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You Know You're a Square Foot Gardener When...

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Post  Megan on 3/27/2011, 9:00 am

Thanks Ander, those are all great!

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Post  FarmerValerie on 3/27/2011, 9:01 am

Thanks everyone, I'm now in a peppy mood. I love John Denver, not much better in my book. We all love Arlo though, even go so far as to play Alice's Restaraunt evey Thanksgiving Day, kids think we have lost it......

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Post  Goosegirl on 3/27/2011, 9:03 am

@ander217 wrote:"The Garden Song"

Woo Hoo! Another great song to drive Hubby crazy with! I am ashamed to say that I did not learn these songs as a gardening child. Dad and I were always singing Gordon Lightfoot songs instead. Still, singing in the garden can't be beat!

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Post  FarmerValerie on 3/27/2011, 9:08 am

Thanks again Ander, nothing like a lesson in "politics" and solving the worlds problems acording to Arlo. So let's all solve the worlds problems square by square, box by box..... Of course we could always do it Jimmie Buffets way too, if you don't know what I mean by that you are too young to find out.

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Post  Megan on 3/27/2011, 9:16 am

You know you're a square foot gardener when.... you wake up halfway looking forward to unloading a pickup truck full of snow-covered lumber for your SFG beds. Halfway looking forward to. Maybe in a couple hours... after a nap and some hot popovers.....

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Died and went to Hippie Heaven!!!

Post  Old Hippie on 3/27/2011, 11:19 am

Oh what a great way to wake up.........singing, gardening with Pete Seeger AND Arlo Guthrie, and my first cup of coffee. lol! Gotta go dig out my tie died skirt and hippie beads. For a while I wasn't sure if I had died and gone to Hippie Heaven or been caught in a time warp. I have to post that to my facebook page. In all my collection of Pete Seeger and Arlo Guthrie music I have never heard either of those before. And who besides Arlo could take a 2 1/2 minute song and make a 9 minute one out of it. Oh my goodness those take me back.

And the minute I heard the first line....inch by inch....row by row....I started wondering how we could change that for SFG. LOL!

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Post  FarmerValerie on 3/27/2011, 11:35 am

So Gwenn, do tell, do you celebrate Thanksgiving Day by playing Alice's Restaraunt during dinner?

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Post  Old Hippie on 3/27/2011, 11:44 am

not necessarily during dinner.......but we do play it, A LOT. My husband can play it on the guitar as well, but neither of us have learned Arlo's monologue. LOL!

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You Know You're a Square Foot Gardener When...

Post  Goosegirl on 3/27/2011, 3:14 pm

@Old Hippie wrote:not necessarily during dinner.......but we do play it, A LOT. My husband can play it on the guitar as well, but neither of us have learned Arlo's monologue. LOL!

Gwynn

No "27 8x10 color glossy pictures with circles and arrows and a paragraph on the back of each one"?

TC

PS - Searching for my tie-dyes!


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Post  FarmerValerie on 3/27/2011, 3:17 pm

lol!

When our kids ask us what we got upon our return from our latest trip to town we reply "Nothing, we had to pay $50 and pick up the trash". When it's gardening time I tell them to go get the "Implements of distruction"....

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Post  milaneyjane on 3/27/2011, 3:19 pm

You tell the kids to let your hubby know that your would LOVE a rainbarrel for Mother's Day, and tell them where he should go to get it Wink And suggest cattle panels as a second choice if they can't manage that.

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You Know You're a Square Foot Gardener When...

Post  Goosegirl on 3/27/2011, 3:20 pm

@FarmerValerie wrote: lol!

When our kids ask us what we got upon our return from our latest trip to town we reply "Nothing, we had to pay $50 and pick up the trash". When it's gardening time I tell them to go get the "Implements of distruction"....

"It's a MOVEMENT!"

TC

PS - Are we going to have to start an 'Arlo' thread?!


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Post  FarmerValerie on 3/27/2011, 3:25 pm

OH, boy are we gonna be in trouble. I did start a music to garden by complete with lyrics of 2 songs.

You know you are a SFG when you no longer need your "Implements of Distruction" for growing. (shovels and rakes and implements of destruction)

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Post  Old Hippie on 3/27/2011, 3:27 pm

@Goosegirl wrote:
@FarmerValerie wrote: lol!

When our kids ask us what we got upon our return from our latest trip to town we reply "Nothing, we had to pay $50 and pick up the trash". When it's gardening time I tell them to go get the "Implements of distruction"....

"It's a MOVEMENT!"

