Gardening – A Change of Pace

It is already time to start the vegetable gardens.  It is hard to believe that it is here already.  Over the past couple of years we have tried growing vegetables in the traditional standard row type of garden.  Unfortunately, we were not very successful.  It wasn’t a total bust however we would inevitably end up with a garden infested with weeds and plants that were not growing well due to waterlogged soil.  Not that we over watered the plants, it’s just that we couldn’t control mother nature and our yard was always too wet.

This year I decided that something new was in order.  I wanted to try square foot gardening however Adam (my hubby) was a little reluctant.  After a little persuading, he agreed to hear me out.  I picked up this tiny informative book at the local grocery store, published by the seed company Ferry Morse, all about Square Foot gardening.  Adam read the book and agreed to give it a try.  After all, we were not successful in traditional gardening so why not try something new.

So after a trip to the local home improvement store to pick up some wood and weed control fabric, we are on our way to getting started.  Now we just need to build some boxes  (4′ by 4′) out of 2 x 6 x 8 lumber and line with weed control fabric .  Then we will have to get the soil ingredients and mix it up before we can plant our seeds.  According to the book, the soil has to be 5 different types of compost, vermiculite, and peat moss – all in equal portions.  Time to make a trip to the local garden store.

Stay tuned for more about our adventure in square foot gardening.

  1. Elizabeth scolds Maher: I think accountability is important. It’s what I teach my kids.

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