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Corn Growing

4/22/2015, 9:00 am by johnp

I will be planting a 4x4 box with corn for the first time. The book shows 4 per square with additional plantings every two weeks. Four per square seems a lot. What have you other corn growers done ?

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SFG Journey: worm bins using refrigerators.

7/12/2018, 1:57 pm by has55

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OVER Fertilizing

7/1/2018, 5:02 am by sfg4uKim

Here's a gentle reminder . . . STOP OVER FERTILIZING YOUR VEGETABLES! I've seen too many posts in other places about people getting great green growth and no tomatoes.



For the love of all that is holy, STOP adding fertilizer until you know that you have a deficiency in something. Then, choose the RIGHT fertilizer. If you're soil is good in nitrogen, adding a fertilizer with too much nitrogen …

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Shout Out of Appreciation to Sanderson!

7/1/2018, 4:03 pm by SFGHealthCoach

It's World SFG Day 2018!!!
#worldsfgday2018

We hope you've jumped over on the official Square Foot Gardening Facebook page to join the celebration.

We applaud Sigrid Anderson for her dedication to SFG.
Have a look below!

SFGF Thank You Sanderson

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If you could start over- what would you do differently?

4/26/2010, 9:46 pm by MsMinchin

What would you do if you were starting over SFG today?
For me, I would create a more attractive garden design, more like a French Potager garden.

Something like this:


or this:


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Garlic SFG

6/27/2018, 8:21 am by TenderFoot

If you have experience growing garlic with SFG, please give me some planting tips/help. As an example, how many cloves do I plant per sq ft? Any help will be appreciated.

Thank you

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Accessory Storage

4/12/2016, 9:45 am by AtlantaMarie

I know a lot of folk here use various things in their gardens like milk jugs, soda bottles, netting, etc.

How do you store it when not in use?

Comments: 16

Friday Rookie Topic XII: Cucumbers

7/1/2011, 10:53 pm by BackyardBirdGardner

This one isn't so uncommon in the garden. But, it took me years to get up the courage to try it out. I just didn't have the space to let things sprawl. And, three years ago (my first attempt), I wasn't using SFG techniques, mounded the earth every couple feet, and never got a single seed to sprout. Needless to say, I wasn't too psyched about planting them again. Well, until I gained more …

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Heat wave and shade screen

6/16/2016, 4:07 pm by terryNeb

We are in the middle of our 8th straight day in the mid to upper 90's and are expecting at least 7 more days. Does anyone use sun shades over their garden to filter the sun? if so, to what degree sun/shade, 60/40, 50/50, or other. I have already set up screens on my peppers, tomates, and herbs at 60/40. just wondering what others do or don't do. also watering, in a heat wave, once a day, twice? …

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