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Post  Melbourne on 3/7/2011, 8:15 pm


Starting a SFG this year with my family. We have tried row gardening and container gardening with some success. Our biggest issue have been critters / deer / rabbits / squirrels / chipmunks / birds / etc. We are trying a fully enclosed SFG "Growcamp" system this year hopefully with better results. We are in Westchester county, New York - would love to hear from other SFG'ers in our area.




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Post  Furbalsmom on 3/8/2011, 1:08 pm


Very glad you joined us. We have a great group of members who are helpful if you have questions.

Will you tell us how you are implementing the " fully enclosed SFG "Growcamp" system this year hopefully with better results" Is this a fence around your full garden area, or are your individual beds going to be enclosed in some way?

Many of us have crittter problems and my biggest pest is the deer and a few cats. Last year I had a 7 X 27 bed with a 2 ft wide cinderblock walkway down the middle, resulting in one 2 X 18 bed and one 3 X 18 bed and one area specifically for corn and artichokes. This garden was filled with amended soil, as Mel described in his original book. I used 20 ft PVC pipes that were hooped over the garden, ( 7 ft wide and about 8 ft high) then attached 7 ft high deer netting. It worked great as long as I remembered to close the netting back when I was through in the garden that day. Rolling Eyes

This year most of my gardening will be in new 4X4 Table Top beds filled with Mel's Mix. The current plan is to place hoops over each bed and surround them individually with deer netting. Always subject to change.

Again, welcome. Please keep us updated on your progress and just so you know, we I love you pictures.


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Post  ander217 on 3/9/2011, 7:52 am

Welcome to the forum, Melbourne.

You can check out the regional forums to find more gardeners in your region and discuss things specific to your region.

Keep us posted on how your plans go, and remember that we love photos. If you need help, there are lots of people here happy to answer questions.


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