IÂm new to this site (literally, this is my first post!) and SFG. I come from a family of gardeners but know embarrassingly little on the subject myself. IÂm eager to learn though, and am excited to establish my first SFG this weekend! IÂve been reading the All New SFG book over the past few evenings, but have a few questions that I hope you all might be able to help me with.
First, my father is willing to give me bricks to build the box, and though I am not one to turn down free materials I have concerns. MB says in the book that using bricks is possible, but has no examples of how it looks, how to do it, or how practical it is. Has anyone here attempted making the box out of bricks? If so, what was your experience with the task? Do you have any suggestions or pictures that you could share?
Also, I have grid issues. Although in the book MB warns against using string or wire to make the grids, I just donÂt favor the idea of the look of the wood grid on top of the brick box. I have noticed in some of the pictures on this website of peopleÂs SFGs that they are using string or wire. What does everyone think: is string/wire sufficient or is wood really the way to go?
Finally, any suggestions on what I should plant? I realize that IÂm quite late getting started and I donÂt want to waste my money and time on trying to grow veggies that arenÂt going to prosper. IÂm in zone 7 (Richmond, VA) and am willing to consider transplant or seeds. I tried to figure out the best options by reviewing MBÂs growing charts, but got thoroughly confused. As I said, IÂm just a newbie!
IÂm completely open to any and all suggestions. Thanks in advance for your help!!