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Post  soflacommercial on 5/5/2011, 5:39 pm

Hey there.

Greetings from zone 10a (or b)!

started my first veggie garden late. didn't know about square foot gardening, have a huge planting bed full of stuff that's probably not going to fruit, but wanted to get some research done so I can be ready for the fall planting season.

Have a nice day.

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Re: Greetings from South Florida

Post  Furbalsmom on 5/5/2011, 7:38 pm

soflacommercial

Sorry you did not know about SFG when you set up your first planting bed. You do have time to research and find the best method prior to planting your fall garden. Fall in Southern Florida is a great time to grow veggies. I assume (yeah, we all know, don't assume) from your name that you are located there. I have family on the FL gulf coast and they garden there too.

Have you had a chance to read ALL NEW SQUARE FOOT GARDENING yet? It was published around 2006 and is such a big change from row gardening and even the older method of SFG. If you have not read the book, get it. I refer to mine all the time. It explains the method with simple, easy to follow instructions, and we sure would be glad to help you out, anytime questions come up.


Please keep in touch, keep us updated on your progress, and ask whenever you have questions.

Again, Welcome

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Re: Greetings from South Florida

Post  pelujilla on 5/5/2011, 7:46 pm

@soflacommercial wrote:Hey there.

Greetings from zone 10a (or b)!

started my first veggie garden late. didn't know about square foot gardening, have a huge planting bed full of stuff that's probably not going to fruit, but wanted to get some research done so I can be ready for the fall planting season.

Have a nice day.
I am right there with you! I purchased my book and I am doing a lot of reading and seed gathering for next year...I am not a cold weather kind of person...my neighbors think I am the groundhog because I don't come out of the house till Spring....they look for my shadow lol!

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Re: Greetings from South Florida

Post  stripesmom on 5/5/2011, 9:17 pm

HI and welcome soflacommercial! One of my best friends lives in your zone, or close to it anyway. I hope when you do get your garden going, you will post pictures if you can! I'd love to see what you do Very Happy

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garden already going

Post  soflacommercial on 5/7/2011, 2:43 pm

I have my garden going already. Didn't know about SFG. Hubby and son built me huge bed - U-shaped, 16' each side on the outside, 4' wide each leg and back, and the insides are 12' on each leg, 8' on the back.

pretty cool, but I planted everything the wrong way, planted the wrong things for this time of year, and don't know how much bounty I'm going to have.

but at least i'm trying....

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Re: Greetings from South Florida

Post  Furbalsmom on 5/7/2011, 3:34 pm

That U shaped bed sounds great. It is a good way to get the most growing bed for the space. It should do well for SFG. Having the 4 foot depth all around means you will be able to get to your crops for nurturing and harvesting.

Don't stress about what you have already planted. Sad Do the best you can for now.

In the meantime, read the book, plan out what needs to be changed for this fall and get crackin! Very Happy

Ask questions as you have them and we will try our best to help you out.

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where to find most recent SFG book?

Post  soflacommercial on 5/7/2011, 6:33 pm

Hey there again....

Anyone have a link to the most recent SFG book so I know which one to get from Alibris? (Alibris is site to get new/used books, btw)

thanks.

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Re: Greetings from South Florida

Post  Furbalsmom on 5/7/2011, 6:58 pm

You can see the ALL NEW SQUARE FOOT GARDENING book on this page SFG Store

And yes, the title is all in capital letters.

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Re: Greetings from South Florida

Post  shannon1 on 5/24/2011, 3:58 am

@soflacommercial wrote:Hey there.

Greetings from zone 10a (or b)!

started my first veggie garden late. didn't know about square foot gardening, have a huge planting bed full of stuff that's probably not going to fruit, but wanted to get some research done so I can be ready for the fall planting season.

Have a nice day.
I know what it's like, got a late start this year as well. It is said fall and winter gardening is best down here anyway. I can't speak on that as this year will be my first winter garden. I have it all planned out in my mind. Some real heat lovers for this summer are okra, edemema, and southern peas. If you can contact your local county extension office they should have a list of what to plant when in your area too.
What did you plant?

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