"Amen. 6" probably works well most everywhere else for a lot less price, but you need that thermal mass and moisture storage thickness in the valley to survive the summer. On the plus size long root veggies are ready to go.
"I so agree with you. I have had success with SFG, but it takes alot of water. I think he could really write a whole Desert SFG book, because I think his planting times & charts are not correct for the Southwest too."
"I sometimes think I should write to him and suggest he post a note about desert gardens. I have so many people ask me why they can't grow things and when I find out they did the SFG I have to explain to them about the heat aspect on the…"
"That works. I drilled holes in template boards to poke my fingers through and plant the seeds, but this should work too. I still like my redwood latticework...but I am too lazy to maintain a garden (for now)."
"Neato! I am a bit too much of a free spirit to have my garden look this perfect, I tend to allow volunteers to come up where they may and for plants to reseed and propigate themselves where they please, but I have several friends who are new…"
This is a cool idea for Square Foot Gardening. I do SFG, but long ago I removed my lattice dividers because they were rotting & annoying. This is a cool way to get your planting acurate.....just thought I would share with anyone who also enjoys SFG. :) Square Foot Garden PlanningSee More
"I have had nothing but trouble with my compost from Singh Farms....I am sorry to say. It's too woody I think. I originally had a nice mix in my beds based on the Square Foot Garden book & it was great. Then when I added new beds I used…"
"Most chickens will not be exhibiting the severe signs of coccidiosis, unless they are on the verge of death. Mild to moderate cases will cause all of the symptoms listed for these hens and are the leading cause of low or lack of egg production any…"
I was just thinking about you the other day, wondering where you have been and what you have been up to! Silly hens! We had one go broody this summer, they all molted, went on strike, but seem to be back in the groove. We are trying to start the winter garden, but it has been slow going. About ready to "cheat" and get starts, these seeds are driving me crazy! Our chicks have been sequestered to the coop until the garden can handle them. They eat everything, and they are FAST!
Hubs is getting ready to re-build our coop and you were so kind to send me links of where you bought yours from Lowes (I think)...for the life of me, I can't find that email you'd sent Would you - in a spare moment - be so kind to send it again? thanks! lylah