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Post  WI FarmChick 3/24/2013, 7:53 pm

Hello, I am going to start my first SFG this spring. I am sooo excited!
I can't wait for the snow to go away! I am planning and gathering the "stuff" I need to get this going right. I also will be getting 2doz. chickens here pretty quick so If I do go too big with my SFG...Well, I will have plenty of mouths (beak's) to feed. lol
A little background.....I am in zone 4 and I have been gardening in raised beds for awhile now.
But, I have a bad back and I can't keep up with the work of them any more.
I can see how SFG will definitely help me to keep gardening!
I can't wait to meet you all!
Oh, I already have my book too. Very Happy
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Post  Hardcoir 3/25/2013, 9:03 am

I wish you all the best up in dairyland. My brother-in-law and sister-in-law garden up in your fine state, and their weather is worse than yours. They are in northern Dunn County, between Menomonie and Turtle Lake. They have to start around the second week of June, but in the first 60 days, their veggies grow about twice as fast as our Tennessee veggies thanks to all that sun. The saying goes up there, that you can hear the corn growing in the fields on a windless day.
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Post  cheyannarach 3/25/2013, 11:11 am

Hi and welcome to the forum!! Glad to hear you are continuing gardening with SFG! Sounds like you are on the ball! Keep us posted on your progress!
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Post  jmsieglaff 3/25/2013, 11:24 am

Welcome! I'm about 80 miles directly to your south. I shoveled the snow off two of my beds so the ground will thaw faster and I can get spinach, peas, and lettuces going soon!
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Post  WI FarmChick 3/27/2013, 8:22 am

Thanks everyone for the warm welcome! Smile
Spring is coming soon hurray! I can't wait to get started.

Hardcoir; Yep, you can hear it grow'n. lol
I love corn on the cob, I am planing 2-4x4 gardens for them. I will have to save some for the winter months too.

cheyannarach; I all most have everything I need. But up here, the snow is still on the ground. So i do have some time. Smile My spring fever is pretty strong this year! Having a hard time waiting on mother nature to say...ok its spring go have fun....lol

jmsieglaff; I going to building a small green house so I can start some stuff a few weeks ahead of time. It might not be ready in time for this years spring crops, but i will get a chance to test out some cold weather fall crops.

Thanks again everyone, see ya soon.




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Post  walshevak 3/27/2013, 8:54 am

@WI FarmChick wrote:Hello, I am going to start my first SFG this spring. I am sooo excited!
I can't wait for the snow to go away! I am planning and gathering the "stuff" I need to get this going right. I also will be getting 2doz. chickens here pretty quick so If I do go too big with my SFG...Well, I will have plenty of mouths (beak's) to feed. lol
A little background.....I am in zone 4 and I have been gardening in raised beds for awhile now.
But, I have a bad back and I can't keep up with the work of them any more.
I can see how SFG will definitely help me to keep gardening!
I can't wait to meet you all!
Oh, I already have my book too. Very Happy

Tabletops are great for bad backs. Try one.

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Post  WI FarmChick 3/30/2013, 9:08 am

Thanks walshevak,
I will have to try the table top one's. Bad backs are no fun. I try not to let it get in my way too much. I am a little rebel that way. Smile

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Post  Hardcoir 3/30/2013, 11:36 am

This is your number one pest in Badgerland.

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We had a cabin on Poskin Lake for years, and there were acres and acres of corn fields surrounding us. The bears ate their fill of that corn and washed it down by catching walleye in the lake.

We also saw a mother bear teaching her cubs to search for corn and food scraps in Prairie Farm. She intelligently hunted out a corn field adjacent to a rendering plant. The King Kong of bears was accidentally run over by a combine in Connorsville. It weighed over 850 pounds.

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Post  WI FarmChick 4/1/2013, 4:47 pm

Hi Hardcoir, The #1 pest I haven't seen any signs of them yet, but they are getting closer. Sorry to hear about the "King Kong" of all bears getting killed. Yes, they can be pests but they are beautiful as well.
And for the #2 pest, we have way more than we need here! Lol
They are into everything not nailed down!
I have chickens and they have killed a few of over the years (usually my fault).
We also have a #3 wildlife pest. the deer. rendeer I do have a fence around the garden as well but, I am curious how this relationship is going to pan out. (garden and wildlife) thinking

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