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Post  carybcom 5/5/2012, 3:22 pm

This is my first year at SFG and over the past month and one week I've experienced both highs and lows. The highs were a result of seeing the garden complete and plants starting to grow. The low was a reslut of a rabbit paying the garden a late night vist.

So far everything is coming along well, including the replanted beets and radish.

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Post  cheyannarach 5/5/2012, 5:25 pm

Wow it looks great and your plants look sooo healthy! Darn wabbits:cat:
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Post  Yardtigress 5/5/2012, 7:47 pm

That's why I had the hubbie build a fence around mine. And to keep the cats from crapping in it. Razz lol!
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Post  camprn 5/5/2012, 8:04 pm

Cary things look really good. And I like the borders around your photos! that middle one really pops out at me. Very Happy

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Post  carybcom 5/7/2012, 8:26 am

cheyannarach wrote:Wow it looks great and your plants look sooo healthy! Darn wabbits:cat:

Thanks cheyannarach.
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Post  carybcom 5/7/2012, 8:28 am

Yardtigress wrote:That's why I had the hubbie build a fence around mine. And to keep the cats from crapping in it. Razz lol!

I've actually considered doing the same but the tight restrictions prevent me from doing so. Come to think of it I'm shocked that the neighbor's cat hasn't tried using it as a litter box. LOL.
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Post  carybcom 5/7/2012, 8:31 am

camprn wrote:Cary things look really good. And I like the borders around your photos! that middle one really pops out at me. Very Happy

Thanks camprn. I'm a little more than a year into photography and figured the growing garden would make the perfect subject to experiment. Glad you enjoyed them.
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Post  kbb964 5/7/2012, 9:04 am

Looking good !
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Post  quiltbea 5/7/2012, 11:20 am

Welcome to the forum from one in the north country. Lookin' good.
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Post  carybcom 5/9/2012, 9:32 am

kbb964 wrote:Looking good !

Thanks kbb964.
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Post  carybcom 5/9/2012, 9:32 am

quiltbea wrote:Welcome to the forum from one in the north country. Lookin' good.

Thanks for the welcome quiltbea. I appreciate it.
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Post  gregrenee88 5/9/2012, 10:18 am

carybcom wrote:
Yardtigress wrote:That's why I had the hubbie build a fence around mine. And to keep the cats from crapping in it. Razz lol!

I've actually considered doing the same but the tight restrictions prevent me from doing so. Come to think of it I'm shocked that the neighbor's cat hasn't tried using it as a litter box. LOL.


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Post  brenda g 5/9/2012, 10:31 am

My First Attempt at SFG 396615 -- Your pictures and plants are looking just georgeous!!

As to the rabbit problem; there was a recent thread about rabbits, in which a couple ideas were offered including the use of fencing, livetraps, hair, and consumtion! And if you search the forum I am certain you will find a few more threads to get more suggestions on how to deal with that problem! Good luck! Very Happy
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Post  Kelejan 5/9/2012, 12:27 pm

Carybcom, lovely looking bed, much better than my utilitarian ones. Makes me want to do better.

I notice that the bed is 5 square x 6 squares. How will you cope with seeing to the three inside squares. Being a smallish person myself, I find that three squares wide makes for comfortable weeding as I do not have to reach more than 1 1/3 squares.
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Post  carybcom 5/9/2012, 4:23 pm

brenda g wrote:My First Attempt at SFG 396615 -- Your pictures and plants are looking just georgeous!!

As to the rabbit problem; there was a recent thread about rabbits, in which a couple ideas were offered including the use of fencing, livetraps, hair, and consumtion! And if you search the forum I am certain you will find a few more threads to get more suggestions on how to deal with that problem! Good luck! Very Happy

Thaks Brenda, I appreciate it. I've searched around and decided to put fur from my dog, who sheds year round, between the landscaping blocks. It's been a couple of weeks and so far so good. Fingers crossed.
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Post  carybcom 5/9/2012, 4:27 pm

Kelejan wrote:Carybcom, lovely looking bed, much better than my utilitarian ones. Makes me want to do better.

I notice that the bed is 5 square x 6 squares. How will you cope with seeing to the three inside squares. Being a smallish person myself, I find that three squares wide makes for comfortable weeding as I do not have to reach more than 1 1/3 squares.

