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Newbie from Northwest Tennessee!

Post  lorideshields on 3/23/2010, 7:35 pm

Hi, I am new to SFG. I live Tennessee near Reelfoot Lake (zone 7). I LOVE gardening, but my garden always seems to get out of hand, so I am very excited about SFG. I teach preschool (18 3 yr. olds) in a public school and have a very, very, small farm. I have four dogs, a cat, a cockatiel, 2 Nigerian dwarf goats, and some chickens. I enjoy growing and preserving food. My hobbies include, besides gardening (flowers and veggies), photography, cooking, quilting, sewing, scrapbooking, and reading. I have the new SFG book and have read it. I have several plants that will be "vining" plants (beans, squash, peas, tomatoes, cucumbers) I am trying to plan my garden and how many boxes I will need before beginning. Other veggies we enjoy growing are: onions, cabbage, carrots, potatoes, peppers, spinach and herbs. We also like cantalope and watermelon. I can't wait to get an education on SFG from this site. I know there is a wealth of information here. Is there any other information that I need to know????

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Re: Newbie from Northwest Tennessee!

Post  choksaw on 3/23/2010, 9:05 pm

Hello and welcome to the forums sounds like your off to a good start and have a good grasp on gardening im trying to figure out how you have time ot garden with all those other hobbies lol be sure to find your regional forum to meet up with others in your area and hardiness zone like you said this place is a welth of knowledge and we are all here ot hel p eachother with ideas and experiences we have alot of very creative people here as well if we build it they will grow. and your already a step ahead of the game when it comes to compost what with haveing chicken and goat manure at hand lol glad your here look forward to shareing some stories experiences and pictures with you. (btw we love pictures)
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Re: Newbie from Northwest Tennessee!

Post  lorideshields on 3/23/2010, 9:26 pm

Thank you choksaw. I do stay very busy, but school will be out in May, so I will have every morning in the summer to do my gardening. I loved seeing your pictures and all of the others in the showcase. I can't wait to get started so I can post pics, too.

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Re: Newbie from Northwest Tennessee!

Post  WardinWake on 3/23/2010, 11:00 pm

[quote="lorideshields"]Hi, I am new to SFG. I live Tennessee near Reelfoot Lake (zone 7). I LOVE gardening, but my garden always seems to get out of hand, so I am very excited about SFG.

Howdy and welcome to the SFG Forum and family. I say family because we have common goals and care for each other and each other's gardens. We want your garden to be a success the very first year. So if we can help in any way please post your questions and we will try our best to come up with a good answer.

God Bless, Ward.


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Hello, Reelfoot gardener!

Post  ander217 on 3/29/2010, 8:37 pm

Hey, it's good to see someone posting here who's near my neck of the woods - I'm between Sikeston and Poplar Bluff, MO, not too far away from you, and we used to farm near New Madrid. I remember taking the Tiptonville Ferry to swim in Reelfoot when I was a kid. I was terrified, and thought we'd never get across the Mighty Mississippi alive.

We planted our first SFG box a week ago, and I'm really excited about this method. If the weather ever dries, maybe we can get in the garden to make more boxes.
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