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Post  varmit on 6/2/2011, 4:51 pm

Writing from a tiny town in the desert, which receives more sunshine than anywhere else on the continent. While not a complete novice to gardening and certainly not to this environment, its time to actually learn some techniques to better supply my family and friends with food. My current main questions relate to automatic watering of the squares. So, now its time to search this site for like situated folk and information.
Thanks for the updated book and I'm really glad to find your forum.

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Re: Hi from the windy and now chilly Mojave Desert

Post  walshevak on 6/2/2011, 5:05 pm

welcome You have landed on the right forum. The growing medium in Square Foot Gardening is designed to be water retentive. And there are techniques from various gardeners from soaker hoses to drip irrigation to self-wicking "pond" beds. So sit down with the ALL NEW SQUARE FOOT GARDENING book and seach in the forum posts. AND ask questions. We are an opinionated bunch and will chime in the links, experiences and sometimes silliness.

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Thanks for the welcome and the good information.

Post  varmit on 6/2/2011, 8:22 pm

I've been following your suggestion since signing in -- reading the Wiggler Hilton posts; very interesting and informative. The newest edition should arrive Sat. In meantime am reading the 1981 edition.
Glad to hear about the mixture as water retentive as you can imagine. There's nothing quite so drying as 100 - 120º, the humidity never getting up to 10%, to really desicate plants. tongue
Lots to read and absorb. But, as it says over and over -- this is easy.

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Re: Hi from the windy and now chilly Mojave Desert

Post  FarmerValerie on 6/2/2011, 8:25 pm

to the forum, I don't envy your weather, I'm in NE TX and it's warm enough here! Kay is right, there are tons great ideas here about watering and such, she even shared her ideas, if you can't find them just ask and we'll gladly send you on your way to them. We would love to see pictures too!! Let us know how we can help!
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Re: Hi from the windy and now chilly Mojave Desert

Post  Furbalsmom on 6/3/2011, 3:49 am

Varmit, we are glad to have you join us.

You will be amazed at the changes from the 1981 book to the 2006 book. Life will get easier for you with SFG.

Keep searching and please ask questions if you have them. Keep us updated on your progress and post pictures if you will.

Again, Welcome!
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Re: Hi from the windy and now chilly Mojave Desert

Post  varmit on 6/13/2011, 9:26 pm

You all have already been a significant help. Just back from an airshow and the travel (truck/camper) time allowed me to read and do some planning. Currently, my thought is to plant a 4x4 sq for the fall. I'll do the get ready stuff now, which will include creating a growing net for peas and a wind diverting fence. Our little town is just over into zone 11 and yes we usually have a great fall. So that's what I've in mind. Comments and suggestions are more than welcome.

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