Sunday, May 11, 2008

Square Foot Gardening

Peas on the Move
Originally uploaded by wenjomatic.

We've decided to give the square foot gardening technique a go after reading so many positives about it. Set up was easy! (lots of pics) The website recommends no larger than 4 ft wide but I put the stepping stones in to access the middle squares. Ours is 8'x8'.

Some plants, some from seed. It's been in for about two weeks now and the seeds are popping up like crazy now. Peas, broccoli, zucchini, squash, cucumber and okra just this week. I've also transplanted seedlings for tomatoes, basil, chives and parsley. Plants include peppers, cilantro, onion, head lettuce and some heirloom tomatoes.

I am loving the potential and the life in action, but more importantly the children loved helping daddy build it and mommy plant it. We check it daily for new sprouts and growth. I can't wait until our first crop!

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