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Post  Harvester on 6/27/2015, 5:28 pm

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Post  CapeCoddess on 6/27/2015, 5:36 pm

Hi Harvester from New Hampshire! glad you\'re here Your plan looks good. Tell us more. Is the top facing north? Will you have a trellis? Is your box filled with Mel's Mix?

Stop by the New England thread and say hi when you get a chance, and check out what your neighbors are up to.

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Post  mschaef on 6/27/2015, 5:59 pm

Hello and welcome. I have some questions. Are you planning on pruning the tomatoes? Mine tend to get Hugh and shade the squares around them. Also I have heard the sweet potatoes vine and over take gardens. Other than that I say it looks good.
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Post  sanderson on 6/28/2015, 3:05 am

Harvester, Welcome to the Forum from California! glad you\'re here Is your plan for a SFG bed filled with Mel's Mix? Is this your first planned garden? Summer squash tend to be space hogs and would do well in individual corner squares where they can fall over the sides. Cherry tomatoes are also hogs, even in tomato cages they can sprawl without careful pruning. Indeterminant (tall) tomatoes can be trained to grow vertically tied to a stake or trellis netting with proper pruning. Are the beans bush beans? Cucumbers bush cucumbers? Do you have a trellis on one side?


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Post  yolos on 6/28/2015, 9:09 am

Welcome,  are those sweet potatoes bush or vining.  Most sweet potatoes are vining.  If they are, you will need a trellis or let them sprawl out of the box into the yard or path.  My sweet potatoes are Beauregard and the vines can get as long as 12+ feet long.
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Post  Harvester on 6/28/2015, 9:54 am

To Cape Coddess: Yes the top is North facing. I have a trellis for the cucumbers and tomato cages for the tomatoes and peppers. The soil is called "Super Soil" from Amherst Earth Products, in Amherst NH. It consists of screened loam and compost and it has been fantastic. Plants grow like weeds!

To mschaef: I wasn't planning on pruning, as their location, facing east, does not tend to block the other plants. Last year I used smaller cages and had 2 additional plants. They overwhelmed the cages and they fell over the edge of the garden. We couldn't give enough tomatoes away before the first freeze and they ended up in my compost bin. This year, fewer plants and larger cages. I also zip tied the tomato and pepper cages together for more support.

To sanderson: My brother and his wife just moved to the LA area and love it! The soil is "Super Soil" from a local landscape supply company. This is my second year with a SFG. I planted the squash along the edge purposely so they could sprawl over the sides. The cukes are bush and have a trellis. The beans are also bush and grow over the side as well.

To yolos: The sweet potatoes are vining and I will let them spawl out of the box.

I am currently harvesting Lettuce, Beans and Broccoli. The lettuce is three different varieties. Multi-color curly, flat green and flat red. I'll post a pick of the actual garden someday when this rain stops!
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 6/28/2015, 9:58 am

Hi, Harvester, and Welcome from Ohio!  Your plan looks delicious!

I would like to try brocolli some day!  

Have you read any of the books by Mel Bartholomew?  Highly recommended.  I own the first original one, and I got the All New SFGing at the library.  Just ordered All New SFGing 2nd Ed. yesterday!  

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Post  Razed Bed on 6/28/2015, 10:35 am

I hope you have a lot of fun and success.  I love those garden planners where you place your vegetable icons in place.

My problem with these programs is that they don't have an icon for all the different weeds that eventually take over a square if you don't pull them up every 6 hours.  That darn Johnson grass believes it should be part of every raised bed we have and has determined on its own that in Mel's Mix, it is entitled to 40 per SF.
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Post  sanderson on 6/28/2015, 2:10 pm

@Razed Bed wrote:My problem with these programs is that they don't have an icon for all the different weeds that eventually take over a square if you don't pull them up every 6 hours.  That darn Johnson grass believes it should be part of every raised bed we have and has determined on its own that in Mel's Mix, it is entitled to 40 per SF.
Razz Since raising all the beds off the ground, weeds are really minimal now. Mainly a wheat from an escaped seed from the hay I use as mulch.

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