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Post  arifaa on Sun 8 Aug 2010 - 17:09

Hi everyone,

This is the first time I am growing vegetables and my first post on SFG forum. With help from my friend, I have just put together my first SF garden on wheels. I am attaching some pictures.

I was looking to start my vegetable garden for quite some time but because of my physical disability wasn't sure how to go about it. Well, I came across the 2x4 patio box with legs on the square foot gardening website and ordered it right away. I have also read Mel's book and love it.

It took a while to get the box in mail. My friend attached 4x4 lumbar pieces to the legs and put casters on so it will be easier for me to move. I couldn't find Mel's Mix in Lowes here in Charlotte, NC, so I bought peat moss and four different kind of compost from Lowes. Vermiculite was hard to find but I got some from the local barn.

When we put the mix in the box, the bottom came out due to weight of the mix. I was very disappointed with the quality of the box. I think they should make it more sturdy. My friend Richard came to my rescue. He attached 2x2 lumbar to the plywood bottom and now it looks great! I have filled it with the mix and will be planting seeds. I noticed that the grid remain loose despite using the screws that came with it. I end up using gorilla glue to keep it sturdy.

The grid was not long enough for me to attach it to the box so I end up just laying it on top of soil.

I am in zone 7 and plan to plant seeds for turnip (1 sqft), serreno peppers (2 sqft), radishes (1 sqft), onion (2 sqft), spinach (2 sqft). I planted tomato (transplant), celentro (seeds), and mint (transplant) in containers few weeks back. I am not having any luck with the tomato plant!

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Post  PNG_Grandma on Sun 8 Aug 2010 - 17:36

What a great idea! I love the way you've added the wheels. This gives me some ideas for our garden boxes here in Modesto in our community garden site. We have several neighbors with disabilities who have mentioned they might like to garden. Good luck!!
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Post  Josh on Sun 8 Aug 2010 - 17:48

My SF Garden on Wheels! 997193 Very nice!
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Post  boffer on Sun 8 Aug 2010 - 17:49

glad you\'re here to the forum, Arif. Your friend did a great job beefing up your table top box! There are several forum members from down your way, and they seem to be having a great growing season. I'm sure you're going to love SFG. Did you put Mel's Mix in your containers or potting soil?
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Post  arifaa on Sun 8 Aug 2010 - 17:58

No, I did not put Mel's Mix in my containers. I did not have the mix at that time. I just bought Miracle Gro from Lowes. Hopefully, next year I will grow my tomato plant in Mels Mix. My 2x4 box on wheels has the Mel's Mix, which I prepared using peat moss, vermiculite, and 4 different compost.

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Post  1chichi on Sun 8 Aug 2010 - 19:34

Hey Arif, welcome aboard! Your box looks great, I can't wait to see your plants growing in there. My SF Garden on Wheels! Icon_flower
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Post  El on Sun 8 Aug 2010 - 20:26

Hi Arif! That box is brilliant. Welcome to the forums, and I too look forward to seeing your plants.

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Post  dstubbs on Mon 9 Aug 2010 - 5:15

Hi Arif,

I love your setup. I never thought of casters -- great idea! Let us know how you make out when things get growing!
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Post  moosedroppings on Mon 9 Aug 2010 - 7:17

Welcome Arifaa...great idea with the wheels! A huge way to go to your handy friend! Keep us posted on how your garden is doing.
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