February 7, 2016

Spring Salad Garden Plan ~ Square Foot Garden #1

Here is the plan for my first Square Foot Garden for spring.  It is basically a salad garden.  I will replant the lettuce, radishes, spinach and carrots in the fall.  Those squares will be empty during the summer heat.

As we only have one radish eater in the family I will plant eight seeds each week.  I will be planting short varieties of carrots and probably two or three different lettuces.  As with the radishes, I will plant eight carrots each week and replant as we harvest.   I will harvest some onions for salads and cooking throughout the growing season leaving every other one to grow large for a fall harvest.

At least this my plan....we will see how it all goes.

February 6, 2016

My Square Foot Gardening Garden Frames Arrived

My order of three 4 x 4 square foot garden frames arrived.  Now to choose the final location, build and fill.  My choice of buying, instead of mixing, my dirt is not working out.  Neither Lowe's nor Home Depot is carrying it in any store within 100 miles of my home.  I am working with a local farm store to see if they can get the coarse grade vermiculite I need or I'll need to get my relative to pick some up from Palmetto Vermiculite in South Carolina on their way to visit us.  I'm anxious to get them put together and filled as onion sets are locally available and my spring planting chart shows I can plant them on February 15.