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Post  Errol on 4/20/2011, 11:28 am

just thought I would post some pictures of my first attempt at SFG






the above are 2ftx5ft with 5x8ft high trellis, which have tomatoe plants, pepper plants and squash

this is my 1st sfg this yr before finding this forum or buying the sfg book. I used 8 inch cedar logs and string to mark off the squares. It has broccoli, cabbage, radishes, red leaf lettuce, green onions, which I have been enjoying the lettuce, green onions, radishes already.




below is my compost bins, 1st is straw, leaves, kitchen scrapes, lime, 2nd is grass clippings, 3rd is horse manure, 4th is cow manure, also have a 20 gallon tub full of rabbit manure



below are my 2 beds of 4x4, one has flowers, one is being planted with some summer veggies



now if everything does what its suppose to and if I did all the correct things maybe I can eat !!!

Errol Very Happy
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Post  GlassHen on 4/20/2011, 4:58 pm

Looking good!
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Post  dizzygardener on 4/20/2011, 7:39 pm

cheers

Thanks for the pictures. Your SFG looks wonderful. You'll be harvesting from it in no time I bet!. Love the compost bins as well.
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Post  elliephant on 4/20/2011, 8:03 pm

Love the TALL trellises! I've got one 7.5 foot one I'm trying this year.

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Post  duhh on 4/20/2011, 8:28 pm

Lovely! I love all the colorful flowers. I forget about flowers and by the time I remember them all the space is taken! Thanks for sharing the pics with us! I would love to have the space to do compost like that!
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Post  sharonrn on 5/3/2011, 4:44 pm

@elliephant wrote:Love the TALL trellises! I've got one 7.5 foot one I'm trying this year.
How do you reach the top? I'm only 5' 1" so anything over 6 ft is too tall for this shorty.

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Post  Errol on 5/3/2011, 7:35 pm

To reach the top I have a 3 ft step ladder! last year I had tomatoe plants just tied up about 5 ft. well they just kept climbing, and I just wanted to see how high the 2 tomatoe plants would grow, so I put up another piece for them to climb on and they finally reached 8 ft high. at one time the 2 plants had 28 tomatoes on them, and I was harvesting tomatoes at the same time.
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Post  MasonGarden on 5/3/2011, 7:51 pm

Great garden and compost bins, Errol!
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Post  dixie on 5/3/2011, 8:21 pm

Everything looks great, especially your compost bins.
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Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 5/3/2011, 10:32 pm

Looks outstanding! Keep things up.
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Post  middlemamma on 5/4/2011, 12:32 am

cheers Looking great!
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Post  Furbalsmom on 5/4/2011, 2:46 am

now if everything does what its suppose to and if I did all the correct things maybe I can eat !!!

Errol, Looks like your salad stuff is doing well, Laughing just need some time for those warm weather veggies to start filling the table.

Now, you be careful on that step ladder. I have a 13 inch high stool with a large platform that I use to reach the top of my 7 ft trellises. I am just not stable enough to use a step ladder.
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Post  Barkie on 5/4/2011, 3:39 am

I have to confess to having compost bin space envy after seeing your bins. All the beds look very serviceable and tidy I especially like the cedar log bed and guess the MM is first rate with those home composted manures in.

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