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Square Foot Gardening Part 6

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Hello, everyone. Thought I’d do a garden update today, and post some pictures. The beans are through, as are the zucchini, sugar snaps,¬†and onions. The weird weather we’ve had around here this summer was not kind to the green beans, … Continue reading

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Square Foot Gardening Part 5

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Today I thought I’d spend some time talking tomatoes. And trellising. There are three ways to manage tomato plants. Caging— putting a circular support around your tomatoes and allowing them to bush, staking— using a central stake to support your … Continue reading

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Square Foot Gardening Part 3

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In this section we will discuss spacing of your plants, and how to accomodate them. Needless to say, different plants requre different space needs. This can be achieved through planting or thinning. Let’s start with those requiring the most space. … Continue reading

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Square Foot Gardening–Part 2

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OK–so you’ve gotten the box built, it’s in place, and you’ve gotten landscaping fabric down. What next? Oh, yeah, dirt! But not just any dirt, and actually, not really dirt at all. We used what is called “Mel’s Mix” Here’s … Continue reading

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Square Foot Gardening Part 1

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We began square foot gardening several years ago as an experiment, after my husband read a wonderful book by Mel Bartholemew. The concept is that you create small, raised beds accessible from all sides without stepping or placing any weight … Continue reading

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