Here's a couple pics of our garden (1st year) at our new home!
March 2, 2009 - Covered with snow!
First year at our new home
So that's our garden this year. We're making adjustments as we go.
Had to replace some plants. Learned our lesson about leggy seedlings too. The soil was bad, so I tilled in amendments and then stacked a 6" raised bed on top of the amended soil.
In addition, we have watermelons, honeydews and cauliflower growing.
Here's a picture of the garden before I setup the smart pots and the stackers!
The berm in the back of the pictures was finally removed by the builder. Unfortunately when it went away, so did our butterfly garden that was growing. So we reseeded the butterfly garden now that the berm is gone. Hopefully it will catch up!
Questions, comments, etc. are welcome!
It's our first garden at our new home
Wow! A lot of work and love for sure! I love your discipline to get this all done! Your recipes will be delish for it!
Curious, what is the gride pattern for on the plants? Will you leave that there until the garden is done? Does it help in some way?
I LOVE how you put nice fencing on the outside of your compost bin to make it attractive to the yard! What a neat idea!
The squares are from Square Foot Gardening method. They will remain and I should add a few more so I can truly claim I'm doing square foot gardening. lol It's a more intense way of gardening/spacing plants instead of row gardening. Google "Square Foot Gardening" for more info. I think it took 262 blocks in total to make the spacing all equal around the beds. The blocks are 1 foot wide so they work nicely with the square foot gardening method.
The fencing around the compost pile was leftover plastic from the lattice I cut for the garden grids.
Square foot gardening by Mel Bartholomew - http://www.squarefootgardening.com/
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Supper is probably KFC or a pizza... all that work and we'll do takeout.
We can't wait for everything to produce. Depending on how much we get, we will freeze, can and store whatever we have excess of. At least that's the plan as of now.
Oh yes, I remember now about reading about sq ft gardening by Eliot Coleman! Good methods. I've not had the time or funds to adequately lay my garden yet but I'm beginnging and I can envision it (LOL)...I'm going this time with the lasagna gardening by way of inspiration from this book: http://www.amazon.com/Lasagna-Gardening-Layering-Bountiful-Gardens/dp/0875969623/ref=pd_bbs_4?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1241452059&sr=8-4
Thanks for sharing your garden progress! It is motivating!