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Post  Tril on 5/2/2011, 2:38 pm

I do, I think I'm in trouble. I just put together my very first SFG and I'm already hooked! Smile I got a 4X4 kit from from Home Depot. It's cedar and really, very pretty! I got it cheap... only $18 and free shipping. It was one of HD's black Friday deals two weeks ago. SO happy!!! Now I need to find some more compost and I can start mixing up my first batch of MM. I picked up coarse vermiculite, peat and two bags of compost on my way home from walking with a friend.

Unfortunately, we're supposed to get rain the rest of the week. Sad Looking forward to Saturday... mix, fill and plant day! Very Happy

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Post  walshevak on 5/2/2011, 3:28 pm

Yep, it's addictive. Very Happy


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Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 5/2/2011, 5:05 pm

Think of it this way.....the rain will saturate your MM really well if you run out between showers and mix it all up again...lol.

And, if you are a true SFGer, you won't bat an eye about doing this. No pressure.

I can't wait to see pictures of it all put together and whne you get some pretty little plant buddies put in there.

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Post  Tril on 5/2/2011, 5:19 pm

Oh, I don't mind getting wet... I just haven't found all of the ingredients for my MM yet! I'll still be walking in the rain. I can certainly "mix" in the rain!

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Post  Old Hippie on 5/2/2011, 5:36 pm

To keep your clothes clean and dry you could just do it naked! If you have a bar of soap handy you can just rinse off outside too.Very Happy

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Post  ashort on 5/2/2011, 5:52 pm

@Old Hippie wrote:To keep your clothes clean and dry you could just do it naked! If you have a bar of soap handy you can just rinse off outside too.Very Happy

Gwynn

I resisted the urge to post the old Seinfeld clip of George after getting out of the pool.... Gwynn - stop trying to bait me...

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Post  Furbalsmom on 5/2/2011, 7:30 pm

All right you guys, you are going to scare her off before she even gets settled in Laughing

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Post  ashort on 5/2/2011, 7:47 pm

@Furbalsmom wrote:All right you guys, you are going to scare her off before she even gets settled in Laughing

Yes ma'am... I consider myself scolded... Sad

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Post  Old Hippie on 5/3/2011, 2:20 am

hanging head in shame.........

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Post  Barkie on 5/3/2011, 3:13 am

@Furbalsmom wrote:All right you guys, you are going to scare her off before she even gets settled in Laughing

Terribly sorry to disagree with you but I think the poor girl is already addicted and won't be leaving us Very Happy

Blimey What a Face $18 for a good raised bed is under 11 quid here (£10.78) that is a fantastic deal.

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Post  Tril on 5/3/2011, 7:49 am

LOL... it would take a lot more than that to scare me off. Smile

It WAS a great deal. Regular price is $70 plus shipping. The $18 deal was something I "won" on the store's Facebook page. That's why I only got one, that's all I could buy at that price. I would have bought 6 if I could! I think the kit is worth $70. It includes the predrilled cedar sides and beefy hinges with very long spikes to anchor the corners. The kits are also stackable... and connectable if you want to use more than one kit to make something other than a 4X4 garden. I put it together (including lining it with landscape fabric) in less than an hour... it took me longer to unpack it, find the right screwdriver and clean up than it did to assemble it. LOL

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Post  walshevak on 5/3/2011, 8:28 am

That sounds like the kits I have. Regular price $59.95. I caught em at the end of last year sale for $39.95. I bought 6. May have gone up in price this year.



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Post  Furbalsmom on 5/3/2011, 1:14 pm

Tril,

Wish I could find deals like that. My closest HD is 80 miles away and it is a really small one with limited gardening stock, but the peeps are nice.

Glad you were able to snap that one up. Good luck on your search for compost ingredients.

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Post  Tril on 5/3/2011, 3:57 pm

Found one more variety of compost. Friday I'm taking my 80 yo mom to do her "flower shopping". I'll find something then if I don't tomorrow. I just need two more. Smile

I made my grid today. I got a very nice guy to cut some PVC 1" pipes to length for me at Lowe's. I wired it together. NOW it looks like a SFG! I also got three varieties of tomato and three varieties of peppers. And two varieties of lettuce.

I decided I can't wait for everything to grow from seed!! Smile

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Post  Furbalsmom on 5/3/2011, 3:59 pm

Yeah!

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Post  walshevak on 5/3/2011, 5:57 pm

@Tril wrote:Found one more variety of compost. Friday I'm taking my 80 yo mom to do her "flower shopping". I'll find something then if I don't tomorrow. I just need two more. Smile

I made my grid today. I got a very nice guy to cut some PVC 1" pipes to length for me at Lowe's. I wired it together. NOW it looks like a SFG! I also got three varieties of tomato and three varieties of peppers. And two varieties of lettuce.

I decided I can't wait for everything to grow from seed!! Smile

I was the same way, so I bought 1ea. 4 pack of kale, red sail lettuce, buttercrunch lettuce, spinach and bok choy. When I planted the starts, I also seeded a square. Instant gratification and successive planting all at once.

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Post  Old Hippie on 5/3/2011, 6:48 pm

@Tril wrote:LOL... it would take a lot more than that to scare me off. Smile

It WAS a great deal. Regular price is $70 plus shipping. The $18 deal was something I "won" on the store's Facebook page. That's why I only got one, that's all I could buy at that price. I would have bought 6 if I could! I think the kit is worth $70. It includes the predrilled cedar sides and beefy hinges with very long spikes to anchor the corners. The kits are also stackable... and connectable if you want to use more than one kit to make something other than a 4X4 garden. I put it together (including lining it with landscape fabric) in less than an hour... it took me longer to unpack it, find the right screwdriver and clean up than it did to assemble it. LOL

okay, we are off the hook Ashort! Tril, I am so glad we didn't offend you and make you decide you couldn't hang out here. Just trying to be helpful of course Twisted Evil

Sounds like a fantastic deal. Looking forward to seeing how your garden progresses.

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Post  ashort on 5/3/2011, 7:12 pm

I'll sleep better tonight... Never mean to offend, just bringin' some humor....

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Post  buttaflie143 on 5/3/2011, 7:28 pm

@ashort wrote:
@Old Hippie wrote:To keep your clothes clean and dry you could just do it naked! If you have a bar of soap handy you can just rinse off outside too.Very Happy

Gwynn

I resisted the urge to post the old Seinfeld clip of George after getting out of the pool.... Gwynn - stop trying to bait me...

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Dare say "shrinkage"?

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Post  boffer on 5/3/2011, 7:31 pm

@buttaflie143 wrote:
@ashort wrote:
@Old Hippie wrote:To keep your clothes clean and dry you could just do it naked! If you have a bar of soap handy you can just rinse off outside too.Very Happy Gwynn
I resisted the urge to post the old Seinfeld clip of George after getting out of the pool.... Gwynn - stop trying to bait me...Smile

Dare say "shrinkage"?

YOU PEEKED!!! yahoo

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Post  buttaflie143 on 5/3/2011, 7:35 pm

Did I, because I didn't see anything? LOL!!!!

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Post  Old Hippie on 5/3/2011, 7:55 pm

lol!

Good one Buttaflie!!

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Post  buttaflie143 on 5/3/2011, 8:02 pm

I try.

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Post  Tril on 5/3/2011, 8:02 pm

There's a line I heard once... of course it was AFTER I'd been flashed. affraid Yes, really. I was told I should have said, "HUH, it looks like p---s, only smaller!"

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Post  boffer on 5/3/2011, 8:18 pm

Beam me up, Scottie, I'm outnumbered!

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