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!