4 sf onions
16 sf slicing tomatos
8 sf peppers
8 sf paste tomatos
8 sf head lettuce
8 sf mescal mix
16 sf potatos
2 cantalope
2 watermelon
1 spaghetti squash
1 butternut squash
2 honeydew
2 zucchini
2 yellow squash
2 cukes

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