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Post  jab3359 4/26/2013, 1:54 pm

This is my first attemp at a SFG, or any garden for that matter. It is a 4' x 8' x 18" box with 12" garden soil topped with 6" MM with a drip irrigation system.
The trellis system is 1/2" galv. electrical conduit and the removable critter box
is 1/2" PVC and plastic mesh.

I have planted cucumbers, green beans, and two types of tomatoes in the row next to the trellis. Next row is broccoli and three types of peppers. Next row is cilantro, carrots, romain lettice and zenias. Last row is two other types of lettice, basil, green onions, and zenias. There are two squares of each plant/variety. Everything was been started from seed in the box. The peppers were very slow to start and seem small for planting in Feb, I guess I should have started them indoors?

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Post  camprn 4/26/2013, 2:08 pm

Very nice!

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Post  bnoles 4/26/2013, 2:08 pm

That is one very well done SFG. You will make Mel proud Very Happy
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Post  jab3359 4/26/2013, 2:52 pm

It's been a lot of fun and not too much work with just one box. Maybe I'll add another box or two next year next year cheers
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Post  jazzycat 4/26/2013, 3:41 pm

Nicely done! First Time SFG Box 3170584802
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Post  Lemonie 4/26/2013, 4:13 pm

golly gee whiz Beautiful! And everything looks so happy and healthy! good job!
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Post  Valrinette 4/30/2013, 10:47 am

I am like you as a new SFG gardener this year. I hopt that my own boxes look like yours.
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Post  R&R 1011 4/30/2013, 11:00 am

jab3359 wrote:This is my first attemp at a SFG, or any garden for that matter. It is a 4' x 8' x 18" box with 12" garden soil topped with 6" MM with a drip irrigation system.
The trellis system is 1/2" galv. electrical conduit and the removable critter box
is 1/2" PVC and plastic mesh.

I have planted cucumbers, green beans, and two types of tomatoes in the row next to the trellis. Next row is broccoli and three types of peppers. Next row is cilantro, carrots, romain lettice and zenias. Last row is two other types of lettice, basil, green onions, and zenias. There are two squares of each plant/variety. Everything was been started from seed in the box. The peppers were very slow to start and seem small for planting in Feb, I guess I should have started them indoors?

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Very pretty! What's the artwork you have in the background? It looks nice.
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Post  Pepper 4/30/2013, 1:37 pm

you rock jab3359 very nicely done! rahrah way to go happy2

glad you\'re here to the forum jab3359 and Valrinette.
With this spectacular a start you have made a TALL bar for yourself. We all look forward to watching; in pictures; y'alls progress throughout the years.
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Post  jab3359 5/3/2013, 10:53 am

Valrinette wrote:I am like you as a new SFG gardener this year. I hopt that my own boxes look like yours.

Looks like you have a good start there, I guess we get a bit of a head start on the growing season here in southern california. sunny
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Post  jab3359 5/3/2013, 11:10 am

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Very pretty! What's the artwork you have in the background? It looks nice.

The artwork in the background is actually an art panel from a freeway installation in Orange County, CA. It's a fiberglass panel with 3D relief that a friend of mine who works for Caltrans gave to me. It was a prototype and he let me "field test" it for the UV resistance of the image. I wanted to hang it higher on the wall but my neighbor didn't like the idea (bolting into the wall of his garage). affraid
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Post  jab3359 5/19/2013, 11:14 pm

Some pics from two weeks lateer. First bounty, lettuce and cilantro
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The tomatoes are starting to set fruit. I notice these spots on the tomatoes
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A good overall shot
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looks like snails or slugs or catepillars?
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the culprit
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looks like im going to get a stalk of lettuce if I keep picking the outer leaves

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Post  Marie14513 5/19/2013, 11:36 pm

Great pictures, hope I can get mine to look so good! I have a ground hog in the back yard! thinking
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Post  sanderson 5/20/2013, 12:47 am

Very pretty. Love the color.
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Post  jab3359 6/4/2013, 11:27 pm

Things are really taking off, looks like somethings are finished. The cilantro is in full bloom. Guess I don't eat as much cilantro as I thought I would. Much of the lettuce is blooming or ready to. It all seemed to grow so vertical, even the romain. Next time I won't space them so closely, seem to be reaching for sunlight.


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Tomotoes are doing well. Carrots are tall but only abbout 4" long. The green onions never took off, maybe to much shade from evrything else. All my peppers petered out, next year I will start indoors and not plant seed. I bought some nursury plants to replace my puny peppers.
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The basil is starting to come on stronger. Green beans are better but don't think they are up to green bean standards. I'm most excited about my first cucumber.
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Post  Goosegirl 6/5/2013, 7:46 am

Amazing the growth in just a month! Lovely! First Time SFG Box 3170584802

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