Thanks for the compliment Kelejan. With respect to the 5X6 squares we jumped the gun on that one. I figured that it wouldn't be that difficult to work the middle plants, I now know I was wrong. While it's possible to work the plants I find myself having to place a knee on the landscaping block and lean inward. I should have stuck with my original plan of 4X6 but I decided to get a little greedy.
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Post  kateh 5/9/2012, 5:50 pm

I'm starting out new to SFG (actually gardening in general) so it's helpful to hear all the ups and downs people have had too. All of my first leg of plants are popping through, and it is amazing the sense of accomplishment I am feeling. I find myself peeking out the window at my little 3X6 bed every hour or so, just to make sure it is still there!Razz
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Post  carybcom 5/10/2012, 8:42 am

kateh wrote:I'm starting out new to SFG (actually gardening in general) so it's helpful to hear all the ups and downs people have had too. All of my first leg of plants are popping through, and it is amazing the sense of accomplishment I am feeling. I find myself peeking out the window at my little 3X6 bed every hour or so, just to make sure it is still there!Razz

Kateh, I know exactly what you mean. The first thing I do when I get home is check the garden. I think Sheba, my dog, is getting jealous of all the time my son and I spend pampering these plants. Hope your garden does well.
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Post  littlesapphire 5/10/2012, 10:02 am

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kateh wrote:I'm starting out new to SFG (actually gardening in general) so it's helpful to hear all the ups and downs people have had too. All of my first leg of plants are popping through, and it is amazing the sense of accomplishment I am feeling. I find myself peeking out the window at my little 3X6 bed every hour or so, just to make sure it is still there!Razz

Kateh, I know exactly what you mean. The first thing I do when I get home is check the garden. I think Sheba, my dog, is getting jealous of all the time my son and I spend pampering these plants. Hope your garden does well.

Laughing I go out every single day and just stare at my little seedlings. I pretend I'm actually doing something useful like pulling weeds or feeding them so the neighbors don't think I'm nuts, but no, I'm just looking at my little babies.
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Post  kbb964 5/10/2012, 10:03 am

OMG! i go out there several times a day and stare ! I need to find another kettle to watch lol
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Post  Kelejan 5/10/2012, 11:23 am

kbb964 wrote:OMG! i go out there several times a day and stare ! I need to find another kettle to watch lol

It sure beats watching a kettle boil or paint dry.
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Post  Kelejan 5/10/2012, 11:34 am

carybcom wrote:
Kelejan wrote:Carybcom, lovely looking bed, much better than my utilitarian ones. Makes me want to do better.

I notice that the bed is 5 square x 6 squares. How will you cope with seeing to the three inside squares. Being a smallish person myself, I find that three squares wide makes for comfortable weeding as I do not have to reach more than 1 1/3 squares.

Thanks for the compliment Kelejan. With respect to the 5X6 squares we jumped the gun on that one. I figured that it wouldn't be that difficult to work the middle plants, I now know I was wrong. While it's possible to work the plants I find myself having to place a knee on the landscaping block and lean inward. I should have stuck with my original plan of 4X6 but I decided to get a little greedy.

What about sacrificing a couple of squares by putting a 11'x 11" pacing slab in them?

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Post  gregrenee88 5/10/2012, 1:56 pm

carybcom wrote:
kateh wrote:I'm starting out new to SFG (actually gardening in general) so it's helpful to hear all the ups and downs people have had too. All of my first leg of plants are popping through, and it is amazing the sense of accomplishment I am feeling. I find myself peeking out the window at my little 3X6 bed every hour or so, just to make sure it is still there!Razz

Kateh, I know exactly what you mean. The first thing I do when I get home is check the garden. I think Sheba, my dog, is getting jealous of all the time my son and I spend pampering these plants. Hope your garden does well.

When our daughter gets home off the bus she goes straight to the backyard to check on all of the veggies(she helped plant everything so she has a vital interest too Wink ). I take pics, like I'm taking pics of my kids, and send them to my husband at work via text if something new has changed since the day before. Aren't we all funny creatures....
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Post  carybcom 5/10/2012, 2:10 pm

Kelejan wrote:
carybcom wrote:
Kelejan wrote:Carybcom, lovely looking bed, much better than my utilitarian ones. Makes me want to do better.

I notice that the bed is 5 square x 6 squares. How will you cope with seeing to the three inside squares. Being a smallish person myself, I find that three squares wide makes for comfortable weeding as I do not have to reach more than 1 1/3 squares.

Thanks for the compliment Kelejan. With respect to the 5X6 squares we jumped the gun on that one. I figured that it wouldn't be that difficult to work the middle plants, I now know I was wrong. While it's possible to work the plants I find myself having to place a knee on the landscaping block and lean inward. I should have stuck with my original plan of 4X6 but I decided to get a little greedy.

What about sacrificing a couple of squares by putting a 11'x 11" pacing slab in them?

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That's a good suggestion. I may just do that this fall.
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