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Post  sunshine0408 on 3/28/2010, 9:24 pm

Hi, all-
Newbie to this site, but not to Mel's SFG book. I read it years ago and managed to remember enough of it to tell a csa farmer here I was looking for the book and author. He knew exactly what I was speaking of and had the book. Yippee!

Started under grow lights with heating pads and am sprouting some seeds on moist paper towels too. Here is what we have going so far:
broccoli- two plants are still thriving from last year. Not sure how. Same with 5 kale plants. Have 4 raised beds with 18" of soil in each. Have a 5th 4x4 bed not completed yet. Hooping for 6 total this year but I better get moving! Working on a 2x8 netted bed for cukes, asparagus beans (yum!) and sugar snap peas.


Beds were supposed to be perfectly 4x4 but with the reuse of retaining wall rocks the beds are a bit bigger around the corners. Still works out fine since I can sit on the side of the beds while working the soil.

bed#1:
cauliflower, strawberries, rosemary, broccoli, cilantro, pansies, and tulips.
bed#2: kale, kale and more kale. cilantro too- (not doing well.)
bed#3 turnips, tulips, asparagus, garlic, romaine lettuce
bed#4: rosemary (ailing), tulips.

rutabagas, red onions, carrots, wheat grass, broccoli, brussel sprouts, beets in the miniature greenhouse to sprout.

blueberry, blackberry and raspberry bushes under grow lights for now.

hoping to have enough to freeze and prep sauces, chili starter, do fruit preserves etc.

good luck to all!
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Post  choksaw on 3/28/2010, 10:39 pm

hello and welcome sunshine glad your here sounds like you got a very productive garden would love to see some pictures this is my first year with SFG and im excited today i had some sprouts grow over night as soon as my tomatoe and peppers are ready for transplant ill be even happier. there are alot of knowledgable and creative people here and we all try to help eachother out be sure to find your regional forum so you can meet up with others in your region an dhardiness zone
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Post  sunshine0408 on 3/28/2010, 10:45 pm

Thanks, choksaw!
How do I find out if I am in 7a or 7b??
I am in the Lower South and will post pictures soon. I may have been a bit too eager on planting a few things. we will see.
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pictures of our fun so far....

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Post  sunshine0408 on 4/3/2010, 6:25 pm

wow, not so good at posting pictures yet but the pictures above are of our fun so far. Horribly laid out grid because we did not place the grid first!! Not sure what I was thinking. We are also using landscaping blocks this year because we already had them. The drawback is the 4x4 square is not completely square. We will plan ahead for next year and redine the grids as we harvest.

Does anyone know how wide the trench for tomatoes should be if you are using the hedge/ row fence item in Mel's book?

Also wondering how deep the trench should be.

Happy Gardening everyone!
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