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Post  AZDYJ2K on 4/11/2011, 2:20 am

Here are a couple of pictures of the SFG in a circle. On the top down view I attempted to draw lines that approximate 1 square foot. I need to actually put grids down to get the best bang for the buck. By my calculations I should have just over 12.5 Sq Ft. If I play my cards right, it appears I should be able to get 9 good squares. The only problem will be with the 2 lower corner squares. Or I might place the grid right in the middle and have a little bit taken off each corner. It would look more symmetrical.

I have some lettuce, spinach, broccoli and cauliflower that just sprouted and will replant them in there soon. Will send in more pics once I get the grids and seedlings planted.

Hope this is not an abomination of the SFG. As I mentioned in my earlier post, this was just a way to get something going with what I have available at the moment.


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Post  Furbalsmom on 4/11/2011, 2:41 am

AZDYJ2K wrote:Here are a couple of pictures of the SFG in a circle. On the top down view I attempted to draw lines that approximate 1 square foot. I need to actually put grids down to get the best bang for the buck. By my calculations I should have just over 12.5 Sq Ft. If I play my cards right, it appears I should be able to get 9 good squares. The only problem will be with the 2 lower corner squares. Or I might place the grid right in the middle and have a little bit taken off each corner. It would look more symmetrical.

I have some lettuce, spinach, broccoli and cauliflower that just sprouted and will replant them in there soon. Will send in more pics once I get the grids and seedlings planted.

Hope this is not an abomination of the SFG. As I mentioned in my earlier post, this was just a way to get something going with what I have available at the moment
This looks like a good use of your old tree planting bed. 9 good squares can be 9 different crops. Those little outside edges will be great for herbs and onions. I agree that it would be more pleasing to the eye if you moved your grid a bit and centered it.

Great Job!
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Post  shannon1 on 4/11/2011, 3:27 am

I totaly agree with Furbalsmom, You might want to plant french marigolds or othe benifical flowers around the outside. It is going to be lovely how ever you plant it can't wait for more pics.
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Post  Old Hippie on 4/11/2011, 11:25 am

Yup! What she said. Looking good.

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Post  Chopped Liver MM on 4/11/2011, 1:38 pm

Love it! It looks really cool and can't wait to see more! Are we there yet?

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Post  Goosegirl on 4/11/2011, 1:50 pm

I love it! I have a few half barrels that I may be 'gridding' like that.
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Post  Chopped Liver MM on 4/11/2011, 2:26 pm

Goosegirl wrote:I love it! I have a few half barrels that I may be 'gridding' like that.

Nice idea. I might have to break out the sawsall today and "prepare" some barrels too.

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Post  AZDYJ2K on 4/11/2011, 2:39 pm

Chopped Liver MM wrote:Love it! It looks really cool and can't wait to see more! Are we there yet?

Those are my latest pics from yesterday and nothing has changed. I will add grids and seedlings this coming weekend or weekend after and send in more pics then.
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Post  AZDYJ2K on 4/11/2011, 2:52 pm

shannon1 wrote:I totaly agree with Furbalsmom, You might want to plant french marigolds or othe benifical flowers around the outside. It is going to be lovely how ever you plant it can't wait for more pics.

Yes, I was planning on putting onions as Furbalsmom mentioned. I will also try garlic, herbs and also some marigolds as you suggested. That's a great idea. Thanks.
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