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Post  gardenhokies 4/12/2012, 2:27 pm

Newbie here - to anything needing a green thumb! My girls (9 & 6) wanted to plant a garden over spring break and we do have a good spot on the side of our house (our dog has already claimed the backyard) so I figured we'd give it a shot and see how this goes. We're just about ready with our cedar boxes and our MM - I'm dragging my feet a little bit because I'm actually really nervous about the whole pest issue....I really don't like critters and bugs!! But its definitely a great experience, they're learning so much already!
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Post  UnderTheBlackWalnut 4/12/2012, 4:00 pm

glad you\'re here !

If you haven't read All New Square Foot Gardening (2006), I'd highly recommend getting a copy. It was a huge help to me as last year I was a total newbie too. I have so much yet to learn! Smile I was kind of that way about critters and bugs too, but you'd be surprised how protective you will be about your plants. It's also a great learning experience to really observe the bugs and try to tell the good guys from the bad guys. Makes me notice things I hadn't noticed before... Smile I'm sure you and your daughters will enjoy the experience. Smile

Keep us posted on your progress. We like pictures! Smile

Happy to have you here! Smile
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Post  sfg4uKim 4/12/2012, 5:16 pm

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Post  givvmistamps 4/12/2012, 6:22 pm

gardenhokies wrote:Newbie here - to anything needing a green thumb! My girls (9 & 6) wanted to plant a garden over spring break and we do have a good spot on the side of our house (our dog has already claimed the backyard) so I figured we'd give it a shot and see how this goes. We're just about ready with our cedar boxes and our MM - I'm dragging my feet a little bit because I'm actually really nervous about the whole pest issue....I really don't like critters and bugs!! But its definitely a great experience, they're learning so much already!

Giving it a go! 396615 By your username, can I assume that you attended VA Tech, or at least live in VA?

Your comment about the bugs makes me think of a question my mom asked me several years ago...
"Can you plant me a flower garden without any bugs?" Giving it a go! 601593 Giving it a go! 889526

...I had to explain to her that SOME bugs are GOOD, and I would never even try to do such a thing. Are your daughters squeamish about bugs? If not, teach them what the "bad guys" look like and make them the squashing patrol. Very Happy
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Post  gardenhokies 4/12/2012, 8:49 pm

Thanks for the welcome! I have the book on request from the library, in the mean time I'm glued to this website and forum Smile
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Post  TejasTerry 4/12/2012, 9:10 pm

Welcome. I too am very protective of my plants. I can hardly stay out of my garden now-a-days, and this is my first year too!

The girls will start to have fun with it...and yes, I think making them the bug-police will make it more fun for everyone.
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Post  givvmistamps 4/12/2012, 9:58 pm

I was going to go to VA Tech, but then my parents moved eastward to NC to be closer to me and I wound up transferring to a NC college instead. (That sounds funny...to explain, I was 28 when I started college; I did all my major life experiences in the wrong order. Wink ) My cousin and his wife both attended there, though. Very Happy

If you can, get your own copy of the ANSFG. It's something you'll want to have on hand to refer to as you go through the growing season!
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