You know how my last post was about us being sick and then getting better? Well guess who was sick AGAIN!!! K and I both had some nasty cold that lasted yet another week of our winter. I think we are now finally better (looking for a piece of wood nearby to knock on.) So I'm going to stop talking about it all together and hope that helps. On to better things....gardening!!!
This year we are doing a square foot garden. I learned a little about this method from a friend and took time to research it even further. We have a nice, large yard but thanks to gigantic oak trees, it is mostly shaded. So I have a small area that is maybe 20 feet long, and in it I have HUGE plans! I suggest reading up on this method if you have any interest in starting or expanding your garden. Basically you are planting in raises beds but each bed is divided into 1 foot sections. You would really be surprised how much you can grow with this method. This year my plans include the following: (the number represents how many of each plant)
16 green onion
6 green pepper
3 red pepper
4 pole beans
1 butternut squash
9 red onion
9 white onion
and just on the deck alone, I am growing:
Sounds like a lot, doesn't it! Well i'm not counting on ALL of it growing, since this is my first year doing more than a few things, so I thought I'd plant more and just be pleasantly surprised if they all take off! I'm starting everything from seed, most of them I will start indoors. I have a few indoors already and they are really doing well under my new plant light. Take a look...although you will have to look pretty closely to see most of them!