We started the garden
during the first week in April, 2001. Square Foot Gardening seemed to fit our
small plot just right. Last year Claudia planted the same area but in rows. We built the 6" high box out of cheap
lumber, nailing the corners and then staking the corners in the ground
for added strength. The square foot method is much easier to prepare,
plant, and maintain.
Inside each box we dug up about a shovel
depth and turned the soil while at the same time breaking up the large
pieces of earth. We then added 2 cu. ft. of potting soil and 2 cu. ft. of
This was mixed into the soil and raised
the level inside the box about 4 inches.
So far we have planted squash,
radishes, 3 kinds of beans, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions and more.
Be sure to look at the weekly pictures I take to see how Claudia's
By the end of the first day, this is how the garden
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generously provides the disk space for these and many other family
photos and electronic mail at no charge to us. He doesn't know how much
we really appreciate him and how much enjoyment we have all received
from his generosity. Thank you Bill for providing server space!
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