Sunday, February 10, 2008

Our little garden, part 1

Alex has been very interested in plants lately and I have always dreamed of eating fresh vegetables picked from my very own garden. Last month I asked my father to build me a 4'x4'x 6" box so that I could make a little garden and he not only made one for me he came and helped stake it into the ground. About that time I was reading America's Cheapest Family and they happened to mention Square Foot Gardening (SFG). SFG is based on 4'x'4 boxes for gardening so I thought it would be perfect. I got the book for the library and have been following their advice on how to set up a garden. Today Alex and I went out and planted our first seeds. The weather has been great lately and I think that we will be okay as long as we don't have another cold spell (if we do I'll cover it in plastic and hope for the best. I hope to be able to show pictures of the garden as things start to grow.

1 comment:

Lucy said...

SFG is marvelous. I have used it for 2 years so far. In a few weeks I will be starting my 3 set of SFGs. I can't wait. I went for mostly weeds to actually having a great harvest with these. This year I am going to make some special 2'x4' boxes just for tomatoes. I will run the tomatoes down the center and basil down the sides. Anyway, good luck with your boxes they are marvelous.