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1. Vegan Garden

This is my largest vegetable garden. I built it last year in sections. This year I plan on painting it with all the time I will save with a square foot garden.

This year I will grow asparagus, tomatoes, squash, peas, beans, cucumbers, cauliflower, broccoli, spices, flowers to keep some bugs away and to bring in some others. Lots of greens are planted here: spinach, lettuce, collard greens, Swiss chard, turnip and mescalin.

I will try my hand again with watermelon (not much luck last year, late start) all tho we don’t really have the extended weather for watermelon or cantaloupe, this year I feel good about it producing fruit and will plant both again.

I use organic soil for filling the containers. The soil is a mixture of organic mushroom compost, worm casting, organic compost, peat moss, vermiculite (or perlite) and rock dust. I buy different brands of each, then mix all items together and add it to the containers. Now I don’t have to do anything else to it except add plants, water it and add more compost to it each year. No more tilting or walking on the beds.

Enjoy.

An outdoor organic garden located in Chicago, United States, Aughty's 1. Vegan garden currently contains 73 plants.

This is a Backyard garden that is known to be in USDA Hardiness Zone 5a. It has mainly Potting Mix soil and receives Full Sun light.

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Comments

ceae

ceae

Folia Helper

Canada6a

I really like the layout of your garden … it looks great :)

Posted on 23 Apr 09 (over 10 years ago)

Wow and looking at your space you should know. What a lovely site.

And thank you for visiting mine. You and I both know they will only get better. :) So please come back by and say hi again, I will do the same.

Posted on 23 Apr 09 (over 10 years ago)
ceae

ceae

Folia Helper

Canada6a

Thanks Aughy, will do :)

Posted on 24 Apr 09 (over 10 years ago)
TropicanaRoses

TropicanaRoses

Folia Helper

United States7

I like what you are doing! I too have the first large back yard and also a nice front yard in which to plant, and the landlord has been generous enough to allow us to do about whatever we want. His only stipulation is that it has to look nice. So we are pretty much in heaven here too. The only thing that I think would be better is if we could plant berry bushes, but that will come, if we decide to buy it!! So many people have to struggle with lack of space! We are very fortunate to have the problem of deciding when to quit planting, versus trying to decide what we can plant! :)

Posted on 30 Apr 09 (over 10 years ago)

Being a landlord for the past 2 decades I know exactly what you are saying. I even tell my tenants verbally and in a letter to plant a garden in the back. They don’t, I’m glad you do.

Posted on 30 Apr 09 (over 10 years ago)
TropicanaRoses

TropicanaRoses

Folia Helper

United States7

We do try to accomodate and respect the landlord’s wishes.I am just glad that he is willing to accomodate us as well!!

Posted on 01 May 09 (over 10 years ago)

Hey! That grid paper hole thing you use for planting is awesome! Mind if I borrow your idea? I never get my spacing exactly right. Most of the time I don’t care, but for radishes and carrots it makes a huge difference. Your boxes look so good. I can imagine that once they start producing you make the best salads and stirfries!

This is my first try as a SFG’r but I’m loving it already. I’m having far more success than I ever did with veggies in pots or with gardening in the ground. The rabbits can’t get into the boxes, the squirrels seem not to have noticed (or the animal repellant is working!) and I don’t have to deal with our heavy clay soil. It’s so easy too, once you get the box set up. I realized today, after replanting some squares, that there’s nothing much to do for a while but sit and watch the radishes.

Posted on 28 Jun 09 (about 10 years ago)

I totally agree with everything you said @langenoire. You may use the grid, I stole it from Mel’s SFG I think.

Posted on 28 Jun 09 (about 10 years ago)

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