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Post  Dunkinjean on 7/15/2011, 11:57 pm

This is my 2nd year of SFG and I added 2 4x4 boxes to my 1 4x4 from last yr.

My #1 son (oldest), wife and grandson live in West Falls, NY and hubby & I built them their 1st SFG
box last spring.

Then #2 son and his wife live in Washington, DC and joined a community garden this past spring
Therefore, we went there in early spring to help them fill their box, plant their veg's and build 2
trellises.

Three weeks ago I spent a 1 1/2 wks in West Falls, NY visiting and #1 son & fam wanted a 2nd SFG
box!
Of course hubby and I were delighted - presto another box filled with seeds and plants. Very Happy

Bed, bath & beyond were selling kid's sunflower kits for $1.00 so I purchased one for my grandson -
every yellow flower he sees he calls it a sunflower - so of course I had to get it for him.
Anyway, while there they sprouted and we planted 2 of them in the 2nd SFG garden. Previous trip I
bought him his own kid gardening tools, this time I bought him kid gardening gloves.

I am now visiting #2 son and his wife for 4-5 days in DC. Luckily they do not need another box since
their garden box is 4 x 16! But today I went there to clean things up in the garden, trim tomatoes,
water the garden, etc. - of course I loved it! It has been extremely hot in DC the past month, but I
have to say their garden looks good under the circumstances.

Apparently, when I return my sister-in-law wants to start an SFG garden - we live in the same town.

Then, I will have gone full circle. flower

P.S. My neighbor across the street saw how well my SFG gardens are doing and wants to do the same - she has been doing row gardening and is tired of the neverending weeds, etc...

Thank you Mel.

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Re: SFG GOES FULL CIRCLE

Post  Furbalsmom on 7/16/2011, 10:34 pm

Congratulations Jean! I just got back from the DC area myself. My middle son was married in Reston last weekend. Hot, Hot, Hot, at least by my perspective.

Do you have any relatives in the South or Midwest? You need to expand your horizons and add new SFG's in other regions.Very Happy

Again, Thanks for spreading the word.

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Post  Dunkinjean on 7/17/2011, 12:34 am

Furbalsmom: Congratulations on your son's wedding!

My DC son was also married in DC this past March. Luckily the weather was cool and sunny.

I do have family in Nebraska, Alabama and Missouri. (Husband side) Also in Ohio.

I have family in Florida and Virginia.

My family in Florida does garden but they do row gardening. It was them who introduced me to mushroom compost.

It is always alot of fun to have new SFG'ers.

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Post  Uprooted on 7/17/2011, 7:58 am

Dunkinjean, sounds like the next relatives who want a SFG need to come consult w/ you and then do the work themselves! I think you must love mixing Mel's mix way more than I do . . . :-) Kidding aside, that's great that you have been able to spread the word so widely!

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Post  Dunkinjean on 7/17/2011, 4:52 pm

Hi Uprooted:

You are so right - for now on the relatives need to do the mixing since that is the hardest part! sunny

I just noted that my DC son and wife's zucchini has vine borer...ugh...it's a shame since they were getting alot of zucchinis.

But the other veg's are doing fine.

Heading back to NJ today after the Girls soccer - go USA

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