TC

PS - Are we going to have to start an 'Arlo' thread?!

We are members of the SFG Movement! LOL! and yes, our tools are called also "implements of destruction." Yeahhhh, Arlo. I am all for an Arlo thread.

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You know you're a SFG when

Post  Nonna.PapaVino on 3/27/2011, 4:29 pm

.....when you salvage the pallets from the fencing parts delivery, and disassemble them to build another raised bed.

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Post  Goosegirl on 3/28/2011, 7:57 am

Okay, you guys have really gotten to me. You know you're an SFG'er when you wake up singing 'Homegrown Tomatoes' interspersed with choruses of 'Cheeseburger In Paradise' - no offense intended to any of you veggiesaurs, but as an equal-opportunity eater that coda 'I like mine with lettuce and tomato' is ringing in my ears!

TC


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Post  Blackrose on 3/28/2011, 8:33 am

Your DH is telling you all about the new house his brother just bought, but you completely tuned him out after he mentioned all the bricks his brother is removing from around garden beds. All you're thinking about is "I wonder how many bricks there are and if he's willing to give them to me, because I could make a wicked SFG with those!".

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Post  walshevak on 3/28/2011, 9:06 am

or convert the brother into building his own sfg Very Happy

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Post  ashort on 3/28/2011, 9:50 am

@Goosegirl wrote:Okay, you guys have really gotten to me. You know you're an SFG'er when you wake up singing 'Homegrown Tomatoes' interspersed with choruses of 'Cheeseburger In Paradise' - no offense intended to any of you veggiesaurs, but as an equal-opportunity eater that coda 'I like mine with lettuce and tomato' is ringing in my ears!

TC

Now if we could just grow some limes and agauva(sp?) to make some too-kill-ya...

~Blew out my flip-flop, stepped on a pop-top....

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Post  Goosegirl on 3/28/2011, 9:54 am

@ashort wrote:
@Goosegirl wrote:Okay, you guys have really gotten to me. You know you're an SFG'er when you wake up singing 'Homegrown Tomatoes' interspersed with choruses of 'Cheeseburger In Paradise' - no offense intended to any of you veggiesaurs, but as an equal-opportunity eater that coda 'I like mine with lettuce and tomato' is ringing in my ears!

TC

Now if we could just grow some limes and agauva(sp?) to make some too-kill-ya...

~Blew out my flip-flop, stepped on a pop-top....

I used to have a GORGEOUS agave, but I managed to kill it by overwatering - dang them desert plants! Guess I'll just have to stick to "Jose Cuervo, you are a friend of mine...."

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You know you're a SFG when

Post  Nonna.PapaVino on 3/28/2011, 12:59 pm

Ashort, sure you can grow limes in Texas. I've been growing one for the past five years here in Western Oregon. Yes, it's in a pot, and, yes, we do bring it in to the sunroom every winter, but it's generous with fruits....for its size; besides, it looks great throughout the summer on the deck. Agava...another story. Aren't y'all close enough to Mexico to solve your liquid agava requirements rather easily? I remember seeing the blue agava fields in Mexico, and those suckers grow BIG. Don't think they'd fit in a SFG.

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Post  Odd Duck on 3/28/2011, 6:41 pm

@ander217 wrote:"The Garden Song" is my favorite gardening song.

John Denver version:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3FkaN0HQgs&NR=1


"You know you're a SFG'er if"... you find yourself changing the words to the above song to "inch by inch, grid by grid".

You gotta love singing fruits and veggies! This brightened my day, thanks Ander!

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Post  staf74 on 4/5/2011, 10:29 am

at the behest of FarmerVal and Goosegirl.....my contribution is as follows....

You know you are a SFG'nr when...

"you reach weaning point from container starts to Mel's Mix. The emotional bond formed becomes so great that you place them on your bedside table for their last night just to be close to them..."

Guilty as charged !

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Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 4/5/2011, 10:36 am

Awesome. When you mentioned that you had them by your bed, I was like.... Shocked ...now, you know you can't pollenate flowers by sleeping with them? You're HUMAN!!

It completely slipped my mind that the comment needs to go in here....lol.

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Post  Old Hippie on 4/5/2011, 10:43 am

@BackyardBirdGardner wrote:Awesome. When you mentioned that you had them by your bed, I was like.... Shocked ...now, you know you can't pollenate flowers by sleeping with them? You're HUMAN!!

It completely slipped my mind that the comment needs to go in here....lol.

And YOU gave ME grief over my hemheroid comment???!!! BBG, you are SO warped. Ain't it fun?

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