Square Foot Garden – Raised Bed Installation

Three months after beginning a plan for our new vegetable garden and purchasing seeds,  and one month after  creating the square foot layout, and making the raised beds, we can finally get the vegetable beds prepared for the square foot method.  The tomatoes have been growing for over 8 weeks and are languishing on our deck,… Continue reading Square Foot Garden – Raised Bed Installation

Square Foot Gardening: Building raised beds

4 ft x 4 ft x 8 inch planter

The first set of plans for the garden included about 80 square feet of garden space among 4  4×4 raised planters, a 2×6 planter, and a 2×4 planter.  These just didn’t fit in the actual garden plot. Planters: So what we have this year are: 3 – 4×4 1 –  2 x 6 Total Gardening… Continue reading Square Foot Gardening: Building raised beds

Backyard To-Do List 2009

The backyard only needs smaller – but as always, labor intensive work to get the yard ready for another year. 32 hours   Brick pathway outline – COMPLETE 04 hours   Patio raised beds — COMPLETE 01 hours   Filling low spots in grass 03 hours   Trim Apple Tree 2010 03 hours   Weed patrol — COMPLETE 20 hours  … Continue reading Backyard To-Do List 2009