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Do you "pre-season budget" your gardening expenses?

3/17/2019, 9:53 am by Judy McConnell

I'm one of those people who says "this season" I will spend X-$ on whatever I want/need.  Always, I go over this budget limit because I want to try that plant or NEED this item to help my efforts. I have already spent my "allotted funds" and it is ONLY the middle of March and nothing has gone into the garden yet. Purchased a seed starting setup and a gardening seat.


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Tomato Tuesday 2018

4/21/2018, 1:05 pm by Turan

I just noticed we have not started this years thread.  I have been sitting in Yolo's garden dreaming of tomatoes and I did start some seeds on 4/13.  Today I noticed they have true leaves and roots poking out of the soil blocks so I up potted.  They could wait, but this coming week is busy and I would rather err on the side of lots of room to grow.  And today being Tuesday....  or not, but …

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Friday Rookie Topic X: Marigolds

6/17/2011, 8:41 am by FarmerValerie

In honor of Mel Bartholomew, today's Rookie Topic is Marigolds. They sound simple enough to grow, stick in the ground, water occasionally, and just let the go, but that's not always the case. What kind do you want, what do you want them for, do you really need to know all the technical stuff? The answer to the first two are up to you, but the answer to the last question is no, not really, but …

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How Many Square Feet Do You Have?

12/2/2011, 9:33 pm by martha

If all goes according to plan, I will have 354 squares Spring 2012. As of now, I have 282.

A certain board member is giving me the tiniest of hard times because I said that with the 354, I'll have all I need.

So, before you tell me how many you have, keep in mind that this post is much closer to a confession than a brag!

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You Know You're a Square Foot Gardener When...

3/17/2011, 4:11 pm by Smartchick

go out your front door to get the mail and on your way back in, stop and prepare a 2x4 bed for planting.

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Biodynamic Planting and SFG

3/4/2019, 3:19 pm by mollyhespra

Hi, all.

I was gifted a very cool calendar a few months ago. It's a little "out there" (literally and figuratively) as it uses the positions of the moon and planets in relation to the earth as a way of increasing the productivity of our gardens or in our case I should say our SFG gardens.

I'm totally new to this and wonder if anyone else has tried it or is familiar with it?

Here's a link to …

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How to grow asparagus?

2/26/2019, 9:16 pm by bettyDailey

Please help. I am zone 9 all the way down the bottom of Texas. We have a salty, high humidy and hot summers. I see packages at Lowes and Walmart of 4 asparagus roots.  I have a new SFG is 3x3 feet to be dedicated to asparagus as the book states.  
The book "All New Square Foot Gardent" 2013 says plant 4 roots  to each square foot.  Now I need help.  On page 114 on a side note "Planting …

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First Time Gardener, Trying to get it Right!

2/22/2019, 6:01 pm by Skibbs

Hi I am new to gardening (although I am successfully growing and harvesting indoor strawberries in a DWC setup as a winter project, now I got the growing fever).  I am in zone 5b at 8000 ft elevation in Colorado.  After much research and reading Mel's book, below is my initial plans to get started, feedback is welcomed for this newbie!

Seeds:
Most of my seeds are sourced from seedstrust.com …

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Size does matter when it comes to vermiculite

2/6/2019, 11:18 pm by dixie

Since starting my SVG gardening adventure several years ago, I have had amazing success.  We redid some beds & added a few more last Spring and could not get Coarse vermiculite & went with what we could find, which was small texture.  Bad decision.  This was the most pitiful garden I have ever had.  I guess we ended up with way too much vermiculite, even with the correct ratio of vermic, …

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