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Post  spankyleatherlips on 4/18/2011, 7:01 pm

just built my 2 4x4 table top gardens seperated with a trellis. I am starting out slow as I am a beginner. Just wanted to say HOWDY!!!!!
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Re: hello from Rising Sun, Indiana

Post  WolfHeart on 4/18/2011, 7:03 pm

to the forums. This is a great place for help. Everyone is super friendly and ready to help. I too just started this year but wanted to be sure to say HI.
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Re: hello from Rising Sun, Indiana

Post  spankyleatherlips on 4/18/2011, 7:08 pm

thank you......now I am going to the "learn how to use the site" instructions. I also keep backyard chickens. As soon as I know how to better navigate the site I hope to post pictures of my new garden tables. thank you again for the kind welcome Smile
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Re: hello from Rising Sun, Indiana

Post  Old Hippie on 4/18/2011, 7:15 pm

Spankyleatherlips. I am going to call you "Spanky" and just leave the rest of that name alone. No comments. No nothing.

Again Starting out small is a fantastic idea. It is easy to get all excited and start bigger and then get overwhelmed with it all. At least that is the way I do things very often.....not just with gardening. With SFG the greatest amount of work and expense is the start-up. After that it really is so much easier than row gardening.

Thank you for introducing yourself and joining the forum. I am one of the regional hosts, but I am in Canada. Feel free to jump in and ask questions, make comments and best of all, post pics of what you are doing. It is always so much fun to see what others are doing. We tend to be a crazy but friendly bunch. We tend to joke and laugh a lot so feel free to join in and try not to take us too seriously except when it comes to following Mel's methods.

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ha ha ha, the name is salacious but...........

Post  spankyleatherlips on 4/18/2011, 7:26 pm

the story behind it is quite lame............... Everyone calls me Spanky Smile
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Re: hello from Rising Sun, Indiana

Post  MasonGarden on 4/18/2011, 9:14 pm

Welcome aboard Spanky! Another newbie here in Mason, OH so we're neighbors! Yes, this forum is very helpful - and patient with us newbies. I wish you the best of luck as you get started.
glad you\'re here

I am scheduled for a shipment of compost this Friday, and have my peat ready to go, now if I could only get my hands on coarse vermiculite, I'll be ready to go! Were you able to find the coarse grade in the area? If so, where??

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Re: hello from Rising Sun, Indiana

Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 4/19/2011, 12:58 am

Hey there spanky....welcome aboard!! Great to have another Midwesterner here.


That sounds like a pretty cool setup. When you get the chance, shoot us a pic or two. Others around here love to share pictures and we often get ideas from other's creativity.

When you get settled in, poke around the other forums, too....as you likely have. The Midwest forum is designed to get you some more local information regarding plantings and any issues you may be having for the specific time of year. Outside the Box is great for all non-SFG related tomfoolery.

Hope to see more of you around here.
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Re: hello from Rising Sun, Indiana

Post  dizzygardener on 4/19/2011, 8:20 am

glad you\'re here glad you\'re here glad you\'re here

Glad to have ya.

I like the sounds of your set up. Consider this another request for pictures when you are able. You should talk to forum member boffer. He is our resident TT (table top) guru. He does all sort of fun stuff with his and always seems to have a great harvest.

Hope you decided to stick around to post often! We are always willing to answer any question you might have to feel free to ask away.

I'd also recommend that you check out your regional forum as well as all the others. The Midwest forum always has something going on.
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Repeat Welcome

Post  jenjehle on 4/19/2011, 11:39 am

Yet another welcome from me, Spanky. I'm way up in the NE corner of Indiana in Fort Wayne. Good to have another Hoosier amoung us!

Best of luck with your TT and the upcoming growing season! Hope it's a plentiful one for you (and all of us!)

I also look forwad to seeing your pictures!

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Re: hello from Rising Sun, Indiana

Post  quiltbea on 4/19/2011, 11:42 am

Welcome Spanky,
If you have questions, this is the place to post them.

Many helpful folks on this forum and many experienced ones that have probably seen or helped with many problems before.

Good luck with your new garden.
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trying to post a picture of my 4x4 garden tables.

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IT WORKED!!!!! IT WORKED!!!! I IS A BRAIN :)

Post  spankyleatherlips on 4/19/2011, 6:48 pm

I did it!!!!!! I posted my first picture. cheers
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Re: hello from Rising Sun, Indiana

Post  camprn on 4/19/2011, 6:52 pm

And a BEEEEEEUTIFUL one it is too! Very Happy
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Re: hello from Rising Sun, Indiana

Post  quiltbea on 4/19/2011, 7:00 pm

Its lovely. You did a great job with your boxes.
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Re: hello from Rising Sun, Indiana

Post  MasonGarden on 4/19/2011, 7:02 pm

Wow! I guess you won't have a problem with rabbits! Great boxes! clap
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Awww. Shucks!!! Thanks everyone.

Post  spankyleatherlips on 4/19/2011, 7:05 pm

I can't wait to play in the mud!!!!!
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Re: hello from Rising Sun, Indiana

Post  dizzygardener on 4/19/2011, 9:01 pm

you rock

That is an awesome tabletop SFG!
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Re: hello from Rising Sun, Indiana

Post  Furbalsmom on 4/19/2011, 9:20 pm

Nice job, Spanky. I love my table tops and am sure you will too.

Keep us posted on your progress.
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Re: hello from Rising Sun, Indiana

Post  jenjehle on 4/20/2011, 3:47 am

@MasonGarden wrote:Wow! I guess you won't have a problem with rabbits! Great boxes!

Unless you have those dreadful FLYING rabbits.... lets hope not Razz

Spanky-LOVE those TT's!! Now I'm super jealous. I have to bend down to my ankles to get to my "raised" beds! Lovin' yours!! Very spiffy trellis in the middle too!

Spanky=smart cookie!
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Re: hello from Rising Sun, Indiana

Post  Barkie on 4/20/2011, 6:58 am

@spankyleatherlips wrote:I did it!!!!!! I posted my first picture. cheers

Hi Spanky. Welcome an all! That's a good looking TT. Have fun.

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Re: hello from Rising Sun, Indiana

Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 4/20/2011, 10:34 am

Great job posting the pic. And, what a wonderful TT it is!! Well done....

As for flying rabbits... OMG that made me laugh so hard.
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Re: hello from Rising Sun, Indiana

Post  MasonGarden on 4/20/2011, 11:13 am

Two types have been discovered lurking near TT SFG's!

Winged:

and the more common Wingless:

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Re: hello from Rising Sun, Indiana

Post  madnicmom on 4/20/2011, 11:32 am

Howdy neighbor! I'm in your neck of the woods every month (sort-of) visiting my in-laws in Moores hill. Glad to see your not spending all your time at the "boat" LOL. Your TT's are absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing and best of luck this year.
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Re: hello from Rising Sun, Indiana

Post  Furbalsmom on 4/21/2011, 7:37 pm

Marvelous job on the table top and trellis. Really nice looking. So, whatchagonna grow in there?

Keep us posted.
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