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Post  sanderson on 5/22/2019, 6:16 pm

This is a new thread. The narrative and graphic are from the SFG Foundation.

Mel tirelessly researched all the ways to make gardening simpler and "fixed" everything he hated about gardening. The result is Square Foot Gardening which he introduced in the mid-1970s. Part of this was limiting the size. Compared to a traditional row garden, SFG takes only 20% of the space!

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Post  sanderson on 5/22/2019, 6:19 pm

From last Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Square Foot Gardening is GREAT for both beginning and "seasoned" gardeners. Beginners love the simplicity, while others love the challenge of planning to use each square 2 and even 3 times per growing season for maximum production.

BEGINNERS - no matter what method you choose, we encourage you to start small. Learn how to grow just a few veggies at first, THEN expand your garden as you become more proficient.

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Post  countrynaturals on 5/22/2019, 9:16 pm

What I liked about it as a beginner, was the structure. I always felt Mel was right there holding my hand. Back then, I was on AOL and we had a very active forum for SFG. Everyone referred to the big guy as "Uncle Mel." It was like having a family farm. It was such a great experience, that when I was able to start gardening again in 2016, I went right for the SFG forum to hang my hat. BIG hug
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Post  sanderson on 5/22/2019, 10:45 pm

Ditto for me back in 2013. SFG just made so much sense and with a tiny back yard, I felt it was the right way to go.

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Post  sanderson on 5/29/2019, 4:11 pm

May 29, 2019

"We use just a pinch (2-3 seeds) in each planting hole."

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Post  sanderson on 6/5/2019, 10:19 pm

I have to heartily agree with this tenant. No palms, no knees, no feet. "Stay Off!"

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Post  sanderson on 6/20/2019, 2:47 am

June 19, 2019

Part one of 4 Parts.

"Next month we’re celebrating World SFG Day, so we’re taking about the very beginning – before Mel had invented Square Foot Gardening. This is Part 1 of a 4-part series on the birth of Square Foot Gardening we’re calling Pitfalls of Conventional Gardening."

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Post  countrynaturals on 6/20/2019, 11:20 am

@sanderson wrote:June 19, 2019

Part one of 4 Parts.  

"Next month we’re celebrating World SFG Day, so we’re taking about the very beginning – before Mel had invented Square Foot Gardening. This is Part 1 of a 4-part series on the birth of Square Foot Gardening we’re calling Pitfalls of Conventional Gardening."

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HA! I have the book, so I don't have to wait for next Wednesday to read the next part. Razz  Think about what an adventure gardening has been for us, then just imagine what it was like for Mel. Shocked
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Post  sanderson on 6/22/2019, 4:47 am

Amen! Mel did all the hard work for us.

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Post  countrynaturals on 6/22/2019, 10:57 am

@sanderson wrote:Amen!  Mel did all the hard work for us.
Yup, and I have a new favorite thing about SFG -- once it's set up, it's never overwhelming. Right now, my SFG bed is in radishes, but every day I pick a square and plant carrots in the empty spots where I'm harvesting the radishes. Not only is it easy, but keeps a continuous crop going. Mel was the best. I love you
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Post  sanderson on 6/27/2019, 3:46 am

June 26, 2019. Part 2 of 4.

"Next month we’re celebrating World SFG Day, so we’re taking you to the beginning – before Mel had invented Square Foot Gardening. This is Part 2 of a 4-part series on the birth of Square Foot Gardening.

Last week we looked at the pitfalls of conventional gardening. Mel obtained a plot of land, had it fenced, rototilled, fertilized, and divided into plots ready for people to rent. There was a lot of interest and excitement and initially seemed like a great success. But . . . Spring fever doesn’t last." Wednesday Wisdom - SFG Foundation Founda15

Using SFG, I find my enthusiasm increase through the season! How about you folks?

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Post  sanderson on 7/3/2019, 10:33 pm

July 3, 2019. Part 3 of 4.

"This month we’re celebrating World SFG Day. Last month we took you to the beginning – before Mel had invented Square Foot Gardening. This is Part 3 of a 4-part series on the birth of Square Foot Gardening.

The last two weeks we talked about Mel starting a community garden and how enthusiastic everyone was . . . until the weeds started growing and many participants dropped out. This week we’re talking about A Sad End to the Season."

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Post  sanderson on 7/10/2019, 4:28 pm

July 10, 2019. Part 4 of 4.

"This month we’re celebrating World SFG Day. Here is the final installment of a 4-part series on the birth of Square Foot Gardening.

The last three weeks we’ve talked about Mel starting a community garden and how enthusiastic everyone was . . . until the weeds started growing and many participants dropped out. This week we’re going to explore why Mel decided to “fix” gardening in a segment we’re calling A Search For Answers."
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 7/10/2019, 5:51 pm

That book started it all!  It was my first successful garden ever.  Old method, dug out...loved it, so much easier!  I lived in a trailer, and it was in my front yard where the sun was.  My farmer neighbors were intrigued that you could fit so much in 16 square feet!  Now here I am many years later with ANSFG going on in the back yard!
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Post  sanderson on 7/11/2019, 5:04 pm

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Post  countrynaturals on 7/11/2019, 5:12 pm

For me it was 1999. We were caretakers at a campground in the Sierras. All I remember about it was that it was highly productive. Carrots were the biggest surprise. They took so long I gave up on them. Then one day I decided to yank them out, and there they all were -- beautiful, perfect carrots, just waiting for the right time to be harvested. I love you
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 7/11/2019, 10:45 pm

@countrynaturals wrote:For me it was 1999. We were caretakers at a campground in the Sierras. All I remember about it was that it was highly productive. Carrots were the biggest surprise. They took so long I gave up on them. Then one day I decided to yank them out, and there they all were -- beautiful, perfect carrots, just waiting for the right time to be harvested. I love you
I had never grown carrots until this 4x4....GAME CHANGER!!!!  Getting ready to put in a “fall” crop!  I love them so much...
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Post  sanderson on 8/8/2019, 1:28 am

The benefit of growing vertically!

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Many of us have a large collection of seeds because SFG sowing is so frugal with seeds.

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