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Post  Ted_IL on 4/16/2019, 8:17 pm

Long time gardener who purchased the first SFG book years ago.  Practiced the original technique for awhile then let other interests take over.  Now that I am mostly retired, I am serious about gardening again, and have returned to my first love - SFG Very Happy
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Post  countrynaturals on 4/16/2019, 9:00 pm

happy hi  and  glad you\'re here  from Northern California. Many of us have a similar story. We'd love to see pics of your setup.
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Post  OhioGardener on 4/16/2019, 9:27 pm

Welcome from SW Ohio, Ted!  You'll find a wealth of helpful people and helpful information on these forums. Don't hesitate to use the Search function to find threads on subjects you're interested in.  Keep us posted on your garden beds as they progress. We love pictures here.  Smile

What part of southern Illinois are you located?  I spent a little over 6 years on a mini-farm near Sparta, and we had the best growing season and soil there - well, except for the spring-time tornadoes.  In addition to having a commercial bee keeping operation, we lived self-sufficiently on our little mini-farm, producing our own milk, eggs, meat, vegetables, and fruit. Of course, that was when I was 40 years younger, too! LOL
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Post  AtlantaMarie on 4/18/2019, 6:17 am

Hi Ted. Welcome from Atlanta, GA! Glad you've joined us!
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Post  sanderson on 4/19/2019, 3:35 am

Hi, Ted. Welcome to the Forum from Central California! glad you\'re here Have you read All New Square Foot Gardening, 1st, 2nd or the newest 3rd Edition? Mel changed SFG from his original design. Raised beds, no dirt, 3' wide isles, etc. Worth checking out as you are now a gardener, again. I started SFG in 2013 after reading the 2nd Edition. This photo is of the new 3rd Edition. Hello from Southern Illinois! Book_311

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Post  ispinwool on 4/22/2019, 7:48 am

glad you\'re here  Hi Ted!  Glad to have you aboard!
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