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Post  Elliek on 3/7/2020, 9:00 am

Hi there

Just joined following a suggestion by an organizer of the webinar (Plant Pure Communities). I have a couple of questions that might not be answered on that webinar, so I will be able to ask them here.

I have 3 8x4 beds going on their third year - first year great success, second year only mediocre.

Cheers from cold windy international Nova Scotia!

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Post  countrynaturals on 3/7/2020, 1:08 pm

@Elliek wrote:Hi there

Just joined following a suggestion by an organizer of the webinar (Plant Pure Communities). I have a couple of questions that might not be answered on that webinar, so I will be able to ask them here.

I have 3  8x4 beds going on their third year - first year great success, second year only mediocre.

Cheers from cold windy international Nova Scotia!

Ellie
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Post  ralitaco on 3/7/2020, 7:38 pm

Welcome Elliek from Coastal Norht Carolina. I have to second CN's comment that we do have some great folks on this forum so ask away but also use the search box too
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Post  Elliek on 3/8/2020, 9:01 am

Thanks or the welcome, all. I am a little confused on the forum as some of the replies to my post seem to come on someone else's post, but I expect I will get used to the format.

I will ask my questions in the appropriate sections. You all seem so organised with such great setups! I am not at that level.
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Post  Scorpio Rising on 3/8/2020, 9:22 am

Welcome to the forum, Ellie!  Glad you found us, some years are better than others despite our best efforts.  What do you like to grow and eat?
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Post  Elliek on 3/8/2020, 9:53 am

Thanks! To be fair to myself, last year was a poor year for almost everyone I knew in the province, due to cold wet conditions that persisted into the Spring.
However I didn't take note of the importance of rotating crops and kept the same locations (trying to keep sunny areas for the crops that needed most sun). For someone who has a diploma from a French agricultural college that is really unforgivable. Though in my defence my diploma is in equine nutrition and breeding....

So being whole food plant based, and having a need for highly nutritious foods to keep my health on an even keel (I was seriously sick for 20 years before going plant based), I focus on foods such as kale, arugula, mesclun mix, beets, carrots, tomatoes, squash, zucchini and some broccoli (for the leaves and the heads). I tried peppers but have no greenhouse and they couldn't thrive under the conditions.

I think I got discouraged trying to start my own seeds without proper indoor lighting etc. I put in a lot of work and hope for very little return.

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Post  Kelejan on 3/8/2020, 10:02 am

@Elliek wrote:Hi there

Just joined following a suggestion by an organizer of the webinar (Plant Pure Communities). I have a couple of questions that might not be answered on that webinar, so I will be able to ask them here.

I have 3  8x4 beds going on their third year - first year great success, second year only mediocre.

Cheers from cold windy international Nova Scotia!

Ellie
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Post  ralitaco on 3/8/2020, 10:11 am

@Elliek wrote:...I am a little confused on the forum as some of the replies to my post seem to come on someone else's post, but I expect I will get used to the format.
I am going to guess that you Replied on Luv2Wine's thread instead of starting your own. But no worries, we all do it. 
Do take Kelejan's advice and go to your regional forum. Many of do that and start an annual thread. 
Oh...and please post pictures...we really love them.
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Post  Elliek on 3/8/2020, 10:18 am

Yes, because I saw that everyone was replying to my post on that one instead of mine!

I will go to the Canadian section. I didn't see anything like that when I was looking through the forum!
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Post  sanderson on 3/9/2020, 3:50 pm

Elliak, I split the "Hello!" thread and created this one for you. Very Happy

I grow the same crops in the same beds due to sun requirements and other factors. Rotating crops is not as important with Square Foot Gardening unless there was a diseased crop, which is a different story. Blended compost is added each time one plants, so the nutrition levels stay up with SFG.

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Post  Kelejan on 3/9/2020, 4:26 pm

Hope you sorted out the threads Ellie, now you have your very own thread  and that means as time goes by, you will know what works and what does not.

I only wish I had started my own thread many years ago, like Trolley Driver did with his personal thread that has been going for several years now.

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Post  countrynaturals on 3/9/2020, 6:30 pm

@Kelejan wrote:I only wish I had started my own thread many years ago, like Trolley Driver did with his personal thread that has been going for several years now.
I use my Butterfly Junction thread as a major part of my garden journal.  I love you
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Post  ralitaco on 3/9/2020, 11:54 pm

@sanderson wrote:Elliak, I split the "Hello!" thread and created this one for you.  Very Happy
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Post  sanderson on 3/10/2020, 1:47 am

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Post  AtlantaMarie on 3/10/2020, 8:37 am

Hi Ellie! Welcome from Atlanta, GA!
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