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Hi from NH

Post  muffinator on 3/10/2011, 4:43 pm

Hello from central NH!

I rent an apartment in central NH and have been container gardening since I moved out from my parent's home (I MISS that garden). It not the best method, and this year I finally got permission from my landlord to put in a more permanent garden. I was looking at the library for materials and came across Mel's All New Square Foot Gardening book. I checked it out, and it sounds perfect for my needs. As soon as this darn snow melts my dad is going to help me make the beds (the boards won't fit in my car!) and I can move my seedlings in as soon as I fill it. I'm hoping to find relatively inexpensive boards or landscaping timbers since I'm on a tight budget.

I have a bunch of tiny seedlings already started, and I'm anxious for spring! My three cats are very interested in the growing seedlings and I have to keep making sure they don't eat my plants! I have a great picture of my girl kitty eating last year's lettuce (she also ate the habanero seedling).

I'm also planning on making a SFG here at work (I work with teens). I've just got to get it approved by TPTB! Thankfully, I don't think I'll have any issues. Smile
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RE: Hi from NH

Post  Goosegirl on 3/10/2011, 4:50 pm



Welcome to the forum! I am also waiting for the snow to melt here in South Dakota. I will be starting my seedlings in a few weeks when I get back from vacation. 2 years ago I lost all my tomato and pepper seedlings to my kitty as well. I caught her sitting on my tomato seedlings (one end of the seeding tray) and the other end of the tray (my pepper seedlings) were munched down to 1/4" tall stubs! affraid I nursed a few of the tomatoes back to almost straight, only to have them munched down a few days later! I thought cats were carnivores.....
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Post  camprn on 3/10/2011, 6:23 pm

Hey Muff, to the SFG Forum!!! Where are you located neighbor? I am in Keene. I am happy you got the go ahead from the landlord! I have all confidence that the snow will be gone by Memorial Day . Give a holler if you have any questions, but the search tool can be really handy too. there are a lot of threads going back to last year with lots of great info. Again, Welcome! I love your avatar!!!
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Re: Hi from NH

Post  Furbalsmom on 3/10/2011, 6:28 pm

muffinator

So glad you found the ALL NEW SQUARE FOOT GARDENING book. I agree, it is great.

We are also glad you found us. I hope you enjoy it here. Please feel free to ask questions. This is a great group of people who are very helpful.

Please keep us updated on your progress building a SFG bed on the apartment grounds. What a great landlord.

@muffinator wrote:
I'm also planning on making a SFG here at work (I work with teens). I've just got to get it approved by TPTB! Thankfully, I don't think I'll have any issues

What a great project for teens. Hope TPTB get that project approved quickly.
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Re: Hi from NH

Post  quiltbea on 3/10/2011, 6:29 pm

Welcome muffinator, from a Maine neighbor.

I'm glad you discovered SFG. You will be, too, when you gather your havests.

Most places will cut the lumber to the size you want. I had to haul mine in my '97 Ford T-bird and had the lumber cut into 4-ft lengths for 9 beds. I'm limited in what I can haul home, also.

Good luck and enjoy.
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Re: Hi from NH

Post  muffinator on 3/10/2011, 6:33 pm

Thanks! Smile

Goosegirl, I hope none of my cats ever sit on my poor plants, they'd never survive! One of my boys is almost 20 pounds, another is pretty darn close! (My girl thankfully is tiny.) Cats mostly eat meat, but like the occasional greens. Or Goldfish Cracker if you are my Winston!

Camprn, I'm around the UNH area, so pretty much central. I want the snow gone BEFORE Memorial Day though! And I ♥ David Bowie, especially in Labyrinth! (I actually named Winston after him- Winston's full name is Winston Ziggy-Stardust!)

Furbalsmom, I do have a decent landloard. She's absent most of the time, so I have a lot of leeway. Plus a great yard. Last year she saw all my containers along my patio and asked why I didn't put in a real garden. Since it isn't my yard I was shocked! She just wants to approve final placement, but I won't have a problem since I plan on using the area right next to my door.

Quiltbea, I'm jealous of your T-bird!
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