Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Square Foot Gardening

I decided to try something different this year.  I'm giving the method of square foot gardening a try.  After doing a little research, it just seems to be easier to plan and space.  It seems that you can also fit more veggies in as well.  Win, win, I say.

I got all my planning done a few days ago and am pretty happy with how the beds turned out.  I managed to fit all the veggies I wanted to do this year in and some are in abundance.  Good thing we have that community garden here in Springville, so the extras don't go to waste!

Most of the planning revolved around planting times.  Since I only have two beds done, obviously the earlier things like lettuce, peas, and cabbage need to go in those.  After that I based it on plant height and what veggies partner well together.

Here are my four boxes.

BOX 1

BOX 2

BOX 3

BOX 4

I'm really hoping the weather stays tame for the beginning of the summer for all my lettuce.  Last year was so crazy hot even in June when I arrived, I know they wouldn't have made it.  Fingers crossed!

So far I have one box planted.  I put in a few starters that made it through the cold snaps with me this past month.  The rest I sowed the seeds in directly.

Here is what box one looks like.


You see my fancy trellis that Papa John made me a few years ago is back in action.

Can't wait til all my little seeds start sprouting.  I'll post updates so you can watch it grow with me!

4 comments:

  1. Very organized! When are you coming home to plant my garden?
    Love, Dad

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  2. I hadn't heard of square foot gardening before. I think that might help us figure out how to use out limited space better.

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  3. I really like this idea! It would be a good way for me to plan our first garden. I want to do one that is vegetables and I may do raspberries and strawberries in the other box

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