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Post  lovinlifew/3 on 3/17/2011, 8:32 am

Here's my first attempt at SFGing after previously container and row gardening. So far my plants are the healthiest I've ever seen this early in the season. Very Happy

(2) 4' x 12' x 8"


The trellis stands about 5 1/2 ft and angles back toward the fence another 3 1/2 ft to make a tunnel for my kids to run through.

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Post  Lavender Debs on 3/17/2011, 8:52 am

Beautiful!

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Post  lovinlifew/3 on 3/17/2011, 9:25 am

Here's my youngest waiting for the lettuce to grow.



This is the lettuce 14 days later.


Here's a better picture of the boxes.

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Post  nancy on 3/17/2011, 9:30 am

Gorgeous, gorgeous pictures!! I'm so very jealous of your garden at the moment. Mine is still flooded, but it is sunny today and it is supposed to get to 70*. I so desperately want a salad - your lettuce looks wonderful!

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Post  walshevak on 3/17/2011, 9:30 am

That picture is priceless. Very Happy


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Post  Furbalsmom on 3/17/2011, 12:42 pm

lovinglife -

Thank you so much for letting us share in your new garden and the little sentinel guarding your lettuce while it is growing. I really like the way you used the trellis to made a little tunnel for the kids to run thru. It is a great way for them to enjoy the garden.

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Post  quiltbea on 3/17/2011, 1:03 pm

loveinlif,
What a wonderful start into SFG. Your garden looks terrific.

I love the tunnel idea for the kids. They'll love it when the vines make that darling tunnel. Great idea.

That picture of the waiting child is priceless for sure. I hope you get an 8 x 10 made of this and frame it. Adorable.

Welcome to the SFG group. We are all here for each other and we all love to share pictures, both successes and failures to teach others.
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Post  FarmerValerie on 3/17/2011, 1:44 pm

I posted on another thread (SFG with kids) about a mom who gardens and blogs, and is on her second year of Kindergardens, a fun family way to get kids into gardening. If you have a blog and want to get your kids more involved in the garden this is a great way to do it, and to share pictures of the kids with family and friends far away.
http://sweetgrace.typepad.com/the_inadvertent_farmer/2011/03/gardening-with-childrenare-you-readyam-i.html

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Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 3/17/2011, 2:04 pm

Great garden. Love the fact that you went BIG! I made my 4x12 and those were the easiest cuts I've ever made to assemble a wood project that big. Keep us updated. I want to see your mature "tunnel."

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Post  lovinlifew/3 on 3/17/2011, 11:55 pm

Thank you for all the compliments.

I will be sure to post new pics of the tunnel once my vining plants have started to climb.

FarmerValerie - I don't have my own blog but I will check out the Kindergardens on her blog. Very Happy

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Post  Old Hippie on 3/18/2011, 10:58 am

Awww......that little guy is so adorable. Kids are so precious and have such a wonderful way of looking at things. That picture is worth printing.

Your garden is amazing. Great job! And the tunnel idea is terrific. what a wonderful way to incorporate growing food and teaching children about it at the same time.

Best of luck and welcome to the site.

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Post  Wreanne05 on 3/18/2011, 11:01 am

That is just lovely and so sweet. All these posts with kids is really inspiring and encouraging me. Your boxes are great.

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Post  madnicmom on 3/18/2011, 3:43 pm

Thank you very much for sharing your pics. You have one cutie pa tootie there.
Love your layout.

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Post  acara on 3/19/2011, 8:29 am

Here's my youngest waiting for the lettuce to grow.


OMG ...frame that picture (if you havent already) ....that's just priceless.


Also ...beautiful boxes. I'd give up an appendage to have the space to do boxes that big. Darn suburbia Evil or Very Mad

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Post  ander217 on 3/19/2011, 9:08 am

Thanks so much for sharing that precious picture.

Your garden looks wonderful! I can't wait for the updates.


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Post  lovinlifew/3 on 8/29/2011, 10:13 pm

Spring garden pictures Started end Feb./ March





Cucumbers growing on pvc trellis









Kids digging for potatoes. The ants started to eat them. So we had to dig them up early Sad





Roma Tomatoes





Crazy squirrel eating my sunflower seeds.




Day neutral strawberries ordered from Burpee








Pictures of summer garden (currently what's growing)

Basil ( 1 of 6 huge basil plants still growing strong)





Bell Peppers planted beginning summer after I pulled up the squash





Okra The ants have been using these as host plants for the aphids and the ants just started eating the okra so now I am ready for battle Smile




I have to re do my grid with string again. It held up until a month ago when the rain and heat took it's toll on the wood causing it to bend a little and the came undone so I pulled all of them up. I will be able to mix in so more mels mix and replenish with some compost more easily. I am going to come up with a way to still use string but make it removeable.
Thanks for Looking!


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Post  sherryeo on 8/29/2011, 10:30 pm

Love the pics, lovinlifew/3!!! I love the photo with the squirrel on the sunflower. I love the ones with the kids diggin' for taters! It makes me think of the first time my Dad (now gone) helped me plant my first potatoes as a young, newly married woman. Even as a grownup, I still love digging for potatoes - it's like digging and finding treasure!

P.S. - If you ever discover how to keep the ants/aphids off the okra, please let me know! I have that every time I plant okra!

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Post  quiltbea on 8/30/2011, 11:49 am

Thanks for sharing these great garden pictures. Lookin' good.

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Post  gwennifer on 8/30/2011, 1:01 pm

Thanks for sharing your garden pics. I like the tunnel you made with the trellis. My kids would love that! I've actually considered making one between a couple of beds just for fun using one of those cattle panel arches I've seen folks on here talking about.

I have a question about your roma tomatoes. I have a facebook friend that posted picking 56 ripe roma's from her single plant yesterday, and she estimated there were at least another 100 on the plant with 60-80 beginning to ripen and likely to be ready by next weekend. She's in Texas. Does that yield seem consistent with your plant? I've never grown them, but if I can get that many from one plant that sounds worth the space to me!

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Post  capatl on 8/30/2011, 6:36 pm

What great pics! I love the tunnel idea! I tried a tent version (A-frame) for our school garden. This being my first gardening season, I made it way too small. You have inspired me to bigger. Next year...watch out! Laughing It's going to be bigger and longer, the cucumbers quickly out grew this one (this pic was back in June) and moved onto the chain linked fence. I used bamboo (which grows between my and my neighbors fence), twisty-ties and green plastic fencing from a big box store.

If I have the time, I may make a tunnel version going over the walkway behind the garden.

Our cantaloupes are also proving to do well over the chain link fence, so we may have them do the same.

This is not YET an SFG, but I am hoping to convince the 'higher ups' to add another six inch frame over current one and then convert...fingers crossed!

Thanks for the awesome inspiration!

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Post  newstart on 11/25/2011, 1:05 am

I love your tunnel idea. How did you secure it to the fence? that coul dreally add more space to my garden Smile

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Post  boffer on 11/25/2011, 9:52 am

On each end, there are 3-4 zip ties attached together that wrap around the PVC pipe and the 2x4 rail that holds the fence boards.

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Post  newstart on 11/25/2011, 3:17 pm

thanks boffer, will put on my list of things to do

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