Thursday, May 7, 2009

Square Foot Gardening


Gosh, what a busy week. Nothing interesting to blog on, just the usual, mundane, day-to-day stuff. My husband and I have been working on getting our square foot gardening made and ready to go. I've been using the All New Square Foot Gardening book by Mel Bartholomew as a guideline. I've also gone on IVillage for more info on it. It looks as though, if you follow the directions, that the yield you get is wonderful. It's quite costly to set up, but once done all you need to add each year is compost. We have a lot of farms here so adding manure of all types hasn't been a problem! We also bought some fruit trees and more blueberry and raspberry bushes in the fall and they are coming along very nicely. They all made it through the winter except for two blueberry bushes. I'm going to try to get a replacement for those.
Gary is nearly finished with building the boxes. I got lots of wood, just perfect for SFG for free from Freecycle. So we're nearly ready to plant!
I'm still working on small clean-up projects around the house: cleaning closets, cabinets, painting, etc. I can see the difference so I keep going. I'm not overwhelming myself, though, as I'm only taking one doable project a day, if time allows. I'll be starting another round of end of the year consultations in the next few weeks so my project time will be cut WAAAYYY back. So just wanted to check in... hopefully I'll have more to post once planting and consultations are wrapped up!

3 comments:

Mrs. Darling said...

I have always been interested in square foot gardening but I have an entire 1/4 acre to fill with garden if I wished so I am not pressed to garden by the square foot. But my brother is quite a pro at it and I love the way it looks.

But then again there's something about the oldfashioned garden that I like too. I guess I just like everything that has to do with gardening! LOL

My name is Cheryl said...

Hope to see your results on the square foot garden soon. Sounds like you are doing the spring cleaning thing and loving it. Me too. It's nice to declutter, throw out and SIMPLIFY! We will be getting our garden prepped soon. Just waiting for it to stay warm.

Mount Belly Mama said...

Hi, just crossed your blog. Thank you for the recommendation on the book! I Just looked him and found out that he has a website!

Thanks!