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Hello! Another newbie from Kansas!

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Hello! Another newbie from Kansas!

Post  starrchine on 10/30/2011, 9:37 pm

Hello everyone!

I am from Lawrence, Kansas and have just purchased a home (2 weeks ago) and am so very very excited to have the yard and space for my first SFG!! I have been container gardening for so long and can't wait to really "dig in" and get started on all the vegetables that I've been unable to grow! bounce

I read Mel's newest book over the weekend and it really has me wishing that spring would come so I can get a start on everything! I've picked out a place to start a compost pile and have yet to decide on where I want my gardens.

Just wanted to say hello and look forward to absorbing all the information I can find on SFGs!


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Re: Hello! Another newbie from Kansas!

Post  Too Tall Tomatoes on 10/30/2011, 9:40 pm

Welcome starrchine

There's a great bunch of people here. I'm sure they'll fill you with all sorts of knowledge
Too Tall Tomatoes

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Re: Hello! Another newbie from Kansas!

Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 10/31/2011, 12:42 am

Roooooooooooooock Chaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaalk, JaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayHaaaaaaaaaaaaaawk,
Kaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay, Yoooooooooooooo-oooooooooooo

Nuff said (Class of '96). Welcome aboard. Can't wait for the season to start.

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Post  middlemamma on 10/31/2011, 1:25 am


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Re: Hello! Another newbie from Kansas!

Post  sherryeo on 10/31/2011, 10:33 am

glad you\'re here starrchine! We're so glad you decided to join the forum and join us in the SFG adventure. I think you'll enjoy both immensely!

The best advice I could offer anybody about to start a sfg is to work hard to get the Mel's Mix right. Getting it right (or wrong) can either make or break your gardening efforts. It's fantastic that you've already read the book. Most people have more questions about getting Mel's Mix right. There's a great post at http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t7451-mel-s-mix-how-strong-is-your-backbone that you might want to also read, especially when you're ready to get your ingredients together.

Post questions, concerns and successes. We love pics and everybody here is so friendly and helpful. I hope to see you around the forum!

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Some great advice that I got to make it even easier!!

Post  FirstTimeGardner on 10/31/2011, 11:09 am

Hi - I'm also a newcomer! Someone told me that you can buy pre-made Mel's Mix from Lowe's under the Garden Time brand. For $12.98, it seems like a deal -- no sourcing, purchasing of various materials or mixing. And -- for $69, they have a raised bed with trellis.

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Good luck!!


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