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Gorilla Cart

5/2/2018, 10:38 pm by jimmy cee

This cart is worth every penny and possibly much more. I have never seen such a work horse as this. It is very sturdy, can turn on a dime, does not need to be balanced like a wheel barrel, Large wheels make it easy to pull anywhere.
I've been a wheel-barrel fan for many years, however now my wheel-barrel is stored away in a dark basement.
can haul anything that it holds. . My son has been using …

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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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Possible elevated raised beds

5/27/2018, 11:13 pm by jimmy cee

Last week I was at Tractor Supply store, these units are about at all stores and if not can be ordered.
I almost purchased one to try it our, however since I am still trying my very first bed in a new location, I thought I would wait.
Others may be interested,  It is fastened to a quality stand, wont tip, is immaculate, you would need to see it and judge for yourself..
It is an 8 foot long …

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New SFG box-Humanitarian way

12/3/2017, 1:01 pm by Roseinarosecity

I'm going to start a new SFG box but I want to try the humanitarian way, as described on page 187 of the ANSFG book, with straight compost.  I'm interested to know if anyone has done it this way and what has been your experience.

My box was built yesterday in a location that used to be my leaf compost location, but because I cut down my 30 foot, 30 plus year old avocado tree, I now get too much …

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Interplanting Beans/Cucumbers to repel beetles

5/15/2018, 9:48 pm by Roseinarosecity

Today I read this and I thought I would share.

"Interplant cucumbers and beans to repel cucumbers beetles and prevent the wilt diseases they carry. Also plant Cucurbita lagenaria gourds as trap plants for cucumber beetles. Plant potatoes to repel squash bugs." from Gardeninginla blog, written by Master Gardener, Yvonne Savio.  She worked in the Botany and Vegetable Crops Cooperative Extension …

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How to lay out 44"x44" boxes

5/11/2018, 8:33 pm by jsblock11

Hello, just joined so looking forward to learning more about SFG!  I just purchased vinyl raised beds from Costco that have interior box measurements of 44"x44" and 11 inches deep.  Doing the math, I would be using 11"x11" squares, about a 16% reduction in size from Mel's recommended 12x12 inch squares.  Should I go down to 12 squares of 11x15, or 9 squares of ~15x15 or am I being too …

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5/6/2018, 1:21 pm by Debbie Newell

Has anyone done SQG with asparagus?

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6/28/2010, 8:13 pm by Chopper

Has anyone ever successfully grown ginger? I tried with supermarket ginger but it never sprouted.

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3/6/2014, 5:38 pm by brainchasm

This is more aimed at people in the hotter states, and especially Southwestern deserts, but...

Why doesn't anyone grow saffron?  It's brutally expensive in the store, you just need to harvest the right part of the flower, and the best saffron comes from Iran (hot, arid, etc) of all places.

Anyone ever try?  Anyone know where to get corms besides amazon?

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