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Post  brissie_s_m_gardener 4/3/2014, 9:59 pm

Hi all!

Just wanted to say hi and introduce myself. My name is John. I'm 38 years old and live in brisbane with my beautiful wife renee, our 5 month old son alexander and our 2 year old staffordshire bull terrier kaylee. I stumbled across mel's book (it's called 'square metre gardening' here!) last year.

I'd never had anything to do with gardening before, but was starting to ask myself why i was mowing my back yard every 2 weeks and just throwing the grass clippings in the bin. I thought to myself, 'there must be a better way'; my yard was basically just waste land. I thought what if i could start using my back yard productively and actually start growing fruit and vegetables?

So, i've followed mel's book methodically and spent the last few months setting it all up. I've built a 1 cubic metre timber compost bin, a 1.15m x 1.15m x 0.265m timber box frame and a grid to divide the box frame up into 9 squares using mel's instructions. I've made up the mel's mix and now i'm now ready to plant my seeds this weekend!

I've taken some photos throughout the whole process so I'll try and post on the forum tonight..

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Post  AtlantaMarie 4/3/2014, 10:18 pm

Hi John.  Welcome to the party!  You'll get lots of good info here, including from UK.

I live in Atlanta, GA (southern US).  Started planting last weekend.

Have fun!

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Post  Marc Iverson 4/3/2014, 10:46 pm

Welcome and good luck on your new adventure! Should be fun!
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Post  brissie_s_m_gardener 4/3/2014, 11:38 pm

Thanks guys!!
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Post  sanderson 4/4/2014, 1:24 am

John, Welcome to the Forum!  glad you\'re here  There are a few members down your way. Hopefully they will check in and see you.

Good, you already have the box and are following the instructions. We are looking forward to your photos, we love photos!
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Box frame with mel's mix & grid

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Post  AtlantaMarie 4/4/2014, 9:06 am

VERY nice!  I really like your compost bin.  Want to come here & build one for me, lol?

I also like that you put your box on a concrete pad.  That will certainly keep the weeds out.

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Post  quiltbea 4/4/2014, 11:16 am

Welcome to the forum.  Hey, aren't you going into winter now?  I have a friend Down Under who's gearing up for winter and putting her garden to bed.
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Post  sanderson 4/4/2014, 1:24 pm

Maybe he has mild "California" winter weather!!
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Post  brissie_s_m_gardener 4/4/2014, 6:00 pm

It is starting to cool down, but we have quite a mild winter here. My plan is to plant out using the smg method and see what comes up! If a particular vege doesn't grow then I won't plant it this time next year!
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Post  grownsunshine 4/4/2014, 6:32 pm

Your setup is looking great!! Keep sending the pics as you progress.
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Post  boffer 4/4/2014, 6:59 pm

brissie_s_m_gardener wrote:... My plan is to plant out using the smg method and see what comes up!...

I'm not having any luck with google...what is smg?

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boffer wrote:
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I'm not having any luck with google...what is smg?

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Post  gwennifer 4/4/2014, 7:20 pm

Welcome to the forum! What a wonderful turn of events for the use of your space. So glad you found the book and was inspired to do something about it. Here's wishing heaps of finished compost from your new setup, and a bountiful harvest from your new SMG!
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audrey.jeanne.roberts wrote:Square Meter Gardening  Laughing

 silly me Well duh!

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