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Post  Bickleyr on 4/1/2018, 2:16 pm

Looking forward to learning much more on SFG methods with all the resources provided.

Most gardening done in Florida was pineapples and bananas......easy and successful. Tried once with some veggies ....I didn't get much enjoyment but the insects chowed down.

Now that I live in the PNW....this is my 4th year of growing things and the first effort with SFG.
Started with a few Tomatoes during the summer months.....increased to carrots and lettuces the next. Strawberries and Boysen Blackberries.....Raised garden added radishes, Spinach, Beans & peas.

Built new raised garden last year.....u-shaped , will work great for SFG as it is an easy 48 squares to work with and 12 of those squares are 12-14" deep.

Adding potatoes to the mix this year......I use bags for my tomatoes, so potatoes are going into a bag as well.

Now SFG 2nd edition book has enlightened me......made Mel's Mix for the first time.....what great soil to work with.

I do not plan on posting much, learning from others is what I do......if I have success this season I should start sharing the learning.

The only downfall of SFG......I filled that Big raised bed with a lot of soil the is not Mel's mix....if there are any options that do not involve removing 30 cubic feet of soil......much appreciated.

Done....where I'm from & experience growing things to eat.....I look forward to this new method adventure.

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Post  sanderson on 4/1/2018, 2:46 pm

Bickley, Welcome to the Forum from California! glad you\'re here Don't be shy about posting photos, we love photos! I love you

Regarding the dirt in the box, you would only need to remove enough dirt to be able to top with 6" of Mel's Mix. From that point on, you will only be adding multi-source compost. If the dirt is weedy, you can put a layer of weed fabric, cardboard or news papers between the dirt and Mix.

Looking forward to hearing more from you. Remember, we all pick up ideas from each other and this group is a good support and resource.


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Post  AtlantaMarie on 4/2/2018, 9:20 am

MMMMmmmmm..... Boysenberries..... My favorite!

Hi Bickleyr! Welcome from Atlanta, GA. Sorry... Usually I start with that. But you had me at boysenberry, lol!

Going from FL to PNW is quite a change. But I know you'll get lots of advice for your particular area.

I agree with Sanderson - I hope that you do more than lurk. We can always get advice from each other and all of our members are important! We want to hear from everyone.

There is also a lot of information available in the archives. Feel free to poke around & bring back older subjects. Looking through those posts will be a good refresher for the "older" gardeners & may give good info to the newer ones. :-)

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Post  BeetlesPerSqFt on 4/4/2018, 10:21 am

glad you\'re here Bickleyr!

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Post  countrynaturals on 4/4/2018, 12:13 pm

happy hi Bickleyr. We would love to see pics of your setup. I tried to garden in FL and PNW, too. Too much sand in FL and too many big trees in Oregon. Now I've found my "Goldilocks" setup in No Cal. (except for our brutal summers  Rolling Eyes ).

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