dpenwell's Square Foot garden
Garden Type: Square Foot | Sun: Full Sun | Soil: Combination | Established: 2010
I read the new version of Mel’s square foot gardening book cover to cover and rushed out to buy 2×12s and plywood bottoms and put my carpentry and painting skills to the test. I now have 6 4×4 square boxes and 5 2×4 square boxes all with bottoms and painted beautifully. They even served us well the end of last year as a carpentry table for my short-lived woodworking trial. I made some outdoor tables and called it quits. I would really like to make a bench, but I think that hobby may be a little on the expensive side for me right now plus I am scared to death I’m going to cut a body part off in the process!
So now the boxes are leaned up against the deck just waiting patiently for the snow to melt away and for a fresh layer of soil to go in. I have not decided yet if I would like to add “Mel’s mix” which will be very pricey, or just add potting soil which is my husband’s preference. We will probably move again in a matter of 3 to 5 years and don’t think we’d take the boxes with us, but I like to do things by the book as much as possible, so I might try hmm… now that I think of it… I shall do both and have a test of which is better! sound good? I know that has already been tested, but as a matter of principle and for the sake of learning I think that is a good idea.
Did I mention I tend to learn things the hard way.
So all this rambling and I still have yet to plan what exactly is going in this garden and where and when.. and since the last frost will be 11 to 15 weeks away I must get started!!
I went ahead today and attempted to start some broccoli, cauliflower, onions, and parsley in containers. May be too early, may be just right. We’ll see!! I do think I am going to need to expand my square footage because I really want to grow some melons, corn, tons of tomatoes, peppers tons of broccoli, and strawberries to name a few of the space consuming varieties.
I also see that in addition to the seed starting I am doing indoors I will need to be planting outside as soon as March 1 possibly (4 weeks before earliest last frost here)
I am going to get this thing planned before I get too overwhelmed. See ya!
Containing 0 plants, dpenwell's Square Foot garden is an outdoor garden located in O FALLON, IL, United States.This is a Square Foot garden that is known to be in USDA Hardiness Zone 5a. It has mainly Combination soil and receives Full Sun light.
There are no plantings in this garden yet.