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Post  dssawtelle on 9/13/2010, 1:12 am

Hi everyone.
Boy did we have a hot summer. I lost my strawberry plants again in the heat so I may not try again. Also did not have many good tomatoes. Think I'll try some winter tomatoes.
This is my third complete year as a Square Foot gardener and I'm really pleased with all the veggies and fruit we've had over the years.
The orchard is young but produced some fruit last spring. The fig tree is out doing itself. Having first time pomeranates that just blossomed. Will be cutting back all the fruit trees in October to keep the trees small. Only trim the citrus to keep a good shape and remove any dead wood.
Still harvesting vegetables that have survived the summer. Had a good watermelon crop. Looking forward to being able to harvest asparagus this next February as the plants(two year roots) have been in the ground two years.
Plan to start planting seeds the end of September.
Please view my blog at:
http://dssgarden.blogspot.com
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Post  AZDYJ2K on 9/17/2010, 1:44 am

Wow, I am very impressed and motivated. You have a bunch of nice fruits and veggies coming out of your garden/orchard. You have a great blog and gallery.

How many square feet of SFG do you have and how many trees do you have? It appears you are doing this all on a standard lot in Deer Valley. I'm looking forward to more posts and pics. Thanks for sharin this with us.
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Post  dssawtelle on 9/17/2010, 3:56 pm

Hi, thanks for reading my blog. My garden takes up my whole backyard which is only 25 by 65 ft. Only have an area 10 by 15 ft that I don't plant, and all the pathways which are about three ft between the beds. I have 6 citrus, 12 fruit (6 peaches, apricot, plum, fig, 2 apple & a pomegranate). We've built the equivalant of about 11 four foot boxes (but in various sizes like 2x6, 2x8, and 3x6 as well as 3 4x4) We also have two 2x6 that are 10inches deep . Use one for asparagus another for potatoes or what ever. By the orchard we placed 3 1x6ft by 6inches along the walls so as not to waste space. Also have a long grape arbor along the south wall. I do have trouble in the winter not getting enough sun to some of the beds because of the walls around our yard.
I also plant in my front yard. Have three small citrus trees and a 4 foot circle planter that is now growing yams.
All of this is on a small lot. We have no children at home and no grass so I plant where ever I can. Hope this gives you some ideas.
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Post  Ha-v-v on 9/17/2010, 4:34 pm

Dorothy, I have been trying to get to see your pictures, every time I try something comes up here. Today I was able to see the walk through the garden. I love your garden !!!! I love the walkways, no weeds ( I would be in heaven) I like the organization of it. You have taken it and turned it into an oasis. Keep sharing I love seeing them, even if you post your blog every time you post to the blog. I would like this. It encourages us all, for me Im encouraged by your walk ways and neatness, the two things Im looking forward too.
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Post  trustinhart on 9/17/2010, 5:28 pm

How beautiful!!!!! You can tell you really enjoy this. PLEASE continue to send pics. They are so gorgeous. Also with winter coming up, we'll need a glimpse of sunshine. Thanks!!
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Post  sjallred on 9/19/2010, 2:06 pm

What a great garden. I just planted my first SFG. The family doesnt think it will work. I am going to give it a try. Never grown anything but weeds. I am hoping to be able to master this and become a gardener. I will be checking in on your progress.

Sheldon in Gilbert
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Post  Old Hippie on 9/19/2010, 2:26 pm

@sjallred wrote:What a great garden. I just planted my first SFG. The family doesnt think it will work. I am going to give it a try. Never grown anything but weeds. I am hoping to be able to master this and become a gardener. I will be checking in on your progress.

Sheldon in Gilbert

Congratulations on starting your first SFG. I know you will prove them wrong. The wonderful thing about it is the LACK of weeds.

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Post  Megan on 9/19/2010, 6:34 pm

@sjallred wrote:What a great garden. I just planted my first SFG. The family doesnt think it will work. I am going to give it a try. Never grown anything but weeds. I am hoping to be able to master this and become a gardener. I will be checking in on your progress.

Sheldon in Gilbert

Welcome, Sheldon, to the forum and to SFG! glad you\'re here

All it takes is to try. I am doing far better this year than ever before. Some failures, yes, but marked down as lessons learned for next year. Have fun with it! Very Happy
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