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Location:  Chapel Hill, NC

Why I'm Getting Dirty:  I'm 25 and I'm just starting to learn about gardening. I live in an apartment without much room and so I'm trying to find innovative ways to grow food in a small space in pots

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  • Posted by: CraftMcGyver on January 25th, 2014 at 05:02 pm


  • Posted by: My Place on January 25th, 2014 at 08:54 am


  • Posted by: Red Hill Hollow on January 25th, 2014 at 07:49 am

    Looks like you're getting a good start with the advice of the community. Congratulations on being farmer of the day.

  • Posted by: Mapletree Gardens on September 26th, 2011 at 08:31 am

    Hi Jarrod! The roots do not grow through the weed cloth. That's the advantage of SFG. Because the soil is a special blend, does not interact with other soils and, in fact, needs no additional soil, SFG boxes can be placed anywhere. When the plant(s) are pulled from the square a little compost is added to bring the soil level back up and another planting can take place. Hope this answers your questions. Thanks for the interest. Jim, www.mapletree-gardens.info

  • Posted by: Mapletree Gardens on September 11th, 2011 at 02:13 pm

    Hi Jarrod. The boxes are made with 2"x8" wood. More information is on my website www.mapletree-gardens.info. It's in the Square Foot Gardening Section.

  • Posted by: Jarrod on August 27th, 2011 at 08:10 am

    Awesome! I have a sister-in-law in Charlotte who can probably get me a copy

  • Posted by: dhijana on August 26th, 2011 at 01:58 am

    Hi Jarrod- thanks for your kind words. Yes we are right in the heart of Charlotte, in a neighborhood called Starmount which was built in the 60's with lots of tall trees, and large, deep lots with streams running through the neighborhood. It is quite lovely here. we did have to remove several of those beautiful trees to get more light for the garden. We replaced them with an orchard of peaches, nectarines, figs, actinidia, persimmons and several types of nut trees and other fruit trees. there is supposed to be an article about us in the Sunday Charlotte Observer. I imagine you could find it online if you can't find a print copy. I believe it will be in the gardening section but i am not sure.

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