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Post  bears4x4 on 1/2/2012, 12:47 pm

Hello, Chris here from south east texas. I have read the the new sfg book and like it a lot. I have had three basicly failed gardens so far but have learned from them so i hope to get it right this year. My learning experience as follows,
1st time- irregular watering times, was wifeys job- fixed now( auto watering set up)
2nd time- dogs killed the garden- fixed now (no more dogs).
3rd time- record heat wave burned it- fixed now( i have garden fabric shade material set up)
I am also working on a mini greenhouse so i can grow longer this year starting early and continuing through winter, fingers crossed.

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Re: new to site from south east texas

Post  Kelejan on 1/2/2012, 1:02 pm

Chris.

I am glad you did not get rid of wifey like you did the dogs.

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Re: new to site from south east texas

Post  Furbalsmom on 1/2/2012, 2:32 pm

bears4X4

The ALL NEW SQUARE FOOT GARDENING book was almost a dream come true for me. The method is easy, though it is a real job mixing the Mel's Mix. Mel's Mix is a wonderful thing as I can keep the medium watered, (yes I use drip hoses) and the limited number of weeds takes away one of the worst parts of gardening for me.

Please keep us posted on your garden and be sure to include pictures. Many of us are interested in greenhouses, so please let us see plans, construction and progress reports.

I think all new members should read the topic MELS MIX IS THE HEART AND SOUL OF SFG . The information on obtaining quality composts and the importance of a blend of 5 types of compost is invaluable.

Again, Welcome, and please keep us posted on your progress.

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Re: new to site from south east texas

Post  sfg4uKim on 1/2/2012, 2:49 pm

Welcome Chris. Glad you got ride of the dogs and not your wife. Very Happy

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Re: new to site from south east texas

Post  staf74 on 1/3/2012, 12:13 am

Welcome Chris !!!! you're gonna like it here. All sorts of characters but all got one thing in common ...... we love SFG'ning Very Happy

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Re: new to site from south east texas

Post  bears4x4 on 1/3/2012, 12:31 am

My wife loved the response , "glad you got rid of dogs and not your wife" . I love my wife, she's stuck with me lol. Will post pictures asap.
Chris

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Re: new to site from south east texas

Post  Kelejan on 1/3/2012, 11:38 am

Sensible, sensible man. You gave the right answer. Very Happy

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Re: new to site from south east texas

Post  newstart on 1/3/2012, 11:47 am

@Kelejan wrote: Chris.

I am glad you did not get rid of wifey like you did the dogs.



lol!

well welcome,lots of great people here to help you out

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Re: new to site from south east texas

Post  ashort on 1/5/2012, 10:38 pm

Howdy! what's shakin' in Katy? Are they still developing that place as fast as they can build streets through the old rice fields?

Welcome to SFG forums - lots of Texans on here and several in your neck of the woods. My guess is that you are in the tropical south region... swing by the regional forums, they are bit quiet now, but they will wind up as gardening season gets closer.

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Re: new to site from south east texas

Post  HillbillyBob on 1/6/2012, 3:43 pm

Hey Chris,

have you got any pictures of your shade set-up?What a Face

Harbor freight has a good 10x12 greenhouse cheapest prices in east texas I got two last year

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Re: new to site from south east texas

Post  bears4x4 on 2/17/2012, 3:09 pm

I haven't put up the shade yet being not needed right now but will do so very soon, as far as the green house goes building it out of old tempered glass sliding glass doors. Dimensions are as follows, a-frame style @ 1-1/2 ft height in middle and 4ft wide and 6-1/2 ft long, my box is a 4x6 I have 9 zucchini started, 10 Roma tomatoes , 4 spinach , 4 lettuce, 2 Serrano &2chili pepper plants , 2x types of onions and a few others to be started very soon

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well got er planted

Post  bears4x4 on 3/10/2012, 10:18 pm

I have finished planting my 4 beds recently all in mels mix - 3x 4x4 beds and one 4x6. I have 56 pole bean,18 cucumber (seeds started indoors), 36 corn, 36 potato, 8 pepper(seeds started indoors), 9 tomatos(seeds started indoors) placed in 5gal buckets, 36 yellow/white onion, 36 green onion, 54 carrot, (cellery and lettuce) giving this a shot. My green house plans have changed as follows, i came across 4 more glass doors for free- 2 standard to add to the 2 i had and 2 4x8 for the roof Very Happy ,i have a "green house" dome over one 4x4 made from a 4x4 dome skylight i replaced from a customers house, had a crack in it. I have a 6x8 floor plan 7' ceiling green house in the works. will post pictures when i get finish next week.

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Post  Kelejan on 3/11/2012, 4:18 am

Sounds as though you are going great guns; look forward to seeing pictures.Very Happy

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Re: new to site from south east texas

Post  bears4x4 on 4/17/2012, 12:49 am

how do i post pictures on here? i have some of my garden and they look great Smile

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Re: new to site from south east texas

Post  bears4x4 on 4/17/2012, 1:12 am

i figured it out Smile not bad for my first sfg
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Post  Kelejan on 4/18/2012, 1:53 am

Looking good, bears.Very Happy

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