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    Sara, how many beds are you doing SFG - and how many squares do you have, out of interest ...???

    I have 4 beds - the small one being 12 squares and the other 3 have 21 squares.

    I've had fun planning them out - although my plans have been made on graph paper with a pencil and rubber, you can probably tell I'm not a computer wizz..!!!! (Unlike BM - whose plans look very professional... just a bit envious of all those beds 'n squares ...!!!)
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    Hi Susie,

    I have 4 beds in total built with sleepers so they're not exactly 8' X 4', slightly smaller. Each bed has 21 full squares plus 11 x 2/3 squares if that makes sense.

    One bed is caged and will have brassicas, the cage can then be moved to another bed next year for rotation.

    One bed is full of strawberries, one for salad stuff and the last one for beans, peas and my courgettes. I'm not really following the traditional SFG approach of really mixing up the planting except in the salad bed.

    Spuds, carrots, parsnips and various flowers are in containers dotted around.

    My plans are handwritten as well. In excel I 'drew' empty beds and printed off lots of copies that I scribble on, screw up and start again lol

    I'll post some pics of my plans later this evening.
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    I'm really looking forward to seeing your beds in the next few months.............that din't sound right did it?...........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigmallly View Post
    I'm really looking forward to seeing your beds in the next few months.............that din't sound right did it?...........
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    Don't know if you can make them out, but here's my 'plans' (so far..!)
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    Looking good Susie, the only thing I would have considered was splitting the Dwarf French Beans into separate beds. Just thought I'd put a few pics of some of the beds at the mo. They are a bit hit & miss but that's exactly what I want.

    Attachment 64832..........Attachment 64833..........Attachment 64834..........Attachment 64835
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    They look fab BM - I love the randomness!
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    Thanks Vicki, Hopefully they will have filled out by next months pics.
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