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Old 04-08-2010, 12:58 PM
 
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I did square-foot-gardening about a three years ago, and found it to be TOO perfect. It just didn't feel natural, though one could make a very strong argument that it's a very efficient way to grow your produce. I used that book of Mel's for his "Mel's Mix" soil, and must say the tomatoes tasted so much different than any other tomato I've grown (not sure why).
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Old 04-08-2010, 02:24 PM
 
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..... I used that book of Mel's for his "Mel's Mix" soil, and must say the tomatoes tasted so much different than any other tomato I've grown (not sure why).
Different in a good way or a bad way?
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Old 04-10-2010, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Largo, Fl, Sparta, TN
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Quick question- When using wood for the garden, can it be pressure treated? I was concerned about the chemicals in it.
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Old 04-10-2010, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Around the Great Lakes
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Quick question- When using wood for the garden, can it be pressure treated? I was concerned about the chemicals in it.
It depends: if the roots of the plant are small enough, fine , but if the roots tend to be longer they could touch the pressure-treated wood and brush up against the chemicals, which are toxic. I'm building mine out of regular wood.
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Old 04-10-2010, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Largo, Fl, Sparta, TN
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Thanks for the reply- maybe I can use the wood for something else. I'll have to go get regualr wood.
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Old 04-10-2010, 05:10 PM
 
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Of course, if price is not a factor then cedar wood is even better; it won't rot for decades, even in FL.
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Old 04-11-2010, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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I used pressure treated for my garden. I used old wood we had around so it wasn't fresh.

Not sure if it was good or bad but I am still here and the veggies tasted good
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Old 04-12-2010, 06:11 PM
 
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Hey younglisa7!

Here's my 2010 square foot garden from Raleigh, NC!



I have the following planted in it: lettuce, spinach, cucumbers (bush type), cilatantro, oregano, english thyme, dill, chives, and basil (from seed). Left a little space to plant some summer savory when I pick it up at the Raleigh farmer's market next weekend!
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Old 04-12-2010, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Fayetteville, NC
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Here is ours in Fayetteville, NC. My wife went overboard, we have more to plant.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v98/faabala/fc575e64.jpg (broken link)


I have harvested several nice salads in the last week.
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Old 04-13-2010, 08:50 AM
 
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Thank you North Raleigh Guy and Faabala for sharing your gardens! They look great!
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